How to Make Over Your Hairstyle with Bangs
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the February 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Just right: Soft, piece-y bangs camouflage forehead lines and crow's-feet, and create a frame around Gunilla's striking aqua eyes. To create this choppy effect, Patrick cut upward a bit into the lowest inch of the bangs. He also cut Gunilla's hair slightly, to chin-length, all the way around, leaving her layers a little longer in front to soften the jowl area.
Avoid this: The stark edges of strict, all-one-length bangs can emphasize lines around the eyes.
Top, Nima; earrings, Alexis Bittar
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