Long, one-length hair can be boring. You definitely need layers cut into long hair to provide movement and for a really modern look, you might consider bangs. There's no better way to change up a hairstyle than to add bangs.
In this gallery, I share my favorite long hairstyles paired with bangs.
Here are some tips to consider before making the cut.
The Different Types of Bangs
When it comes to bangs, you have many options:
- Sideswept bangs are easy to upkeep, blend into your other layers in hair beautifully and grow out beautifully as well.
- Blunt bangs make a statement and are high maintenence because they need to be trimmed every couple weeks. If you are up for mastering your own bang trims, you should.
- Fringe bangs work well for women with fine, thin hair. These are also high maintenance, but left alone they will grow out into sideswept bangs.
- Short bangs hit well above the brows are a distinctive look.
Your Hair Texture Matters
All hair textures work well as bangs except curly hair. But this doesn't mean you can't have bangs, it just means you'll have to work at them, blow drying and perhaps flat-ironing them.
One rule of thumb I follow: as long as your hair blowdries straight and stays that way through humid days and some rain, you can get away with bangs.
How to Blowdry Bangs
If you do get bangs, you should know how to blow dry your bangs. Too many women suffer from "Bubble Bangs," a bang syndrome that could be avoided if only they put down the round brush and blew their hair dry with a flat or paddle brush.
Get the full report in How to Blow Dry Bangs.
See my other galleries of bang hairstyles: