5 questions to ask yourself before you decide if you really, really want bangs

You’re itching to do that thing again.

You have reached that point when you are tired of the same old boring hairstyle you have had for the past five months. You watched New Girl and Zooey Deschanel looks absolutely perfect in those bangs. And you think “perhaps I can pull that off too!”

Let’s take a quick little pause here.

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This, is not something that everyone is able to pull off.

Sorry to get all tough love on you, but Zooey Deschanel’s ability to don such blunt bangs is truly the exception, not the rule.

Before you commit the mistake of a lifetime; it takes three to four months to grow out your bangs and within that three to four months a lot of things can happen. So, sit down with a cuppa and a notebook, and answer these five questions honestly.

Don’t fret, we are here to walk you through this tough decision-making process.

1. First things first, have you ever had bangs?

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After establishing that you want bangs, we shall then entertain the next question: 2. What kind of bangs do you want?

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Pinterest. Pinterest solves problems like these. This is the time when you should feel comfortable exploring. Go crazy and wild with the pinning (NOT YOUR ACTUAL HAIR). Perhaps a safe place to start will be to check out classic bangs on notable figures like Alexa Chung.

3. What hair texture do you have?

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It is important to know the texture of your hair when you are deciding on the type of bangs to have. If your natural texture is more to the wavy side, you will be faced with many head (bang)ing hair-taming sessions.

4. Do you have a small forehead?

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Another question worth considering is if you have a small forehead. If you have a hairline which is less than two inches from your brows, we would suggest steering clear from having bangs as they will only accentuate your small forehead.

5. How committed to styling are you?

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This cannot be emphasised enough but if you are the kind of girl who cannot afford to spend more than five minutes getting ready every morning, stay clear of bangs. These are the curtains to your face so you will have to style it daily if you want to look remotely presentable.

If you have walked away from this being even more certain that bangs is the way you want to go, we wish you well!

 

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