Bangs vs Fringe
If you have been to your hair salon lately, you must have been asked if you want bangs or fringe hairstyle making you confused. These are hairstyles that are characteristic of the way hair is cut to be combed and placed over the forehead so that it remains covered. In most of these styles, whether hair is parted or not, the fringes remain on the forehead. If you too are confused between fringe and bangs, read on to know the differences between the two hairstyles.
Bangs or fringe hairstyles are a way to make a person look attractive. Indeed they are popular, but they are also used in cases where some odd shapes of faces are enhanced. In such cases, bangs and fringe work as a camouflage. Fringe hairstyles are not limited to straight and classic, and there are numerous haircuts belonging to this category that are dependent upon the face cut of the individual.
Before moving ahead, it is pertinent to let readers know that what is fringe haircut for the rest of the world is bangs for the Americans, especially in US and Canada. Initially, the two terms meant for hairstyles where hair remained across the face above eyebrows, today there are many different styles that are referred to as bangs or fringe. May be the term bangs came from the practice of cutting horses’ tails straight across. It was commonly referred to as bang tail. In many cases, a fringe forms on its own when the person is given a short haircut.
There are scores of hairstyles where bangs can be added to create a totally new and unique haircut for a lady. Bangs can be worn over the forehead at work, for leisurely occasions, or even important events like awards ceremony as has been seen in the cases of celebrities.
However, to have bangs or not is a very important question to ask before going in with this hairstyle. It is important as all your effort and time in growing bangs may go to a waste, if you do not get the appreciation and remarks for your cute appearance. Your hairdresser at the salon is the most important person in this regard as he or she can suggest for bangs depending upon your face shape.
What is the difference between Bangs and Fringe?
• Bangs hairstyle came from bang tails of horses where tail was cut straight across.
• While the hairstyle is known as bangs in US and Canada, it is called fringe in the rest of the world.
• Both haircuts (one and the same) are used commonly while they are also used as a camouflage to cover imperfections in face shape.
• Before taking a plunge; consult your hairstylist, as he will suggest the type of bangs that go with your face shape.