Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Year of the Bang!

This year, 2012, is definitely the year of the bang.  If you live in the UK, you likely call them a fringe.  Regardless of where you're at, they are definitely making a statement in the fashion world. For the last couple of years we've been seeing long layered side swept bangs.  Just as they have changed over the previous decades (remember the eighties with the hairspray and teasing comb), they are once again making a new statement.

I'm definitely a fan of this trend.   I love the fact that you can dramatically change a style without losing overall length.  My most dreaded statement from clients is "I want a dramatic change, but I don't want to lose any length".  While I completely understand where they're coming from, it's difficult to create a dramatic change, without changing the length.  Unless, of course, they want bangs!

If you're thinking about getting bangs, there are a few different ways of making a new statement.  Some clients prefer the versatility of a a straight down bang that can still be pushed off to the side.  For these clients I would suggest a curtain bang, which has a real boho flare.  They are worn longer and part in the center, or slightly off center (my personal favourite at the moment).  They are cut slightly longer on the sides, which gives you the option to push them off to one side if you choose.

If you're ready to fully commit to a straight down bang, consider a more bold blunt bang.  This looks best with thicker hair and is worn slightly rounded on the ends.

Now here's something for those who really want to amp up the drama, and maybe stand out from the crowd a little bit.  I've noticed a few celebrities have started wearing their bangs about two shades darker than the rest of their hair.  It's possibly just an extension of the ombré trend we've been seeing a lot of.  Whatever it is, I think it's pretty hot!

So what do you think?  Will you be getting bangs this year?

No comments:

Post a Comment