Most articles about growing out bangs go something like this: buy lots of bobby pins, wear lots of updos, good luck. As a stylist I will tell you that this is just silly. People wear bangs at all lengths from mid-forehead to chin. Growing out gracefully is about transitioning from one shape to the next, adding texture, and blending your fringe into the rest of your cut. Learn more in the style notes. –– Laura Martin
Add texture, especially if your bangs are thick and blunt. Removing weight from ends will allow the fringe to blend into the rest of the hair and make the shape easier to style into different shapes.
Add face-framing layers. Bangs are the hardest to grow when they are disconnected from the rest of a cut. Blending them into shorter layers will make them feel like part of the cut as they grow.
Flip and flick, ends out to keep bangs out of your eyes and add a cool, retro feeling. The seventies are all the rage right now.
Part them in the middle or deeply on one side instead of letting bangs fall forward into the face.
Backcomb bangs gently with the hair at the edges of the face to add a bit of volume and prevent splitting.
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 @LarMarStyle