Bangs are a super important part of any hairstyle.  They frame the face and can play up your good features while minimizing the not-so-good ones.  However, there are many different types of bangs, and it’s important to know what type you should get and how to communicate it to your hairstylist.  Oh… and I’m just gonna throw out there that some people find the term, “bangs” to be offensive and “fringe” is becoming more of the norm.

So now, let’s talk about the different types of bangs.

There are many different types of bangs, so which one is right for you?  The first step is to know the difference between all of them.  

1. Side-Swept Bangs

There are many different types of bangs, so which one is right for you?  The first step is to know the difference between all of them.  

For side-swept bangs, you should part your hair on one side or the other.  The bangs should softly “sweep” to the other side of the face and might angle down toward the cheek.  It is important that they are soft and textured.

These types of bangs were really popular a few years ago but are slowly starting to phase out.  I still wear side-swept bangs because they work well with my heart-shaped face and rounder faces.  Additionally, they can soften up square or rectangular faces, but they are generally flattering on most people.  

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Hollee Wood is a professional hairstylist with over 10 years of experience in the hair industry. She loves teaching about the science of hair along with everything else beautiful.

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