Written by Andrea Bramchtein, Stylist at Urban Betty

Bangs are all the craze this season. Whether you have short or long hair, bangs are a fun way to change your look without having to commit to a whole new haircut.

There are a few things you should consider before you decide to take the jump.

First step: Assess your hair type. Everyone has a variety of textures and everyone’s thickness is different. For example, you may have thick hair but it may also be fine or you may have fine hair but it may be coarse.

Second step: Assess your face shape. Our faces come in different shapes and sizes so make sure the bangs you want will enhance your beauty.

Thirdly: Are you ready to maintain them? Bangs grow out really quickly so remember you’ll have to see your stylist in between cuts.

Last Step: I would recommend when you’re getting bangs to assess what climate you are going to be in. If you get bangs in the summer, remember it’s going to be hot so you’ll have to do extra styling throughout the day to make sure they don’t look greasy or frizzy.

If you aren’t sure what to label your hair texture or what bangs will enhance your face shape ask your hairstylist they’ll know exactly what works and what doesn’t.