Oh, the eternal debate of whether we should get bangs or not! We ask ourselves this question time and time again and never seem to have the right answer. And it’s scary to go for the chop…because once you do, you’ve basically got to deal with it and wait until it grows out.
However, fringe will always be in as celebs from Selena Gomez to Ariana Grande have been seen lookin’ gorge with bangs — faux or not. And you can look flawless, too!
So when the times comes for you to ask yourself “Should I get bangs?”, answer the four questions below before you take the plunge.
Can You Manage the Upkeep?
There’s a lot to consider before chopping your locks in regards to your daily routine. Bangs require upkeep including more frequent trims, styling in the morning, and more frequent washes. Plus, bangs can irritate the forehead and cause excess oil and even acne so you’re putting your skin at risk. So be real with yourself — can you handle it?
What Style Do You Want?
Be sure to think about the style of bangs you’d like before you go for the cut. Do you want a wispy fringe, a thick blunt, or angled cut? There are so many options to choose from! And when you decide the type of bangs you want, take your hair type and face shape into consideration, too. If you don’t know your face shape, this guide can help you figure it out.
What If You Hate Them?
OK, so we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there’s a chance you may hate your new ‘do. If this does happen, strategize a plan B whether you find alternative ways to style your bangs or decide to pin it up until it grows out. Either way, you’ll have bangs for a few months so make the most out of your new hair!
Are You Ready for a Change?
Honestly, if you’re constantly thinking about cutting your bags, you should just go for it. The only way you’re going to know if you love bangs or not is to just make that hair appointment and rock your bangs. So the final question to ask yourself is if you’re even ready for a new ‘do. If you feel it in your gut to get it done, it’s time to let your hair dresser snip away!
xx, The FabFitFun Team