If there ever was a snip to switch things up, a set of bangs is it: instant impact. The recent explosion of chatter over the FLOTUS’ new style attests to the power of the bang (and Michelle Obama’s influence). Jane Larkworthy, beauty director of W Magazine, tweeted that she’s received more emails about Mrs. Obama’s bangs than the Golden Globes.
We consulted an expert hairstylist for his take. Piet Sinthuchai of Vartali hair salon in New York City says: “Bangs dramatically change your face and everything about you. They change how you feel about yourself. People get them because they’re bored or want to do something drastic. You have to be ready for it. It’s a commitment. But if you have guts, then your hairdresser will tell you how you can carry bangs.”
WHAT STYLE IS BEST? “The trend now is below the eyebrows. Some girls even like them hitting their eyelashes. That way if you have a bad hair day, you can push them to the side and not look totally ridiculous. It’s also more up-to-date.”
WHAT DOESN'T WORK? “The measurements depend on the person, her forehead. I usually don’t recommend short bangs – they tend to look like high-school bangs. It’s frequently best to have them come all the way from the middle of the head for a longer look.”
But it wasn’t always this way. Here, a look at the evolution of #bangs (and yes, the word is trending all over Twitter): ........Read full story