The Perfect Bang

Bangs can transform your look

Bangs can transform your look

Let’s talk bangs!  They can transform your look by emphasizing your eyes and by softening your forehead.  Also, they are super trendy right now!  I can show you how to style them and how to relax your ‘cowlicks’, giving you the perfect bang.

The crisscross method:  On wet, not damp, bangs and using a soft, cushiony brush and your blow dryer on high heat, take thick sections and brush your hair diagonally across your forehead alternating with each side. Once almost dry, brush sections sideways up and over the forehead to create lift.  Then you can finish with a few more crisscross strokes.    For my straight-banged girls that is all it takes…no hairspray needed!

Side-swept bangs can be thick and swoopy or soft and wispy

Side-swept bangs can be thick and swoopy or soft and wispy

For long, swoopy bangs:  After blow-drying with your crisscross method, tilt your head all the way to one side until your bangs are above your brow line and dangling in the air.  From 18 inches away, lightly mist your bangs with hairspray.  (My current favorite is Rockaholic Fun Times Flexible Hairspray by Bed Head).  Stay tilted and gently shake your head so that your bangs gain movement.

For extra hold, repeat this process.  Then count to five mississippi and come on up!  If your bangs are too helmet-like, make a claw with your hand and gently rough the bangs by scratching your head one inch from the scalp, without disturbing the hairsprayed line at the brow.  VOILA!  Your bangs should last at least four hours or until you comb them out.

Flexible hairspray holds and gives your hair movement

Flexible hairspray holds and gives your hair movement

For bang trims, please see your hairstylist unless you have a super soft, wispy bang.  If that is the case, you can trim your bangs yourself in-between salon visits.  Use haircutting shears and lightly point-notch the ends by cutting vertically.

Enjoy your perfect bangs and remember to send me your questions!

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