I had a love-hate relationship with my bangs, and with my baby fine super straight hair in general. As a child, the bangs were the blunt-bowl-cut-straight-across-the-forehead variety. Then in seventh grade I became the proud owner of a curling iron and I would curl those suckers and spray them up within an inch of their life. Then there were the unfortunate perm years. Oh the frizz, the shameful, shameful frizz.
Anyway, when I grew into adulthood, I let go of my five-head insecurities, grew out the bangs and thought little of it for a while.
However, recently I felt a tug to change my hair, which I've been wearing pretty much exactly the same way for damn near ever. I won't dye it because I don't want to mess with the striking blond color - my hair's best feature. I've worn it in short layers - hated that. I've worn it long, but it tends to suffer under its own fine, tangled weight. And recent consternation with forehead wrinkles, which I can indubitably attribute to a severe sunburn sustained on a 4-day houseboat trip on Lake Shasta when I was 25, led me to the conclusion that I should try wearing bangs again.
I did this once before, about 5 years ago, and the husband? He hated it. At the time, I was wearing them in a "fringe" (the British word for bangs) straight across. This go round, I showed my stylist a picture of Reese Witherspoon's sideswept bangs and hoped they'd meet with the approval of the husband.
The response was lukewarm - but that's far better than before. And to his credit, regardless of what he thinks of my hair he is quick to assure me that it's what I think that matters. I think I like it, but I dipped my toe ever so gently into the water, with the bangs cut long so that I can quickly revert to my old boring style if need be.
So internets, help a girl out. Don't sit on the fence, people. Get out the vote and let me know what you think.
|Before (passport mug shot, excuse the harsh lighting)|
Leave a comment and let me know - should I go all in on the bangs?
A) No way. D's right, what were you thinking?
B) For defs - this is a much better look.
C) OMG - get over yourself - nobody cares!