So you have a soft spot for bang-maidens such as Brigitte Bardot and Alexa Chung, and decided to take the plunge... And most probably ended up entangled in the notoriously love-hate relationship with your freshly cut
bangs. Bangs can make any old hairstyle seem unique, and have the uncanny ability to change the whole look of your face. But when you get fed up with it, it gets old fast!
Fear not, for we have the best tricks in the book to help you swiftly along the prickly road of growing out your bangs. I do have one sage piece of advice concerning this road though; it will be much more pleasant if
you take your hairdresser along for the ride. Go to your hairstylist and tell her that you want to grow out your bangs. Contrary to popular belief, there are actually quite a lot of hairdressers who have the ability
to envisage what YOU want to do with your hair. And in doing so, ignore their own scissor-happy instincts that seem to be sovereign in the species of hairstylists!
Trimming & Thinning
Firstly, place the palm of your hand flat on your bangs so that you can see the actual line of your bangs. You want to make sure that your fringe runs in a straight line, so that when it grows out, it grows out evenly.
If itís not straight, wait until your fringe hangs at least over your eyebrows, and then trim it ever so slightly so that the bangs hang in a straight line. You could decide to do the trimming on your own, or you could
follow my advice and go to the hairdresser to help you with this. If you do go to the hairdresser, make it very clear that you are in the process of growing out your fringe, so that youíre on the same page concerning
your future hairstyle.
Thinning out your bangs with thinning scissors is also a great way to help you cope with the bulk. I strongly suggest that you leave this particular step to the professionals though. In the first place you need to have
thinning scissors to do this (professional cutting scissors with a specialised blade designed to reduce the bulk of the hair but not reducing the length), which the majority of DIY stylists have little knowledge of.
Secondly, if you use the thinning shears in excess or implement an improper technique, you will most probably end up with a scraggly-looking fringe with incontrollable pieces of short hair sticking up in the air.
This is a bad look for a girl, not one that even ascendant bang-maiden of all time, Brigitte Bardot would attempt to pull off.
With that fittingly grotesque picture of horror behind us, letís move on to the next tip. Bobby pins. For a girl trying to grow out her wispy last-season fringe, bobby pins are the best thing since the little black
dress. No lies. Bobby pins can be used to sweep your bangs up and back to create a modern bubble. Or it can be lifted, twisted to the side and secured via the power of bobby pins, with the famed vigour of seasoned
gals growing out their bangs. The secret is to have fun with it. Twist it, style it, curl it, or pin it. Just remember to enjoy it while you have it.
To complement the ingenious use of the bobby pin, you should also make use of the glorious benefits of hair accessories. Whether you tend to lean to the old-school or beautifully vintage side, or the shiny modern hair
adornments, hair accessories should be your new best friend. Hair accessories can be used to add flair and style to cheer you up in the midst of your journey towards growing out those strands. Lift, twist and secure
those wisps with diamante clasps, cute little bows or unique hair-pins. Bobby pins tend to be the strongest hair pins though, so secure the hair with these first. Then add the last touch with your choice of unique hair accessories.