“Should I get bangs” – a question that has haunted women since the beginning of time. Although to some, a nice chop to create bangs isn’t a huge deal, cutting your bangs (or fringe) can actually dramatically change your appearance and lifestyle.

Before sitting down in your stylist’s chair, there are a few questions you need to honestly ask yourself to help determine if bangs are for you: Do I mind hair in my face? Will I be able to handle regular trims? How much do I style my hair at home? Will I be willing to style my bangs everyday? Do I wear glasses? (Frames can effect the style of fringe you get as the hair can cover the lenses and not sit properly.) Those are just a few things you should think about before taking the plunge.

Bangs are high maintenance

Bangs are high maintenance. Period. They require work, and you should be ready to spend time styling them. If you don’t love styling your hair, we would probably not recommend them for you.

In addition to extra time blow-drying and styling, you should also be prepared for regular trims – usually about every four weeks. For longer curtain bangs or side-swept fringe, you can usually go six to eight weeks before trims.

Your Bangs will get oily, fast

Remember how we said high maintenance? Good news is you can just wash your bangs in the sink, then blow try as normal – totally better and quicker than a complete shower.

Choosing the style that fits your face and hair type is a MUST

When choosing the type of bang you want, consider your hair texture/type, as well as your hair part. For example, blunt and heavy bangs look great on thick hair. Fine hair beauties, however, should consider softer, side-swept bangs or be prepared to pull lots of hair forward for a heavier look. If you have a middle part, full frontal bangs may not work for you.

Be aware of how the bang style can flatter your face shape. For example, long-swept side bangs look amazing on round face shapes, as they help to make an illusion of a less round face. For square face shapes, avoid blunt heavy bangs – they will only make your face look squarer. Instead, opt for softer side swept bangs. When looking for inspiration on celebrities or others, look at those who have a similar face shape and hair type to yours.

If you’re prepared for them, bangs totally rule. If you’ve always wanted them, you should definitely get them. Who knows? They may be the best hairstyle decision you’ve ever made! Schedule your hair appointment at the best hair salon in Joplin at (417) 396-0396.