At this point, I admit, I still feel a bit uncomfortable with the vastness of my forehead. I perhaps will never feel comfortable enough to slick my hair back, but knowing I am "fearfully and wonderfully made" by my Creator, I can embrace it. This was my background to my bang story. For about a couple years, my hands have been itching to do something different with my hair. Now that I know I would not be hiding under bangs but would just have them for aesthetic purposes, I began to re-think the bang idea. I thought this would be the next best thing to really changing things up without having to cut the length of my hair that I've been growing out for years! But the more it grows, the blah-er it looks. There is just no style to it...and if you know me, you know that I love change. My friends cannot believe that I haven't touched my hair for about 5-6 years now when I have had every hairstyle and hair color imaginable! After getting married, I wanted to really change things up, but also didn't want to freak my husband out. I refuse to look dated.
One of my problems is that my hair is thin so my bangs aren't those luscious, thick bangs you see many girls sporting nowadays. I also hate blow-drying my hair. In addition, I had to take my "style" into consideration and I didn't think bangs would "fit" or match with my more mature bohemian, eclectic, global style. I think I was wrong about that. I began to discover some hairstyle muses that were more up my alley which ended up motivating me to take the jump and just do it. I also discovered that thinner bangs can look edgy and hip, not dated and I don't have to be in my twenties to have bangs, have pin-straight hair, nor have a retro look to pull it off, so I was ready. I was ready to blow-dry (or not) and I was ready to face going back to bangs and redeem my bang history...SO I DID IT!
Here are those muses and inspirations that led me to cut those bangs.
Hindi Zahra. She is just cool and cute. I love her style and her hair is just dope!
Bezem y Mailan. Both are amazingly cool designers...and their hair. Love. (check out the post I did on them here.)
Well...I'm still gettin' used to it. And there's lots of flexibility, contrary to what I thought before. I can wear it curly, wavy, or straighten it (like below). Anyway....hope I inspired someone out there! Remember that hair grows back...