Blunt bangs are straight across the forehead and generally a heavy bang. The blunt bang is probably the hardest type to pull off because it is such a dramatic hairstyle. Some ladies simply look amazing with blunt bangs. Remember when Zooey Deschanel tried to turn her signature blunt bangs into curtain bangs? The reaction was unanimous: blunt bangs only, please Zooey!
Unfortunately blunt bangs look amazing on some women but don’t do anything to others. So how do you know if you would look great with blunt bangs? Let us help! Here is your guide to blunt bangs.
Whenever you are contemplating bangs you have to consider your face shape. The long-side swept bang is going to look great on everyone and is particular good if you have a short forehead, however blunt bangs work better for some face shapes than others. The best face shapes for blunt bangs are:
- Long face: Blunt bangs will create the illusion of a shorter face shape. A long face generally has a high forehead and blunt bangs are the perfect disguising tool and the longer – the better so don’t hesitate to have long full blunt bangs. Here are some of the best bangs for a long face shape.
- Diamond face: A diamond face is slightly longer than it is wide so similar to the long face shape the blunt bangs will help create balance by shortening the length and making the widest part of your face look narrower.
- Oval face: This oval face shape can get away with every type of hairstyle so if you love blunt bangs then you can rock them. Just remember that they will shorten your perfect face shape.
- Heart: A heart shaped face can pull off a long blunt bang because it covers the wide forehead and it can soften the pointy chin. However, it’s not the best bang for this face shape because it can widen the forehead. If you like the blunt bang look then try the heavy bang but with a subtle side-sweep for softness and balance with your face. Here’s some more Bangs Ideas for a Heart Shape Face.
Face shapes to avoid blunt bangs: round and square face shapes
How to Deal With your Hair Texture
Blunt bangs are perfect for woman with straight hair. It’s a great way to spruce up a straight hairstyle that has become tired or out-dated. Unfortunately if you have wavy, curly or a crazy uncontrollable mane with cowlicks and everything else then it’s best that you stay away from blunt bangs – unless you’re up for the challenge. If you are willing to dedicate the styling time (blow drying, straightening, hair mousse, etc.) then you can mould your hair into being perfect for blunt bangs.
Also consider your hairs thickness. If you have fine hair then blunt bangs are okay – as long as you don’t have cowlicks – but you might want to consider a wispy blunt bang rather than a full heavy bang. Medium straight (or slightly textured) could pull off blunt bangs perfectly but very thick hair could have a problem controlling the bangs.
Best hair type of blunt bangs: Naturally straight or slightly wavy medium thick hair.
3 Ways to Style Hair with Blunt Bangs
Now that you have decided if you think blunt bangs are right for you lets take a look at a few ways to style these chic bangs.
With Hair Accessories
Blunt bangs look absolutely amazing with headbands, turbans, hair scarfs, clips, hats etc. so if you have decided to get blunt bangs don’t forget to stop by your local beauty store for some new hair accessories.
Braids with Bangs
Blunt bangs and braids were meant to be for each other. From side braids, crown braids, fishtail braids, side-swept bangs and French braids all look superb with blunt bangs.
Messy or Polished Top Knots
If you thought that topknots were only for those girls with long hair and no bangs – think again. Messy or polished topknots look amazing with blunt bangs.