Here's the sitch...my bangs grow like weeds, and it is something I've always been thankful for in situations like I am facing today. This also means that I have to get them cut regularly, and I went many years without bangs for this reason. I don't know what sparked my idea to get bangs again a few years ago, but I've found that having them gives me a more overall youthful look. (I am forever being told that I don't look my age, so this is a huge ego boost that I'm not willing to give up yet.) Maybe it is because I'm starting to feel old and looking for ways to keep myself looking young, because being in my thirties makes me feel old.
The one to the left is slightly longer and blends in better. The one to the right is more fun, and a bit shorter than I would typically go, but I liked them. Drawback to the shorter bangs...upkeep.
So lets talk about expectations first...
Over the years, I've come to learn the difference between cut and style, but honestly, they really are difficult to distinguish and even harder to remember. For example, you are flipping through a magazine and see a photograph that makes you say to yourself, "Oh, I love that!"
Here is the issue...what you really see is the style and not the cut itself. What may look great on that person in the picture just might not be right for your face shape, which would result in it not looking the same way for you. A good stylist will tell you this when you show them that picture, so you really need to watch out for one that doesn't.
Here was my expectation for getting my bangs cut today.
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I loved the way it parted to the side, but yet still held that youthful look. I knew it would go well with my face shape. It kind of looks like the way I had it in the picture above on the left, but with a bit shorter at the part of the bangs as it sweeps over.
Now for the reality...
No. This is not the same cute, fun way that Ashley Simpson is rocking above, and clearly my stylist did what she felt like doing instead of what I showed her. Sadly this isn't the first time this is happened, so shame on me for allowing it to happen again. I bet you are asking how to bounce back from something this awful? Because it really is awful...
A few years ago, I invested in some good quality hair scissors. They have been a lifesaving tool for my hair in events such as this, and I am so thankful that I have them around. Now is it going to completely fix the issue? Definitely not, because this time was a big mess up, but it could help with minor issues. I'm going to have to wear my hair down to try to cover up the mistakes until my bangs grow out, and then I will have them evened out by a professional. I went ahead and trimmed that right side to even it up with the left. With a round brush, hair dryer, and some hairspray, I think I can make them look almost normal.
And in the end, just remember it is only hair and it will eventually grow out to start the process all over again.