Adding bangs to your hairstyle is a great way to create a new look without sacrificing the length of your hair or using hair color. But as with a new haircut or hair color, if you choose the wrong type of bangs, you could end up with a new look that isn't exactly the right look for you.
To avoid getting bangs you'll regret, do your research first and choose the right bangs by looking at the ultimate deciding factor – your face shape.
The Right Bangs for Your Heart Face Shape
Heart face shapes require bangs that will slim down (not hide) the forehead and pull all the attention to the lower part of the face to achieve a flattering look.
Long Bangs with Some Height
Long bangs that hug the frame of your face, such as the bangs pictured here, are ideal. The height through the top section of the bangs is also a plus for heart faces as it adds the illusion of length to the face shape.
Long, Side-Swept Bangs
Long, side-swept bangs that still show off the forehead will provide much needed length to the face.
The Wrong Bangs for Your Heart Face Shape
Bangs that cover up the top half of your face will shorten what is already a petite face shape.
Full, Heavy Bangs
Full, heavy bangs that essentially block out your entire forehead will instantly shorten your face shape and should be avoided.
Full, Side-Swept Bangs
By knowing which bangs to try and which ones to avoid, you can reap the rewards that bangs can offer to your face shape, hairstyle and look.
To see if these bangs will suit you, click on the images for a link to try the virtual hairstyle on your own photo or our model. If you're after more options then visit our hairstyle categories for plenty of great bangs hairstyle ideas.