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Dear readers, I did it… I jumped on the bang (fringe for others!) bandwagon after bowing to all the bang peer pressure that seems to be going ’round lately. (Fleur and Gina I’m looking at you! And now I see that the lovely Andi also cut her fringe just before me. Darn–I’m always the last one to the party! lol.) It’s something I’ve been going back and forth on for a couple years, and really felt the need to change things up a bit with my hair lately. I’ve had long bangs since I was in my mid teens, and had the same basic haircut (just varying lengths) for most of my adult life. After turning 27 earlier this month, I decided it was about time to spice things up! Can I just say, I love how the bangs look?!
There was a bit of discussion on Facebook after I mentioned in passing I was contemplating the chop, whether I should cut the bangs or not, with strong opinions on both sides. But in the end, I think it was fun to do–even just for once! My hair grows incredibly quickly, so if I end up hating the upkeep, it won’t be too long until the front section is long enough to sweep back into the rest of my hair. But as of right now I love it! (Have I mentioned that yet? hehe!) For those that are wondering, yes I cut the bangs myself (Aya’s video was especially helpful). I rarely get my hair cut in a salon (about once a year), and bangs are so easy to do at home with a proper pair of hair shears. (Which were super cheap.) I also bought a small barrel curling iron (3/4″) to curl the ends under daily. Basically I just let it heat up while I’m doing my makeup in the morning and by the time I get round to my hair, it’s ready to go! Easy!
One thing I’m excited about is trying out some vintage hairstyles with my new bangs! I’ve been digging through my picture archives and finding a lot of cute looks I can’t wait to try–and share with you! If you’d like some visual inspiration for vintage ‘dos with bangs, I have a post here and made a new Pinterest board.
Hooray for the vintage bang!