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The rest of you are probably thinking that I cut bangs into one or more of the girls’ hair, right? Wrong! This post actually has to do with ME! Yes, me. How selfish huh?! Hope you don’t mind! If you do, sorry, you’ll have to come back later when I post something with the girls in it! LOL
I’ve had an a-line for what seems like forever, and so over the past several months I’ve been letting the back (which is rather stacked) -gradually grow down in back and so it is not as a-line-ish as it used to be. I’m not sure where I’m wanting to take things. But I’ve just been wanting a bit of a change. And well ….. obviously with short hair there really isn’t a heck of a lot you can do with it. Or so I thought….
Years ago I didn’t really have bangs I just sort of tucked things behind my ears and then back around the time I had Bee my stylist convinced me to cut bangs and I was scared to death. I have a cowlick & bangs don’t really work with one of those. But I have since learned that PRODUCT is the key!
I’ve said before I’m not one to spend bookoo bucks on hair product but I’ve found this stuff works wonders at piecing my hair and bangs to where I want it to go. I get this at Sally’s (where else?!) and you can get it online too. It’s actually listed under GVP stuff for short. They’ve got a whole line of these kind of things, and while I’m not saying they trump Paul Mitchell (that would probably be blaspheme wouldn’t it?!) but they work fabulous for me and a tube lasts forever and costs about $5.50 with my Sally’s card.
It seems these days tons of people have bangs – blunt bangs, fringe, bangs down into their eyelashes, angled bangs, it doesn’t matter what shape or form – they are everywhere — especially in older girls & ladies hair. I’d share pictures with you of celebrities but personally, I hate comparing myself to them so this is about just us – wonderful gals! You can google celebrities & bangs if you want & find plenty of pix if you like!
You’re probably wondering if I have bangs what’s the point of all this jabber? The gal that cuts my hair, cut my bangs just a bit different recently (not so angled I guess – probably just noticeable to me!) and so even though I could basically get them to do what I wanted with my wax stuff, I was in a mood to try something a little different one day.
Usually this is an average hair day for me …. Nothing out of the ordinary or over the top. It works for me and with the time I have to get ready I like it. (Sorry for the cheesy pix of me!)
And well, with my recent bang cut, I messed around with them a bit and was actually to get “full bangs” that actually lay flat a bit better than expected and don’t “boing” like I’d figured they would…. all with a bit of help from my flat iron & my above mentioned product (and of course I use a bit of heat protector goo on my hair too!)
And of course you can always do the “bump” up front with your bangs or do the easy 2 strand twist that I posted YouTube HERE and you get a look similar to the lovely “freeze frame” pic I took from my video below!
My point is …. despite having short hair — you CAN mix things up a bit even if it is just with your bangs. I’ve got to admit I feel a bit “naked” when my forehead is showing and I have them all the way off my head twisted back, but it does mix things up a bit and people always compliment me on how it looks. Of course you can always add an accessory too!
So I dare you to try something this week if you have bangs. Pull them back — put them down. Part them differently. Doesn’t matter — just try a different look. Don’t be afraid to try something different!! Remember, with a bit of help with the right hair product anything is possible! If I can do it (and really, I am not too talented when it comes to my own hair, that’s why I keep it short) YOU can do it too!! Let me know how it goes.
So do you have bangs? When was the last time you changed it up?!