Bangs. The boldest fringe option on the menu. I’ve been thinking, are they back?
It’s the fringe that really says, “Hey! I have a fringe and it’s here to stay”. Once you go for the blunt chop, there’s no pinning or tucking that can hide it. It’s a very serious commitment. And it feels like everywhere I look, people are making it – or at least thinking about it.
Brie’s had bangs most of her life, and is thinking about making the cut again. Emily has been there a few times.
I once had bangs. My boyfriend at the time loved this band called the Dum Dum Girls, an all-girl rock band. He thought they were all so cool with their fringes, especially one girl with (you guessed it!) bangs. So, the next time I went to the hairdresser I asked that she give me the same style. I think I even showed her a photo. She gently declined, explaining that I couldn’t have bangs because I have a small forehead.
Um, excuse me? Yeah. Not allowed. Small forehead. That’s what she said. According to her, not all foreheads are created equal – and mine was not destined for bangs. Ok, so she was the expert but I wanted to look like I was in a rock band, so I stubbornly demanded. It looked alright for about two minutes, followed by grating months of growing it out. It was an awkward time.
Garance is a little smarter than me. Her curly hair means she wouldn’t even contemplate a blunt fringe. Maybe it’s like dressing to suit your body – get a fringe to suit your forehead and your hair type?
And I suppose I should follow Garance’s lead but, every time I see someone with super cool bangs (like Brianna in this photo), I have an impulse to pull the scissors out again. It’s so bold, a trademark that us with non-fringe locks are missing out on. Almost an accessory unto itself, that gives you a real “look”.
Have you ever had bangs? Would you get them again? Do you think they’re making a comeback?