Ask a Hairstylist: The Best Bangs for Curly Hair and a Heart-Shaped Face

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Q: I'm wondering what type of bangs would suit my face shape. 

Hair consultation - Yasmeen

Yasmeen wants to get bangs.

I'm getting my hair cut soon and I want to get bangs, but I have a round face. So I'm not sure if bangs will look good on me. What sort of bangs would suit me? Thank you! — Yasmeen

Hair consultation - Yasmeen

Yasmeen believes she has a round face shape.

A: Yasmeen, you actually don't have a round face. You have a heart-shaped face. 

For your face shape, curtain bangs will suit you best. A lot of celebrities have these now—they're quite pretty and can be very sexy.

Camila Cabello American Music Awards 2018

Camila Cabello at the 2018 American Music Awards.

Camila Cabello Radio Disney Music Awards 2017

Camila Cabello at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards.

Alexa Chung Alexa Manicure Collection launch 2014

Alexa Chung at the 2014 Alexa Manicure Collection launch.

Jessica Alba Independent Spirit Awards 2009

Jessica Alba at the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards.

They should be cut straight across, from cheek to cheek, and they should hover just above the lashes. 

Salma Hayek LACMA Art Film Gala 2012

Salma Hayek at the 2012 LACMA Art + Film Gala.

Since your hair is curly, you will have to put in some work for this look. You will have to blow dry your bangs and flat iron them a little. 

For product, use a bit of liquid silicone, such as Kérastase Oléo-Relax Soin Lissant Disciplinant.

Kerastase Oleo-Relax Soin Lissant Disciplinant

Kérastase Oléo-Relax Soin Lissant Disciplinant

Or Kérastase Elixir Ultime L'Huile Originale

Kerastase Elixir Ultime L'Huile Originale

Kérastase Elixir Ultime L'Huile Originale

Liquid silicone doesn't allow the hair to bounce up so much. It keeps the hair a little flatter and protects against the humidity or the elements. It also creates some shine.

So that will be helpful for the bangs. The rest of your hair has a frizzy texture because you're not moisturizing enough.

You didn't ask about your colour, but I think it is too dark for you. It's too black for your face. You need to be more on the mocha side, at least one shade lighter.

Camila Alves Bravo Upfront Party 2010

Camila Alves at the 2010 Bravo Upfront Party.

When you get your haircut, ask for some soft-blunt layering, starting on the collarbone. Right now, your cut is too blunt. 

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