February 13, 2013
Michelle Obama first showed up in them during the inauguration. Jessica Biel has worn them most of the year. Kerry Washington heated up the Golden Globes red carpet with them. And Rachel Zoe took Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week by storm with them.
Lots of celebrities and A-listers seem to be sporting bangs these days. Hairstylist Tiki Spruill of About Faces Day Spa & Salon in Canton says the trend goes back to fashion icon Audrey Hepburn in the 1950s, giving the look both a classic feel and a fashion-forward sensibility.
Perhaps one reason they're so popular is that anyone can wear them. "Bangs are for everyone, regardless of face shape and hair texture," Spruill says. "They complement your eyes, accent cheekbones and give you an instant makeover without sacrificing length. But the 'perfect bang' must be cut to flatter your face shape." Here's how to pair your face shape with the perfect bangs.
-- John-John Williams IV