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Block bangs: rock it wavy or super straight?

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Wavy vs straight

We all know how fierce a good set of blunt, or block, bangs can look. But here's a question you might not have asked yourself yet: wavy or straight? Do you prefer the tousled, relaxed nature of wavy bangs, or the high shine and attitude of a super straight fringe? Vote here on Match the Look!

Carefree wavy bangs


The hairstyle: Flirty, youthful and laid-back, these wavy block bangs soften a blunt fringe and give volume and texture to the hair, showcasing the eyes without requiring too much styling.


The style: The tousled piecey fringe is inspired by classic French beauty, bouncing with natural energy, and is super simple to create. Scrunch a texturizing salt water spray like Beach Waves from the Wild Stylers line by Tecni.ART into the lengths of the hair and bangs for a tousled, matte finish and gentle waves.


What the editors say: For natural volume and bounce, it all starts in the shower with the right shampoo and conditioner such as those from the Volumetry line by Serie Expert. Waves also show off the different hues to your hair, so why not try an ombre or balayage color effect?

Chic straight bangs


The hairstyle: Perfectly at home on the streets of Manhattan, Paris and Hong Kong, these blunt bangs are a go-to look for today's city slicker who wants to look edgy and fashion-forward.


The style: If you're opting for block bangs, ensure your ends are also cut into straight, blunt lines to bring the entire look together. For added shine, without the hair looking greasy, try a hair oil like Huile Initiale from the Mythic Oil collection. A few drops rubbed between the palms and smoothed over the lengths are enough to give instant radiance.


What the editors say: You can still get this look even if your hair isn't naturally straight and shiny. Simply ask your local L'Oréal Professionnel hair stylist about the in-salon Steampod service, a long-lasting straightening service that uses steam to create ultra-glossy, perfectly straight locks without the damage caused by at-home heated tools.

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