View Full Version : Bangs - yes or no? (Pic Heavy)

February 9th, 2011, 08:35 PM
I have been back on forth on whether or not to go back to having bangs (fringe). I would love some impartial advice...DH is no help and DD4 thinks she's Rapunzel, so her grip on reality is tenuous at best. :D

Here is my hair as it is now...no bangs. Also, no heat styling. Oh, and my glasses are on. I wear contacts too.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=95384&albumid=7178&dl=1296933622&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=7178&pictureid=95384)

Here are some pics of me with bangs (please ignore the multitude of hair colors...and the judicious use of the straightening iron)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=95789&albumid=7252&dl=1297305064&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=7252&pictureid=95789)


http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=95787&albumid=7252&dl=1297304732&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=7252&pictureid=95787)


What do you think? (There are a few more pics with bangs in my album, but I discovered I have very few pics of myself without bangs that are in digital format) I have sworn off hairdye, none of those pics represent my natural color. I'm not even sure what my natural color is...:p

I'm getting my hair TRIMMED next Friday (2/18) and need to decide the bangs/no bangs issue by then. Please help me decide! What do you think would be best for me?

Thanks so much!

February 9th, 2011, 08:37 PM
I vote no bangs.

February 9th, 2011, 08:39 PM
I vote no bangs. I think your face shape goes well without, and it just sort of shrinks your face if you have bangs.

Your hair is pretty, in any case. :)

February 9th, 2011, 08:42 PM
I think I prefer the bangs longer, like in your first and last pics.

However, if you did want to cut them to like how short they are in the other pics, I would say maybe taper them more gradually into the rest of your hair, instead of how they are (or at least they look) like pretty much one length and then end at your normal hair. Like a longer side bang look.

But get whatever you want to! Please remember that loads of people (myself included) want bangs, then hate them, grow them out, they get awkward, and cut again... vicious cycle! So make sure they are something you'll want for the long haul!

Oh, and don't let the person trimming your hair touch you with razors or thinning shears! Good luck.

February 9th, 2011, 08:44 PM
I actually prefer you in the short bangs, the picture of you wearing pink tee.

February 9th, 2011, 08:49 PM
I like the no-bangs - because it looks nice. I'm fighting the same battle with myself right now, and the conclusion I've come to is - at my age, I look SOOOO much better with bangs, but now that I've grown them out for the first time in over 30 years, I have totally fallen in love with the feeling of no hair on my face. So I say - since you look nice without them, go for it while you're young. But that's this one person's perspective - do whatever makes you happy. :)

February 9th, 2011, 08:54 PM
I like no bangs or the longer bangs like your last picture. :)

February 9th, 2011, 08:55 PM
I think long sideswept bangs would look nice. I think you look great both with bangs and without!

February 9th, 2011, 08:58 PM
No bangs...or a very long bang. :)

February 9th, 2011, 09:07 PM
I vote no bangs--you look great both ways, but definitely best without them! :)

February 9th, 2011, 09:14 PM
A long fringe styled to the side would be nice. That way, if you don't like it, you can join it with the rest of your hair and grow it out. It will act as a nice frame, IMO :)

February 9th, 2011, 09:29 PM
Since your natural texture is quite wavy, you would need to use constant heat styling to straighten out your bangs should you decide to cut them back in. If that is something you are willing to commit to, then I would say yes, go right ahead and get those bangs. :)

My personal opinion, you look great with longer, side-swept bangs. They frame your face nicely, much better than just short, blunt cut bangs.

February 9th, 2011, 09:44 PM
I think you look better with no bangs but if you do decide to get them, I think the longer bangs look best.

February 9th, 2011, 10:08 PM
I like the longer bangs and no bangs... my advice (from personal experience) would be to go no bangs, simply because if you get tired of them you've got to grow them out again!

February 9th, 2011, 10:48 PM
The last photo, with the long sideswept bits, is my favorite. Very flattering! The shorter ones I'm not quite as big a fan of, they draw attention away from your face instead of highlighting it. Of course, this is just my opinion, and I hope you are happy with whatever decision you make!

February 9th, 2011, 11:35 PM
I vote no bangs, you have a pretty waviness around your hairline.

February 10th, 2011, 12:13 AM
I vote bangs. I particularly like the last picture, with the long side-swept bangs.

