Bangs

Oh, the vexing question every girl has asked herself when it comes to taking the frontal fringe leap: should I or shouldn’t I? Bangs sure aren’t the lowest of maintenance but once you achieve that perfect Jane Birkin-esque set, you may never want to grow them out . . . I can certainly attest to that! So where do you stand on bangs? Yay or nay?

(images from They All Hate Us, Studded Hearts, Sincerely Jules, TheSFStyle, FGR)

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  1. Mira wrote:

    I like them but I´m too scared to cut bangs. If it doesn´t look good it´ll take forever to grow them out. The girks here look super pretty <3

    GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG

    xo

    glamDevils

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  2. Elisa wrote:

    The ultimate dilemma! After years of deliberation, I’ve come to the conclusion that a long fringe, which can be parted in the middle is more versatile and to me, slightly cooler than a full fringe.

    Elisa – Wandering Minds fashion
    ourwanderingminds.com

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  3. EmerJa wrote:

    Love your selection. I like the thick ones:)

    http://www.emerjadesign.com

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  4. Nomadic D wrote:

    Aaaack, what an amazing collection on bang porn! I always find myself wishing I had them, and I the one time in my life I did it I thought they were rocking, but my husband’s not a huge fan. As much as I’d like to pretend that’s not a factor, of course it is. And then too, as a dancer, they were just always in my way. But now that I’m focusing more on other directions in life, maybe this is the perfect time to add some to my new short ‘do…

    http://www.nomadicd.com

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  5. Laura wrote:

    Love Miroslava Duma ! she’s definitely a fashion icon 🙂
    New post up: http://www.thestilettoholic.com/

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  6. Isa wrote:

    They seem to look best on Jane Birkin-type face shapes. What face shape is that?

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com

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  7. Denisa wrote:

    Very nice pics. Great day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com

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  8. alex wrote:

    I love bangs, but they are so hard to maintain, so I was thinking of fake clip in bangs 🙂

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  9. I really love this hair style!!!I would like to change my hair style and I have the same question bangs or not Bangs?

    http://www.thestelstyle.com

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  10. I love bangs!
    My daily outfits in http://cravingforbarneys.com

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  11. amalie wrote:

    such a dilemma! Been wanting to get bangs for years, but never had the courage to do it because i’m afraid i’ll look hideous. maybe it’s not meant to be xx

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  12. Namrata wrote:

    I am a bangs person! They never go out of style. Just outgrew my bangs, and this post is tempting me to chop them again! So chic

    N
    http://seasoncheck.blogspot.in

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  13. Love me some bangs! Chic and timeless … not to mention – bangs are the new Botox ( at least for me )!

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  14. Stand Out wrote:
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  15. marieken wrote:

    I need a haircut. Now.

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  16. Em wrote:

    I personally LOVE the look of bangs and would love to cut some myself, but I suffer from really thin hair so to get a thick bang I’d need to start them halfway back of my scalp! *Le Sigh*

    But if you feel that you can pull it off, DO IT! It is just hair 🙂

    xoxo, Em

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  17. Sara wrote:

    I cut my bangs every other year, then I get tired of them, try to grow them out but somewhere in that annoying middle stage i cut them again. This is the lifecycle of my hair for at least 10 years now.

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  18. Kim Maes wrote:

    In Belgium we call it the ‘frou-frou’ . I still love it!!
    http://www.momsandmojitos.com

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  19. I’ve had them before and am pondering the idea of chopping them again!

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  20. Domonique wrote:

    Now when I saw the title of this post- I was like…nope, no definitely not, never again. Although….these images totally make me wanna get a little trim again! There’s something so alluring about bangs, but I hate them during the summer months.

    http://lilylovelock.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  21. Elizabeth wrote:

    As a child I had them and could not stand them! I begged my mom to let me grow them out for a long time. I generally don’t like having hair in my face, so I have to say, they are a ‘no’ right now for me.

    Elizabeth of The Corner Apartment

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  22. I think they´re gorgeous!!! xo, ALma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  23. cece wrote:

    I love them! My significant other, hates them.

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  24. Sure for the YAY!!!

    The one Miroslava had is super 🙂

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    fashion & DIYs

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  25. christin wrote:

    this is like the number 1 quandary in my life.

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  26. Sierra wrote:

    I got my bangs last October and I wasn’t sure if I would like them at all. Thankfully I love them; you just have to be in the right mind set for them.
    Although mine are much shorter than the selection shown here…

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  27. Rita Kate wrote:

    The absolute best thing about hair is it grows. If you think you might want bangs them do it. If you don’t like them in a few months they’ll be grown out enough to tuck behind your ear. And in a year they’ll just be a memory.

    There used to be a bangs hair piece. I don’t know if they are still around but you could buy one and wear it for a couple days to see if you like it.

