How To Find The Perfect Bangs For Your Face Shape

Paul Percival, founder of Percy & Reed, adds that it’s key to consider how your hair texture and hairline will work with bangs, as well as how much time and effort you’re willing to put into styling one. “There are so many people that love the idea of a blunt-cut fringe but have, as an example, wavy hair,” he says. “This is fine if you’re happy to spend five minutes blowing your fringe out when needed, but if you’re a wash-and-go kind of girl, it might drive you crazy. Basically, if you’re happy to maintain a fringe, then pretty much anyone can make it work.”

How to find the perfect bangs for your face shape

As a general–and very basic–rule of thumb, Percival advises choosing a style that gives your face a more oval look. Make sure you have a consultation with your hairstylist and be clear about what you do and, perhaps more importantly, don’t want. To make the process fun (and a lot easier), King now offers a Fringe Bar in his London salons, with eight different looks to choose from, all of which can be adapted to your specifications. Alternatively, try a clip-in fringe, to experiment with the style before committing fully.

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for inspo relevant to your specific face shape, then look no further:

Heart-shaped face

“For heart-shaped faces, I suggest asking for a fringe that is more of a half-moon shape,” says Percival. “By this, I mean you want the fringe to be shorter in the middle and longer towards the sides.”

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Round face

Rounder faces require some length to help balance and elongate the face. “You might want to try a grown-out bang, something that’s a bit more flexible that you can lift up and switch from side to side, or maybe go for a sweeping fringe,” King says.

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Long face

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