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Emme76
May 20th, 2008, 08:17 AM
Hey!
Just a few month ago I started my journey to longer hair. My hair is still short but it is growing...now it is between my chin and shoulders..and this is not a fun stage for me. :rolleyes:

For a while now I been thinking about getting bangs. It has grown so much that I can now tuck it behind my ears...
But I am not sure at all if I like it like this, or if I should cut and shape my bangs. And if I cut my bangs - what shape should I get....:)???

So I was thinking - if you have bangs and would like to share - please add a photo of your bangs/hair on this thread. Then everyone like me can get som great inspiration :D!!!! I would LOVE to get some different ideas....:)

Thank you sooooooooooooo much!
I will also try to dig up old pictures of me - with and without bangs! Not sure what looks best on me.

Thank you for your time!!!!!:)
/Emme

darl_in1
May 20th, 2008, 09:24 AM
Mine are in my profile pic!

Islandgrrl
May 20th, 2008, 09:50 AM
I've been struggling with the same question. Bangs or no bangs. Mine are currently a little longer than chin length. But I keep wondering if I should cut them back to eyebrow length and whether or not I'll be happy with it.

For now I'm observing the 2 week rule and thinking about it. :)

Good luck w/your decision!

lady G
May 20th, 2008, 10:11 AM
hey I have a blunt fringe juat above the eyebrows I love it but it gets on my nerves in summer it sticks to my forehead when its too hot:mad: then i always think aaaaaagh i am gonna grow it out but i dunno lol


x

coppercurls
May 20th, 2008, 10:28 AM
I have had bangs in the past, & I am thinking about it again. Like Islandgrrl, I am using the 2 week rule. It has been several years since I last had bangs.;)

Euphony
May 20th, 2008, 10:29 AM
Dar your bangs look great!

I've been wrestling with this myself for several months. Up until 4 years ago I always had bangs, but up until finding LHC I was never able to get my hair past bsl. Now my 'bangs' are at bsl and being my shortest layer kind of drives me batty. I think it's because my hair is thick, the hair will not stay behind me, it's still constantly falling forward and getting right in my face. My husband met me when my hair was to my neck and my bangs were to my cheek bones, so he's never actually seen me with bangs. At 37 I've had bangs for 33 years of my life. I do miss them in a way, but in a way I'm happy I don't have them.

Hubby keeps saying I'll regret it if I cut bangs in. I don't know if I will or not. So we compromised, my fist goal is tail bone length hair, my second goal is no layers at tail bone. At that point I want to see what my thickness does to my 'bangs' if it's not bothersome I'll probably keep my bangs long, but at that length if it's still bothersome you can pretty much forget me keeping my bangs long.

Morticia
May 20th, 2008, 10:50 AM
I always have bangs. Just a few weeks ago, I had short layers cut in, and I lurve them!!! They are long enough that I can still pull them back in an updo without any falling out. Without the bangs, I always feel that my face looks exactly like this smiley face - :).

Before short layers:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/natchen13/Plumblossomfront-1.jpg

After short layers (with bun waves):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/natchen13/bunwaves1.jpg

Irishred
May 20th, 2008, 10:56 AM
I have bangs/fringe.

I go through stages of trying to grow them out, add more, grow out part, blah blah. It is a horrible cycle. I really think I look better with them. DH has no opinion (the putz) and any one I ask, it is about 50/50. I have a very thin fringe, like 3 mm along my hair line. I had made them so it was a nice straight line across the front but decided they were to thick and required to much styling. I JUST started growing out the extra and they are about an inch longer now than the part I am keeping.

This is what I did a few months ago
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v258/momandscout/bangtrim-aftercomb-1.jpg

This is a before and well, kinda what it looks like now
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v258/momandscout/bangspartdown-2.jpg

Me no bangs EEEK!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v258/momandscout/nobangsnopartdown-2.jpg
Well, it isn't that bad, just makes me self conscience about my face.

Keeping them thin and/or longer give you some added options of styling them out of the way.

