Long Hair with Long Bangs – Yea or Nay?

September 15, 2011 separator Before & After

As you can tell from my Pinterest board, I’ve covered both extreme ends of the spectrum for my dream haircut. I’ve reached a temporary stalemate with myself in light of the impending winter, opting for the long end of the spectrum…
I want my hair to do this. Long, prettily wavy, with a nice, heavy fringe grazing my eyebrows. What I get is long, stringy, limp locks that scoff at my any attempt to wave them. HOW THE HECK DO I DO THIS?! Anybody? Somebody? Everybody? Help meeee so that I can cut my hair!!!
via Zimbio


  1. I came to this site with the introduction of a friend around me and I was very impressed when I found your writing. I’ll come back often after bookmarking! totosite

  2. Jessica – I cut mine on Friday night!!! We’re totally on the same page! I just couldn’t wait any longer. I’m still working on the texture though. Been trying some no-heat methods, but I’ve frizzballing out of control. lol

    – Lindsay

  3. i’m also loving this hairstyle right now…in fact just this past sunday night i cut myself some of those lovely bangs…although they don’t look nearly as cute on me…i have an s-barrel iron from vidal sassoon (i think) that i use to get that kind of texture…

  4. Thanks, Revolution – you’re SO sweet!!!

    christina – You’re a lifesaver. I think I’m going to have to invest the second I have some extra cash-flow!!!

    – Lindsay

  5. you need a texture iron. it will seriously change your life. i’m a hairstylist and i use it every day on my fine-haired clients. it’s basically a baby crimping iron that you use either just at your roots for volume, or all over to help your hair hold a curl or style. the crimps blend and almost disappear, leaving you with “fat hair” that you can then style, pin up, tease, curl, whatever. i usually curl mine afterward, like your photo of zooey up top (love her, btw). sam villa and chris baran both make an amazing texture iron. http://www.samvilla.com/products/professional-textur-iron.html
    there are also some great video tutorials on these sites to help you get the most out of your texture iron. hope this helps!

  6. Hello Ms. Shrimp Salad, I think your hair is to-die-for beautiful!!!….I loved all your choices on pinterest too. I have the same awful predicament of trying and trying for long gorgeous hair but conflicted with the adorable cuteness of the pixi cut. {Every time I go short, I always wish for my long(ish) hair back. Gaah!} Best of luck with whatever you choose!

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