Long and ThickOn very long, straight cuts, candid bangs have a cool '60 s vibe. This heavy brow-skimming fringe fits thick hair (fine hair gets wispy) and makes oval faces seem more slender. If you have strong cowlicks at the pate, avoid this cut; they can cause separation that is undesired in your bangs. To re-create Olivia Wilde's seem, prep damp bangs blow-dry and with styling cream having a vent brush, making criss-cross movements to eradicate your natural component. Finish by rapidly sweeping a flatiron within the hair in a arc, which helps the ends lay-flat from the brow. "It makes the bangs look more polished," Garren claims. If bangs start to split later in the day, mist a dry shampoo at the roots and massage bangs with your fingertips.
Long and Side-SweptThese slick bangs are flattering for every face shape. "This look is hot and mysterious," claims Garren of the Garren New York salon. Ask your stylist to reduce on bangs that are lengthy at an angle, in order that they blend in with all the rest of your own hair. When you can get a way with it, tuck your bangs behind one ear and permit them air-dry. Otherwise, comb styling lotion through damp bangs (or gel, if you have curly hair). Burst a nozzle attachment on your blow dryer, and direct the airflow lower from the roots. Plus: The style works on all face shapes, hair textures, and lengths.
Kerry WashingtonFor a style that states beauty and brains, choose side- polished waves à la Kerry Washington and swept bangs.
Jessica AlbaJessica Alba exhibits the slick and straight woman-nextdoor strands that men go ga ga over.
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