Yes, bangs elevate your Summer hair hotness level to the umpteenth degree, but are you paying the price with unwanted forehead blemishes? Hairline acne (street name "pomade acne") can be caused by the constant contact between hair and skin, which deposits debris from your styling products onto your face. Sure, your bangs are the perfect cover-up, but clear skin is the better choice. Get tips for keeping your skin clear underneath the fringe when you read more.
Bangs are a big trend, but sometimes you can end up with a cowlick if you're not careful. Allure has tips to finally get unruly hair to lie flat.
I've never let my cowlick get in the way of my love for bangs, but that doesn't mean I haven't suffered for my stubbornness. Mere hours after thinking I've believably hidden my cowlick, I'll look in the mirror to see that it's made a weird part in my fringe or spouted up through them like a tenacious little fountain. So yes, I was pretty excited when LA-based hairstylist and cofounder of The Beauty Department Kristin Ess told me exactly how she tames her own cowlick, as well as what she considers the best and only way to blow-dry bangs.
Ever wonder why some bangs look great on one person but not so great on another? The answer may have a lot to do with your face shape. We break down which bang styles look best on which face shapes so you can avoid a future fringe faux pas. On Maria: Mackage vest, Aritzia shirt.
The lob is the hottest new hair trend for Spring, but now it seems Alice Eve and Nicole Richie are already giving the look an update. Both ladies were spotted recently with full-on fringe to accompany their long bob haircuts. Alice pulled out her brow-grazing bangs to promote Star Trek Into Darkness in Berlin, where she paired the look with a bright red lipstick. Last night at the AOL 2013 Digital Content NewFront, Nicole debuted thick blunt bangs that sweep deep down to her lashes. A long bob plus a long bang equals a stylish match for Spring.
Middle fringe can be a serious pain to grow out, but Ashley Madekwe showed us a new take on the less-than-pleasant process. The Revenge star stepped out with full, cascading fringe that curtained her eyes. The cut then curved down into a piecey face frame. Usually, growing out your bangs means brushing them to one side and then pinning them back, but what do you think of Ashley's overgrown style?
It has been a busy inauguration weekend for Michelle Obama . . . and her brand-new bangs. Michelle debuted the new cut on her birthday via the new FLOTUS Twitter account. Everyone has had something to say about the trim, even her husband. "I love Michelle Obama," the president said. "And to address the most significant event of this weekend: I love her bangs. She looks good — she always looks good." While the first lady may be the newest member of the blunt-bang club, other notable women seem to be jumping on the fringe trend, including Kate Middleton. Some are anticipating which designers Michelle will be wearing throughout Inauguration Day (or the Tour of the Bangs), but we can't wait to see how many different face-framing styles the FLOTUS will debut.
Edgy, blunt-cut bangs, like the ones Taylor Swift has made part of her signature look, are a fun way to change up your look. But if you don't have time to hit the salon every four weeks to maintain them, why not take the styling into your own hands? We headed to The Private Room in Beverly Hills, CA, to get all the details on how to trim bangs like Taylor's at home.
We've all been there: You needed a bang trim, but you just couldn't make it to the salon for a touch-up. We hit the Private Room in Beverly Hills to see exactly how to trim side-swept fringe à la Cameron Diaz at home, so you never have to suffer this beauty dilemma again. The full tutorial in today's Beauty How-To.
As she makes the rounds to promote her latest film, Django Unchained, Kerry Washington has shown off a number of gorgeous beauty looks. Recently the actress wore her typically side-swept bangs in a more edgy, blunt style with a bold red lip. Today, Kerry stepped on the Parisian red carpet with an oversize bun sans fringe. The two styles represent her styling versatility: casually coiffed for day and elegantly upswept for night. Which side of Kerry do you like best?
Celebrities celebrated the new year in cropped tops . . . er, bangs, we mean. The blunt bang trend is one that never really goes out of style, and these ladies proved that the look can be dressed up or down. Brandy Norwood wore short, piecey bangs for her NYE performance, which allowed her to show off glamorous eye makeup. On the other hand, Taylor Swift set off her longer fringe with a smoky under-eye and full lashes. Kerry Washington also wore blunt bangs, which she paired with straight hair that was both casual and cool. Adding bangs is the easiest way to change up your look for any occasion, but who wore the blunt look best?