Bangs are a great way to update your look. There are a lot of different types of bangs- side swept, blunt, whispy, etc., and taking the plunge, or the ‘chop’ can prove to be a difficult and daunting decision. However, getting great results and deciding on a style that will be most flattering is a piece of cake once you’ve determined your face shape. Trust me, being unhappy with the way your bangs come out can seriously suck!
Fortunately, you won’t have to worry about making any mistakes thanks the experts at the Antonio Prieto Salon who gave us a breakdown of which styles will work for the main face-shapes.
Read on to find out which bang-style will work for you!
Oblong (longer than it is wide): The goal here is to create width through the side of the face. Since this face shape is long and narrow, a longer, side-swept bang is perfect. But be careful, the length of the bang is the most important factor. Make sure the bangs fall on or near the cheekbone.
Triangle (narrow forehead and wide jaw line): Bangs are a great idea for this face shape because of its narrow forehead and fuller jaw line and will create width through the forehead.
Diamond (widest at cheekbones, narrow forehead and jaw line of equal widths): This shape is basically an angular oval. A short, side-swept bang works the best with this face shape too soften the angular areas.
Heart (narrow at jaw line, wide at cheekbones or forehead): The chin is narrow and the forehead is already wide in this shape. But as long as the section of hair being cut into bangs is kept narrow and does not extend past the outside of the eye, bangs can beautifully complement someone with a heart-shaped face.
Editor’s Note: Side-swept bangs (the style of choice for heart-shaped Reese Witherspoon), are ideal and can help balance the proportions of this face shape.
Round (face is as wide as it is long): Bangs will unfortunately not work for those with a round face and will only draw more attention to the fullness of this face. The eye will see less of the face which translates to a shorter, fuller, wider looking face.