Alaskanheart
May 20th, 2008, 10:58 AM
Im thinking of having some fringe maybe some type of bangs when I go in to my 1 year LHC aniversary salon visit.Thats in September so I have plenty of time to think about it.My old bangs are reaching chin length.One thing Ive noticed with my bangs is that they seem to grow slower and thinner than the rest of my hair, which is why its a big decision for me.

talula_fairie
May 20th, 2008, 11:04 AM
I had the exact length you're referring to with bangs and it was really cute. I had it that way for years.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/7/11236467_bb0b17fd08_o.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/11/16365707_fd0bf1580d_o.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/talula_fairie/Picture_305.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/6/12117274_d72a88e7d5_o.jpg

If you get sick of the bangs, you can grow them out a little and do sideswept bangs like this:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/37/86996466_37fe0ce807_o.jpg

MsBubbles
May 20th, 2008, 11:09 AM
Interesting topic! I had non-stop bangs from the age of 13 to 33, through long, straight styles as well as short permed poodle styles. I never dared try to be without them until I was mid 30s, but I didn't look back. Now that I'm over 40 and have a furrow in my forehead, I am considering hiding it with bangs. Last night, however, inspite of being too busy to even sleep or finish my work, I managed to spend 3 hours ransacking my storage closet in search of an old box of photos with inciminating hairstyles. I was reminded of how my face looks with dark (unbleached) bangs (very sinister), with half-bleached bangs, and freshly bleached bangs. I have decided for now that my very flat, fine hair needs all the volume it can get, and so frown marks or not, I'm gonna stay bangless for now!! With bangs, when I put my hair up, it's a lot less severe than with no bangs, but that's about the only pro I can see for myself right now for having them cut back in again.

vidgrl007
May 20th, 2008, 11:13 AM
i have bangs.ive thought about growing them out but i have 2 scars right between my eye brows(chicken pox)that drive me insane.if it wasnt for that i would be totally sanz bangs.gl on your decision.:)

Emme76
May 20th, 2008, 11:37 AM
So great to know I am not alone in this...bangs...or no bangs question....lol...I just love all the pictures. And I think everyone who posted with bangs looks great! I like it on everyone else...but my face is very round...so I am not sure...aaahhhh...
I am happy my problems are not bigger than this for the moment....lol....

Here is 2 of me...the first one is with bangs...but more pulled to the side. My hair is alot shorter in the first picture. The second picture is just a few weeks ago. My bangs are alot longer and my sunglasses are pulling it all back. What you think:)???? The first picture has alot better lighting...don´t let that fool you :D!!!!lol....


http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/4092/imgp2199ks7.jpghttp://img360.imageshack.us/img360/8058/img7016cg5.jpg

lady G
May 20th, 2008, 02:58 PM
You suit both!!!!!!! now thats what people say to me and its more confusing lol but really you do, thing is my hair being fine i wonder that if i grow my fringe out and have it in with the rest of my hair thats gonna add some thickness to it so i am going to try and grow them out but what to do with it is the question i am 36 and feel too old to wear a little slide like a kid lol or a hairband but maybe thats just me being silly, it would prob look ok, but you look great with or without bangs so whatever your decision it will suit you.

Florida Mom
May 20th, 2008, 03:04 PM
I have almost always had bangs, I think I look best with them.... see my profile pic!

paper
May 21st, 2008, 07:34 AM
I love bangs too, have always had them. I used to get them cut straight across but last time I had them cut to the side at an angle. I have a pic of them in my album. As my hair gets longer, I might wear them longer too.

Emme76
May 21st, 2008, 08:35 AM
Thank´s Lady G! :)...I do know the feeling of having to put my bangs up. Even if it is now just below my nose they fall forward and I have to put them up with a clip. TÍ got a few new once and also tiny claw clips....does look ok, and there are some really nice clips out there....

Florida mom - love your bangs...if I get bangs I will get someting similar.

Just so hard to decide. But I will go for the 2 weeks as many suggested before I decide.

