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Whether you prefer blended or blunt, a long one or a short one, there’s a bang that’s perfect for you this season. There’s a shape here for you whether your cut is long and loose or cropped and crisp. Adding a bang is a great way to personalize your shape. Try a coy peekaboo fringe, a bohemian blended version, a daring blunt edge, or a pretty rounded shape. Get the lowdown on each style after the jump. –– Laura Martin

Peekaboo Bang: (top right) This fringe is flattering for long face shapes and full lips. It pairs best with below the shoulder cuts and fine textures. Ask for a blunt line that falls at the bridge of the nose, brushing the edge of the lashes.

Parted Bang: (bottom right) This shape is flattering on a variety of features and facial structures; it emphasizes the cheekbones and elongates the face. It works with a variety of cuts both long and short. Ask for a rounded shape with soft edges the falls at the bridge of the nose, any shorter and it won’t want to part.

Blunt Betty: (bottom left) This crisp bang works well with a strong features and defined brows. It shows off the eyes and draws attention to the jawline. Pair it with a sleek bob or loose long layers. Ask for a blunt square shape that falls above the brow.

Rainbow Bang: (top left) This round shape is flattering on most faces; it softens features and accentuates cheeks and eyes. Pair it with below the shoulder looks or layered bobs. Ask for a rounded fringe that blended into a face frame. The edge should be diffused for the softest finish.

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

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