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Looking for cheap way to update your do? Try an instant face lifting hair secrete, bangs! From actresses Lisa Raye to Wendy Raquel Robinson bangs are back in a bold new way. See how bangs can make you appear even more fresh and fab.
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 17, 2009

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Looking for cheap way to update your do? Try an instant face-lifting hair secret: bangs! From actresses LisaRaye to Wendy Raquel Robinson, bangs are back in a bold new way. See how bangs can make you appear even more fresh and fab.

By Qianna Smith

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Go for a choppy bob like Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson with an up-to-the-moment bold bang.

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Style Tip
Not sure how to wear your bangs once they start growing out? We suggest sweeping them in front like sexy up-and-coming actress Meagan Good to soften your look.

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A soft, flippy bang is so right now! If you’re not ready to commit to layers like “The Fashion Show” host Kelly Rowland, try HairDo Clip-In Bangs, $29, specialtybeauty.com.

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Have great eye brows that you want to pop out even more? Try baby bangs as seen here on catwalk queen Naomi Campbell. This type of bang highlights the eyes and bring definition and attention to your sexy brow shape.

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Side-swept angled bangs are so elegant and classy. Actress Aisha Tyler rocks this low-maintenance do with high style. This bang shape works great on almost every face shape.

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Wondering how to slow down the aging process? Forget about Botox; instead head to the salon and ask your stylist to cut you some bold bangs. Bangs can conceal the signs of aging giving you a more youth appearance like “Clean House” star Niecy Nash, 39.

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A fun way to dress up your bangs is by wearing fun headbands like Zoe Kravitz, who is workin’ the bohemian chic look pictured here at designer Erin Fetherston runway after-party.

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Imperfect bangs and piecey but never greasy, sections keep your shag modern like Oscar nominee Viola Davis.

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Want a new hairstyle but don’t have the cash to head to the salon? Try cutting your bangs at home. Adding simple bangs can quickly update your look. Make sure your hair is completely dry before you cut to ensure you get the exact bang length you want. Try using shears by Fromm Spectrum, $48, sallybeauty.com, that will give you professional quality precision.

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Actress Tia Mowry’s long eye-grazing bangs provide the right frame for a chic and sexy cat eye. Meow!

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Keep your bangs in tip-top shape by first using a blow-dryer with a nozzle attachment to have them lay perfectly down. Finish with a flat iron to give them body and a smooth controlled finish like actress Tichina Arnold.

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We’re feelin’ singer Monica’s short cropped cut. The layers and choppy bangs make this do so pretty and sophisticated.

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Style Tip
Tease the crown of your hair to create more dramatic bangs like diva Keyshia Cole.

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Singer Fantasia Barrino laughs it up at the Los Angeles Pride Festival. Her wispy wind-blown bangs give her cover girl style.

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Celebrities are cutting up and refreshing their looks with bangs. Try this haute new style now with our fabulous Makeover Magic tool.

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