The Different Types and Styles of Fringes (Bangs)
Have you ever thought about getting a fringe? Are you bored with your current hairstyle and fancy getting a fringe, but you're not sure if a fringe will suit your face shape? Will it annoy you? Well, read on to help you make your decision.
There are lots of different types and styles of fringes and trying to find the style that suits you best can sometimes be hard. There are wispy fringes, solid fringes, thick fringes, thin fringes, side fringes, long and short fringes, heavy fringes and lots more types, but it depends on your face shape. Every face shape suits different fringe styles.
Oval faces suit any style of fringe, any length, shape and heaviness. An oval face is very versatile, so you can have fun experimenting with different styles. A heart shaped face needs a fringe that will soften the long, prominent chin, so you need a blunt, heavier, sharp fringe to make the face appear more in proportion.
Long, pointy shaped faces need a side fringe that is slightly angled to soften the face shape, also putting the hair in a side parting will shorten the length of the face. If you have a round face, you will need a soft, layered fringe that is slightly angled to the side to add a little bit of length to the face. Short fringes also add length to rounded shaped faces. Avoid long fringes as this can emphasis the rounded face and can look too harsh.
Some people feel more confident with a fringe, as it feels as if you have something to hide behind. If you have quite a large forehead, a fringe is good for hiding the fact. A prominent forehead can look even worse if you do not have a fringe and if you wear your hair scraped back at the front, you should maybe think about a soft, angled layered fringe worn to the side to soften the face.
Some people suit short fringes, but if you have a longer shaped face, I'd advise you to stay away from this kind of style as it can make your forehead look even longer. Have you ever heard the expression 'spam', well that's what you will look like.
Fringes, or 'bangs' as the American's call it, can really emphasis your style and change the appearance of your hairstyle and face. I personally have a fringe and don't think I could cope without one because I have had one for that long, I feel very strange without one, also I feel a lot more confident with a fringe.
I can change the style of my fringe quite frequently because I have an oval face. Sometimes I have a full fringe, just skimming my eyes, and other times I have a slightly angled side fringe. I prefer my hair when I have a side fringe, as it suits whatever way I wear my hair.
If you would like a versatile fringe that you can wear anyway, you should ask your hairdresser for a long wispy fringe, that way you can you can either wear it to the side or you can wear it as a full fringe. If you are like me and get bored easily with your hair, but don't want to change the length of your hair, it is surprising how a new fringe can completely change the style of your hair.