BEAUTY BAR: Fringe On Top

I am not one to shy away from a new hairstyle and recently opted for some bangs. It definitely took awhile to get used to them. When I first looked in the mirror I was shocked at what I saw as I did not recognize myself. I realized that I was not the only one adapting to my bangs, but my style was too as I began to dress and accessorize in a way that would accent new bangs.

For a textbook example of how to wear bangs during those hot summer days, look no further than this Fashionista. Here she shows off her sleek bangs with a modern flapper bob. Pulling off this severe look can be tricky, but styled half up half down, with a trendy topknot gives her a more playful feel. She lightens up her high maintenance look with a bare face. Going makeup free helps create a clean look that meshes well with the rest of her attire. She plays up her edgy façade while dressed in head to toe black. Her airy cropped button-up is paired simply with a mid-rise black skinny jean. Now let’s stop and take a look at these jeans for a second, with her petite frame in mind, she modified her skinnies by cutting up the inseams. This small detail roughens up her pants creating an illusion of longer legs and her distressed pants blend flawlessly with her black Steve Madden platforms, which help accentuate her legs even more.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: If you’re thinking about making the big cut, my first piece of advice would be to do your homework. There are so many styles of bangs you can tryout, for instance shaggy rocker bangs, thick blunt bangs, asymmetrical or my favorite, the baby bang. You also need to know what type of bang is best for your particular face type. This Fashioinista has a rounder face shape that works well with her full sleek textured bangs. To recreate this look, invest in a tiny flat iron and a good frizz control hair product that manages unwanted stray hairs. Producing a finished effect that is sleek and oh-so cool.