bangs and waves

Beachy waves are easygoing and feminine, a perfect go-to style. But loose undulations don’t offer much in terms of structure. A blunt bang is their perfect counterpoint. Wear this style with the wide athletic headbands that were rampant on Spring 2016 runways or add some whimsy with an oversized clip. This cut stands on its own but the clean lines also form the perfect backdrop for creative styling. Learn more about the shape in the notes. –– Laura Martin

Step: To enhance the natural movement of the length, remove weight with long layers and texturizing. Layers should be cut from the back to avoid a framing effect around the face.

Step: Bangs here can be short or long depending on the features but should not blend into the length. Cut from a thick triangular section that extends from the front round of the head to the recession area on each side.

Step: Emphasize the contrast between blunt bangs and soft waves by painting a lighter or brighter hue through the ends of the waves.

Step: Scrunch a quarter of curl definer into ends and mist bangs with protective thickening lotion. Dry bangs with a round paddle brush and allow remaining hair to dry naturally, tousling periodically to soften and add volume.



Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA. Follow her inspirations on twitter.

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