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Hair Gets Into Your Eyes - Challenges Of Wavy/Curly Hair Bangs

I personally have been wearing a frontal hair fringe since I was old enough to look in the mirror at my hair. My Aunt Margie who was a licensed hairdresser back in St. Louis when I was growing up actually cut my first hair bangs. I loved them.

(Image from Mick Luppino - Photographer: Simon Lekias - MakeUp Artist: Justine Purdue - Stylist: Tiana Wallace - NSW/ACT Hairdresser of the Year - Mick Luppino from Luppino's Hair Skin & Body - Monday 6th March 2006 - Sydney Australia

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Blunt Cut Forehead Fringe

My ideal forehead fringe were crafted into a blunt cut which meant the bangs were all one length and hung right above my eyebrows so that my eyes could peek out at the world.

As I grew up I discovered that with my naturally wavy/curly hair the challenges of hair fringes/bangs which grew too long. There was a secret moment of hair bang growth which turned my sleek fringe into a wavy mess.

When my bangs were the perfect length I adored them. The minute the waves set in, I hated them.

Over the years I tried all types of hair bang wave and curl removal from literally taping my wet bangs down to my forehead to stuffing them with cotton to give them fullness and oomph. I also tried flat irons which made the strands stick straight out with no bend. Not such a great option either.

(Image from Mick Luppino - Photographer: Simon Lekias - MakeUp Artist: Justine Purdue - Stylist: Tiana Wallace - NSW/ACT Hairdresser of the Year - Mick Luppino from Luppino's Hair Skin & Body - Monday 6th March 2006 - Sydney Australia

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I finally discovered when my bangs were trimmed with a little layering from the back and some tiny Vs or texturing cut into the ends, my hair fringe was a perfect confection of soft, fluffy layered blonde tresses which won me lots of compliments.

For some reason when my bangs were out of my eyes and perfectly layered I loved the rest of my hair. When they weren't I was having a bad hair day.

To this day I still wear bangs and they still have this magical wave explosion point. For me I can usually go approximately one month between bang trims before the dreaded waves hit my forehead.

(Image from Mick Luppino - Photographer: Simon Lekias - MakeUp Artist: Justine Purdue - Stylist: Tiana Wallace - NSW/ACT Hairdresser of the Year - Mick Luppino from Luppino's Hair Skin & Body - Monday 6th March 2006 - Sydney Australia

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While I adore the high fashion hair fringes that seem to lay perfectly along the perimeter of a model's perfect face, I can't ever seem to get my fringe to be that long and that straight.

Last night I was muttering about the newly appeared waves throughout my hair fringe as I was texting my fabulous hairdresser, Rose Zuniga. I begged her for a bang trim appointment which she graciously provided this week.

Ahhhh. I think I can survive until her magical scissors expertly shortens the length and ultimately neutralizes the dreaded waves and slight curls that pop up.

(Image from Mick Luppino - Photographer: Simon Lekias - MakeUp Artist: Justine Purdue - Stylist: Tiana Wallace - NSW/ACT Hairdresser of the Year - Mick Luppino from Luppino's Hair Skin & Body - Monday 6th March 2006 - Sydney Australia

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If I wait one more week of fringe growth my own options to avoid bigger waves along the edges will be to blow dry the bangs stick straight with a paddle style boar's bristle brush and then tuck it into a barrette along the side.

When I do let my front bangs grow out and slowly merge into either side of my hair, I wind up with a big wave extending along the sides. No, I don't really like waves popping up next to my face although I don't mind the curls and waves which naturally appear throughout the length of my below-the-waist strands.

I embrace my natural texture as much as possible but big waves extending along the sides of my head make me feel slightly unbalanced. It's just me I know but you have to wear the hair the way you love to wear it. Regardless of what anyone - professional or not - says. That's my own personal hair motto.

In the meantime, although I have trimmed every imaginable style and length of hair bangs, I am still the happiest when my fringe hair is slightly layered in a blunt bang style with just a bit of texturizing. When my bangs are newly washed I have to blow dry them into their perfect wispiness even if I air-dry or wet-bun the rest of my hair, which I normally do.

(Image from Mick Luppino - Photographer: Simon Lekias - MakeUp Artist: Justine Purdue - Stylist: Tiana Wallace - NSW/ACT Hairdresser of the Year - Mick Luppino from Luppino's Hair Skin & Body - Monday 6th March 2006 - Sydney Australia

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The moral to this hair story? If you love a front hair fringe, wear it with joy. Learn the bang styling tricks and tips which work for you and your hair regardless of the current hair fringe fashions and styles.

Kink Free Hair Fringes

Some options for kink free bangs?

1. The perfect trim which is maintained religiously by your hair professional.

2. Apply a touch of relaxer to just your bang hair to keep it straight. This requires the help of a professional so don't try this at home.

3. Using a round brush while you blow dry to get a little oomph throughout the top of the fringe. Skip the cotton and the tape. It's too painful to take off and doesn't always provide consistent results.

4. Have lots of hair accessories on standby for out of control wave or curl bang days. When in doubt play with your fringe to get a modified look.

Avante Garde Hair Fringes

Although high fashion and runway models often have avante garde hair fringes, the hoops the hairdressers go through behind stage to create those perfectly bone bone straight styles are probably much more labor intensive than us mere hair mortals would dare to commit to on a daily basis.

(Image from Anthony Nadar - Photographer: Andrew O'Tools - MakeUp Artist: Aleesa McCeolie - Stylist: Penny Hunt - NSW/ACT Hairdresser of the Year - Monday 6th March 2006 - Sydney Australia - All Rights Reserved)

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