Blunt bangs are out and that’s great since they were never very flattering for most face shapes. Wispy bangs make for a much better look for most women. Try the latest trends of layered bangs and soft fringes, that can help you achieve the right look.

Long, soft bangs make for a much less severe cut and they’re more versatile than classic thick bangs, easier to style both worn straight and side-swept.

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Wispy Bangs and the Right Face Shape

Fortunately, wispy bangs flatter most shapes of faces. Perfect for a round face, shorter bangs elongate the face, but they can also soften angles for a square face.

Wispy long bangs work best for these face shapes and for the oval face, but they really give the best look for heart shaped faces, where blunt bangs are never an option.

Hair texture plays an important role too in choosing the right bangs, but wispy bangs are equally flattering for thin hair and for thicker hair.

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Long Wispy Bangs, a Trendy Choice

Wispy long bangs are a perfect fit for many hairstyles, including shorter cuts like a bob or longer shags. The messy look and wispy fringes make for the best combination, but any wispy layered hairstyle is also suited to the wispy bangs.

If you choose really long bangs, make sure you have the time to get them regularly trimmed. The hottest look for these bangs is the one that hits right above the eyelashes, but will need regular maintenance to avoid becoming a nuisance.

Whether side-swept or worn straight, soft bangs are best suited for layered hairstyles. Soft fringes are a versatile look, but make sure layered bangs are done right by an experienced stylist for the best look.

Perfect for concealing a high forehead or lines on your forehead, long wispy bangs make for a great look if you have this hair and there are plenty of hairstyle options to pair them with. Angled bangs can work for bobs, shags and longer hairstyles, but long wispy bangs, choppy or layered can help you get a more sophisticated look.

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Celebs who Tried Wispy Bangs

Reese Witherspoon is the perfect example of long wispy bangs done right. The actress first tried them to cover a scar on her forehead, but stuck to this look that’s also very flattering to her heart-shaped face.

Taylor Swift has also sported different variations of the wispy bang, that also worked well for Lea Michele and her beach waves or for Nicole Richie and her stylish long bob.

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