Are you searching for a new style that will significantly change your look this year? Do you want to make a subtle change that will make a huge difference in your style? If so, you may want to try bangs. This style choice is often reserved for younger women and girls because bangs are viewed as playful and carefree. However, you can wear bangs even if you’re out of high school or college. If you’re over 40 and considering bangs, here are some styles that may work well for you.

Layered Haircuts with Bangs

Whether you want to wear your hair long, short or medium length, you can add layers to make your style more interesting. Parted bangs are a great addition to these styles if you have a face that is diamond or oval-shaped. These bangs are wispy, cover the forehead, and fall just above the eyebrows. You can part the bangs in the middle or on the side to accentuate your face shape. These bangs bring attention to the shape of your brows and make your cheekbones look higher. Parted bangs are also ideal because they soften the angles of your face. These bangs are best on medium-thick hair. If you have thick hair, these bangs could look very sparse. If you have very thick hair, these bangs could be very overpowering.

Medium Hairstyles with Bangs over 40

A textured bang works well on medium-length hair, especially if you have a heart-shaped face. Bangs that are textured add more symmetry to the face. If you have naturally thin or straight hair, these bangs add more body to your hair and keep it from looking too flat. Textured bangs should be cut right under your eyebrow arches to achieve the desired effect.

If you’re concerned about smile or frown lines in between the brows, medium to long wispy bangs may work well. The bangs can cover imperfections without appearing too weighty. Wispy bangs also work well for women with small features, since they won’t overwhelm your face.

Who Should Wear Bangs and Who Should Not

No matter your face shape or hair type, you can find bangs that will suit you. For instance, the side-swept bang works well on virtually any face shape. Bangs that are swept to the side help to make your features look more symmetrical. If you have wavy or straight hair that is cut into a style, it’s easy to let your bangs grow out and blend them with your current hairstyle.

If your forehead is prominent and you want to balance it with the rest of your face, blunt bangs can help you accomplish this. Blunt bangs bring more attention to your jawline and cheekbones. These bangs look great on a variety of hair types. The bangs should be cut straight across and fall right on top of your lashes.

Long bangs are a stylish choice if your hair is naturally curly. This gives you the option of wearing your bangs to the side or in the middle. Your bangs should be cut dry when your hair is curly. This gives you a realistic idea of how the bangs will look once your curls shrink after washing your hair.

Contact Blu Salon to get style inspiration for your next hairstyle. Our location is in Edgewater NJ on the Hudson River, and our stylists are friendly and experienced. We’ll have a thorough consultation with you to determine the bangs that would look great based on your face shape and hair type. We’ll also show you how to care for your hair in between appointments. You can make your appointment or schedule a consultation by emailing us or giving us a call.