The Evolution of My Bangs

Jillian's Zoe bangs

Why is it that getting bangs is usually due to miscommunication or some sort of personal crisis where you end up taking scissors to your own hair? It’s such a small part of your hair, but causes so much drama. My sister and I actually get dread in our souls when the other texts “I have bangs”. It’s usually the kind of statement that comes before the unveiling of some huge crisis.

Anyway… this is the first sort. I went in to my hairdresser with long, side-swept bangs. This is the same hairdresser that initially cut said bangs. I don’t usually let her cut my hair, because I’m trying to grow it out (she just does a tiny trim). She asked if she should trim my bangs and I (with hesitation) said “sure”. The next thing I know, I have the bangs to the left. Adorable Zooey Deschanel bangs. Probably too adorable for my round face, and so not what I came in with.

My biggest issue with bangs is I get all inspired to style them once, and after that it’s just over. On the left below you have the bangs I went in with. On the right you have the way I have worn my bangs almost every day since the bang trim. I’m just so lazy! I don’t know why. The dry shampoo helps a lot, but if I don’t style them the first day, they have to be up until the next wash for sure.

Jillian's side bangs Jillian's bangs pinned back

Does anyone else feel my pain? Or have super cute bangs that they can tell me how to achieve? Which look do you think is best?