Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bangs Are Back

Reportedly, bangs are the next big hair trend. Never completely out of style, now they have a new name: Fringe, as in, "There's a fringe for everybody." 
Photo: Elle - Salma Hayek
Like a lot of little girls, I wore bangs for about 10 years. I wore them again for another 10 years shortly after graduating from college. I will probably never willingly cut my hair into bangs again. Why you may ask?
Photo: Elle - Bella Hadid
Because bangs are a commitment. When I had bangs I bought a  professional pair of hair scissors in order to trim the fringe myself in between haircuts. If you can't trim your own bangs, you will be booking hair appointments every 2 weeks.
Photo: Elle - Jennifer Garner
And growing bangs out takes patience galore and aplenty of awkward in-between lengths before they reach the measure of the rest of your hair. You get accustomed to looking stupid and trying stupid things while growing out your bangs, including securing the fringe with bobby pins, barrettes, mousse, hair stray, even swallowing vitamins in an attempt to accelerate the growing process.
Photo: Elle/Getty - Rihanna
Now that I'm older, I like my oval face (winkles and all!) without bangs better. So fringe on people, straight across your forehead ... no fringe benefits for me this time around. My days of the fringe have ended. How about you?

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  1. Rarely been without a fringe, through the many hairstyles of the years. These days a few wisps across the forehead, but sweep it away as it gets too long. I have a cut every five weeks, so it works out. Plus the fringe helps to cover the re-growth!!

    1. Trish, I bet whisps frame your face in a flattering way. I like whisps alot, but don't have the patience to fiddle with them to keep them out of my eyes.

      BTW, when I grew out my bangs the 2nd time around, I had entererd my 30s and thought, these wrinkers on my forehead were not there the last time around! Geeze, I look so much like my Dad!! (My mom didn't have forehead wrinkles.) But I decided to loose my bangs and deal with it.

  2. Dearest Debra,
    Yeah, I've had bangs for years in my younger years but rather hold on to my hair for now.
    Sending you hugs for a happy weekend!

  3. I'm not sure if you can call it "bangs" when you have curly hair. I think of bangs as being on straight hair. I have them when my hairdresser blows my hair out straight. Otherwise, with my naturally curly hair, I have what I would call a fringe of curls across my forehead -- have had for years.

    The last time my hair was all one length and down to my waist was probably in my 20's and 30's, a very long time ago.

    Cheers, M-T

  4. P.S.: I just realized that my Blog avatar picture was taken when I was in my 50's and I did NOT have bangs. I had forgotten about that. Must be having a senior moment. (insert smiley face here)

    1. The curls styled the way you described sounds so pretty!