A bang is a wide section of hair which is pulled up from the front part of the head and cut in such a way so that it falls directly over the forehead. Bangs are also sometimes called fringes. However, the term fringe is mostly used for thinner sections of hairs that look like bangs.
Bangs are typically cut in a straight line so that they cover up the entire forehead but with modern modifications and experimentation hairstylists have also come up with many varieties of bangs which can accentuate the beauty of any face type and hair type. So, if you are planning to opt for bangs, you can select the one which you like the most and that which will look best with your facial features.
Trendy Ideas for Hairstyles With Bangs
Side Swept Bangs
One of the most popularly seen bangs among the teenage girls and women is the side swept bang. This variety of bang looks good on any face type as it can wonderfully blend with the shape of the face. A side swept bang can be very wisely cut to frame the face as well as to hide some of the unattractive facial features like a wide forehead.
A side swept bang is also suitable for straight, wavy and even curly hair. But in order to maintain the proper length of the bang for curly hair, one must not pull the hair while trimming the bang. You can also maintain the length of your bang up to the ear, so that you can tuck it behind the ears.
Wispy bangs work very well for oval face or for women who do not have a very high forehead to hide. This bang type imparts a very sweet and doll-like look to the wearer.
Wispy bangs normally reach down to the brows, but sometimes it can also be kept above or below the brows. The characteristic of a wispy bang is its fringe-like look, which is less in density and thickness than a side-swept or blunt bang. It doesn’t covers up the entire forehead and thus a small forehead can also be showed off brilliantly with wispy bangs.
This is one of the most primitive types of bang which dominated the world of bangs until some of the newest bangs were developed. Although this bang is not very popularly seen today among ladies, it still continues to grace the beauty of various celebrities and the lovers of blunt bangs. A blunt bang is nothing but a wide section of hair that it trimmed upto the eyebrows in a blunt and straightforward way.
This style looks best on straight hair. So, if you have wavy or curly hair, you can wear this bang style by using a hair straightening iron to straighten your bang. This bang usually covers the entire forehead, thereby acting as a very good option for hiding wide foreheads. Blunt bangs can be combed straight or they can also be stylized by slightly curling the tips of the hairs towards the inner direction.
Face Framing Bangs
Face framing bang is another great option for adding a feminine look while hiding some of the imperfections of the face. Face framing bang is not a continuous frame of hair that is simply pulled over the forehead. Rather, this type of bang is normally cut by taking two thicker strips of hair from the crown region.
A face framing bang becomes more prominent when it is parted through the center. The length of a face framing bang is normally maintained upto the eye length where the bangs reach down to the sides of the face by framing it. You can add a little volume to this bang by back combing the section of hair from the inner side. It helps to add volume and also makes the frame look more beautiful and elegant.
Brow skimming bangs look very much alike blunt bangs but the main difference between the two types of bangs lies in their lengths. Brow skimming bangs usually reach below the eyebrow and rest straight over the eye lids. Brow skimming bangs look best on perfectly straight hair but it also works well for slightly wavy hair.
However, if you have naturally curly hair, you can try to pair up your curls with a straight bang by straightening out your bangs with a hair straightener. This type of bang is usually heavier than wispy and choppy bangs and a lot of hairs are utilized to create the look.
A wide section of hair is pulled up from the front part of the head and they are trimmed either in a blunt or asymmetrical way to reach down to the eyelids. Although a brow skimming bang can make the wearer feel a little uncomfortable at first, the feeling gets normal with time.
A pin-up bang is cut in a U-shape, where the lengths of the fringes are kept slightly shorter at the sides than at the center. However, the difference in length is not very striking unlike a v-shaped bang. Pin-up bangs also look better on straight hair as the difference in length and the shape becomes more prominent on straight hair rather than on wavy or curly hair.
Other than that, pin-up bangs look good on any face type; however, you should refrain from cutting your bangs too short if you have oblong face. So, if you want to strike a different and uncommon look, you can definitely opt for this bang style.
Parted bangs are nothing but long bangs that either rest on the forehead or flow down by the side of the face. These bangs are so named because they are parted either through the center or side to strike a balance between the thickness of the bangs and the shape of the face. Parted bangs are probably one of the most suitable bangs for naturally curly hair and it looks really glamorous when one of the sides of the bangs is cut longer than the other side.
Choppy bangs as the name suggests are types of bangs that are cut asymmetrically and unevenly to create a deliberate choppy look. This look can be very easily acquired by cutting the ends of the hairs with a shear or scissor. However, one must be very careful not to go crazy with choppy bangs as it can turn disastrously bad when chopped beyond limit. But you must also not shy away from experimenting with this bang as this looks pretty good on any face type.