Blunt Bangs are all the Rage!

kim-kardashian1StyleBell recently noticed a trend taking over the celebrity hair circles.  Blunt bangs are all the rage and if done properly can really make an impact.  We decided to ask celeb stylist Nicholas Penna, Jr. of the “Best of Boston” salon, Salon Capri, his thoughts on this new hair trend.  

1. Why are Blunt Bangs the hot style for Spring?

Blunt bangs are the hot style for spring because they add edge to hair. For a long time, soft hair was the trend and now there’s a change with some attitude. Celebrities such as Kate Hudson in the new movie Bride Wars and Erin Lucas from MTV’s newest reality endeavor, The City, are both sporting blunt bangs which makes it even hotter. 

2. What hair type does this style work best on?

Blunt bangs typically look best with straight hair that is cut all at one length. However, we’ve recently seen stars like Kim Kardashian wearing her blunt bangs with wavy hair creating a contrast between the hip, edgy bang with romantic, tousled hair. Another variation to the blunt bang is to incorporate angles that frame your face, such as Anne Hathaway’s haircut.

3. What face shape do these bangs look best on?

Blunt bangs work well for everyone, if done right. Many times, younger people can pull off the style the best, but virtually anyone can sport this look. The best face shape for blunt bangs is a longer, oval-shaped face. 

4. What are some other great bang choices for girls who do not have the appropriate hair texture/face shape?

Longer bangs that can be pushed to the side of the face add movement to the hairstyle, such as the side swept bang. This type of bang is the most universally worn and can look great on many different face shapes/hair textures. 

5. Additional tips…

Blunt bangs add to style to your look, even when your hair is pulled back into a ponytail. You can just blow out your bangs and throw your hair back. It adds an egde to your look and gives you a change that’s not as drastic as a shorter haircut. 

I think that this style is definitely going to last well into this season. It is a faddy look, but I think it’s one that will stand the test of time. As it evolves, I imagine people will start to wear the bang in different ways, more tailored to their personality.

Thanks Nicholas!  Check out StyleBell’s slideshow on fantastic blunt bang looks!

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Jane JacksonI’m a huge fan of Janet Jackson. Her music, her dancing, her style, her smile … her ever changing hairstyle. I think she’s a healthy mix of extreme creativity and talent and she seems so well, normal compared to the others in her family. And she takes great risks with her hair. Her hairstyles have gone from controlled to classic, glamorous to sometimes kooky, sleek brown brilliance to ravishing red spirals and everything in between. As she promotes her new album Discipline, Janet has been seen sporting a very hot Hollywood trend – sleek long locks with bangs. For great bangs like hers, brush up on your wrist flicking motion with your favorite flat iron. Remember to turn the iron inward towards you when styling to create the smooth curved style your bangs are craving.

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