"To grow out fringe, work with your stylist to thin it out," explains Jen McGann, the director of cosmetology at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture. "Really texturize it and take some of the perimeter weight out on the bottom." This technique will help remove bulk, allowing you to use a texturizing or smoothing product to help sweep the bangs to the side. Then, once they begin to grow out further, simply part the bangs, allowing them to grow around your face. See? Growing out your fringe isn't so bad, after all.
The Spring 2012 runway saw a lot of loose side swoops, and with good reason. Pinning the front of your hair close to the ear gives the illusion of a side bang, making it an especially useful technique for women who don't want to commit to cutting their hair. We saw this trend in the Spring collections of Blumarine, Richard Chai Love, Jill Stuart, and others, so click through and take a look at this attractive and romantic face-framing style.
Back in the '80s, there were claw bangs and, in the '90s, it seemed like everyone had baby bangs. And these days, it seems to be all about another kind of dramatic fringe: the blunt bang. Just because you go for a straight-across style doesn't mean you don't have other ways-to-wear-it options. Here are five stars proving that blunt bangs really do have an edge — more than just literally.