April 21, 2011

What guys really think

Blunt bangs with short hair

Jesse J

Brittani from Americas Next Top Model

Katie Holmes

Katie Perry

Fashion. Beauty. Trend

Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Lisa: Oh gosh, I'm so torn. I think it looks cute on Katie and Mary but it's more edgy then I'd be willing to go on the other beautiful ladies. I prefer long hair myself, plus since I've had bangs on and off most of my life I know how annoying the maintenance can be! ;) So I guess I'm not this looks biggest fan.
Now here comes my twisted part... if I ever was MADE to cut all my hair off, Katie's hair cut above would be my short hair pick! See?! I'm no help!!

Ryan: Ok, firstly - I looove bangs (just ask my wife - I never hide the fact that I'm constantly scheming to get her to cut them again - are you listening honey?). I think it harkens back to my Bettie Page/pin-up girl/retro-punk-rock obsessions from my 20's (and yes, I have a cheesy nautical star tattoo on my body - busted!). I also understand that I'm not the one who has to maintain said bangs, especially during the hot, sweaty summer months. Never the less, it's a hot, stylish look that I feel is an American classic. THAT SAID - I suggested this topic because I've been noticing this newer iteration of the look, with really harsh edges and shorter cuts. Not crazy about it! The Jessie J pic above exemplifies it perfectly - I love the black hair & bangs, but the harshness of the cut make her face looks a bit harsh as well, instead of, oh I don't know - "soft & flowy?" Am I totally off base here ladies?


Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

I think men either hate or love bangs!! My husband hates them but I Love them!

Alicia xoxxo said...

I am not a huge fan of the short hair with blunt bangs. At all. I DO like Katie Holmes hair though. Her look is not that harsh. I am just a fan of longer hair with soft side-swept bangs. Just my opinion though. I would not be able to pull off a short cut and blunt bangs.

Gwen said...

It is always nice to hear the guy's perspective on hair trends! I am always back and fourth with my bangs. I am sure you could pull off any of these looks too Lisa!

Kelly said...

I am torn as well! I love Katie's hair, but as Ryan said, a lot of the cuts are very harsh.

Natalie said...

I think it's more the makeup and overall styling that makes this look come off as harsh. That first picture, to me, is just completely unappealing, but then you look at Katie Holmes and it's just perfect. Sweet and edgy.

Erica @ Acire Adventures said...

I did this once, but my hair was longer than these ladies. I love the look, but it is such a pain to maintain! I have a cowlick in the front of my hair so I had to touch my bangs up half way through the day. I think that it can be harsh (like Jessie J) but it doesn't have to be if you tone down the make up.