Paper - I never found a picture of your bangs..maybe I looked in the wrong album..?

I guess if I will get bangs I need a good hairdresser to cut it. I tried cutting bangs before but ended up looking like a 2 year old used the sissors...lol...:rolleyes:

Big hug to you all
Emme

Saoirse
May 21st, 2008, 08:47 AM
Hi, this is my fringe:

http://photos-332.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v236/81/51/1371510332/n1371510332_30163156_6574.jpg

another:
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/6532/dresseq6.jpg

I was inspired by Kate Moss and her long, shaggy fringe -- neither too thin nor too thick, but falls (charmingly) over the eyebrows! I like it. :)

I was hesitant to go for it because I think fringe that is too short or too thick is not very flattering, but I'm glad I did. It's also very easy to clip back with a bobby pin on either side, so... quite unobtrusive.

I am a poor student and thus cut my fringe myself, one night, very daringly after receiving my best friend's approval on the matter -- there I was with the scissors while she coached me over skype :wink: For someone who has had long hair for a long time and thus tends to think of hair in terms of years, it was nice to realise that even if I didn't like the fringe it would grow out in a few weeks. :inlove:

My hair is about mid-thigh and while I generally prefer the look of fringe-less super-long hair, I wear my hair up so much that I felt it was a good investment in terms of making me more comfortable with updos.

hope that helps.

paper
May 21st, 2008, 05:27 PM
Emme, here's a pic of my bangs.......

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd17/paper1962/bangs2.jpg

Love everyones bangs. I think you look great with bangs Emme. :)

Curlsgirl
May 27th, 2008, 08:19 AM
I think I look better in bangs but am trying to grow mine out. I LOVE them being out of my face but not sure I'll grow them any longer than chin length. To me that seems to be the best of both worlds, you can clip them back or use them to soften.

lilalong
May 27th, 2008, 10:51 AM
I keep cutting some in and growing them out again and again. They are at my chin right now and I'm already contemplating cutting them back to my eyebrows.
I'm like you, I just can't decide.

happylynngilmer
May 27th, 2008, 01:12 PM
I hated having full bangs...I tried several times during my teens to grow them out, and about chin would get sick of it and cut them again. When I was 20, I finally grew them out all the way.
Then barely 23, I cut them to chin with some angling. Then they grew out again.
I wanted side-swpets bangs forever, but never wanted anything *too* short, I finally caved and got some on the 17th.
Love, love, love my side-swept bangs! I have a huge forehead, and I think siders look better than full-WAY better. :} I look older, too, which is good since I am 24 and look 18 (on a good day!).
Pics of all three stages in my profile.

Kirin
May 27th, 2008, 01:34 PM
I have bangs. Uneven, sure i'm not cutting them right self cut bangs LOL. I must have bangs/fringe, I must I must or I look bald. That receeding hairline of ageing does the trick to make you pretty sure bangs are for you!

Anyone know of any good tutorials on cutting your own bangs?

Capriquarius
May 27th, 2008, 01:44 PM
Hi, this is my fringe:

http://photos-332.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v236/81/51/1371510332/n1371510332_30163156_6574.jpg

another:
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/6532/dresseq6.jpg

I was inspired by Kate Moss and her long, shaggy fringe -- neither too thin nor too thick, but falls (charmingly) over the eyebrows! I like it. :)

I was hesitant to go for it because I think fringe that is too short or too thick is not very flattering, but I'm glad I did. It's also very easy to clip back with a bobby pin on either side, so... quite unobtrusive.

I am a poor student and thus cut my fringe myself, one night, very daringly after receiving my best friend's approval on the matter -- there I was with the scissors while she coached me over skype :wink: For someone who has had long hair for a long time and thus tends to think of hair in terms of years, it was nice to realise that even if I didn't like the fringe it would grow out in a few weeks. :inlove:

My hair is about mid-thigh and while I generally prefer the look of fringe-less super-long hair, I wear my hair up so much that I felt it was a good investment in terms of making me more comfortable with updos.

hope that helps.

