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Bangs can be Swept, Blunt, Baby and many Other Types.

The Atlantic separates the USA and the UK but not much else. What we call the bit of hair on our forehead is one exception. Terminology in the States uses bangs but other English-speaking countries say fringe. To be honest, fringe makes more sense as a term. "Fringe" when applied to items other than hair refers to a straight row of things hanging down such as tassels on curtains or skirts. The origin of the term bangs isn't clear, possibly something about horse's tails. The plurality also makes less grammatical sense, fringe is a singular noun, an item/thing. Adopting the fringe as a universal term would make sense.

Video Slideshow. 40 Celebrities Sporting Short Hair and Bangs.

Can you name them? Answers at the end.


Layering fine strands can lead to hair rebellion. Feathering is an effective method of combat. Our seventh selection features choppy designs, a few pixies, and feathered haircut styles. Feathering won't produce neat, prim and proper but will be grungier, punkier, and wilder than typical bobs, for instance. Many have bangs or a fringe, which only heighten the coolness of feathered styles. None of the hairstyles found here have an orderly or uniform approach.


Many people confuse layers and feathering, so let's learn the difference. Layering results in varying lengths can add texture and body. Feathering is a texturing method. Add to layers to help reduce bulky areas and create lighter ends.


Farrah Fawcett.

Think of feathered hair and almost immediately we picture the long flowing locks of 1970's Farrah Fawcett. Feathered styles don't belong to long locks exclusively, they're as effective on short, low-maintenance cuts. Farrah kept hers long, blonde, and flowing, the way guys of the era expected.


Playful Twists.

Edgy tresses never went out of style, ladies. These styles aren't the exclusive domain of teens and popstars by virtue of seeming outlandish, grown women can sport edgy designs staying interesting yet tasteful. Most of the fourteen photos collected here aren't run of the mill/girl next door hairstyles; many are messy and sexy or choppy and bold.


Photographs for the fun, fearless female looking for simple ways to sport otherwise boring short haircuts. Notice the styles play with textures, colors, and even accessories to achieve a certain expression. Don't let intricacy intimidate you, sure some look difficult but not difficult to achieve, even solo.


Close Cut.

Sporting close cut to medium length hair isn't a problem, style it in as many ways as long locks. This collection displays modern spiky and tousled cuts looking as elegant as lengthier tresses. Find styles for different hair textures, feathered, fun haircuts look messy and interesting. Try out something interesting and new, this kind of style produces the coolest results. If it's a drastic cut for you, why not update your wardrobe completely? There's nothing like a fashion overhaul to precipitate dropped jaws.


Add Some Color.

Color considerations play a big part of the overall effect, some designs have been subtly dyed or highlighted to shine the brightest. Since they're already ambitious, continue the theme and try interesting new colors. When we say new, we don't mean going from sandy blonde to ashen blonde. Pink, blue, green, yellow, any color of the rainbow complements these hairstyles! You don't have to limit yourself to one. Try the back yellow and your bangs red, for instance. You can even do it cheaply using the old Kool-Aid trick from the 90's. If you're frightened of the outcome you could take a snip and test a swatch. You could also go and have a play with our makeover tool.


Choose colors to match or contrast skin complexity and eye color of the model or client. Use rollers or curling irons to increase the volume. Different sized rollers achieve different appearances. The stylist has taken sections, used gel and wet curled one in place. These hairstyles are designed for women looking for something unique, striking and sexy. While the last collection was a mixture the next one has a few retro designs thrown in.