While you can’t deny their 70s appeal, blunt bangs have become the “in” thing for spring 2011, inspiring celebrities such as Tyra Banks, Rihanna, and Leona Lewis. Full, blunt bangs are not only fashionable, but also provide a striking appeal when teamed with a flattering hairstyle. With this look, it’s crucial to get the fringe right. Bangs should be heavy, kept below the eyebrows, and be slightly longer on the sides. Layers should be kept long and angled below the chin. Learn how to achieve blunt bangs for spring’s newest 2011 look.
Cut Blunt Bangs
Don’t have blunt bangs yet? Don’t worry; they are quite easy to do yourself. Begin by combing out your hair to a smooth finish. Take a section of dry hair forward and across your forward. Remember that the more hair you take, the blunter the bangs will look. Use a pair of five inch sharp scissors to make one solid cut. Check to see if the hair is even and the desired length. Those with thicker hair have the option of adding layers.
Apply Hair Styling Products
To ensure great looking blunt bangs, you’ll need to apply hair styling products. These will hold the bangs in place, while preventing fly-a-ways and frizz. Consider a straightening balm or light-weight mousse as these products will help style hair without weighing it down. Pour a small amount of product into your palms and distribute evenly through your bangs.
Use a Paddle or Radial Brush
Depending on the look you’re trying to achieve, you may need a paddle or radial brush. For super straight blunt bangs, a paddle brush can create a finished appearance with little effort. Those who prefer their bangs to be curled under or swept to the side, a radial brush will do the trick. Both types of brushes come in a variety of sizes, depending on the thickness of your hair.
Style with a Blow-Dryer
To properly style your hair using a blow-dryer, clip back the rest of your hair, leaving only your bangs free. Gather all your hair at a ninety-degree angel to your forward. Take your radial brush and pull your bangs in a forward direction. Begin blow-drying at the roots, keeping tension consistent with the brush to distribute heat. Continue blowing down to the tips of the hair and repeat until bangs are dry.
Flat Iron Bangs (Optional)
Using a heated flat iron on your blunt bangs can give you a fashionable super straight look, while giving the bangs a sleek shine. Prior to flat ironing your bangs, it’s important to apply a heat protection spray. This will prevent your hair from drying out or easily breaking when brushed. Go over your bangs once or twice to get the desired straight look.
Spray Finishing Product
To complete your blunt bangs look for spring 2011, give your bangs a few spritz of finishing spray. Hold a can of light-weight hairspray at arm’s length and apply a minimal amount to the bangs. To prevent getting that sticky hairspray on your forward, hold a piece of paper beneath the bangs. And there you have it! Easy steps to achieving blunt cut bangs for the upcoming season.
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