Because this is a true democracy…


I followed the majority and cut sideswept bangs.


First off, can we talk about how almost 1,400 people voted on the state of my bangs? 1,400 people. I had to double-check to make sure duplicate votes weren’t counted, because 1400 PEOPLE, YOU ALL. I LOVE YOU.

Looking solely at the vote, I would say you all were very clear regarding your intentions with my hair. (Dear Sarah’s father, I plan on spending the rest of my life with Sarah’s bangs.) BUT! The comments! The comments were all pretty much, “we love your blunt bangs! Keep your blunt bangs! Sideswept are for sissies!”

Confusion ensued! What’s a gal to do?

I had to be practical. If my blunt bangs looked like this photo most of the time, I would have kept them. However, they usually looked like this. Butt-part blunts, I liked to call them. So, I went back to the sideswept look, but kept them short enough that the bangs fall down on my forehead instead of sweeping across like a long layer.

p.s. – I love them and am very happy. Thank you for leading me down the righteous path!

p.p.s. – I filmed a tutorial this weekend for folica.com, so you can check out the bangs on video if you so desire.

p.p.p.s. – I’m giving away THREE styling irons from Sedu’s Precious Metal Collection later this week. Stay tuned!

  • Heather B.

    December 14, 2009 at 8:35 am

    EVERY CHRISTMAS…you get bangs. It’s like tradition.

    (oh and either way I’m just impressed that you can pull off bangs because I sure as hell cannot. Remind me to tell you the story of that one time I cut my own bags. It involves the use of Nair.)

    (I like your bangs!)
    .-= Heather B.´s last blog ..This Thanksgiving Post Goes Out to Ms. Ali Martell =-.

  • Jen

    December 14, 2009 at 8:43 am

    They look FANTASTIC. You have incredible hair.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..weekly winners, volume 37 =-.

  • Sarah Brown

    December 14, 2009 at 8:44 am

    I voted for the sideswept, hurray! You just pull this look off better than anyone on the planet, it’d be a shame not to.

  • Sarah

    December 14, 2009 at 8:50 am

    It looks really great!

  • Darcey

    December 14, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Like you, I really loved my blunt bangs. Also like you, they tended to part on their own (thanks, cowlick). And finally like you, I went back to the side-swept ones.

    You look gorgeous any way you wear your hair. :)
    .-= Darcey´s last blog ..Solar Panel Fun =-.

  • Kerri Anne

    December 14, 2009 at 10:21 am

    I just love this picture of you, babe. (And your hair looks lovely! of course.)
    .-= Kerri Anne´s last blog ..What Hurts The Most =-.

  • Emily

    December 14, 2009 at 11:48 am

    I voted for sideswept also! The same thing happened to me with blunt bangs (the weird part). I wanted a WALL OF BANGS but it never worked out.

    Anyway, you are lovely as always!
    .-= Emily´s last blog ..Alphabet: A History. F = Frank Black & Forum =-.

  • Jenibee

    December 14, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    I actually voted for bluntness, but gotta say that with your sideswept locks you look positively angelic! Good choice.

  • kat

    December 14, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    .-= kat´s last blog ..in snippets. =-.

  • Robin

    December 14, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Your hair is so beautiful! Gah! Love the sideswept.

    Your hairdresser needs to do a video tutorial on how she cuts your bangs. I show my hairdresser pictures, and she never gets it right. Maybe it’s just because I don’t have your hair. “It’s a pair of scissors, not a magic wand, honey!”

  • mim

    December 15, 2009 at 12:43 am

    You look great!

    I voted sideswept, but I didn’t leave a comment because I couldn’t articulate why I liked them better… I just did! Even looking perfect I still liked sideswept better. :)

  • Brittany

    December 15, 2009 at 1:37 am

    absolutely beautiful! I voted side swept. I’ve had both–but in end end, it’s so much easier and that’s what we all want from our beauty regimes. We look good to enjoy looking good, not to spend time getting the look.

    looking forward to the next giveaway!

  • Kaleigha

    December 15, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Gorgeous. I love the way it’s curled!
    .-= Kaleigha´s last blog ..Finding the positives. =-.

  • Amy in StL

    December 15, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Your picture makes me miss my long hair. I recently got a chin length bob – which my fine hair loves – but with a winter hat (one that actually covers my ears) I look like a chemo patient. Good thing hair grows!

  • Amy

    December 15, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    This is a fantastic picture of you! I voted sideswept, and they look lovely.

  • alison

    December 15, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    i voted blunt, but i LOVE them sideswept. and i watched the video and they almost look close to blunt at times. regardless, you look gorgeous, of course!
    .-= alison´s last blog ..Just in time for November…..Oktoberfest!!! =-.

  • cee

    December 15, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    I really really love blunt bangs and would rock them myself if I could, but yours did look outdated wearing them butt-parted like that. Nice haircut!

  • Amanda

    December 16, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..Hump Day Happy Hour: Merry Christmas Punch =-.

  • janetro

    December 17, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    how do you achieve that wavy look? is that how your hair looks once you air dry it or do you air dry it and then go over with a curling iron? love the look!

  • Sarah

    December 17, 2009 at 3:26 pm


    The video I linked to in the post shows how I got that look. :)

  • janetro

    December 17, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    duh! sorry, i guess i was in a hurry to find out how=) thanks!!! and congrats on your pregnancy!!! wishing you a healthy and happy baby!!!

  • robyn

    December 18, 2009 at 11:46 am

    At the risk of sounding stalker-ish, I feel the need to confess that as soon as I saw your photo, I printed it out, marched it straight over to my stylist, and said, “THIS.” Lucky for me, my hair is almost exactly the same length, texture, and color as yours, so it was simply a matter of finessing the layers and getting the bangs right. My bangs ended up just a titch shorter than yours, but I am very happy with the overall look.

    I’ve been searching for oh, four years or so to find a style that feels “right,” and this is really, really it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Michele

    December 30, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Love this look on you! Did you use any product after you put the curls in? Thanks!