Wanting to Grow Out Your Bangs? / by Jenny Strebe

I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend, I sure did. I've been in Pinetop, AZ all weekend long, enjoying the cold snowy mountains and today I'm on location up here for a wedding catalog shoot, that I can't wait to share with you all. It's actually my daughters first modeling gig, so I'll be sure to update everyone on how it goes. Hopefully she will let me do her hair, because usually she doesn't. Doesn't she know I have a reputation to uphold?? 

 This week I'm going to start it off by an "Ask Jenny" question. The other week I got an email from an awesome viewer name Lauren, and this is what she wrote in for my weekly "Ask Jenny" posts. 






"Dear Jenny, I absolutely love your tutorials! You have the most creative updo ideas! I never get bored! OK, so, I have a confession of my own to make. My whole life I wanted to grow out my bangs, but have never made the leap and actually done it. I always got told as a kid I looked bad without them. I don't know if this is true, or if I just have a face shape I'm not working with correctly. I'm wondering if you could possibly help me figure out which face shape I have and if growing out my bangs is worth it? Here's a pic to a front on and a profile view. I would really love to hear back from you with any advise you have. Thanks for reading!" - Take care, Lauren Charlottesville, VA




Lauren, thanks so much for your question! You are a gorgeous girl with a face shape that is a cross between a heart shape face and an oval face shape. Your prominent forehead is what makes your shape a bit more on the heart shape side, but you don't have the strong jawline or chin like a typical heart shape face, Its more oval. And believe me,  that doesn't necessarily mean you can't wear your hair with out a fringe.

With being a tad on the heart shape side with your strong forehead, I wouldn't suggest pulling your hair straight back without any kind of softness around the face. I'd say if you are wanting to go with out a fringe aka bangs then try doing a really soft, long side swept fringe at first, especially since it will take awhile for them to grow out, and you will be at this point soon anyway. This will allow your hair to have some softness, which will help draw attention away from your forehead. Try a fringe like Reese below.



If you are totally against any kind of fringe at this point, then try styling your hair with some soft waves, that will help cut into the forehead and add softness without drawing attention to it. Like Kate Bosworth is sporting below.


Lauren, I'd say if growing out your fringe is what you desire, go for it! It will look great, just make sure you take some of my little tips into consideration when styling it. I'd love for you to email me a pic down the road on how your fringeless hair is working out for you. 

Do you have a hair question you are dying to know? If so, feel free to email me @ jennystrebe{at}hotmail.com