Are you looking to switch up your hairstyle for the New Year? An easy way to add a breath of fresh air to your old look is to snip in bangs into your hairstyle. Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, and Dakota Johnson have all hit refresh with artfully-shaped bangs. Now, it’s your turn! It can be really frustrating when you’re not sure what type of bangs will suit your face shape. There are so many different styles nowadays so it’s overwhelming to make that decision to cut or not to cut, when it comes to chopping off inches of your locks. Well, don’t worry because we have come with a list of our favorite celeb bangs styles, all of them varied, so there’s a look to suit every face shape!
#1 Heart-Shaped Face – Wispy Fringe
Put a twist on those classic bangs when you have a heart-shaped face with a fringe that’s wispy and feminine. This will balance out your facial features by softening wide cheekbones and a sharp chin. It’s also an easy look to style up –either use a round angled brush or your fingers to style your bangs to the side.
We love this style on Reese Witherspoon because her bangs help balance her strong sharp chin perfectly. Her wispy fringe looks good on her, enhancing her prominent features well. There are some slight layers with choppy ends to give her look more definition.
#2 Round-Shaped Face – Thick Side Swept Bangs
Those with round faces should wear thicker bangs that are swept to the side to give an illusion of a slimmer jawline. Try sticking to longer bangs to help frame the face better and elongate your facial features. Ask your stylist for advice on which length will suit your features perfectly. Styling Tip: avoid blunt bangs because this will make your face appear bigger than it actually is.
We love this style on Selena Gomez who has sweet, round features. Her side-swept bangs are classically chic and frame her face perfectly. You can see some layers on the side that will slim down fuller cheeks. This style is also great because it gives the illusion of stronger features.
#3 Oval-Shaped Face – Soft Blunt Bangs
If you have an oval-shaped face, it’s a lot easier to style up bangs whichever way you wish. However, the most flattering look would be soft blunt bangs that cover your forehead softening up the chin at the same time. Style the blunt ends messily or neatly, whichever you prefer best.
We love this style on Jameela Jamil because it’s manageable and will balance out the symmetry of oval face shape. Thicker bangs help to soften a more prominent forehead and draw attention away from a longer jawline.
#4 Long-Shaped Face – Straight Bangs
Go for a straight fringe when you have an elongated face shape to give more body on your forehead. This will help shorten a long face by widening your cheekbones. This type of effortlessly chic bangs is actually easier to maintain in the long run when you’re growing them out.
We love this style on Liv Tyler because straight bangs fit her so perfectly. It masks a wide forehead well and accentuates her eyes even more. It adds more width to her long facial features while shortening her face too.
#5 Diamond-Shaped Face – Side Swept Bangs
You have a diamond-shaped face if your cheekbones are slightly higher or pointed. Also, your facial features are longer than the width of your face. Side-swept bangs will suit this face shape because it helps soften your prominent features. This will help frame your features to balance it out. Ask your stylist which length is suitable or whether layers are necessary to give it more volume or less.
We love this style on Vanessa Hudgens because the sweet side-swept fringe balances her narrow forehead and chin. This is one sleek and effortless look that flatters those with diamond-shaped faces. Because it covers just a part of your face, feel free to style it your way for a mysteriously chic or sweet look. You can opt for a hair balm, gel or wax for a wispy effect.
#6 Square-shaped Face – Brow-Resting Fringe
Bangs can be a little tricky for those with squarish faces because you have a sharp-angled jawline. The look can also be playful and fun when you try a fringe that just skims your brows. Get softer layers to round the sides of your face and highlight those cheekbones a little better!
We love this style on Elizabeth Olsen who is wearing a fringe that sits perfectly just within the brow area. This softens up an angular jawline on most square-shaped faces. It’s slightly feathered to add more definition – airy and light.
Now that we’ve given you a better idea of all the bangs out there and the face shapes that suit them, it’s time to flaunt it. Get ready to style it up to start the year 2020 with a bang!