BANG FEVER: Celebrity Hairstyle Trends

October 5, 2015


Bangs have been with us for decades, constantly changing in texture and shape. No matter what form they have chosen, they have always been a staple in American hair as well as countries abroad. Simply defined as face framing hair work down or across the forehead, bangs got their name from the idea of being sudden or abrupt, like a sudden explosion of a few inches of hair.

Bangs in the 1940s and 1950s were worn as a blunt cut, thick and straight across the forehead. This was especially popular on children, when more mothers gave home hair cuts. As time went on, the 1980s enjoyed the infamous
bang “poof,” achieved by teasing the hair with a pick or comb and holding it upwa
rd with hair spray or hair gel. In that era, the bigger and higher the bangs, the better. Many agree this is a fashion statement that is dead in the grave and should not be resurrected!

Today, bangs are most often worn as sideswiped across the forehead, while others sport wispy straight bangs reminiscent of their thicker and flatter childhood version. These are known as fringed bangs hairstyles, and are perfect for both day and evening wear.

Eve, Meagan Good, Rhianna, Shaun Robinson, Kelly Rowland, Mary J. Blige, Lisa Raye, Toni Braxton