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  28. Shannon wrote:

    Love the blazer!

    http://www.gbofashion.com

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  29. MCasey wrote:

    Where would I be w/o my bangs? I skinny old lady. Where am I with my bangs? A woman of a certain age with a cool factor that lets age slip away. Bangs, well, they bang.

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  30. B. wrote:

    AAH! What a great bang selection! Missing a pic of Miss Wintour though, lol.
    I literally just got bangs yesterday! I had wanted them forever and decided to just do it, and I’m loving them!!

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  31. inspiring hairstyles!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

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  32. kristina wrote:

    That’s exactly why i don’t have them, because they’re not low-maintenance, but i do love ’em! Come over + visit to enter my Giveaway when you get the chance! xx http://tinyurl.com/be8h6ro

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  33. So cool pics!! Love Mira!!

    xoxo

    LEATHER & ICE CREAM

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  34. Sandi wrote:

    Yay! I’ve had mine for years 🙂 They are very high maintenance though, gotta wash/blowdry/straighten every day or it just looks gross! But worth it.

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  35. Oblivion wrote:

    Love this post!!ANd I love bangs although I am afraid to move on this step 🙂

    http://www.oneoblivion.com/

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  36. whatkrissydidnext wrote:

    Cool pics! I love Julia Stegner on the first one!
    http://whatkrissydidnext.wordpress.com/
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  37. KimberlyG wrote:

    I just cut mine about 3 weeks ago, thinking I would love it. Not sure how I feel about them at this point.. Although, these girls look super cute!

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  38. Karen wrote:

    these are all proof of why you should have bangs! yea!

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  39. Heather wrote:

    To bang or not to bang, that is always my question!

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  40. Kait wrote:

    I’m obsessed with bangs. I’ve had side bangs for years and probably won’t ever fully grow them out, but last winter I tried for the full on frontal bang look and oh, it wasn’t cute. You definitely need a certain face shape and bone structure for them.

    Personally when I’m trying to find the right look I use a website that allows you to get an idea of what certain cuts and styles will look like on your face. I wrote about it here: http://whenwewander.blogspot.it/2012/10/virtual-makeover.html

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  41. Janine wrote:

    i love bangs. it certainly doesnt suit everyone tho.
    i always had bangs from time to time and then grew them out again cause taking care of them/styling them can be such a pain the ass. BUT last summer i decided to cut bangs again – and i still have them. i just realized that i look much better with bangs than without them. so i’ll keep them 🙂

    pssshhht.blogspot.com

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  42. Viveca wrote:

    I love having a fringe – it’s so easy, and if I don’t want the straight cut look I can just sweep it to the side; simple enough!

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  43. romy wrote:

    I’m always torn. They can look so fabulous and every time my bangs grew out I wish them back. And vice versa. When I have bangs they feel so super time-consuming.
    Someone should take my hand and tell me to get or not get bangs. And looking at the wonderful pictures you posted, the thought of having bangs again is growing on me…

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  44. I absolutely love bangs…

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  45. I always love bangs on other people, but I’m too scared to get them myself!

    The Livable Art

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  46. Mina wrote:

    i love bangs but that being said, it gets in the way sometimes…
    and if definitely takes getting used to.
    Xx
    http://live-in-this-moment.blogspot.co.uk

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  47. Sophie wrote:

    I have always wanted brangs but I don’t have the courage! stunning shots xx

    http://scattergirll.blogspot.com

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  48. Dean Corno wrote:

    I’ve been wanting bangs for a while now but I don’t have to have to deal with training them. I like my hair to be as low maintenance as possible.

    http://www.deancorno.blogspot.com

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  49. Bonnie wrote:

    love bangs! just wish i had the face shape for it! but they sure are high maintenance 🙁

    http://www.twosipsafter.wordpress.com

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  50. Sophia C. wrote:

    I’ve had my bangs for 3 yrs and I still have trouble making them look good. But, I adore them and don’t mind the extra 3 minutes to blow dry them. I’d say get them if you really want them, other wise you won’t put the time in to maintain them.

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  51. Stacey wrote:

    Actually playing with the idea of getting a fringe for spring and this post has decided it! YAY!

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  52. Louise wrote:

    I like those bangs! The girls look great!

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  53. i.s. wrote:

    SUCH a fan of bangs… jane birken is by far my favorite muse xx
    http://www.vicariousLA.com

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  54. LOVE THEM!!! Better then botox, adds instant polish to a messy top knot, couldn’t live without them!

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  55. Kim Fahrni wrote:

    I have a lagre forehead soooo bangs are my friend 😉 If you have a fear of cutting bangs, thinking you won’t like them, start with a small, longer fringe bang. If you don’t like it, you can sweep it into your existing hair. If you do like it, you can always add to it….

