Things To Consider Before Getting Bangs

Things To Consider Before Getting Bangs

Are you ready to commit to the new look?

You either love them, or you hate them, there is no in between. Curious as to what I'm talking about? A few things may have crossed your mind but in this instance I am talking about the fashion trend that never seems to really go out of style: bangs. You most certainly had them as as a child, but as you grew older they were only a thing of the past. But as years continue to go by, it seems the bang trend comes and goes. After much contemplating, or really not that much and more of a quick decision, I decided to go the cut and get bangs. Was I terrified? Yes. Was I nervous I would hate them? Yes. But it turns out I did love them for a good while. If you are thinking about taking the dive and cutting your hair with an addition of bangs, you may want to consider some things first. Below I have compiled a list of important things to think about before taking those scissors straight across your forehead as you watch pieces of your hair flitter to the ground in front of you.

Do you have time in the morning to style?

Just like when you have short hair versus long, you need a few extra minutes in the morning to style those bad boys. Sometimes if you hair is done just right the day before, your bangs may miraculously lay just the way you want them to. But that is a slim chance. Most days you will need to factor in a block of time to blow dry those bangs out, and then style as you wish. You will also need to factor in them not turning out as planned and extra time to figure that one out. If you are a person who just gets up and heads right out the door, bangs may not be the best for you. Or consider a lifestyle change to accommodate to them.

Do you sweat a lot?

Gross. But yes, something you need to factor in! If you haven't had bangs before, you are not used to something being across your forehead at all times and not a way to really pin them back at first. Throughout the day, if you tend to get hot and clammy, you can bet those bangs will not stay out and perfectly styled, rather start sticking to your forehead and turn to looking greasy. Take into consideration how the bangs will make your skin feel too, it may just cause a few reactions such as some unwanted pimples.

What about working out?

Of course there are headbands, how would I or anybody else survive without them?! But think about this, while you can use a headband to push those bangs out of your face, they will not look like they did before when you remove that headband. If you are planning on showering right after and are done for the day, that's great! But just remember if you need to be somewhere and want your bangs looking on point, this may be an issue. Us ladies don't always wash our hair after every workout, just because it may not be necessary like washing our bodies. But if you are hoping to get the perfect hairstyle without washing, your bangs may now cause you a bit of trouble.

Can you deal with something looming above your eyes?

It may seem silly, but will it bother you having something always fall in your eyes or be laying right above? If you are going to be constantly pushing them out of your face and keep touching them, 1. they will just get gross and greasy, 2. what would even be the point of having bangs? Bangs are meant to be part of your hairstyle, not something to be constantly clipped back.

Will it bother you going in to get trims more often?

Usually you will go to get a haircut every three months or so, or maybe even less if your hair isn't your biggest concern. But if you want to keep those bangs exactly as you want them, you will need to get them trimmed more often. It's surprising how fast they actually grow, and you'll want to be on top of it. So can you calculate in a few more trips to the salon and a few more deposits spent on your hair?

Do you have the patience to grow them out when you don't want them anymore?

I am currently in the process of growing my bangs out, and let me tell you, it isn't no walk in the park. It definitely isn't as bad as everyone makes it seem, but it isn't the most enjoyable thing either. If you have bangs that go straight across, the process is going to take a lot longer than if you just have side bangs. You can get away with styling them as bangs should be, but eventually it comes down to a lot of tiny braids, bobby pins and hair clips, and headbands. I am almost to the point where I can tuck them behind my ear, woohoo! But definitely take this into consideration. It isn't just a quick fix, bangs to no bangs. You need to have patience and eventually your hair will be as you please.

While all this may seem like a lot of daunting things to consider, I am not trying to sway you away from cutting your hair and getting bangs! I loved mine, and there are tons of people who do too. I didn't have mine for very long just because I was pleased with how they were, but was ready for something new again. Others though have them for months, even years long! Don't be afraid to get bangs, it really isn't that scary. Just make sure you consider these things for at least a little bit of time so you know what you are getting yourself into. I honestly think bangs are something everyone should do at least once in their life, excluding when you were a child. Change things up, be fearless!

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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Bringing out your inner glow with a touch of makeup can boost your confidence through the roof.


The key to achieving natural beauty is not applying too much makeup in the first place. You don't need as much product as you think. Honestly, when it comes down to it, all you need is a moisturizer, a touch of concealer, blush, and mascara. Anything else is going to make you look too caked up when you're going for a natural look.

1. Use a light hand

It can be easy to go in with a heavy hand but in doing this, your end result will look too heavy. When you use a heavy hand, you'll end up looking like a clown. By lightly applying your makeup, you'll be able to see your beauty in all of its glory. Be sure to tap off any excess product off of your brush before applying it to your skin. This will ensure that not only will the product not be stamped onto your face, but instead, seamlessly blended onto your skin. Little stippling motions with either a beauty sponge or a foundation/ concealer brush are the easiest way to do the trick.

2. Use as much natural light as possible

By using light that is toned a different shade, your makeup can look all sorts of messed up. Typically these kinds of lights have a yellow tone in them, which can impact how you see your initial base foundation/concealer. It can turn your view into seeing your skin in a different shade, forcing you to apply either too much makeup or too harshly. I tend to do my makeup in at my kitchen table near a window, or in a bathroom with bright lighting. As long as you have a mirror and natural light, you should be good to go!

3. Use the right products

This can vary from different skin tones, textures, types, etc. Everybody has a different combination of products that works effortlessly for their skin. This can be achieved by the process of trial and error, but once you find that stellar combination, nothing out there will be able to beat it!

While playing in loud eyeshadow colors and sharp contour lines can be fun every now and then, natural beauty is key for an everyday look. Bringing out your inner glow with a touch of makeup can boost your confidence through the roof.

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