Actress Bettie Page adopted it as her signature style and Elizabeth Taylor made women across the globe immediately make appointments with their hairstylists after the release of the hit film Cleopatra. Bangs -a relatively simple cut yet one that can elicit attention easily, with just the snip of a single lock of hair. Michelle Obama debuted new bangs two years ago and the cut garnered so much media attention that she chose to address it by referring to them as her “midlife crisis”. Although she said it in jest, women seemed to understand her predicament as cutting bangs is a commitment where a person has to be prepared forthe change it will cause in their general facial appearance. They do grow back, yet it takes time and everyone knows that the grow-out phase of any cut can be both long and even frustrating for some. Therefore while there is an obvious downside to cutting and wearing them, there are several positives to doing so as there are various different types one can choose from which can both complement and enhance a person’s overall appearance. Here is a list of some them:
V-Shaped: They are long in the middle and shorter on the sides, similar to the style of a Star Trek Klingon but not as dramatic.
Blunt: These bangs are typically heavy and are intended to skim right over the eyebrows in a neat line.
Wispy: These bangs are the ones that cater to those who want the opposite of the blunt style and prefer ones that are light and less pronounced.
There are also unconventional types of bangs – those that can help add interest to a hairstyle while still maintaining the overall look having them creates. Experts suggest that for those who wish to “punch up” their bang style, they can pin them up and thus create a high pompadour, braid them and clip the pieces to the side or add a braided clip-on and pin it along the horizontal part in the hair resulting in a Medieval-inspired look.
Admittedly, bangs continually come and go out of style like any other hair trend, yet with the ebbs and flows in popularity they have experienced, they still seem to be a mainstay in the ever-changing world of hair. As a result, bangs will continue to enable those who appreciate the enjoyment of changing things up without committing to a drastic change to do so knowing that their ability to“go back” is just a year or two away. In the meantime, bobby pins and lots of gel really can do wonders.