This past week my bangs have been in this weird state of flux where nothing I do can help tame them. I’m a week overdue a haircut and it shows, if you look past the dark roots and sprouting greys, your eyes will instantly land upon my side bangs – I know I should say fringe but I much prefer bangs – my bangs are limp, straggly and just kind of hang there awkwardly.
I’m having an internal debate whether to just have a snip like normal or to grow my side bangs out a little so I can tuck them behind my ears. This had me trawling the web looking for inspiration. And that’s exactly what I got.
1. Emma Stone
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I am possibly Emma Stone’s biggest all-round fan. I love her. I love her in movies (Easy A and Crazy, Stupid, Love the most) I love her lip sync battle with Jimmy Fallon, I love her quick-witted humour but most of all, I love her bangs. They can transform from super glossy and coiffed to perfectly tousled.
2. Ashley Olsen
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If there’s one thing the Olsen’s always have it’s amazing hair. Especially Ashley. I’m digging this choppy side bang. It also looks fairly low maintenance, which I’m all over.
3. Sienna Miller
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From full fringe, to side bangs, Sienna knows how to work it. Mine is a similar thickness to this but would just need to be left to grow a couple of inches. But I still don’t know what happens next with it here.
4. Alexa Chung
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To have bangs this smooth is the ultimate dream. One day I will achieve bang perfection. One day.
5. Kirsten Dunst
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This is what I originally imagined, growing my side bangs out and twirling them into a kooky flick, or something. Her bangs look all mature and grown up. Am I ready for that?
I’m now more confused then when I started. Do I want to continue with a choppy side bang a la Stone or Olsen, or go for something a little more grown up and sophisticated like Dunst.
I also now want to lob a good two-to-three inches off the length… That’s another matter entirely. Why is it that when you have longer hair you want to cut it, but when you have short hair you instantly want to grow it again. Life’s full of these tough decisions.
Answers on a postcard please, I’m facing the chop this Saturday.
Side bang count = a meagre seven. Must try harder.