Bangs for your face shape?

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I recently got bangs and I made sure I did my research to find the perfect bangs for me. I really like how they turned out!
Before you cut your bangs, you need to think about a few things:
  • how much time do you have to style them in the morning
  • what is your face shape
  • the thickness of your hair
  • the versatility/practicality of the haircut
We'll leave the styling for last and start with your face shape. To find your face shape, there are multiple ways. First off, you can take a picture with your hair away from your face and compare to a face chart. Or you can stand in front of a mirror, and outline your reflection with lipstick and compare to a face chart.
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Or you can use your specific facial features.
Round: Your face is as long as it is wide. Your forehead, jawline, and cheek bones, are relatively the same width.
Oval: Your face is longer than it is wide. Your forehead, jawline, and cheek bones are relatively the same width.
Rectangle:  You face is longer than it is wide. Your hairline and jawline are well defined and about the same width,
Square: You face is as long as it is wide. Your hairline and jawline are well defined and about the same width.
Heart: Your face is longer than it is wide. Your forehead is wide and your chin is thinner, and well defined/pointed.
Triangle: Your face is about the same length as it is wide. Your forehead is thinner and your jaw line is wide.

You may not have a face shape exactly as listed above, but you need to choose the face shape that you think best matches your characteristics.

Based on your face shape, what bangs should you get?

Oval: People with oval faces, can wear most types of bangs. From long side-swept, to straight across blunt bangs, to wispy. Bangs on oval face shapes from long, to side-swept, to blunt. (credited to

Round face: If you have a round face, blunt bangs can emphasize the roundness of your face. Stick to side-swept bangs, but if your going to do the blunt bang, make sure they touch the brow.

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Rectangle faces and Square Faces: For both of these face shapes, medium-long (grazing the brow) side-swept bangs, that are a little choppy, are your best pet. You should avoid blunt bangs, especially if you have a square face shape.

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Heart shape: Just like the oval face shape, most bangs will look good. The bangs that don't look good? The non-existent bangs. Some people with heart-shaped faces, say no to bangs as they think it will draw attention to their wide forehead. Wrong! It will do the opposite. My personal favorite are wispy, front bangs such as this first picture.

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All right, so moving on to the next category, which is thickness of hair. If you have very fine hair, blunt bangs probably won't work for you. You can still have front bangs, they will just be more wispy. If you have thick hair and you want side bangs, make sure you don't cut too much. Leave more of your hair for the overall length, because if your bangs are heavy, they will fall forward.

Now for the versatility/practicality. If you are a cheerleader or a dancer or a soccer player etc. you may need to consider the hairstyle for practices/games/competitions. I know a friend, that they are not allowed to use an type of clips in their hair, so when she cut her bangs, they were constantly in her face. If you love to style your face, curling and straightening, etc, make sure the bangs will work for the different hairstyles before the cut. If you love messing with your hair, you don't want to be stuck with one hairstyle as your bangs grow out.

Now based on what you personally want to do with your bangs, the time it takes to get ready, just ask your stylist what they recommend, and also the products they recommend.

Hope you all enjoyed reading!


healthfashionbeauty said...

really great, in depth and insightful blog, i love the way you've layer up the pictures! :)

So Blushable said...

Thank you so much!

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