Vote! Do it for your country! (Or me, at least.)

Okay, ladies and gents. I’m at an impasse with my bangs. Should I keep them blunt or go back to sideswept? My hair appointment is tomorrow. Please helllllllp me – I’m pregnant, moody and clearly incapable of making a decision by myself.

How about a visual?


It’s like my own mini Hair Thursday makeover. Please vote – I’m dying to know what you think!

  • […] I’m asking your opinion on the state of my bangs over here. […]

  • katie smith

    December 9, 2009 at 8:26 am

    LOVE the blunt bangs! You’re super cute and could pull off anything, but the blunts are sweet!
    .-= katie smith´s last blog .. =-.

  • Angella

    December 9, 2009 at 8:34 am

    I love both! Maybe blunt for now, and sideswept when the bebe arrives? (Easier to pin back?)
    .-= Angella´s last blog ..Seven Pounds =-.

  • Lauren

    December 9, 2009 at 8:38 am

    I think the blunt bangs make you look younger.

  • Carla

    December 9, 2009 at 8:40 am

    You look great with bangs either way but I like the blunt bangs a little more.
    .-= Carla´s last blog ..Cargo City of Lights Set – An Ulta Exclusive =-.

  • gidget

    December 9, 2009 at 8:43 am

    blunt bangs look amazing on you!!
    .-= gidget´s last blog ..Cute Calendars Pt.3 =-.

  • Katie

    December 9, 2009 at 8:46 am

    I hand heart blunt bangs… and they look so fantastic on you!

  • Mia

    December 9, 2009 at 9:01 am

    While I love the blunt bangs and would totally get them myself if I knew I could pull them off like you do, I am going to have to go with swide-swept. Practically speaking, I feel like blunt bangs are going to be a pain the ass when you have a newborn baby to tend to and less time to spend on your hair.

  • Sarah

    December 9, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Putting my two cents in…

    My personal favorite is wearing blunt bangs with straight hair. BUT I really don’t like the blunt bangs when I wear my hair naturally wavy, which is about half the time.

    So, my dilemma is whether I cut blunt bangs and take the time to straighten my hair on a frequent basis OR get sideswept and be able to wear my hair wavy on days when I’m not feeling it.

    One more caveat. When I straighten my hair, I can go several days without washing, but wavy hair requires more washing. It’s a toss-up, peeps!

  • Sarah

    December 9, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Also, I don’t think people should worry about the baby coming next summer. Regardless of how I cut them now, they will be totally different 6 months from now…

  • Kaleigha

    December 9, 2009 at 9:24 am

    I like the sideswept! I have the same issue with straight v. wavy, and wavy almost always wins! Plus your wavy hair is so gorgeous!

  • Melissa

    December 9, 2009 at 9:52 am

    I wasn’t really sure how to vote, depends on the weather is what I say. I love my blunt bangs, but now that it’s winter the static electricity has them pasted to my forehead the majority of the time. As such, I’ve decided to grow them out and go sideswept until early next fall (bangs = no-no in the heat), when I will DEFINITELY be bringing blunt back (um, assuming it’s still in, that is).

  • Kristin

    December 9, 2009 at 9:59 am

    I’m not really a fan of blunt bangs, anyway, but I agree that you look super-cute no matter what. My vote is for side-swept, but it has more to do with my opinion of blunt bangs in general.

  • Kerri Anne

    December 9, 2009 at 10:21 am

    I voted for blunt, but honestly I love both looks on you.

  • Jen

    December 9, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Out of all the people trying to rock the blunt bangs these days, I think you wear them best. Truly. I vote blunt bangs for now while you still have two free hands and the energy to straighten your hair. :)
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Cut, color, cut =-.

  • Mary

    December 9, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Well I must be the only one who didn’t know you were pregnant. Where have I been?!? Congratulations! I have hair very similar to yours. Back in April I did the blunt bangs and within about 3 visits I went back to sideswept. I do think you are gorgeous either way, but blunt bangs hide eyebrows and that really changes people’s faces – it did with me and I was “over” the whole look pretty quick. I have my sideswept bangs cut so I can sort of wear them fuller on my forehead or really sideswept so that offers options. Totally blunt bangs offer no options. And with a toddler and one on the way, girl you need options!

  • Susanne

    December 9, 2009 at 10:35 am

    The blunt bangs are still a good look for you and the trend isn’t over yet. Keep ’em for a bit longer.

  • sarah marie p

    December 9, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Sideswept! That way you can do wavy or straight hair! And although you might have to wash your hair more when you wear it wavy, you can let it air dry so there’s less work there!

  • sarah marie p

    December 9, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Sideswept! That way you can do wavy or straight hair! And although you might have to wash your hair more when you wear it wavy, you can let it air dry so there’s less work there!

  • Manda

    December 9, 2009 at 10:36 am

    You are beautiful BOTH ways, but I voted sideswept bc I know from experience how much easier it is to keep up with. AND you’re pregnant so I’m trying to be helpful, even though I do totally ENVY your ability to pull off the blunt bangs. They really are adorable!!
    .-= Manda´s last blog ..More whining about preschool =-.

  • elizabetht

    December 9, 2009 at 10:53 am

    being one of your fellow blunt bang people, it’s a really tough call. The bangs look great either way, and I voted sideswept only because I’m just now getting annoyed with how frequently I have to make time for trims with the blunt bangs. Plus, now that I’ve read that you prefer the sideswept with your awesome wavy hair, I think you should go back to those for now!
    .-= elizabetht´s last blog ..#2: Visit Local Breweries =-.