Your bangs are almost identical to mine, down to the longish side pieces. I cut my own, too! :cheese: Those look really cute on you!

CrowningGlory
May 27th, 2008, 10:47 PM
I have bangs. Uneven, sure i'm not cutting them right self cut bangs LOL. I must have bangs/fringe, I must I must or I look bald. That receeding hairline of ageing does the trick to make you pretty sure bangs are for you!

Anyone know of any good tutorials on cutting your own bangs?

I like this one:

http://www.wikihow.com/Cut-Your-Own-Bangs

I find the twisting and snipping gives a lovely curved edge to the bangs (rather than blunt) that blends in with the longer hair. It also avoids that 'just cut' look.

This one is also very good with tips on choosing a style:

http://www.hairfinder.com/techniques/trimbangshowto.htm

flapjack
May 27th, 2008, 10:49 PM
My bangs are officially touching my shoulders! I cannot go back now! Noooooooooooooo, this is the longest I've let them get before giving up and cutting them back. Must... continue... ahhh.

snowbird
May 28th, 2008, 01:23 PM
I have bangs that are eyebrow length(ish) when curly...I don't know, maybe chin length if I pull them straight? Pics are in my albums

Chromis
May 28th, 2008, 01:34 PM
I've had both. I kept having them cut in as a child and hated them. My part is straight down the middle of my head, so my bangs parted too and they get caught in eyeglasses, ow!

SugarBabydoll
May 29th, 2008, 09:24 AM
Me in my sideswept bangs:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b95/malin_babydoll/DSCN1817_2.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b95/malin_babydoll/Bild270.jpg

I'm thinking about growing it out since I need to use my flatiron for it to look like that. The downside of wavy hair >.<

Emichiee
May 29th, 2008, 11:59 AM
I have full bangs which grow out once in a while because I am too lazy to trim them...:p
I tend to wear them out of my face quite often since they get greasy fast ;)
I dont have a recent picture, sry.

Wanita
May 29th, 2008, 02:50 PM
I think about bangs again, every once in a while. The ones I admire on the boards here - well, a lot of them have a different hair type than I do.

I grew mine out a loooong time ago; do I want to cut them again? The entire front section of my hair has tapered (untrimmed) ends. Hard to give up.

Eireann
May 29th, 2008, 03:01 PM
I love my bangs. I have a high forehead, and I think I look better with bangs and some face framing layers. I might go in this weekend for a bang trim because it's been a couple months. I'm trying to stay away from the hairdresser to avoid a crack in my resolve to keep growing my length. I really REALLY want long hair, but I feel like an addict going through haircut withdrawal! Going to the salon is like a recovering alcoholic going to a bar!

suicides_eve
May 29th, 2008, 06:38 PM
funny story i was in that stage where i was so bord with my hair i had to do something with it. I desided i was gonna give my self bangs after look at old pics fro when i was in high school.. i wasn't to happy afterward:rolleyes: but i get so many compliments it dosen't bother me any more:D
funny whenyou think you look your worst others think you look you best- i just don't get it

atlantaz3
May 29th, 2008, 06:47 PM
I spent years growing mine out and it was a very painful process for me. I like the way I looked in bangs, I had a bob and very deep cut thick bangs. My dh said I was hiding my face behind my hair and didn't like the way it just hung on either side of my face. (like all one length hanging down on either side of my face is much different.) I would like to try bangs again, but it took WAY to long to grow them out - so it's not a go for me at this time. You might want to read some of posts where people are asking for advice on growing out bangs before you get them cut.
But... it's your hair - do what will make you happy :)

lacereza
May 29th, 2008, 07:40 PM
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Morag
May 29th, 2008, 08:59 PM
My hair is currently layered in such a way that the back is past shoulder, but the entire crown is quite short, falling into heavy bangs and giving a nicely rounded shape to my pointy little head.

