When worn correctly, bangs can be the perfect compliment to your look. Not only can they make the most boring of haircuts trendy and sexy, but they can also draw attention to your eyes, which can be a great trick if you’re trying to make your face look thinner.
The only problem is, bangs are also a lot of work. They take forever to style, they rarely cooperate on days you want to look your best, and they constantly need to be trimmed, but when I decided to grow mine out, I was absolutely shocked at how long it took. Between all of the cuts I needed to keep the ends healthy, it must’ve taken a good 18 months to grow them to my chin, but thanks to the wonderful world of YouTube, I was able to find some great hairstyles to help me look my best throughout the process.
Watch my favorites below and learn how to grow out bangs without compromising on your look!
DIY Faux Waterfall Headband by Cute Girls Hairstyles
Whether you have straight, wavy, or curly hair, this is an easy but elegant way to keep your bangs out of your face. If your bangs are still relatively short, a little hairspray or styling wax will help keep this style in place.
Perfect Bangs, 4 Ways by ellebangs
If you’re not a fan of headband braids, this tutorial gives you 4 great tips for keeping your bangs out of your face while still looking stylish and trendy. I love her tip for parting your hair in the center and blow-drying your bangs away from your face to give the illusion that they are longer than they really are!
5 Different Ways to Wear Bangs by Luxy Hair
If you’re just starting to grow out your bangs, this is a great collection of hairstyles to keep your hair away from your face. I love all of these styles, and I can’t get over how much longer Mimi’s bangs look when she styles them away from her face.
3 Hairstyles For When You’re Growing Out Your Bangs by POPSUGAR Beauty
If you want to know how the celebs style their bangs when they’re trying to grow them out, you’ll love this collection of photos. I’m not a fan of Eva Mendes’ turban (I just wouldn’t be able to pull that look off), but I really love Naya Rivera’s French braid cornrows.
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