Bangs are definitely hot this season. If you don't have them now, chances are you considered getting them at some point. Especially after seeing a celebrity (such as Katie Holmes) looking so fantastic with them.
I have to confess. I took the plunge and got the bangs.
I loved them...for about a month.
I'm growing them out.
Those of you that have done this before, can understand what I am going through right now...they are a royal pain in the you-know-what to grow out.
Fortunately, I have learned two tricks that make the process a little easier to bear.
1. Sweep Your Bangs to the Side: This might sound like a no-brainer, but it changes the look of your bangs and gets them out of your eyes. Especially when they are at that crazy stage where they aren't long enough to tuck behind your ears. You can really do this with almost any length bang...just choose a side to sweep them to. If your bangs are too heavy and blunt, ask your stylist if they could thin them out or texturize them...mine does this and it makes a huge difference. Also, once your bangs are long enough, you can ask your stylist to angle them ever so slightly...that aids in the sweeping and takes away the bulkiness as well.
2. Add Hair Accessories: There are several different types of hair accessories to choose from...and many that won't leave you looking like a pre-schooler. My two favorites are a wide headband (one in a tortoise color and one solid black-Goody makes great cheap ones) and barrettes that are similar in shade to my hair color. But, you could find other styles that suit your taste. I did a quick search and came up with a couple more...they are on the pricey side...but, you could use them for inspiration:
This headband is by Eugenia Kim. It's her multi-strap headband in silver. It's pricey ($85), but really cute. It features an elastic underneath, for keeping it snug on your head.
These are by L. Erickson ($45), they are elastic loop headband scarves. I love the pucci-esque patterns and colors. These would give a great shot of color to a neutral outfit.
Finally, these are by France Luxe ($10). I love the colors and shape. They look feminine, without looking childish. These are great for sweeping your bangs to one side and keeping them there.
Well...there you go. I hope I've been some help. Feel free to leave a comment telling us what you do to grow out your bangs...we'd love to hear it.
photo of katie holmes courtesy of instyle.com
eugenia kim headband can be purchased at www.shopbop.com
both the l. erickson headscarf and the france luxe barrettes can be found at www.amazon.com