At some time or another we’ve all dabbled with the idea of cutting bangs, or a fringe, in our hair. We have, however, always been led to believe that they suit some people but not others, and that those with bone structure or hair textures should steer clear of them if they want to avoid streams of tears and serious regret. But forget all of that, because pretty much anyone can rock a fringe, you just need take the shape of your face into account before you have the chop. Here are the best fringes for your face shape and hair type:
Square Face / Nicole Richie
Long bangs that graze the eye area and taper off to the sides are the best type for people whose faces are on the square side. This helps to soften a face that is angular but be careful – you want to make sure that your hair stylists knows what their doing before they go in with their scissors as this cut requires plenty of precision!
Round Face / Jennifer Hudson
Rounder faces that have soft, feminine features can be beautifully accentuated with a fringe that has a gentle arch. This means that round-faced folks can usually pull off a blunter fringe that other face shapes can’t.
Oval Face / Lea Michele
Good news for those with oval faces – just about any fringe suits you, so you can pick any style you like. Yay! One that is slightly less sense and heavy is a good choice as the soft tips help to accentuate your best features as it doesn’t look obvious and bulky.
Heart-shaped Face / Reese Witherspoon
These types of faces have a tendency to look top heavy, so a fringe that is less thick and slightly side-swept is can help to draw attention down and to the eyes while making your face appear more balanced.
Small Forehead / Taraji P. Henson
If your forehead is quite short in length, it might be better to steer clear of blunt bangs and opt for something sloping and asymmetrical. This will make your forehead a lot more pronounced and help to balance out your facial features.
Large Forehead / Rihanna
The most obvious benefit to having a fringe if your forehead is on the larger side is that your hair can help to conceal it. Slightly side-swept bangs are also better than short, blunt ones as they can help to widen a particularly long face.