Are you debating on whether Should I Get Bangs or not? I know that I personally have avoided bangs for YEARS. I got them in 8th grade and haven’t had them since! However, I was feeling inspired the other day and not only got my hair but, but also got Bangs Before and After.
Should I Get Bangs?
If you aren’t sure about whether to get bangs, here are a few things to consider and think about!
Why I Decided to Get Bangs
When I first went in to get a haircut, I asked the stylist for side bangs. I showed her a picture of one of my friends and said, “I want hair like hers!”
I also asked her to cut my hair, as the ends had become damaged and straggly looking.
Here’s the picture of my friend for inspiration.
And here’s a picture of me “before” the haircut!
I wanted to get Bangs Before and After to “soften” my look. My mom always says, “you look so harsh!” So, I thought that Makeup for Bangs would help.
Side bangs are also more stylish than just having plain, straight hair.
Still Wondering, “Should I Get Bangs?”
Still not sure of whether you should get bangs? Here are a few reasons you may want bangs.
- You want to soften your look.
- You want a different look – but you don’t want to cut your hair length.
- You want to look dramatically different.
- You have a big forehead.
- You want to look younger.
- You know a good hair stylist!
- You have an oval face shape.
Should I Get Short Hair or Long Hair?
I know that guys LOVE long hair, so I told the stylist that I wanted to keep the hair below my shoulders. She ended up cutting it above my shoulders, which is actually okay with me!
I thought about getting chin-length hair, but decided against it.
If you have great cheekbones, you can definitely pull it off. I know that I would look good with chin length hair, but I honestly love the longer hair for now.
Drawbacks of Getting Bangs
One of the drawbacks of getting bangs is that if done incorrectly, you can look like a little kid! Bangs also require 2-3 minutes of styling each day.
BUT…if done correctly, bangs are super glamorous and stylish! Just make sure your bangs aren’t cut straight and super thick.
My stylist angled my bangs so that it looks stylish versus 5-year-old girlish.
After Picture of Haircut and Bangs
And below are two after pictures! I’ll admit it…I love my bangs!
If I add glasses and bright lipstick I look like a completely different person.
My guy friends said that I “looked cute.” Definitely not Victoria’s Secret model sexy, but it is a fun look for now.
After Picture with Bangs and Short Hair
After Picture with Bangs + Short Hair + Bright Lipstick + Glasses!
YouTube Video with Before and After Pictures of Bangs
Want to see more before and after pics? Nothing can beat a video!
Styling for Bangs and Short Hair
I know that I’ll personally start curling my Makeup for Bangs every morning and using a pomade to “put them in place.”
I’ll also give my hair a quick blow-dry (20 seconds) to “puff it up” and give my hair volume.
Here’s what you’ll need for styling your bangs.
Solid Hair Dryer for Bangs
Any hair dryer will do. I’ve had my Revlon hair dryer for YEARS and it still works out well. I personally own the black one below. The white one is a little bit prettier though, and fancier if you are willing to pay the extra $5.
Revlon Hair Dryer
Pomade to Keep Bangs in Place
My stylist used the Pravana Detail Shine & Define on my hair.
Unfortunately, Pravana no longer makes this! It’s a pomade, which I learned is a wax. Here are two alternatives online.
Kenra Professional Platinum Working Wax #15
OGX Low Shine + Bamboo Fiber Texture Flexible Fiber Wax
Amazing Hair Straightener for Curling Short Hair
I used to have the hardest time curling my hair. But then another hair dresser mentioned the BaBylissPro Nano Titanium hair straightener and I love it! I use the one inch. How to Get Bangs?
The BaBylissPro straighter isn’t cheap, but it is definitely worth it.
BaBylissPro Nano Titanium for Curling Hair
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What to Do for Damaged Hair
Unfortunately, bleaching and toning my hair every month has damaged it. (oops!) And I’ve been bad and haven’t been using any hair treatments or sprays to protect my hair. So it’s time that I invest the money again.
Here are the best hair products I use to protect and restore damaged hair.
The Best Products for Damaged Hair
Olaplex No. 3 Repairing Treatment for Damaged Hair
This is the BEST conditioning treatment for damaged hair. You can leave it on overnight. Seriously – everyone loves Olaplex.
Olaplex No. 3
It’s a 10 Haircare Miracle Treatment for Silky Hair and Heat Protection Before Styling
I used to use the “It’s a 10” leave in spray, and then I stopped using it because it’s not cheap. Unfortunately, my hair has suffered as a result! So I sucked it up and purchased It’s a 10 again last night.
It’s a 10 has a few varieties. I like the one with keratin in it. Spray this in your hair each morning and before using any hair dryers or curling irons.
It’s a 10 with Keratin
Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil for Damaged Hair Ends
You honestly can’t go wrong with Olaplex No. 7. I’ve tried the cheaper hair oils from TJ Maxx, and nothing compares to Olaplex. This bonding oil protects damaged hair ends and you only need a little bit of it.
Unlike other hair oils, Olaplex doesn’t have any alcohols or other ingredients that temporarily add shine, but long term dry out your hair. Plus, Olaplex No. 7 doesn’t look greasy.
Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil
How to Get Dark Blonde Hair
P.S. – Like the color of my hair featured above? You can copy my hair color!
I have naturally dark blonde/light brown hair. I mix the Wella T18 toner with 20 volume developer, leave it on my hair for 25-30 minutes, and then rinse it out.
If you don’t bleach your hair beforehand (I didn’t this time around), your hair won’t be platinum blonde.