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Hairstyle Dictionary: How to Get Bangin’ Bangs

Hairstyle Dictionary: How to Get Bangin’ Bangs

Posted by Team John Paul Mitchell Systems on Nov 1st 2016

Love bangs on your bestie, but think they’re just not for you? Looking to change up your style game? This is the blog post for you! Fringe can be your new best friend if you figure out which style is most flattering for you!

Square Face:

If your face is nearly as wide as it is long and you’ve got a defined jawline with minimal curve, you can definitely work a heavy bang. Long bangs that just graze your eyes and taper off soften up the lines of your face.

Round Face:

A round face is similar to a square face, but with softer angles. Your cheekbones are still the widest part of your face. And textured bangs are made for you! Texture diffuses the roundness and the right length elongates the face.

Heart-shaped Face:

Imagine a triangle flipped upside down; a heart-shaped face has a long, pointed jawline. Wispy, sideswept bangs will have a great balancing effect and draw the eye downward.

Oval Face:

An oval face will have a forehead that’s just slightly wider than your chin with a rounded jawline. And you’re in luck! Almost any style of fringe works with this face shape╌woo hoo!

We’re a big believer in bangs. You can try bangs" you should try bangs! But don’t take our word for it. Make an appointment with a stylist at a Paul Mitchell school or salon  near you and you’ll see. Fringe is your friend.

Thank you to Lucie Doughty and Lucas Doney for these gorgeous images!