Fringe Benefits: 3 Ways to Transform Your Bangs

April 9, 2012 at 10:43 am , by

What if we told you that a completely new, completely fresh hair look can be yours in just a few minutes. Don’t believe us? Maybe you’ll believe Joico International Creative Director Damien Carney. Here, his favorite bang looks for spring.

#1 Blunt and Beautiful

Get your hair dresser to add a graphic effect to your ‘do by creating a super sharp square bang. An excellent choice if you have a circle face shape, this bang style neutralizes roundness, thins cheekbones, and opens the eye area.

How to style ‘em: Blow dry hair smooth and flat. If you have super-textured tendrils, tame them with a flat iron.

#2 Super Soft

Have your hairdresser chip and chop into the edges of your bangs. “This creates a softer feel that kind of looks as if you’ve been growing them out for a while; very sexy and slightly messy and undone,” says Carney.

How to style ‘em: To add body and bounce to your bangs, blow dry them using a large round brush. Direct the hair to the side for a glamorous look. For a youthful vibe part your fringe down the center.

#3 Long and Natural 

Longer bangs look great when a little wave is added to lift the hair away from the face, says Carney. They also help to control the hair from flopping and crowding facial features.

How to style ‘em: Take a large curling iron and twirl the hair away from the face. Before the bangs cool and set, run your hands through them to break up the hair. “Remember the looser the movement in the bang area, the more modern it looks,” says Carney