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Hairstyles with Bangs Are a Constant Classic!

Nicole Richie knows just how to complement her heart-shaped face with the perfect fringe.

Whatever cut you choose, there’s one question that you almost always have to deal with: bangs! What do you do about them? While you can sometimes just leave hair alone and avoid the question, most cuts will need to do something with bangs. Choosing hairstyles with bangs can be somewhat daunting, with so many options out there for what to do with them, but HairBetty is here to help! By deciding on a few things ahead of time, you’ll be able to find bangs that are not only perfect for your face, but also look gorgeous. Today we’re going to focus on what you can do to prepare to find the perfect bangs, and tomorrow we’ll give you an overview of the various types of bangs that are hot right now and show you how to use HairBetty to find them! Let’s get started, first looking at the current situation of your hair.

What’s the Condition of Your Hair?

While nearly every style of hair can incorporate bangs of some kind, and bangs can be drastically different from one set of fringe to the next, your hair’s current situation will extensively effect what bangs you’re able to achieve and which ones look best. For instance, if you have ultra-short hair, such as a pixie hairstyle, you might not be able to pull off longer fringe like the side-swept or long blunt bangs. Also, curly or wavy hair might have to be straightened to achieve some haircuts with bangs. Just keep these issues in mind when looking through types of bangs, and you’ll be ok.

You should also look at the health of your hair. If hair is overly dry, has extensive damage from processes, has split-ends etc., you should consult a stylist and see what products you can use on your hair to prepare it for bangs. Nothing is more upsetting than having a great cut with bangs that’s ruined by damage, so avoid the disappointment by keeping your hair in good health with the correct products.

What’s Your Face Type?

Second to the condition of your hair, the next most important issue for picking the right

These blunt, parted bangs are gorgeous on her oval face.

bangs hairstyle for you is the shape of your face. Depending on your face, different sets of fringe will look better and can even provide some assistance in softening features. The primary face types are oval, round, long, square, heart-shaped, triangular and diamond.

Those with oval faces can pull off almost any bangs and should feel free to experiment with different looks (and count your lucky stars!).

Round faces look incredible with bangs that hang over the cheeks, which can help to make your face look a bit longer.

If you have a longer face, or if you have a tall forehead, longer bangs that hang nearly to your eyes can give your face a more oval appearance.

Square faces can be softened with looks such as side-swept bangs, giving the face a less angular look. Feathery bangs also look great on this face type.

Side-sweeps are also great for heart-shaped faces. With this face, bangs can help make the face appear less wide and can also soften a strong chin, if needed.

Triangle and diamond faces are great with wispy bangs that cover part of the forehead and help balance the face.

 

Taylor Swift has been a major part of the popularity of blunt bangs these days.

Understanding your personal situation before you start looking for the perfect fringe is the best way to guarantee great results. Using the information you’ve gathered, you’re ready to move on to looking through the various bangs styles that are out there and picking one out to try out, including all the celebrity hairstyles with bangs. Tomorrow we’ll show you how the HairBetty search tool can give you examples and inspiration for the best haircuts with bangs on the globe, so stick around!

The Pixie Haircut- Fun, Sassy and Classy!

Goldie Hawn’s long, golden pixie helped make the cut popular.

When it comes to classic haircuts that have not only stayed trendy, but actually grown in popularity, few looks have been able to hold that title as well as the beloved pixie haircut. From their rise to fame in the 1960′s to this very year, the pixie hairstyle has continued to wow people worldwide, and it’s likely that it will do so for years to come. If you’re looking for a light, low-maintenance cut that’s both sassy and classy, the pixie cut may just be the look for you! It’s one of the HairBetty blog’s favorite looks of all time, and we love helping people find the perfect pixie for their look.

The pixie cut is essentially just a very short women’s haircut with bangs. There are literally dozens of variations on the pixie, but the standard look is a boyish cut made more feminine with wispy layers, bangs and styling. Pixies range from the ultra-short, like that of Emma Watson or Mia Farrow, to those that have quite a bit more length, like Goldie Hawn’s famous pixie.

Looking back through history at the women who have famously sported the pixie is a

In the 1990′s, Winona Ryder’s famous short cut was all the rage.

who’s who of fashionable, well-loved ladies. Perhaps the cut that started it all was that of Audrey Hepburn in the 1950′s, as she was one of the first women to eschew the traditional long hair and try an ultra short cut that became highly popular. Soon women like Twiggy and Florence Henderson (Carol Brady from The Brady Bunch) jumped on the bandwagon, and the cut really took off. The 70′s and 80′s saw a bit of a dip in the popularity of the pixie, but in the 90′s it came back in force. Gwyneth Paltrow and Winona Ryder were two of the most famous pixie-sporting stars of the age, and since the 90′s, the pixie simply hasn’t gone away. Recently we’ve seen gorgeous pixies on Halle Berry, Natalie Portman and Carey Mulligan, and the list goes on and on!

If you’re thinking about getting a pixie hairstyle, check out the HairBetty hairstyle catalog and do a search for “pixie.” Look through the various styles until you find one that you think would be great for your face and hair. Essentially what you will be deciding is exactly how short you want it, how you want your bangs to look (long? sideswept? wispy?), whether it goes over or around the ear, and how much lift you want on the crown.

Young star like Emma Watson have helped keep this spectacular cut in the limelight.

You can also always send in your photo to HairBetty’s hair expert’s through our form and let them find you the right pixie cut! Getting the right pixie is a breeze when you have tools like these at your disposal, so take a few minutes and find the perfect pixie for you. You’ll be showing off your gorgeous, new short cut in no time flat!