Hair Talk :: Center Part Bangs

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I just got a fresh new hair update by getting center part bangs for the first time.

I almost never get any length cut off of my ends, short hair just isn’t for me. I don’t think I’ve had short hair since I entered college back in 1996.  Really.  So when I want a change, cutting bangs is about the only way I can switch up my look.

I read on many hair blogs and Pinterest that center parted bangs are a good option if you’re transitioning from a straight heavy fringed bang (like I originally got months ago) to a side sweep, or if you’re looking for a lower maintenance, feature-framing option. The great thing about this bang style of the middle split is that you want to leave it slightly imperfect with a sexy bohemian vibe.

Great! I despise trying to have “perfect” hair placement!

I have a pretty decent sized forehead so bangs are a good option for me.  My stylist kept the sides slightly longer like you see in full-moon bangs or the iconic Brigitte Bardot center part bangs…

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Others who have rocked this look in various lengths are Alexa Chung, Christina Hendrix, and Kim K…

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The tousled finish of this bang says it requires little effort (from what I’ve read) and the parting pushes hair to the sides for a longer lasting shape that is easy to grow out.  Which sounds good and all, but lets be realistic, bangs are always work!!

How I style them so far :  I’ve already been trying to style them with my new small round barreled brush that I blow dry each section back towards my ears then spray the heck out of them to keep their shape!  That’s it, and I have to try and keep my fingers out of them.  For some reason I want to twirl them constantly.

What do you think of the center part bang look? A do or a don’t?  I guess if I really wanted to switch up my look without cutting my hair, I could jump on the rose quartz hair dye trend

(Special thanks to the extremely talented Lyric of Republic Salon here in Athens, GA who has been cutting my hair for 4+ years now and continually gives me a hair cut better than the last!)