February 10th, 2011, 12:20 AM
I love the way you look with the longer, side swept bangs!

February 10th, 2011, 12:24 AM
I vote yes to bangs

February 10th, 2011, 12:38 AM
I agree with Eric -- something to consider if you're going to get bangs is if they will be wearable curly, or whether you're willing to flat iron them every time you wash.

I like the long bangs in the last photo the best, but go with whatever you want! :flower:

February 10th, 2011, 01:13 AM
I vote yes to bangs! The short or the long side-swept.

February 10th, 2011, 02:23 AM
I vote no bangs! I absolutely love your hair in the first picture!

February 10th, 2011, 03:09 AM
My vote is for bangs!

February 10th, 2011, 04:20 AM
I vote long side bangs, they look good on you.

February 10th, 2011, 06:27 AM
I'm on the no-bangs or long side-swept bangs wagon. You looks great with bangs, but I prefer the no-bangs look on you!

February 10th, 2011, 08:04 AM
No to the short bangs, yes to the side swept longer sorta bangs!

February 10th, 2011, 08:08 AM
I like both on you, but I have a slight preference for: no bangs.

February 10th, 2011, 09:18 AM
I like the 1st picture with no bangs.

February 10th, 2011, 10:56 AM
I love the bangs. I can't wear them myself (cowlick and curls) But on you, especially the longer ones, look lovely.

February 10th, 2011, 11:31 AM
I vote yes for bangs! This might have been easier for you if it was a poll ;) :P

February 10th, 2011, 12:08 PM
yes i like the bangs

February 10th, 2011, 12:11 PM
No bangs or longer bangs.

February 10th, 2011, 12:12 PM
I like them.. yes for bangs from me. I'd keep them longer, which is what I did when I cut mine in about a year or so ago...

I like to keep mine curly and wild, though.

February 10th, 2011, 12:57 PM
I love how it looks in the last picture, the long side swept bangs.

February 10th, 2011, 01:08 PM
Love the bangs. They really liven up your face.

BUT if you're on the fence, go with no-bangs, because they're SUCH a pain to grow out. And I agree with Eric that they may require a commitment to heat-styling.

February 10th, 2011, 01:21 PM
I vote no to bangs :) having said that; I do like the long bangs in your last picture.:eyebrows:

February 10th, 2011, 01:23 PM
I like no bangs or long bangs. :)

February 10th, 2011, 01:26 PM
I like the last picture best, long bangs and no straightening. The sweep of the angle of the bangs blends really nicely with the natural wave of your hair. Very pretty!

February 10th, 2011, 01:34 PM
I think that first pic looks the best...so no bangs

February 10th, 2011, 01:59 PM
A long fringe styled to the side would be nice. That way, if you don't like it, you can join it with the rest of your hair and grow it out. It will act as a nice frame, IMO :)
I agree with this! Think you really suit the last pic with the long side swept bans, very sexy too!

February 10th, 2011, 02:02 PM
I like the bangs- just longer- below the eyebrow for sure, maybe even starting on the check bone.

February 10th, 2011, 02:24 PM
Definitely no bangs, and you have such gorgeous thick hair!

February 10th, 2011, 04:49 PM
My vote is no bangs! Great hair BTW!

February 10th, 2011, 06:22 PM
Wow, thanks for all the responses. It's interesting to see so many different opinions. =] Right now I'm leaning towards no bangs, at least for now. Maybe I'll get some longer side-swept bangs once my hair gets longer, but I've always wanted long, one-length hair. May as well grow the bangs with the rest!

February 10th, 2011, 06:49 PM
Your face is pretty. You don't need bangs to hide anything. I vote no bangs.

February 10th, 2011, 07:06 PM
I definitely say no bangs, you're lucky you don't need them, your hair looks gorgeous in the first picture :D

February 10th, 2011, 07:15 PM
I vote no bangs. The first photo is very nice.

February 10th, 2011, 09:32 PM
I also vote no bangs.

February 10th, 2011, 09:33 PM
I also vote no bangs or long side-swept bangs. Your hair is very pretty.:)

February 10th, 2011, 10:04 PM
I like number 3, with the pink shirt.
but that's personnal, I have strange envy for bangs right now myself :D

February 10th, 2011, 10:19 PM
I love that last photo. I think bangs like that look the best on you.