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Quiz: Should You Get Bangs?


Looking for a fun way to change up your usual ‘do, but not sure what to do? Adding fringe can be an easy way to instantly transform your look, elevating your go-to ponytails and low chignons to Audrey Hepburn status. This look, however, isn’t for everyone. Depending on your daily routine, bangs might not be practical for your beauty routine. Take our quiz to find out if you should try out bangs for the season ahead.

Q: What is your hair type?
A. Smooth/straight.
B. Coarse/curly.
C. Frizz-prone/wavy.

Q: How much time do you like to spend on your hair?
A. My hair is naturally pretty manageable so <5!
B. Wash-and-go is all I have time for.
C. I don’t mind spending about 15 to 20 minutes a day if it means my hair will behave.

Q: What is your biggest hair issue?
A. My hair gets oily way too fast.
B. My hair has a mind of its own, so I tend to just let it do its thing.
C. If I don’t style it as soon as I get out of the shower it’s out of control!

If you answered mostly A's
, congrats! You’re an ideal candidate for bangs! Your hair is extremely manageable and your style pretty much falls into place in the morning when you wake up.

While your style is relatively easy, you’ll still want to perk up your strands to keep your fringe from looking flat and stuck to your forehead. Before styling, apply StyleLink Blowout Queen Big Volumizing Blowout Cream to strands for a little lift, then blow-dry your bangs first, prior to drying the rest of your hair. Be sure to hold your blow-dryer above your head and point the nozzle down. Use a comb or brush to give them shape and bounce! Another quick tip: If your hair gets oily fast, apply a tiny amount of StyleLink Mineral Playback Dry Shampoo. This will keep strands cleaner between washes.

If you answered mostly B's, bangs just may be a little more upkeep than they’re worth. Although if you’re interested in rocking the curly bang trend (which we love), we say go for it! Keep in mind that curly hair will require constant maintenance and if bangs are on the shorter side, they will tend to “bubble out” quickly—not ideal! For something a bit more wearable, opt for longer, face-framing layers. To style, apply a dime-sized amount of StyleLink Smooth Setter Smoothing Cream from mid-lengths to ends, then use a round brush to blow out your strands, making sure to pull the hair away from your face.

If you answered mostly C's
, be prepared to keep a blow-dryer and flat iron handy. To keep crazy cowlicks in place, apply a tiny amount of Smooth Setter Smoothing Cream to your bangs, then blow-dry bangs straight. If necessary, use a flat iron on a lower heat setting to smooth strands, then use a small amount of StyleLink Style Fixer Finishing Spray to eliminate any flyaways. Or, if you know how to control those curls, opt to wear your bangs curly – you know we love this trend at the moment! To rock this look, simply apply True Textures Curl Enhancing Lotion to wet hair and allow them to dry naturally.

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