What Face Shapes Can Wear Bangs?

Bangs look great, but they not be for everyone.

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Bangs are a style staple that have the ability to transform your tresses from drab to fab. Even though growing them out can be a daunting task, bangs are a popular and flattering look that will never go out of style.

If you do decide to make the cut, choose a style of fringe that flatters you most. Hair type and texture are important to consider, but the shape of your face will determine the type of bangs that work best for you.


Choppy, textured bangs look great on round faces. Keep your hair longer around the outer edges, ending just above the very top of your cheeks. This will help frame your face and contour its round shape.


Square-shaped faces look best with a side-swept style. The texture of a side bang will soften the hardness of your jawline and create a feminine finish. If you do opt for a full fringe, keep your bangs long and layered so they taper at the sides; this will help soften the sharp angles of your face.


An oval face is considered to be the "ideal" for its symmetrical proportions. Consequently, any type of hair style seems to look good on someone with an oval face. When it comes to bangs, things are no different; feathered or side-swept look equally fabulous.


Blunt, thick bangs flatter elongated faces. This frontal fringe helps frame your face, drawing lots of attention to the eyes. Blunt bangs are worn just below the eyebrow and are cut straight across your hairline.


Long, short, blunt or textured, the girl with a heart-shaped face can do it all. Bangs work great for balancing a heart-shaped face, taking attention away from a pronounced jawline.

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