Following a recent bout of "Arrrgghhh! I have no hair!!!", I decided to grow out all my layers in order to give myself a shot at a ii (!) thickness, but I just can't quite give up the bangs. I've done without them before and looked fine, but right now I feel like I have way too much forehead, LOL!

What I am doing to maintain them is to make a part right across the front of my head - there is a little indentation in the hairline at each temple, and I go straight from one side to the other at that point. Then I comb the hair to be trimmed forward into a tiny handheld pony and just snip the ends off. This way my bangs are shortest in the center front and a little longer on the sides so they can blend into the longer hair. This cut also makes my bangs feather slightly at the edge, so they look softer than a perfectly even blunt cut would.

So there's my :twocents: :flower:

Hedera
May 31st, 2008, 07:14 AM
My hair is about mid-thigh and while I generally prefer the look of fringe-less super-long hair, I wear my hair up so much that I felt it was a good investment in terms of making me more comfortable with updos.

hope that helps.

Saoirse, I love your bangs!
And those of everyone else I've seen here, actually.

Just wondering, because your hairtype is similar to mine in thickness and texture (although yours is much longer, of course) if you've noticed a marked difference in the thickness of your braids etc?

The kind of bangs I'm thinking about getting are very similar to yours, but I do worry about the loss of diameter in my braids....

And yes, I am seriously considering getting bangs again.
I used to have them as a child, very heavy ones, then didn't (mostly) when I got short hair, and now that I've let it grow again, I'm bangless - but I find myself yearning for them again.

I like my face without bangs as well, but I think it looks a bit stronger with them; and, as I get older, my eyebrows seem to get thinner and thinner, and I think bangs would give my face a bit more 'structure' again.
It's not about hiding my high forehead, I rather like my high forehead...

What I'm worried about it loss of thickness, greasy bangs when stretching out my hair washing, and trouble wearing hats....

So I'm still trying to make up my mind, and observing the 2-week rule.
Having said that, I did make an appointment at the hairdresser's for the 10th of June; that is over two weeks away from when I seriously started craving them again, and it's always hard to find my favourite hairdresser available.

When I go (IF I go, I might still cancel), I'll have them trim a centimeter off the ends as well, it's time for my six-monthly trim anyway.

In the mean time, I'm looking at all kind of pictures online, and old photographs of myself.

Gemma
May 31st, 2008, 07:38 AM
I just had some cut almost entirely on a whim. :)

I went in for a wedding hair trial and decided I needed something to soften my face, so I asked my stylist to cut me some bangs (or a 'fringe' as we call it here in the UK). I really like it!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v18/Keller/Hair/IMG_0953a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v18/Keller/Hair/IMG_0954a.jpg

I'm going to have a heavy fringe cut after the summer, and put just a few layers around the front, too.

Emme76
May 31st, 2008, 07:46 AM
Thank you for all the great pictures and ideas!!! But also you experience...I think this post is great for anyone thinking about bangs (fringe) :)!

I did cut (trim) my bangs and I think I like it. I will try to get a picture soon. I also had to cut just a tiny bit on my top layer. I do want to grow out my layers, but the ends were so damaged - it does look better now and my curls really liked the tiny trim :D!!!! Will get a pic soon.....

Thank you all.....:cheese:
/Emme

Magdalene
May 31st, 2008, 07:57 AM
I cut myself some wispy ones last fall, for the first time in many years- now they bug me so I'm letting them grow out for the summer. wispy ones are pretty easy to brush into the rest of your hair if you don't like them!

suicides_eve
June 1st, 2008, 07:46 AM
I just had some cut almost entirely on a whim. :)

I went in for a wedding hair trial and decided I needed something to soften my face, so I asked my stylist to cut me some bangs (or a 'fringe' as we call it here in the UK). I really like it!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v18/Keller/Hair/IMG_0953a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v18/Keller/Hair/IMG_0954a.jpg

I'm going to have a heavy fringe cut after the summer, and put just a few layers around the front, too.

wow that really suits you very well, very pretty!

