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10 Different Types of Bangs

I guess the PC term for bangs is “fringe” so I am sorry if I offended anyone! I am just used to calling them bangs! (:

Anyways, here is a quick breakdown of different types of bangs!

1. Side-swept bangs.

Reese Witherspoon- With Sideswept Bangs

These types of bangs generally should look soft and flattering to the face. They are very popular right now!

2. Scene bangs.

Scene Bangs

These are pretty similar to side-swept bangs, but they are typically a lot thicker, start higher up on the head, and a lot choppier.

3. Blunt Bangs.

Lady Gaga Blunt Bangs

I always call these “Lady Gaga bangs” (hence the picture).

They remind me of when I was 6 and my mom cut my bangs at home with kitchen scissors. However, they are very, very popular right now! These types of bangs can be very unflattering to the face, as you are using a hard line. Some people can pull them off, and others can’t. I would recommend point-cutting the bottom, to soften up the line a little bit.

4. Zooey Deschanel Bangs.

Zooey Deschanel Bangs

These are similar to the Lady Gaga bangs but a lot more textured and fringy. They are a lot softer on the face and more flattering on most people.

5. Wispy Bangs.

Jessica Alba with Wispy Bangs

I think these types of bangs will ALWAYS be popular! They are very thin, very texturized bangs that soften up anyone’s face!

6. Pixie Bangs.

Emma Watson with Pixie Bangs.

I’m not a HUGE fan of these types of bangs, although they look pretty good on people with short hair. Particularly pixie haircuts. However, I don’t think Ms. Watson pulls off this haircut. BUT! she’s rich beyond rich, so who cares?!?

7. Asymmetrical Bangs.

Holleewood Asymmetrical Bangs

These bangs only look good, if they are done right. I think the girl in the picture looks awesome! They blend down to the rest of her hair and they look very flattering. This is actually pretty common right now. But like with other types of bangs, they could be unflattering on certain faces.

8. Curved Bangs.

I see a lot of people ask for these types of bangs. They frame the face on the sides and look really flattering on almost everyone. They soften the face up and look wonderful. A trick I learned for these is to pull all of the hair to the middle of the face, pinch it, and cut. When you pull it back to where they will lay, they will be curved.

Heidi Klum with Curved Bangs

9. Pin-up Girl Bangs.

Pinup Girl Bangs

I guess in the simplest terms, they are just bangs that are curled with a roller and hair-sprayed to stay no matter what. The pin-up girl look is hot right now, so I’d say go for it!

10. Bangs of the Past.

Jodie Sweetin and Candace Cameron with 90's Bangs

Tatiana Nabieva with 90's bangs

Please don’t ever do this to yourself. Ever. Unless you’re Gwen Stefani.

Which one of these bangs is your favorite?  Let me know in the comments.

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About Hollee Wood

Hollee Wood is currently working on her degree in Graphic Communications. She also has degrees in Computer Science and Business and did hair for 10 years professionally.

Posted on June 25, 2012, in Awesome HAIR, Celebrity HAIR, Interesting HAIR, Styled HAIR and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on Snapshot and commented:
    I think wispy bangs are what I want!


  2. Ashley Apocalypse

    the scene bangs are fringe bangs c: I have them :D


  3. what kind of bangs would you say chloe rose has the actress who plays katie matlin on degrassi?


  4. thank you for this amazing blog!!!! love from dxb



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