Best Bang-spiration for Every Face Shape!

Thinking about changing up your hairstyle with some fun new bangs? This is an easy way to spice up your look without going through a chemical process or having a major cut.  Even if your signature style is a ponytail or a messy bun, bangs transform a casual look into a chic, modern and totally put-together one.

Bangs are flattering for any age and hair texture, but having fab fringe means finding the right style for your face shape, and for your lifestyle! Kattia Solano gives tips on finding the most flattering bang for you.

Oval: This shape is perfect for basically any bang. Select a bang that compliments your current cut to frame your face perfectly.

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Round: Rounder shapes are pretty symmetrical. Choppy, asymmetrical bangs or long, face-framing bangs with a center part will help to elongate the face, drawing the eye upwards and giving your face more vertical space.

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SQUARE: Square shapes have a narrow forehead and jawline. Thick and tapered bangs that are whispy will add more visual width to your forehead which will soften your features and make your eyes pop.

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HEART: Heart Shapes have a wider forehead in comparison to their chin. For this shape, long and tapered bangs with center part or side swept will bring balance.

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Do you have bangs? Have you ever?

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Comments

  1. I *think* I have an oval face… I used to have bangs just like that first pic but then I got tired of A) having to wash the bangs every day because my forehead gets so oily, B) the upkeep and C) the discomfort during summer when it’s warm.

  2. Robin Rue says

    I have curly hair, so no bangs for me. Even though I straighten it, I am traumatized from bangs gone wrong in my childhood. LOL.

  3. Allison @neversaydiebeauty says

    I am the original bang wearer. I’ve had them almost my entire life.

  4. Beautiful – I had them once for an awful long time, and people used to recognize me only because of my fringe. Good times. 😀

  5. I haven’t had bangs since I was a kid. I would love to try side swept bangs though! I’m not even sure I could pull off bangs.

  6. I haven’t had a fringe in a while, but I’ve tried super short, sideswept, and asymmetrical styles.

  7. I always wanted bangs but I have awful cowlicks =(

  8. I’ve worn bangs forever. It hides a multitude of sins!! I have a combination of round and heart shaped face and wear my bangs like Reese does.

  9. Bangs are my secret weapon, or at least it used to be when my hair was longer. I would always opt for side bangs, rather than the full bangs. Thanks for these tips!

  10. FabZilla_Kath says

    I agree. I cut/trim my own bangs whenever I’m in the mood to update my hair

  11. They’re really rocking their bangs! I’m not sure what face shape I have but my bangs were always pretty standard.

  12. I used to love wearing bangs, but they are so high maintenance.

  13. I always love CECE’s bangs!! haha I would have love to get one but i am not brave enough to accept the challenge of combing and fixing it every now and then haha

  14. Karla Ramos says

    Those are some fantastic tips and I love the examples. I never knew or at least realized that there are good forms and styles for each face shape.

  15. I am sporting side bangs now. People say I looked younger than when I didnt have them.

  16. I have short, choppy bangs that I can hide away with the rest of my hair when I don’t need them. Love fringes of any kind!

  17. Ryan Escat says

    Thanks for sharing this, I am going to forward this to my wife. She’s gonna love it.

  18. WhispersInspire says

    I always struggle with this so I keep the same old hairstyle. Thanks for the tips.

  19. I am weird about bangs. I want them. I get them. Love them then remember why I hated them, the last time. Because I have a huge cowlick in my front hair line. lol I’m considering longer bangs, with some more face framing layers, next time I go in to get my hair done. We’ll see.

  20. Nicole Escat says

    I love the 4th style, it suits me even though I don’t have a heat shaped face. I love having bangs!

  21. Akhil Sharma says

    Great recommendations!! This post is going to help a lot of people. Thanks for sharing.

  22. I’ve never really paid attention to bangs. I’ve had a few in the past but I have a round face and it tends to work out with me. This is a great post if you’re interested in which bangs would work best for you.

  23. Leigh Anne Borders says

    I have always had a love hate relationship with bangs. Sometimes I want them and then I decide no. I think ti looks great though on some people!

  24. I used to love bangs because I wanted to hide my large forehead, then I got over it. I think bangs tend to break out my forehead anyway.

  25. I literally JUST grew my bangs out. You’re making me want to chop them again!

  26. mail4rosey says

    I wear them because my forehead is so high. Thanks be to that from my grandfather. 😉

  27. Stephanie Pass says

    While it’s good for some, I hate bangs. I can’t stand them touching my forehead. I remember when I was in the 4th grade I had hair down to my rear and decided I wanted to get bangs. When the hairdresser was finished, I cried I hated them so much, lol.

  28. Lisa Rios says

    I am just loving these wonderful tips with those pictures as example to illustrate them. I do love bangs & for the Oval will be the ideal choice any time.

  29. Aziel Morte says

    I love those girls have a bangs they are really cute and fashionable