  • Sara

    December 9, 2009 at 11:02 am

    You of course look great with both, but I think the sideswept look is more sophisticated.

  • Kathryn Harter

    December 9, 2009 at 11:39 am

    I really like them both, but they would be easier to deal with sideswept. Being pregnant and all that….

  • Beth

    December 9, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    You can pull of blunt bangs like nobody’s business. However, I’m all for versatility and with hair that looks as gorgeous in its wavy state as yours, I say sideswept or do just a bit of a blunt trim that’s enough to get you by this time but with an eye toward sideswept at the next appointment. By spring you might not feel like raising your arms to straighten it. :-)

  • Mia

    December 9, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Uh, good point about the baby being six months away. I didn’t even think of that. I change my vote to blunt.

  • am'ti b

    December 9, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    i love the blunt but i always think a side swept is flattering. i love it wavy with side swept, it is something you can pull off and most can’t b/c your hair is smooth even when curly. maybe it is b/c the blunt is what every person on my block has right now.

  • lucy

    December 9, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    I like the side swept because I feel like you can do more with it, and on an average day, it takes less time to style. I loved blunt bangs when I had them, but man, they kept me busy.
    .-= lucy´s last blog ..25 Days of Christmas: Day 8 =-.

  • sarah

    December 9, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    i voted side-swept, because i recently forgo’ed (fore-went?) my blunt bangs and am lobbying for reassurance. my blunts were just not holding up well in this winter wind.
    .-= sarah´s last blog ..food, glorious (fast) food =-.

  • lisa

    December 9, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    I love both on you. Sooo, I think that they still are in fashion and you should keep them for a while longer especially since you rock them. The humidity is so low right now as well so it’s easier to blow dry and keep straight longer compared to the late summer when you first got them. You can always do the side swept bangs next summer…

  • Mary

    December 9, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    I just think the sideswept bangs show off more of your pretty face. Both look great but the sideswept are a little more sophisticated in my opinion.

  • Marina

    December 9, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    It’s funny – I hadn’t noticed your request for votes yet, but I was just looking at your picture and thinking “Man, I love those blunt bangs. Maybe I should get mine back again?” Keep the blunt look. They’re more interesting than side swept.
    .-= Marina´s last blog ..Survival Mode =-.

  • Elizabeth

    December 9, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    The blunt (which you are one of very few people who can pull them off well) are more modern, trendy looking, but for some reason I see them on people and just think they are trying too hard (does that make sense?) The sideswept are elegant/classic and are my preference but, looks wise, you cant go wrong either way.

  • Shareen

    December 9, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I CHANGE MY VOTE! I voted sideswept (because of the baby – yadda yadda yadda) and then I read your comment about NOT considering le bebe and I TAKE IT BACK! I luuuuurve the blunt bangs on you and you can deal with the bambino when it arrives. Rock the blunt now! Maybe get a few more face framing layers so they can blend when you go wavy? Or braid the bangs in when you go wavy – uber cute!

  • Lynn

    December 9, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    I voted sideswept. I just think they are more classy. And now that I’ve seen your comment on the straight vs. wavy, since they are more versatile, I like the sideswept even more.

  • Devon

    December 9, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Go blunt. Check out the new keratin treatment once the babe comes – half the drying time, minimal product, no straightening. http://www.keratincomplex.com/

  • Sarah

    December 9, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Hmm. I voted for keep ’em blunt. but was second-guessing that vote. Maybe sideswept is easier?

    Today at Hair on the Brain were photos of The Blunt Bang Goddess herself, Jane Birkin. And now I’m in love with the idea of bangs again.

    Yeah. Bangs.

  • natalie

    December 9, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    I’m with you… the straightening is a pain and I don’t like my blunt bangs with the rest of my hair wavy. Back to sideswept I go!
    I think you should rock the blunts for a few more months and then go sideswept when you want a change.

  • Krista

    December 9, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Blunt, blunt, blunt!!! I know it’s a pain to straighten… but why not keep them blunt for now (when you might actually have the time to straighten) and then go sideswept when the baby comes (and you’ll probably be doing wavy much more frequently!).

  • Mea

    December 9, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    For now, blunt all the way.

    Another consideration besides straight or wavy, which way is easier when you pull your hair back–blunt or sideswept?

  • lucy

    December 9, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    p.s. aren’t you the leader of the blunt brigade? what in the world will they do without you?
    .-= lucy´s last blog ..25 Days of Christmas: Day 9 =-.

  • alison

    December 9, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    i voted blunt because that’s the kind of mood i’m in right now, but both look gorgeous on you. another solution is just to keep going back and forth. everytime i get my hair cut i start with blunt bangs and then as they grow out, i start sweeping them to the side. i like both styles and figure this method gives me the best of both worlds. but, again, you can’t go wrong…
    .-= alison´s last blog ..Just in time for November…..Oktoberfest!!! =-.

  • Tavia

    December 10, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Hi Sarah! I voted sideswept :)I used to have the same hair style one year ago and it looks better on you than blunt :).
    .-= Tavia´s last blog ..Review: Essie Mink Muffs =-.

  • Charlotte

    December 11, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Keep the blunt bangs! ^^

  • annie

    December 15, 2009 at 12:25 am

    DEFINITELY sideswept. I like the blunt on you, but Sarah! When you’re pregnant, life should be as easy as possible. So give yourself a break, take one more thing off your to-do list each day, and go for the Easy.

    aaaand I see that I’m commenting AFTER your hair appointment. Me= behind the times.