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The Hairstyle Every Mom Should Get

Posted by on Oct. 15, 2014 at 10:52 AM
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The Hairstyle Every Mom Should Get Even if She Thinks It Looks Ridiculous


Why Every Mom Should Get Blunt Bangs

Of all the beauty products and quick fixes I've tried in order to look a little more put-together in the limited time I have each morning, the easiest, cheapest thing I've found isn't a product at all.

It's actually a haircut.

Yes, ladies, I'm talking about bangs. Ever since I got bangs (the thick, blunt kind, in my case), I've never looked back. Think they're a pain? Think they look silly?

Wrong and wrong. Here's why you need them, like, yesterday.

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I'm a huge proponent of blunt bangs, but any bangs will do, really, because they add a little something special (and yes, I'll say it, sexy) to your face.

And if you like to wear your hair up all the time, in a ponytail or a bun, it makes that style look so much more pulled together rather than like a complete afterthought or a "Yep, I didn't wash my hair today!"

You can even get away with letting your eyebrows go a little too long between waxes and not wearing much eye makeup at all.

All I do is wash my hair at night, blow out my bangs, and then let the rest of my hair dry, too. Then during the week, I'll use a little dry shampoo to get the oil out and give them new life.

I get mine trimmed every five to six weeks or so, and most places will let you pop in and get it done for free if you go back to where you get your hair cut.

Seriously, you can't get much simpler than that for something that makes you look hot.

But hey, if you're not going to listen to me, listen to Dina Alon, hairdresser and makeup artist for QVC who's been in the industry for 28 years. She spoke with me about my passion for bangs -- and surprise, she shares it.

"Bangs can make you look more youthful and hide a multitude of sins, and they are cheaper then Botox!" Alon said.

Still not sure? Here are some of Dina's tips if you're considering taking the plunge:

1. First, check out LUXHAIR.com and buy clip-in bangs to see how you'd look in them. They come in a variety of colors, and they are easy to put in and take out of your hair.

2. If you're still not sure, a side-swept bang is a good start. Then if you like that look and feel comfortable with it, you can do a shorter, more blunt bang.

3. Styling is easy. You can't go wrong with a round brush and a blow dryer, which will keep them full with great movement. A straightening iron can help wavy hair, but be careful not to go too straight.

Who can't do bangs? According to Alon, women with super curly hair and very small foreheads might not be prime candidates, but talk to your stylist if you're looking for some options.

Bottom line: "Bangs are a big step, but if you are committed, you will not be able to live without them," she said. "And hair grows; if you don’t like them, grow them out."

What do you think of bangs? Are you daring enough to get really blunt ones?

by on Oct. 15, 2014 at 10:52 AM
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Callaly
by Jessica on Oct. 15, 2014 at 1:08 PM

 I had bangs like she is talking about.. and I thought they were a pain in the ass but I loved the look!

Miss_Magnolia.
by Bronze Member on Oct. 15, 2014 at 1:09 PM

 I used to have bangs but I grew them out. They were okay on men I trimmed them myself at home

Miss_Magnolia.
by Bronze Member on Oct. 15, 2014 at 1:15 PM

 I did not find them to be that easy either!

Quoting Callaly:

 I had bangs like she is talking about.. and I thought they were a pain in the ass but I loved the look!

 

Callaly
by Jessica on Oct. 15, 2014 at 1:23 PM

 They were a hassle. I am growing them out, once they were long enough I did a side swept bang, and now I am just growing them out.

Quoting Miss_Magnolia.:

 I did not find them to be that easy either!

Quoting Callaly:

 I had bangs like she is talking about.. and I thought they were a pain in the ass but I loved the look!

 

 

faerie75
by Ruby Member on Oct. 15, 2014 at 4:25 PM

 i had the blunt pin up bangs for awhile (before every sosority girl and her mother did) and they were a pain in the ass!

diaperstodating
by Queen24Princes on Oct. 15, 2014 at 7:29 PM

No. I had bangs when I was younger, now I am in my mid thirties and I am not interested in ever having bangs again.

My avatar looks good with bangs, but I like my hair the way it is.

mommersx4
by on Oct. 15, 2014 at 8:59 PM

I tried to grow my bangs out for a change. But, I felt, I didn't look like me. After I had them re-cut, I was having constant compliments. The round brush is perfect to dry them with. I would rather spend my money on a very good cut, than on Botox.

LifeCafe42
by on Oct. 16, 2014 at 12:30 AM
I hated my bangs
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kfrog13
by on Oct. 16, 2014 at 8:00 AM

I've gone back and forth on having bangs. I have a cowlick in the front so bangs are NEVER even on me. The sweep to one side no matter how they are styled. I will occasionally get a cut with bangs and like them and will trim them myself, but I always end up growing them out and going without bangs.

mamalena137
by on Oct. 16, 2014 at 11:48 AM

I've always had bangs. The few times I've pulled them back I feel weird. My hair has a natural wave so I just have to use the straightener and it's quick to me. I sometimes wonder if subconsciously I have them since I have a small scar from when I cut my forehead and had stitches.

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