Bangs, if you have them, make up only a small part of your hairstyle. But it’s where you can accentuate cheekbones and eyes and hide any imperfections, making them a key feature of the style. They’re also on trend for fall, sure to be one of the season’s coolest looks. If you’re on this train, tailoring the fringe for your face shape is the best way to make your bangs the best. Whether your face shape is round, long, oval, square, or heart there’s tips for bespoke bangs in the notes.
With September about to swing back round, most of us will be planning a new look for fall –– something a little more polished and sophisticated than our laid-back summer styles. A great, easy way to change it up is with bangs. Bangs don’t have many takers in the summer, when it’s too hot and sticky to enjoy hair on your forehead, but fashionable fall is the perfect time for a fringe. To help you choose, the collage above shows some of our favorite bang placements; find an exposition on these looks in the notes.
Along with the shag, an eye-grazing fringe appears to be the other must have hair trend of the season. Just take a look at recent IT girls Behati Prinsloo, a recent convert to the fringe cult, Devon Windsor and Suki Waterhouse, who has long rocked a bitchin fringe but looks even better brunette. And if models aren’t the reason to make a style change, take cue from Caroline de Maigret. The quintessential French girl noted in a recent interview that bangs are a quick way to balance features, hide fine lines and add a jolt of rock and roll into your look. Thinking about a fringe now, aren’t you? Click through to style notes to learn the factors you need to consider before making the cut. –– Michelle Rotbart
Fall is the perfect time to cut a bang. Why? Because humidity starts to drop and you can wear a perfect fringe without having to worry about fuzzy pieces or weird curly bits. So what type of perfect bang should you try out for autumn? Click the notes for more. –– Kelly Rowe