Look Good With Bangs

Need some help on how to look good with bangs? Bangs can be a flattering hairstyle but some mature women find after cutting them they're not as becoming as they had hoped.

Unfortunately, after you've cut bangs, the process of growing them out can be quite lengthy. In the meantime, you have to deal with styling them on a daily basis.

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Optimize The Length Of Your Bangs

To look good with bangs, they need to be the right length. Bangs can vary in length from above the eyebrows all the way down to the tops of the eyes. A simple way to determine a length that is flattering to you is to experiment with clip-on bangs. Hold the clip on bangs over your forehead until you find a length that is most flattering for your face shape.

It's even better if you do this before you make the decision to cut bangs since it can save you a lot of headaches. If you have big, beautiful eyes, bangs that hit just above eye level can draw attention to them. If you have a high forehead, you may want to cut shorter bangs to play down your forehead height.

Bangs cut just above the eyebrows can also enhance a beautifully shaped brow. If you have a round face, bangs are best kept long and swept to the side. It's important to always take face shape into account when determining the length of your bangs if you want to create the most flattering look.

Play Up Your Eyes With Makeup

Bangs, particularly ones that fall just above eye level, draw attention to the eyes. Take advantage of this fact by playing up your eyes with flattering eye makeup. Learn to make your eyes the center of focus. Add depth to them by using smoky, smoldering shades of gray and brown.

Play up your lashes with an eyelash curler and several coats of mascara. This can be a particularly flattering look if you have dark hair. Bangs are almost always stunning on mature women with beautiful eyes.

Give Your Bangs The Windblown Look

If having bangs cut straight across looks too severe, let your bangs grow longer, angle them slightly, and brush them to the side for a windblown look. Add some light layering, angling, and texture to the rest of your hair to blend with your bangs. With a little help from your blow dryer and some good styling products, you can get a tousled, unstructured look that's flattering to almost any woman.

Keep Them Fresh

Bangs often look oily before the rest of your hair and nothing looks worse than greasy bangs that stick to your forehead. When your bangs lose their luster before the rest of your hair, give them a quick wash and blow dry to revive them. They'll be more flattering and much easier to work with.

If you want to look good with bangs, give these tips a try. Don't be afraid to experiment to find the look that best plays up your face and hair.

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Author: Tanna Mayer
Updated: March 6, 2015

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