The staggered or textured bangs look is actually a variation of the other two main styles Ė these
styles being heavily razored or point-cut to create wispy or tendril-like bangs that do little to cover the forehead area, but rather
add some visual interest to the hairstyle.
• Always make certain that your bangs ďhangĒ. Cutting bangs so short that the hair
sticks out away from the forehead defeats the purpose that having bangs serves.
Be especially careful if you have very coarse or curly hair, as coarse hair tends
to require more weight to hold it down, and curly hair will tend to draw tighter
when it is cut. Remember, when in doubt, leave the bangs longer than you
intend, you can always trim more length, but reclaiming the length takes time.
• Be careful of over-styling the bangs area of your hair. Because it is a section of
the hair more exposed than most of your hair to sun, sweat, wind, etc. and is
often fretted with and restyled most often throughout the day, the bangs can be
badly damaged if you donít take measures to protect it.
• Feel free to leave your bangs a utilitarian length. There are many ways in which
to style and wear your bangs, and you may want to be able to create a variety of
looks by using accessories and or products to shape the bangs in countless
ways. Be creative and have fun.
• Donít assume that you can simply take your scissors and cut bangs into your
hair and have the results be what you want. You need to plan carefully and make
sure you understand how the bangs will lie on the face. The last thing you want
is to cut several inches off the front of your hair, only to find that having the bangs
in your face (in some cases constantly) is too much of an irritation.
• Donít over texturize your bangs. Remember that when you add layers of texture
into the bangs you are in effect shortening some of the hairs there. As mentioned
above, some hair types need a specific amount of length to weigh them down
and allow them to ďhangĒ. You donít want to ruin the look of your hairstyle
because you were overzealous in adding texture.
• Donít decide to get bangs added to your hairstyle just because you like the way
they look on someone else. Check with a professional, or at least a friend or
family member you can trust to be objective with you about whether or not having
bangs would suit you or use hairstyle imaging software.
Bangs can be a great way to add some new life to an established style. Bangs can make you look more
vibrant and can give you a great deal of satisfaction if the style is carefully chosen and flattering to you. Bangs can also be a great
way to add versatility to a style when the style of bangs selected is one that lends itself to a multitude of styling techniques.