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  56. julie wrote:

    I’ve had bangs for as long as I can remember. I Love my bangs. I honestly couldn’t even picture myself without them. I just had my haircut the other day, and the woman who cut them totally nailed it. Love this post!
    http://turquoisewildflower.blogspot.com

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  57. Inna wrote:

    I love bangs. I think they are the perfect accessory! They can instantly make you look stylish, no matter what you are wearing. I recently got bangs after not having them for a few years, and I love them! The only problem is I have curly hair, and that means I need to style it everyday, which of course can be quite the hassle sometimes. I also think bangs are easier to work with if you have thicker, fuller hair.

    Footprints in the City

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  58. The gesture is utterly impeccable!!!

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  59. brooke wrote:

    i say yay all the way. i’ve had them for a year now and i’m not remotely sick of them. you’re right that they’re not low maintenance, but with bangs, you always have a hairstyle! on me, every style looks better with bangs.

    http://www.insparisian.com

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  60. natasha wrote:

    I have had fringe for 40 years, and the one time I tried to grow them out, I didn’t feel like myself. But they aren*t for everyone.

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  61. Jenn wrote:

    After a long consideration, I cut bangs last week. I am so happy that I did! Bangs are so fun and easy, who knew?

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  62. maggie wrote:

    LOVE ‘EM! I had thick blunt bangs for over 6 years and recently cut my hair to a Pixie! I miss them so much and am patiently waiting for my hair to grow so I can cut them again!

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  63. The Sunny List wrote:

    Bangs are very very tricky! you have to analize the shape of your face and most important, don’t do it if you have curly hair! That’s why i have never ever had the change to try bangs 🙁 *so sad *

    http://www.the-sunnylist.blogspot.com

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  64. I have curly hair and I have and love bangs. I do straighten my hair every day though :(. I just am so anal about them being straight. My hair dresser secretly hates me due to I have purple hair which takes 2 hours to touch up and then I’m like “Wait it’s crooked here, cut there.” Don’t worry I always leave here a big tip and bring Starbucks.

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  65. YAY for sure! I would love one, but I’m to scared to try it out… And my boyfriend really hates them :s

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  66. Anna wrote:

    I love bangs but bangs just don’t seem to like me! haha

    http://beblacknblue.blogspot.co.uk

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  67. La Lengua wrote:

    Why so many dudes hatin’ on bangs? My husb digs it.

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  68. AMAAAAAZING!!!THIS MAKES ME WANT TO CHOP MY BANGS OFF THIS INSTANT!;)

    http://style-squared.blogspot.ca/

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  69. Wuffistyle wrote:

    After reading the post I was all about doing it. And last night I really did it! I cut it all myself 🙂 It still feels strange but looks so relaxed and stylish. Feels like an ultimate booster of hippness. I am still scared though if I manage to style it this way every morning.

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  70. Definitely yes for bangs! And bangs and glasses are also perfect!

    MY ALL TIME MOST POPULAR POST IS “BANGS AND GLASSES”. Check out here. She is so cute! 🙂

    http://www.smilingstyle.com/bangs-and-glasses/

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  71. Lauren wrote:

    I have a love-hate relationship with bangs. As in, I’d love to not have them (and have tried to go without), but I hate how I look without them. I have a rectangular face shape and bangs are absolutely essential for me. They vary between side-swept, Farrah-Fawcett-esq, and Jane-Birkin-ish, but they are always there. They are definitely not low-maintenance, though, which is why I’d love to have a face that could go without. Besides, as you can tell from this post, they work way better with long hair than with short. I have a funny lengthed bob right now b/c I’m growing out a pixie, and my bangs are trickier to deal with than usual.

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  72. They call me J wrote:

    Yay and nay! I adore bangs. Love, love, love them. However, have proven to be horrible about the maintenance of them. Last time I asked my guy if he thought I should cut them he said to me “Babe you look beautiful with or without them, but when you have them your in a bad mood in the mornings more often.” Hilarious and true. You know those days they don’t behave like you would like them to. So for now with the wise words of my guy i am sans fringe.

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  73. Emmie wrote:

    Yes! After thinking about having a bangs hairdo for half a year now your post finally convinced me to do it! My husband loves it actually so do I, and with my dark hair fringe I can pull of my red lipstick even better… I love that hairdo, it can look so relaxed when a bit messy but also so hot with the right make-up… thanks for the inspiration!

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  74. Petra wrote:

    Oh yes I have loved Bangs for as long as I can remember and have just recently had them cut in so I’m ‘Training’ my hair to behave hehehe 🙂 Please do a tutorial on how to keep them straight and stuff!!!

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  75. Adrienne wrote:

    I love this compilation of bangs!!! I saw this long ago but keep referring back to it when I daydream about what to do with my hair!

