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How should I style my long bangs?

/ 04.04.2014
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  • How should I style my long bangs?
  • Go for a natural look like L'Oréal Paris spokesperson Lea Michele
  • Sweep your bangs to the side
  • Try incorporating bangs into a braided headband

Anyone who is in the process of growing out their long bangs will know that they require a lot of maintenance. However, if you know how, then you can style them so that they look so good that it will all seem worth it.

It's all about finding the perfect amount of texture and moment. The most important thing to remember, however, is that you need to be able to see!

Whether you're in the process of growing out your fringe or you love it so much that that you just want to show it off in its best light, there are few, simple styling steps that you should be aware of.

Simple and chic

The minimalists amongs you will be pleased to note that the natural look is a great choice for bangs. When we say natural, we don't actually mean that you can leave your hair exactly the way it looks when you roll out of bed. Perhaps "engineered to look natural" would be a more realistic ideal. To achieve this look, you'll need a blow-dryer (and potentially a flay iron too).

Starting with damp hair, brush through your locks in order to smooth out any bumps or waves, paying special attention to the roots.

Next, blow-dry your hair, stopping when it's about 85% dry then run a flat iron through your bangs. Finger-comb and fix in place with a spritz of hairspray.

Show off your best side

Side-swept bangs are also a great look to try. When choosing which side you should sweep your hair to, there really are no rules about which direction to go in. Just go for whichever side looks (and feels) best.

Simply guide your bangs over to one side with a barrel brush when blow-drying your hair. Once the hair is totally dry, spray some hairspray over your bangs to keep them in their new place.

Onwards and upwards

If you fancy something a bit different, why not style your bangs into a mini pompadour? This is a great way to inject some retro style into your hairstyle. The pompadour can also be dressed up or down, depending on your mood!

For a pompadour with a natural finish, spray hairspray onto the roots and lengths of your bangs. Tease with a comb, then shape into a pomp.

For a slightly sleeker finish, use putty instead of hairspray. Work a small amount of putty into your bangs, massaging the roots as you go. Then, use your hands to shape your fringe into a pompadour shape. Once you're done, comb over gently for a smooth look.

Hide it

If you don't fancy making a feature of your long bangs, why not incorporate them into an updo. Braided headbands are perfect for this as you can simply tuck your bangs into them and incorporate them into the braid.

Now you'll never have a bad fringe day again!

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