Bangs are one of the most iconic hairstyles of all time. There are so many different types of bangs and different ways to wear it. But not every type of bangs will suit everyone. Few important factors impact which type of bangs should you try.
We found the most important facts when it comes to bangs, so here is a little handbook.
Just a quick guide to the most common face shapes:
Oval face shape
If your face is long and narrow and the length is equal to one and a half times the width, your face shape is oval.
Round face shape
If you have round faces, the widest part of your face will be your cheekbones and the forehead and chin are rounded out.
Square face shape
If the length of your face is about equal to the width of your face, and your jaw is angular instead of rounded, you have square face shape.
Heart face shape
People with heart face shapes have a slightly pointy chin, wide forehead, and generally a more angular jawline.
Also, we need to pay attention to different hair areas.
To determine what kind of hair area you have, you need to look straight in the mirror with slick hair back. You need to see the proportions from the hairline to the top of the head. How big that part is to the rest of your face?
Bigger hair area
If your face is low on your face and you have a lot of area from the hairline to the top of the head, you have a bigger hair area.
Small hair area
When the hair area is small, and the forehead is not very tall so all the top part from the eyebrows to the top of the head can be much smaller than the bottom part where the face is. In this case, your eyebrows don’t divide your head into two equal parts.
If you can’t recognize if your hair area is bigger or smaller, you have probably the middle hair area.
Hair area and face shape are the two most important things when it comes to finding the best type of bangs for you.
But we have also the third thing that influences how bangs will look on your face and it is the visible weight of your face. It is the visual bone structure – how heavy or light the bones on your face look.
Now when we know that a lot of factors influence what type of bangs are the best for you, we won’t suggest to you how should you cut your bangs. You need to follow your intuition.
So, let figure out what types of bangs exist.
1.) Straight-across bangs
Straight across bangs are cut straight and at the level of the eyebrows or to the brow bone. You can cut the bangs above your eyebrows or in the plane of the eyebrows. Depending on what you prefer. You can also style it differently. You can make it curly, straight, side-swept or wispy.
2.) Cheekbone bangs
Cheekbone bangs can be cut round or straight. They most often end around the eye area and closer to the cheek bones. Those bangs cover a big part of your face.
3.) Short/mini/baby bangs
Short bangs can be cut right under the hairline, in the middle of the forehead and right above the eyebrows. If the bottom or middle part of your face is massive and the hair area small, avoid mini bangs.
4.) Side-swept bangs
Side-swept bangs are the most natural type of bangs. They don’t make a dramatic change to your hair. It is easy to style side-swept bangs. They also make hair areas slightly uncertain, so it is not visible where the end is.
V-bangs are extraordinary bangs and there are not very often. V-bangs are self-expression. They are often combined with crazy hair colors. Some women really can rock that style.
6.) Curly bangs
Curly bangs go in a combination with curly hair. If you choose to make bangs, make sure that you don’t cut too much hair, because the more hair, the bangs will be the heavier so they will have less volume.