We always want what we can’t have, right? Well for some of us that might involve long, bohemian hair with a full fringe just like the lovely Zooey above (or my gorgeous sister, Jordan). It might not be in the cards for me (and I love my curls), but a girl can dream!
The thing I love about bangs is that you can wear them in so many different ways; side-swept, heavy fringe, center part…seems so easy to change it up! If you’re thinking about cutting bangs or just looking for some inspiration on new ways to wear the ones you have, click through the gallery for some fantastic-fringe inspiration below!
Blown-out Bangs 1 of 14In another life, my hair would look like this. Use a round brush and a bit of frizz control serum for this look. Part bangs ever so slightly towards the center and voila!
via Wish Wish Wish
Glamour Bangs 2 of 14Julia Stegner takes the whole "bangs" thing up a notch, or 10. For this look I imagine a round brush and a teasing comb would do the trick.
image courtesy of Fashionising
Heidi Braids With Fringe 3 of 14How do you guys feel about Heidi braids? I think they're totally sweet — plus, if you know how to do a simple braid, you can get this look! Pinterest has tons of great tutorials for these braids.
image via Wish Wish Wish
Up-do Tutorial 4 of 14Gorgeous up-do with lovely side-swept bangs. All you need is some volumizing product, a hairbrush, and some braiding skills!
Find the tutorial here. It's not as hard as it looks!
Center-parted Bangs 5 of 14Here's a slight wave with center parted bangs — so lovely. Waves like these are so popular right now. For this look, use a flat iron for your curls and to smooth out those bangs. Pull a small section back, tease slightly and secure with bobby pins.
Photo credit: the 5 Minute Blog
Top Knot with Fringe 6 of 14Bangs and a top-knot ... it's like hipster heaven! A top knot is just a high bun and can be messy or sleek. Use a flat iron or round brush to get your bangs in order, then leave a few piecey strands out to frame your face. Spray to secure.
image inspiration from Fashionising
Bangs And a Braid 7 of 14A fishtail braid with bangs, what's lovelier than that? If you want to try it out, check this tutorial on http://www.wikihow.com/Fishtail-Braid" target="_blank">how to do a fishtail braid. It's a quick and easy hairstyle that looks sharp ... don't you think?
Ponytail Fringe 8 of 14Katie Holmes keeps it chic with a sleek pony and full fringe. To try this out yourself, straighten your hair and bangs with the flat iron, gather into a high pony and smooth. Set with a glossy hairspray to finish.
Image via Daily Makeover
Full Fringe 9 of 14Blunt fringe with layers — a lovely, California beach bum look. Get hair like this with a round brush and flat iron. Finish off the look with an anti-frizz serum.
Image courtesy of Fashionising
Short And Sideswept 10 of 14
Zooey Bangs 11 of 14Doesn't every girl not-so-secretly wish she had Zooey bangs? Does she use fat rollers or a round brush? I'm not sure! It just looks so gorgeous! If you'd like to try bangs like hers, ask your stylist for thick, eyebrow-grazing fringe.
image via iknowhair
Center-part Bangs 12 of 14For the ultimate bang inspiration, look no further than the iconic Brigitte Bardot. Set your hair in hot rollers, release and tease as high as you want. Use a round brush on the bangs.
Photo credit: glamamor
Beachy Wave 13 of 14
Side-swept Bangs 14 of 14
*top image found here
How do you feel about bangs? Wish you could, love this look, or not for you?
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