Behind the Scenes at the Bang Bar
If you've been asking yourself the question "Should I get bangs?" keep clicking. Our New York City beauty editor found her answer at New York City's hottest new hair spot
Fast-forward 24 years: After abandoning my obsession with bangs for most of my life, it's suddenly back. I'm in love with Zooey Deschanel's hair on "New Girl" and I can't stop thinking about Katie Holmes on the cover of "Elle." I find myself constantly wondering: Should I get bangs? But my anti-bang traits haven't changed much in two decades: I still have a round face, and my hair is as curly as ever.
Then I got an email that did change everything: Butterfly Studio Salon in New York City opened a "bang bar," where a stylist matches you with the right color and bang shape. Then, you take home a set of clip-in bangs in order to decide if you want them for real. I made an appointment immediately.
Skip ahead to see if I can actually pull off bangs.
A few days later, I arrived at the Bang Bar and sat down with hairstylist Lawrence Martinez. I told him my sad history with bangs. And after proclaiming that my mother was completely wrong (sorry, Mom), Martinez set out to find my ideal fringe and a style that would work for me.
Here's the diary of my bang-ification -- and some surprising tips about fringe I learned along the way.
SEE NEXT PAGE: Me before bangs
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