8 Things You Should Know Before Getting Bangs

Find out if cutting bangs is for you!
by Erin Torrejon   |  Mar 27, 2015
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First things first, you should know that simply cutting your hair and getting bangs are two totally different things! And since we've already tackled all the things you should know before getting a major haircut, now it's time to talk about all the things you should most definitely consider and think about before deciding to cut bangs, regardless of the style. So if you find yourself casually pondering if you should get bangs because of a celeb or blogger photo you saw, you should go ahead and read everything below first!

READ: 10 Things You Should Know Before Getting A Major Haircut

 1  You should know your hair texture and face shape first.

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Your hair texture plays a big role in picking what bangs to get and the same goes with your face shape, especially if you don't want a hair horror story after you get a cut. This is because certain fringe styles are not meant for all hair textures and face shapes so it's best to be real about what styles suit you. 

READ: The Best Bangs For Every Face Shape

 2  Pick someone with similar hair texture and face shape as a peg then go from there.

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Choosing a celebrity or even a friend with bangs and has all the same hair and face attributes as you makes it easier for you to narrow down your style choices! This will also help you avoid any disasters and regrets once you do decide to get bangs.

 3  Bangs are high-maintenance.

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This hairstyle is definitely not the wash-and-wear type so if you're always on-the-go and barely have time to fix your hair, it's best not to get a fringe. Also, you'll need to get them trimmed every month or so, so make sure to factor that in your decision making process.

 4  Styling them can get tricky at first.

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Most especially if you're a newbie at bangs. Finding the right routine, products, and tools to help style your fringe the way you want them to look may take some time! Also, be prepared for extra oily bangs because of how closely they rest on your face so make sure to invest in dry shampoo.

READ: 5 Hair Products Every Girl Needs in Her Life

 5  Bangs can cause acne.

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Although this will really depend on your skin type and hair texture, but be prepared for the fact that your forehead and skin may get irritated and extra oily once you for a fringe. 

 6  Your makeup routine may change.

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This can be a pro or a con, depending on your current signature makeup look! If you usually draw on your brows, having bangs may let you skip that step but if you're a fan of a dramatic eye makeup look and you've got blunt bangs, you may have to learn to love sporting lippies.

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 7  Bangs are not for everyone.

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Even if your face shape is perfect for bangs, it doesn't mean you'll love having a fringe right away. Also, if you didn't exactly like your bangs before, you still may not like them a 2nd or 3rd time around. But if you did like having them before, chances are you'll love them again.

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 8  Just like hair, your bangs will grow too.

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So if you didn't fall in love with yours, fret not because you can always grow them out, trust us! And be prepared for an awkward stage, good thing we've got tips to help you avoid that whole period

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Want more hair-related tips? Just tweet us @candymagdotcom or leave a comment below! Let's talk all things hair.

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Erin Torrejon
Former Associate Fashion and Beauty Editor
Resident fashion and beauty girl. I’m a health-nut who devotes cheat days to french fries and other glorious carbs. I live at the beach and I can talk about movies, music,  clothes, and my current beauty obsessions for hours on end. 
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