Gemma
June 1st, 2008, 08:54 AM
wow that really suits you very well, very pretty!

Thank you so much! :flower:

It feels like forever since I had a fringe so I am really loving it.

icydove
June 1st, 2008, 09:29 AM
Gemma, love the bangs! I just cut some in my hair, and your picture, being a fellow wavy, gave me a little nudge to do it ;)

squiggyflop
June 1st, 2008, 10:04 AM
ok so here is me in sophmore year of high school.. my hair was alot straighter back then because i didnt hit puberty until junior year.. my hair got wavy after puberty.. i think i did blowdry my bangs to make them go foward.. and behold something no one has seen in years! my natural hair color! sort of an auburnish color.. looked sort of coppery in the sun.. wow i look like i dont want my picture taken.. i wasnt sleeping much then either..its weird how my roots are always darker than the rest of my hair..
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/squiggyflop/IM000030crop.jpg

here is my bangs growing out a bit when i didnt trim them when i joined.. as you can see after puberty my bangs sort of flipped to the side.. it was worse when they were short.. ahh henna.. yes i know im wearing too much makeup.. my eyebrows werent really that dark and drawn on.. thats a photoshop effect i used to make the face easier to animate into a gif
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/squiggyflop/cutemeuh2.jpg

here is them grown out a bit more in december 2007
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/squiggyflop/hairdec7of2007-1.jpg

and here is the length that they completely stopped being flippy..
im not sure when it was taken
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/squiggyflop/avatarcrunchy.jpg

Gemma
June 1st, 2008, 11:21 AM
Gemma, love the bangs! I just cut some in my hair, and your picture, being a fellow wavy, gave me a little nudge to do it ;)

Awesome! :) Aren't bangs fun? I've been using the cold setting on my otherwise neglected blow-dryer to make them soft and fluffy, but they wave nicely if I let them air dry.

Squiggyflop, I am absolutely in love with your hair! It doesn't hurt that you're also super pretty. :flower:

CurlyNinja
June 1st, 2008, 12:09 PM
I while back I had some semi-bangs cut into my hair, just to see how I liked it. And I did like it, but my hair was only shoulder length then, and I don't know whether I should re-cut something with what's grown out (and is currently driving me nuts) and a bit of extra hair, or whether I should just go with the no-bangs look.

The whole business is complicated by the fact that my hair is firmly curly, and I'm just not crazy about the "few sprigs" look around the face for "bangs" on me. I'd want a more wavy, sideswept blend. Like what Gemma and SugarBabyDoll are sporting on this thread. Now, this might be possible, as when my hair is shorter it tends to have more difficulty forming full spirals and looks kind of 2B/2C, but I'm kind of afraid to take the plunge and find out.

Also, I'm not sure about how that would look--spiral curls and 2B bangs? It could be a little odd-looking.

Saoirse
June 16th, 2008, 07:41 PM
Saoirse, I love your bangs!
And those of everyone else I've seen here, actually.

Just wondering, because your hairtype is similar to mine in thickness and texture (although yours is much longer, of course) if you've noticed a marked difference in the thickness of your braids etc?

The kind of bangs I'm thinking about getting are very similar to yours, but I do worry about the loss of diameter in my braids.....

The difference is not noticeable.

And, thanks! :D

Miss Murphy
June 17th, 2008, 03:14 AM
I have a full fringe, eyebrow-length, and I love it! I always wear my hair up, and it softens my look considerably.
I was a bit hesitant about cutting them, but I haven't regret a minute!

Hedera
June 17th, 2008, 05:22 AM
Thank you Saoirse!

I did get bangs cut last week (should really post on my blog about it, was a great experience - later today, hopefully!), and I LOVE them.

They're eyebrow-length, full but not extremely thick and like you said, the difference in the rest of my hair is not really noticeable (although I haven't measured the circumference yet).

They're not completely straight across; she left them a tiny bit longer at the edges and they're a little bit feathered, as it were.

My hair has a lot more body and character than the last time I had bangs!