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Block bangs: rock it wavy or super straight?

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Wavy vs straight

Blunt block bangs are the definition of fierce. But the question is, do you prefer them styled with tousled and relaxed waves or super sleek and ultra shiny? Vote here on Match the Look!

Carefree wavy bangs


The hairstyle: Flirty, youthful and laid-back, these wavy block bangs soften a blunt fringe by adding volume and texture to the hair. When styled in this way, the look also flatters the face shape effortlessly.


The style: There's a touch of French girl inspiration in this energetic, tousled and piecey hairstyle. The best part is its super simple to recreate this look. Scrunch a texturizing spray like Beach Waves from the Wild Stylers line by Tecni.ART into the lengths and fringe for gentle waves with a tousled, matte finish.


What the editors say: For natural volume and bounce, it all starts in the shower with the right shampoo and conditioner – try the Volumetry range by Serie Expert. Waves also show off the different hues within your hair, so we also recommend pairing this look with an ombre or balayage 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 any trace of greasiness, try using a hair oil 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.

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