Hair & Makeup
When Bad Bangs Happen to Good People
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: If you want to look younger, try getting bangs, not Botox. A youthful hairstyle predominately seen on the playground, bangs can take years off your look by concealing forehead wrinkles and drawing attention to your eyes. But are they always a good idea?
Perhaps it depends on your profession. Last week, news anchor Natalie Morales debuted a new ‘do on NBC’s Today Show: straight and shoulder length with heavy, eyebrow-grazing fringe. Naturally, it caused quite a commotion across Twitter, and for the most part, fans liked it. Even Giuliana Rancic weighed in on Natalie’s hairstyle, tweeting, “Watching @TodayShow w@BillRancic & baby. Loving the haircut @NMoralesNBC!”
There’s no denying that Natalie Morales is a gorgeous woman with envy-worthy hair. I doubt any hairstyle could really look bad on her, but I have to say, I’m not a fan of her new look. I think her bangs and sleek strands make her look almost too young and trendy to be taken seriously as a high-caliber broadcast journalist. Yes, it’s a fashionable hairstyle, and Natalie obviously has a keen eye for fashion (she also has an envy-worthy wardrobe!), but, to me, the look is just not as professional as her most recent style.
Bangs are also a bad idea when they don’t appear real. Check out Lea Michele at the Glee premiere last week. Her ombre-colored hair may be trendy but on her it’s too severe. Because Lea’s bangs are much, much darker than the rest of her hair, they look like a bad hairpiece sitting on the top of her head. I think she could definitely pull off those bangs if they were closer in color to the rest of her hair. What was her hairstylist thinking?
What do you think? Are bangs universal or do they only work on certain people and in certain situations?