Haircut inspo

Blame Lily Collins in Emily In Paris, Taylor Swift and Fearne Cotton for the recent revival of the 90s fringe. Cutting bangs is the fastest way to transform your face, your hair, and your look – fast.

Bangs frame the face beautifully, highlighting cheekbones and eyes while upgrading your hair to a bolder, more dramatic version of you. If you’re tempted to press the hair refresh and renew button and go for the chop or just want some haircut inspo, this is what you need to consider according to BaByliss ambassador and international hair stylist, Syd Hayes.

Know Your Face Shape

When it comes to fringes a lot of people think a certain style won’t suit them because of their face shape whereas in fact, most people do suit a fringe – It’s all about finding the style and shape that works for you. Shop the menu below. And consider your forehead size too.

Start Long, Then Cut Shorter

If you’re not fully convinced bangs are the way to go but still want haircut inspo, gradually cut your fringe, start long, then follow with little trims that will keep you within your comfort zone. Remember there’s no going back if you’ve cut too short.

Ready To Invest In Maintenance?

Bangs are far from get up, quick brush and out the door kinda style. If you’re considering the chop, expect to put some time in to styling your hair every morning. If you can’t commit to this, think outside the box with a wispy layered fringe instead of a blunt cut. Don’t commit to a style if you can’t commit the time. Busy mums steer clear of harsh blunt cuts that require plenty of time.

Choose The Right Tools

Your regular paddle brush and a cold blast of air from your hairdryer is not going to cut it if you want your bangs to look salon perfect. A bristle brush is the perfect partnering tool when it comes to creating volume in the fringe, but if it’s drama you’re after, a pair of mini hair straighteners will get your bangs poker straight in no-time.

Curly Hair Can Get Bangs

Whoever said curly hair can’t get bangs was lying. There really is no limit when it comes to bangs. If you have super curly or afro-textured bangs, you can absolutely rock a fringe, and it looks amazing. But remember, curly bangs need extra attention, so make sure your bang styling kit is well stocked.


The Big Bangs Menu For Haircut Inspo

The Classic Bangs

Channel your ten-year old self with a heavy blunt fringe that screams cool chick, just make sure they hit below the eyebrow. It’s a fast route to creating a fresh twist on your old style.


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The Side Bangs

These bangs compliment round faces beautifully by helping to create a more oval face. Make sure your bangs hit the tops of your cheekbones to create structure.


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The Wispy Bangs

If you have shoulder length or long hair, wispy textured bangs will look elegant, sexy and update your look without being too bold or harsh.


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The Soft Bangs

A really flattering choice for most face shapes, plus you don’t have to be so meticulous with your styling. Split your bangs in the middle and wear as curtains or tousle and create a messy finish which is very on-trend.


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Your Bangs Styling Kit

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