Wednesday, March 27, 2013

It's All About the Bangs

Did you watch the video? In this style it's all about the bangs!

I have a high forehead, so I've almost always worn bangs with every hairdo I've had throughout my life. When I looked at a photo taken last weekend, (you can read why I am wearing Minnie Mouse ears headband on this post), I realized my bangs need a little...who am I kidding.....they need a LOT of work!

That is why the short BlogHer video about How to Style Blunt Bangs, that you can watch at the top of this post, came in handy this week! I never really take the time to style my bangs and this tutorial may help me achieve the light feathered look that this model had, which I love!

Aren't these bangs lovely?  They belong to my beautiful daughter-in-law! Just look at how they draw attention to her bright blue eyes. Just stunning! This is a look I'd love to have, and I hope by using the tips I learned in the video I can achieve it.

Do you have bangs or wished you did? Check out the video for tips on a simple way to style them and enter the sweepstakes at the end by answering the question at the end for a chance to win $100, $250, or more!

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*Full disclosure: I was compensated to write this post by Olay and BlogHer. All opinions expression in this post are my own and have not been influenced in any way by this compensation.

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Kris said...

I don't have bangs...but my oldest daughter did recently and it was so cute on her. She is a hair stylist and wears her hair all sorts of ways.
I love your bangs!!!
Thanks for the sweet, uplifting comment. I am going through some "stuff" here at home, and have been trying to muddle through.
xo Kris

From the Kitchen said...

My two sisters always had bangs. I wanted them desperately but I have "cowlicks". When I've tried bangs, they just clump up into strange looking "things".
I don't think there is any help for me!!


Anonymous said...

having had lines in my forehead, since my earliest remembrance, I have always been rather partial to bangs

of course it doesn't matter much now, as I've aged I've grown into my forehead lines :D

I still like my bangs though

enjoyed your post

Barbara F. said...

I've had bangs for most of my life! My hair has thinned considerably so now I just sweep them to the side. :( I miss them, though, if for nothing else to hide the wrinkles in my forehead. (wow, talk about keeping it real). xo

Lorrie said...

I do have bangs, have worn them most of my life. I recently learned the flat iron trick to keep them smooth and usually touch them up that way. I just had my hair cut yesterday, and my stylist did the same thing as on the video.

Anonymous said...

Bangs are for other people but not for me. Each time in my adult years that I have opted to have bangs, I have regretted it within a week. I think it takes just the right texture and thickness in hair to pull them off and have them look good... Nope... I won't ever have them again.

camp and cottage living said...

Yes, I've had to have bangs most of my life too.
I don't feel so bad now about my bangs being so uneven after seeing the video-ha!
Your DIL does have beautiful blue eyes, for sure!

Betsy Adams said...

I have usually had partial bangs ---just on one side... Can't remember whether I have had bangs all the way across my forehead---but don't think I have... I do like bangs on certain people --but not all....

Poor ole Hillary Clinton desperately needs to do something with her hair. I loved her with short hair. Now she just looks OLD. Maybe she needs bangs... ha

eileeninmd said...

I have had bangs most of my life too. I can not imagine not having bangs, I do not like my forehead. Thanks for sharing the video.

Ann said...

I used to have bangs and then I let them grow out. I've thought about getting them again but I haven't been brave enough to go for it yet.

Claudia said...

Two weeks ago I decided my face was fat and cut some bang (similar to tutorial). But I want thick bangs. And I have thin hair! I want your bangs, Pat!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I am a bang girl (that doesn't quite sound right does it?)
In London they call them a fringe... We need an update with the new fringe style!

The Gathering Place said...

Thanks for the tips on bangs. I only kind of have bangs. Your DIL has the most beautiful eyes! I'm sure she must be very pretty.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I always have bangs and my hair is a little too short for me right now! But it will grow! lol Thanks for the info! Very nice! And you look CUTE!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I think the bangs they've shown would look cute on you. I have had bangs most of my adult life. They now help to hide the wrinkles a wee bit! I just hate it when a hairdresser cuts them too short as some want to do. I usually tell them never ever cut them above the eyebrows!

Your DIL has the prettiest blue eyes!

Pondside said...

I have bangs and am always getting heck from my hairdresser for 'hacking away at them'. I can't help it!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love bangs and have had them for years. My hair dresser thinks I look better without them so now I just sweep them to the side a bit.

annie said...

I've worn bangs since I was 19 or so!
I am a big fan of them.
Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Margaret said...

Hi Pat, I wear pink glasses, have side bangs and thick short grey hair. Bangs suit you Pat! I like your layered cut and the color. Colorado does suit you, your happiness shines and you look younger! Your minnie pic is very cute, love your enthusiasm for life! Good luck with achieving your new bang look Pat! Thank-you for the sweepstakes entry!
Margaret from B.C.