Issue 12  •  Spring 2013

The Big Bangs Theory

Written by Josie Schoel, Intro; Holli Smith, Tips
So many of the great ladies have framed their faces with fringe. From Pebbles to Heidi Klum to Dorothy Parker and Betty Paige, bangs are the one fashion statement that seems to transcend time and space. Some magazines and books and such are gonna tell you what kind of face looks good with a bang, and what looks good with a curl, what widens the eyes and elongates the face and whatnot, but I'm here to tell you that they look awesome on anyone and everyone. Period. And you don't have to spend a billion bucks to get it to look right.
So many of the great ladies have framed their faces with fringe. From Pebbles to Heidi Klum to Dorothy Parker and Betty Paige, bangs are the one fashion statement that seems to transcend time and space. Some magazines and books and such are gonna tell you what kind of face looks good with a bang, and what looks good with a curl, what widens the eyes and elongates the face and whatnot, but I'm here to tell you that they look awesome on anyone and everyone. Period. And you don't have to spend a billion bucks to get it to look right.

Cutting and maintaining your bangs is actually a pretty easy process and you really don't need to pay someone tons of money to make them look good. You just need a comb, a towel so you don’t make a mess, and a decent pair of scissors. Supposedly hair cutting scissors are better to have because they tend to remain sharp for longer and that helps with staving off the split ends, but any sharp pair will do. So if you want to upgrade your look to include the beloved bangs, just do the following.

1. Select the area you want to cut and then throw the rest of your hair up in a ponytail just to get it out of the way.

2. Make a really neat and clean part between where you want your bangs to start and the rest of your hair. You might want a friend to take a look as you can't really see the top of your head.

3. Use your comb to bring the hair down over your face.

4. Because most facial framed areas (future bangs) jump up once dry as opposed to the way they look when they’re wet, always cut a bit longer than desired. For example, if desired length is below the eyebrow, cut bangs at the middle of the nose. At this point, cut bangs dry and a bit at a time. This will allow yourself to have a choice in deciding what’s right for you.

5. If you want a soft, messier bang, cut straight up into the hair.

6. To have a heavy blunt bang, cut straight across a bit at a time.

7. It’s just that simple. And Voila! You are a beauty queen.
 
Check out Holli Smith at Community.NYC where she is represented by Kristin Kochanski.  

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