Any beauty addict knows that bangs have continued to find their place on the must-have hair radar throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. In the ‘20s, bangs represented rebellion as they were a part of the controversial bob hairstyle. Their popularity resurfaced in the‘50s with the retro rage and again in the ‘60s in tandem with the rise of rock n’ roll. Today women employ bangs for an assortment of different looks; from short and sweet to subtle and sexy they’re always sure to add just enough edge to any Fashionista's natural look.
This particular Fashionista took a très chic approach by following in the footsteps of the French fashion icon Francoise Hardy. Both of their blasé bangs have a je ne sais quoi feeling about them, adding to their already mysterious air. The key is having soft-layered bangs at lash-length to delicately frame the structure of your face. This draws attention to the eyes and cheekbones for a flirtatious feel. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have this Fashionista’s uncanny sense of style; her fur vest, white silk jumpsuit, Louis Vuitton bag and platform heels certainly add to her chi-chi look.
Before resolving to cut bangs, it’s critical to consider your face shape! If you have an oval shaped face like Liv Tyler, blunt bangs will work best for you. If you’re like Reese Witherspoon and have a heart shaped face, go for a side-swept cut. And if your face is square, try a wispy, layered bang like Kate Moss. But no matter what the shape of your face, your hair color or your style, take the plunge and get a drastic do today by banging it up!
Expert tip from Cassie: Bangs are a good way to change and entire haircut. Bridgette Bardot is an amazing reference for the sexy bang. Wether it's a side swept bang, full fringe, or wispy bangs, don't try to make them perfect. Sometimes the fluffier and messier you can get your hair the better. Remember to point the nozzle of your blowdryer down to seal those cuticles to eliminate frizz.