Some hairstyles come and go, but bangs have been around since time immemorial. But, for whatever reason, choosing to get them is always a big decision. Unlike most other hairstyles, a fringe can fundamentally change how you look.
So, should you get one? Here’s what to consider.
Whether You Like The Look
The first thing to think about is whether you like the look. Some people can look fantastic with bangs, while others should have stayed at home and not bothered going to the stylist.
In terms of hairstyles, bangs are polarizing. You either love them or hate them (or flip between the two!)
Therefore, you’ll want to be sure that it’s a good fit for you. After all, it’s hard to reverse the damage if it turns out to be the wrong decision.
You can see if you like the look of bangs by wearing a wig with a fringe. This will give you an idea of how your finished haircut will appear, hopefully cutting down on the risk of shock!
You can also ask your friends what they think of you with bangs. Canvassing people helps to get immediate answers.
Your Face Shape
When it comes to deciding whether you want bangs, you should also consider your face shape. Bangs sometimes complement your features, and other times they can make you look strange.
Stylists are usually pretty good at telling you whether bangs would suit you. However, you can also try to figure out whether they are the right option for you in the mirror.
People with large foreheads and pointy chins tend to suit bangs the most. Those with longer, thinner faces are less suited, but it can still work.
The Time You Have
You also want to consider the time you have available to dedicate to your hair. If your weekends are generally free, you should be fine. You can go to the salon regularly for a trim to keep the bangs in the right place. However, if you have a hectic schedule, you might want to explore haircuts for fine wavy hair, or something that doesn’t consume as much of your day.
The Amount Of Money You Are Willing To Spend
You also want to consider the amount you’re willing to spend on a haircut. People with bangs often have to pay more for styles overall because they need to return to the hairdresser more frequently. Bangs can grow out faster, especially if you cut them to just above the eyebrows. You don’t want to wind up being unable to peer through your hair.
Your Hair Type
It’s also a good idea to consider your hair type when exploring the possibility of getting bangs. While some people can wear them with ease, others are always fighting a losing battle.
Bangs tend to work best if you have thick hair. The extra volume helps the hair hang better from the forehead, giving you more coverage. You can experiment with bangs if you have thin hair, but it’s riskier. The bangs might blow easily to one side when outdoors, making it harder to maintain the look you want.
Stylists can tell you your hair type, just by looking at it. You can also complete various online quizzes, designed to characterize your hair and tell you which type you have.
The Celebrities You Follow Online
Another reason to get bangs is that you feel inspired by celebrities making the same hairstyle choices. Famous people often push the boat out when it comes to their hair, encouraging you to do the same.
Look for celebrities with similar face shapes to you and see how their bangs fall. Knowing what looks good can make it more straightforward to figure out whether the style will suit you.
These days, many celebrities rock bangs (but usually not for very long!) Therefore, you should be able to find pictures online you can show to your hairdresser.
Whether You Look Good On Virtual Try-On Apps
If getting a wig with a fringe sounds like too much effort, you can also get virtual try-on apps. These take your face and let you try different hairstyles to see if they suit you.
The sophistication of these apps is improving all the time. Many can now display video feeds for what you will look like once you get your bangs cut.
Ultimately, whether it’s time to get bangs depends on you. For some people, it can be an excellent decision, while it might not work for others.