During lockdown, even celebrities opt for the chop and experimented with bangs and it looks like this definitive French Girl- inspired hair trend is going nowhere soon. But, the best hairstyles with bangs can dramatically play up your features, as well as lend symmetry and balance to your face if you ensure that they are chosen with your face shape in mind.
The Best Bangs for Round Face Shapes: Side Bangs
Perennially popular, side bangs are especially flattering on round faces, which are soft around the edges and often wider in the cheeks. This is because the angle of the bangs creates more length in your face and thus a more oval shape.
The Best Bangs for Square or Oblong Face Shapes: A-Shaped Bangs
Bangs are all about illusion. This is key for square or oblong face shapes, which tend to be wider at the cheeks and more angular, especially around the jawline. This means that a soft A-shape works best for women with square faces, as the tapered ends create angles, which help to soften your jawline and bring attention to your eyes. Another option is a long, layered fringe which will help to soften and balance your features.
The Best Bangs for Heart Face Shapes: Crescent Bangs
Perfect for heart-shaped faces, which are wide at the top and draw to a point at the chin, this soft, crescent-shaped fringe (a.k.a. longer at the outer edges and slightly shorter in the middle is a ‘70s-inspired look thanks to the long and feathery wisps.
The Best Bangs for Long Face Shapes: Grown-Out Bangs
If you have a long face, cropped bangs should be avoided as they will draw attention to your forehead so keep the fringe line low right around your eyebrows.