Actress Bettie Page adopted it as her signature style. 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. Cutting bangs is a commitment where a person has to be prepared for the 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 the types of bangs you can opt for if you feel you are in need of a change:
They are long in the middle and shorter on the sides, similar to the style of a Star Trek Klingon but not as dramatic.
This style is relatively simple to style and maintain as it is supposed to have a piece-ey and uneven feel.
These bangs are typically heavy and are intended to skim right over the eyebrows in a neat line.
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.
This style is intended to accompany a big, bouffant-ish hairstyle that requires a fair amount of clips, hairspray, and a fairly good blowout to create.
These bangs were made popular by screen siren Veronica Lake where long locks fall seductively in the wearer’s eyes creating a “mysterious” look.
There are also unconventional types of bangs – those that can help to add interest to a hairstyle while still maintaining the overall look. 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. They do so knowing that their ability to ‘grow back’ is just a year or two away. In the meantime, bobby pins and lots of gel really can do wonders.