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How to Know What Style of Bangs to Get Based on Your Face Shape

May 29, 2020

2 Min read

Bangs can be intimidating, yet so tempting to get. With just a few snips, you’ve got a whole new look. However, don’t blindly wield your scissors (please don’t make them kitchen scissors, by the way) and bring some strategy into your bang escapade by cutting them based on your face shape.

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Round faces – Side-Swept Bangs

 

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For round faces with softer angles and fuller cheeks, side-swept bangs are the way to go. These bangs will give your face the illusion of length, plus they give you multiple styling options.

Long-shaped faces – Straight, Heavy Bangs


For the best look to balance out the length of your face, heavy bangs that fall on your brow line or slightly above it will do the trick. These bangs will bring balance to your face, drawing attention away from your chin while highlighting the center of your face.

Heart-shaped faces – Wispy Bangs

 

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Heart-shaped faces are wider at the top and draw to a point at the chin, which lends to them needing a little extra care when it comes to accentuating their best features. This is why soft, wispy bangs, that are longer at the outer edges and shorter in the middle, are perfect. These bangs will accentuate the curve of your chin while also elongating your face from the forehead down.

Square-shaped face – Thick, Brow-Grazing Bangs

 

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People with square shaped faces have been blessed with strong angles, so it’s all about learning how to work them. Because your jawline is more pronounced, a thick, brow-grazing fringe will soften the angles of your face.

Oval face – Any Bangs

If you have an oval face, you have the benefit of symmetry brought on by the length of your face paired with a strong, rounded chin. Thanks to these features, just about any style of bangs will suit you.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Elizabeth Plumptre, freelance writer and murder-mystery fanatic. When I don’t have my nose in a thriller, I’m helping health and wellness companies create content that connects with their audience.

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  1. I hear alot about Square shape, oval shape and heart shape but what about pear shape? When I was in beauty school that’s what they said I had.