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  76. Rafi wrote:

    I have bangs, and love them. They are an effortless, chic look. I have naturally straight hair, so there’s very little maintenance for me. The only time a little work is required is during the humid summer months in Florida, but I just always carry with me oil blotting sheets for my forehead and dry shampoo for freshening up.

    DIY BANGS!!!

    This diy is for classic CAT POWER bangs: (http://bureaux.petitemort.org/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/catpower-vidnytimes.jpg)
    * but there are side notes if you want to achieve the other bangs styles listed below:
    ZOOEY DESCHANEL (wider, thicker): http://i2.listal.com/image/2267865/600full-zooey-deschanel.jpg
    and AUDREY HEPBURN (shorter, wider): http://silvervelvetsky.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/ce_willoughby_audrey_hepburn_01.jpg
    FEIST (longer, thinner): http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/4776428/Feist.jpg

    YOU NEED:
    – Wide tooth comb
    – Water to wet your hair (like a shower)
    – Clean scissors made for cutting hair (really sharp)
    – Hair tie or clip
    – A reminder that hair grows (so don’t panic)

    STEPS:

    1. Wet your hair. This will show where your hair naturally pieces and chunks, so you can snip chunks of hair at about the same length.

    2. Shake your head so you hair is in your face, fairly evenly. This should give you an idea of where your bangs will naturally fall.

    3. Keeping your hair in the same position as it fell after shaking your head, comb it out. This assures hairs are aligned. Your comb should be wide so it doesn’t get rid of your wet hairs natural piecing.

    4. Make your first small snip in the very middle of your face, at the length of your nose. So, this should be a single snip that is about the width and length and position of your nose.

    5. Comb your hair out like you normally would. Now you should have a part again, but a shorter snip hanging in the middle of you face.

    6. With your comb, gather an equal amount of hairs from each side so that your future bangs naturally fall between the two arches of your eyebrows. Finger-comb the hair in your face so it pieces into bigger chunks.
    * For DESCHANEL bangs, you want to gather an equal amount of hairs from each side so that you have hair which naturally falls at each side of your face (before ears, after cheeks). Make sure you have a thick amount of hair.
    * For HEPBURN bangs, do the Deschanel instructions above.
    * For FEIST bangs, you want to make sure you gather a thin amount of hair.

    7. Tie or clip the rest of your hair back.

    8. Angle your scissors a little bit, and began cutting chunks, piece-by-piece, until you have even bangs that hang at the bridge of your nose. Now you should be pretty practiced at snipping your bangs.

    9. This is the part where you want to be careful (but still remember that hair grows). The length you want your bangs is between the top of your lashes and the bottom of your eyebrows. Make small snips at your hair pieces until you achieve an even look.
    * For DESCHANEL bangs, make sure your have a straight cut.
    * For HEPBURN bangs, cut to about half an inch above your brows. Also make sure you have a straight cut.
    *For FEIST bangs, cut them a little longer; to your bottom lash line. Make your snips a little shaggy.

    10. Now let your hair down, and flip your hair, then shake your head so hair falls naturally. Make any editing-snips. Let it dry, and do the same (but don’t obsess).

    Ta da!

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  78. August wrote:

    I love bangs on a girl. Even I have bangs and a lot of girls around me go crazy over them. However I really like blonde girls who have to nicely sized pigtails with classic bangs at the front. I don’t care what anyone else says but it’s the sexiest hair style (with correct skin tone of course) a girl could have. I hear that in the old days girls would often rock that hairstyle in the summer time. Man I wish I was around that time, it would be much easier for me to find someone with the look that get’s me going. Luckily I’m fortunate enough to find a girl in New Zealand who wears pigtails but she don’t have bangs. Mainly because they’re hard for her to maintenance. However i that’s my opinion on this subject.

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  79. Amy wrote:

    I love me some bangs! I DON’T SEE WHY THEY ARE SO HARD? Other than bi-weekly cuts, they’re a hairstyle within themselves. So low-maintence. One can MAKE them high-maintenance, but long hair &I bangs are a look on their own! I’ve had them off &on throughout my life (including the obligatory bangs of childhood). I finally settled it. If my hair is long, yes bangs. My hair is half-way down my back (grown from a pixie-cut; what can I say? I’m blessed w an interestingly shaped face,&after losing the baby-fat-face of my teens &early 20’s, most hairstyles look DECENT on me).
    The biggest leap for me? No layers! Ive long blunt-cut hair &I heavy bangs. Once I let go of layering, perfect!. It is SUPER hot in the summer ‘tho!

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  80. Amy wrote:

    P.S. my significant other has seen EVERY phase, every whacky haircut,&was PLEASED when I returned to this look, sans layers!=^_^*_

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  81. Amy wrote:

    CORRECTION! Ooops, I meant, 2Xs a month bang cuts!

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