Bangs- you either love ‘em or hate ‘em, right? Back when I was a bleach blonde with ringlets, I had bangs that my mother styled every day. Then, as I got older, I tried the whole side bang trend. It looked okay when I straightened my hair, but with my natural wavy texture, they just always looked messy and weird. Ah, beauty regrets.
Now that I finally know how to style my own hair, I probably could rock the bangs if I actually thought they would look good. But I don’t. But one look I’ve been seeing lately that I might try to pull off is the faux bang look. No, I’m not talking about actually wearing fake bangs that you can buy at your local Ulta, but instead styling the front pieces of your hair as if they were bangs. Sort of like a chic come-over, if you will.
To get the faux bangs look, you’ll need to follow a few steps. Wash your hair and pat dry. Apply a heat protectant and blow dry your hair up-side down first to get maximum volume. Then part your hair deeply and diagonally on one side and blow dry the “bangs” (the front portions/layers of your hair) toward your ear with a round brush. This creates the faux bangs and will keep them staying. Lightly spray the area with hairspray and hide a bobby pin or two in there if you have crazy hair that you just know won’t stay put throughout the day.