short bangs

Everyone is wearing long bangs, the piecey, choppy grown out kind. They are super cool and they look great on some people. But, like any beauty trend, they don’t work for everyone. If you’ve embraced the long bang you may find yourself fighting forehead grease, feeling unpolished, or constantly trying to get those wispy strands out of your face. You may think the solution is to grow out your new fringe. But I’ve got a better idea. Go shorter. Yes, really. Click the style notes for a few good reasons. –– Laura Martin

Short fringe makes hair seem thicker and fuller. Even very textured bangs will have more bulk and substance than longer variations. They’re a great balance for textured styles like the shag.

Short fringe accentuates your cheekbones. By lifting the design line up and away from the brows short fringe makes eyes look bigger and cheekbones appear higher and more defined.

Short fringe elongates the face. This is especially true of the fringe is shorter through the center and longer at the edges. It also minimizes strong noses and flatters square jawlines.


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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