I have a love/hate relationship with my bangs. I generally hate them. Hate dealing with them, hate the way they look in the moment. (If you're a newer reader, please see here as to why I was forced to cut bangs. It wasn't a love for Zooey Deschanel, though she is the epitome of bang beauty.) But bull if I don't look at pictures and notice every single time that I look better with bangs. They're just more flattering to my face.
But back to hating them. I've been slowly growing them out for awhile, especially now in anticipation of baby number two. Flattering or not, for the first months of this kid's life I need to be able to throw up my hair and go and not fuss with wonky forehead hairs.
So anyone who's grown out bangs before knows that the awkward stage where they're too long to fix but too short to ignore goes on forever. My latest way to combat this transitional period is the bang braid.
I first saw the bang braid on Lauren Conrad a couple of years ago and immediately thought, "That is darling. I would never do that." But then I kept seeing pictures of bang braid variations and decided they looked cute, functional, and very lake-y.
I encourage you to try it. Experiment with different thicknesses. I like the look of the thicker braid, but my fine hair really looks better when it's skinnier. I secure it behind my ear with a bobby pin.
Probably not appropriate for the office, but perfect for the weekend!