Bangs are great because of their versatility - you can style them in a seemingly endless amount of ways. Find out how to style bangs with help from a dedicated hair stylist in this free video clip.
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Hi, I'm Jeremy Clark, Professional Hairstylist and Salon Owner. And today, I'm going to talk to you about how to style bangs. So, our model Chloe has a little bit of a side swept bang; you can see it goes from shorter to longer. And she also has this cowlick on this side that wants to go in a completely opposite direction. So, how do we get that to behave, how do we that piece to join in with the rest of, of the hair? Okay, to style bangs you just need a vent brush and I'm going to use this slightly smaller natural boar bristle round brush and ionic blow dryer and a light hairspray. So, we'll use the Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Anti-Humidity Hairspray. Okay. So, I'm just going to spray a little bit of the sleek and shine spray right into that cowlick and again, we don't have to wet the hair. It's one misconception is that you have to wet the hair to, to style it or to make it go in a certain direction. I'm just going to use a little bit of spray; you can see it really wants to just jump back in the opposite direction. And then, I'm going to start out with my fingers, I'm going to hold it right to her forehead there. Take a blow dryer and just go right in, blow drying in the direction that you want the hair to go. And I'm just blow drying until the hair starts to feel dry and until it starts to behave and then kind of holding it until it cools a bit, that will help set it in the right direction. I'm just going to section out a little front piece, not the entire bang but maybe a third of it; pin it back. So, I've kind of locked her bangs into place with this smaller round brush and that's, that's why I use a smaller round brush, they can get a lot of tension, it can really kind of hold it. "Can you dip your head down?" You can see I'm just kind of cranking it down some, somewhat tightly there and letting it cool in that position. Now, one thing about a cowlick in terms of trying to, you know, train your cowlick to go a certain way, I think the best thing to do is just learning how, learning a good technique that you can use to push that hair in the direction that you want it to go. And I think overtime that your, it'll start to feel more comfortable to you and it'll start to get a little bit easier as you, as you learn how to feed that cowlick so to speak. Okay, now that we've got that first section of bang done, we move into the second, just sectioning it out maybe another third roughly of the bang and at this point, I'm going to start blending the two sections together. So, I go ahead and I get my tension first and I roll that bang right in with the brush. Then, we're going to heat those roots up with some tension. So, you just want to get the right amount of heat; check to see if it's cool and it's still a bit warm, so I'm just going to kind of keep that tension there until you feel it starts to cool. And then that's when you can let it drop. One more time with another section, that'll be our third final section of the bang. Now, I want to take all three sections and blend them together into one, one piece so to speak or one, one bang. I'm going to repeat that process, let it cool and brush through. Okay. And then, I want to incorporate just a bit of the side fringe into that bang as well. So, what happens is a lot of times you, you maybe growing out your bang, there maybe a different layers that sort of feed into the side fringe and so, it's important to kind of incorporate that all into one piece so that frames the face. I'm just going to take that side section and we have a little more flexibility here since we're not fighting the cowlick; blow drying with some tension, putting a little bit of a shape to it. Okay, then one final touch, I'm going to take the bangs and now I'm going to actually brush them the opposite direction that we curl them in because at the end, I want that curl to sort of flow back away from the face. Things more flattering for the hair to flow kind of away from the face it opens up the face and sort of highlights rather than coming in and weighing it down. Then, I'm going to take that pin technique and we're just going to lightly, lightly, lightly wrap the hair, sometimes you might do this with a Velcro roller. Carefully pin it with the ends out and you can see what that looks like from the front. One last thing just to set it, I'm going to go ahead and catch any little stray hairs with the hairspray, get some final touches on that cowlick. And there you go, we have a nice side sept bang and we got rid of her cowlick. You can take just a little bit of spray, spray it into place and you're ready to go. And there you go, that's how to style bangs; I'm Jeremy Clark, thanks for watching.