I Guess I Better Get To The Grocery Store

Good Lord! You people and your toddler food ideas! I feel as though a list needs to be created for all of you who don’t have time to pilfer through the comments.

Better get on that.

While I’m busy slaving away on said list, would you mind voting on whether or not I should get bangs over in my sidebar? I’ve been swaying back and forth for some time, so I just figured I’d let you make the decision. (That is, if you make the right decision. MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION.)

Here is a photo of the last time I had bangs:


(4 years ago.)

(p.s. – I hated my hair stylist back then.)

(p.p.s. -I adore my current one, who has great bangs herself.)

(p.p.p.s. – Not that I’m trying to sway you in a certain direction.)

(p.p.p.p.s. – Hey! That’s littlemissmel in the middle! Go say hello!)

However, if you feel SO STRONGLY one way or the other that a simple “yes” or “no” just won’t hack it, feel free to leave a comment. The future of mah hair is in your hands!

  • My Buddy Mimi

    August 21, 2007 at 9:34 am

    I think the bangs make you look very Jaclyn Smith. And I mean that in a good, Charlie’s Angels way. But personally I can’t get over the bangs tickling my forehead.

    You look great either way, so go with whatever is more comfortable and easier to style.

    Jaclyn Smith, you say? *dashing to the salon*

  • Beth

    August 21, 2007 at 8:46 am

    Well, you’re gorgeous either way, but I voted for bangs.

    And I LOVE that jacket!

  • nabbalicious

    August 21, 2007 at 8:55 am

    While you look very cute in bangs, I’m almost always unanimously against them because the time always comes that you’re sick of them and they’re just a motherfucker to grow out. I hate them on myself because I feel like a little girl. I can’t rock them the way some people can (Metalia!).

  • rosie

    August 21, 2007 at 8:55 am

    Wow, I was surprised more people were saying no!

    I voted for bangs too – long swoopy ones. Longer than in the above picture.

  • jonniker

    August 21, 2007 at 9:00 am

    I said no only because I have never once gotten bangs and been all, what a great idea! Bangs! AWESOME! No no. Except for now, of course, but that doesn’t count, because my whole head is shorter than the average bang, what with the supershort pixie and all.

  • Angella

    August 21, 2007 at 9:01 am

    Just throwing some love right back at ya. You girls are HOT HOT HOT (Bangs or no bangs).


  • Gretchen

    August 21, 2007 at 9:41 am

    I am wrestling with the same decision. I can’t pick a vote, because it would be too much like picking myself… I haven’t had them since I was about 9, so I have no adult experience to draw on. I’m bored, I want a change and more “interest” around my face. But will I get sick of dealing with them? Will they do as I say? How horrible will it be if I decide to grow them back out? But everyone I know who has the long swoopy ones looks so great. I want to look great…

    Maybe I’ll get to use you as my guniea pig :) Good luck. You have gorgeous hair, it will look good either way.

  • Natalie 42

    August 21, 2007 at 9:43 am

    I say yes but longer to match your now longer hair. And if you hate them, you can tell everyone that crazy internet assholes talked you into it…and they’ll grow out in no time. Ta-Da!

  • Amanda

    August 21, 2007 at 10:13 am

    Definitely yes to the bangs. Very cute. Every magazine I’ve read over the past two months say long wispy bangs like Reese Witherspoon and Halle Berry’s are the thing for fall.

  • Becky

    August 21, 2007 at 10:20 am

    Go for the bangs.. I wrestled with the idea for so long too, and then one morning I just cut them, without thinking too much about it, not giving myself time to back out of it. I love them. Cut them long enough so you can pin them back in a little “pompadour” on the top of your head when you don’t feel like having bangs for a day, and short enough that they are not poking you in the eye.

  • hello insomnia

    August 21, 2007 at 10:21 am

    I just got bangs after two years of exposed forehead. It really makes a difference, so I vote yes.

  • lini

    August 21, 2007 at 10:28 am

    I’d forgotten how darling you look with bangs. What does d think? Can I vote twice?

    At first, D was against it, but lately he’s been coming around.

  • amy

    August 21, 2007 at 11:34 am

    first of all…your hair here was adorable. second of all…get BANGS.
    if you don’t like ’em…they will grow back. and i bet your hair grows like a weed.
    super hip bangs for a super hip mom like yourself!

  • sunny

    August 21, 2007 at 11:41 am

    you are probably tempted on the bang front because it’s been so hot. I would say yes to bangs. less fringe though – and more long and whispy.

  • Jennie

    August 21, 2007 at 10:50 am

    I love, love, love the bangs you have in this picture. I’m going to show this picture to my hair stylist in fact and say THERE, THAT’S WHAT I MEANT. Because although I love her, she did not give me bangs that look half as lovely as yours above.

  • Kiki

    August 21, 2007 at 11:00 am

    To bang or not to bang… wait, that didn’t come out right!

    I took the big bang leap a couple of months ago and I couldn’t be happier (you can see my redhead posed photo on Whoorl’s collage of readers).

    You look fab in that pic and I lurve, lurve, lurve your fabulous hair as it is now- but sometimes changing things up is a good.

  • metalia

    August 21, 2007 at 11:17 am

    You know how I feel already, but…get the bangs! JOIN US! (“Us” being me and Reese Witherspoon; we’re tight.)

  • sizzle

    August 21, 2007 at 11:34 am

    i actually think the bangs really frame your face. do it!!

  • Jill

    August 21, 2007 at 11:47 am

    OMG you’re so freakin’ hot in that pic (in a non-lez way of course) – LOVE the bangs. You look very Catherin Zeta Jones in that pic. Gorgeous darling!

  • chris

    August 21, 2007 at 11:51 am

    No bangs, NO NO NO!

    not that I have an opinion or anything.


  • Annie

    August 21, 2007 at 12:46 pm

    I say yes. You look awesome in that picture. So yes. Why not?

  • Beth

    August 21, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    Good point, Rosie! Bangs don’t have to be super short, above-the-eyebrow bangs. Bangs can be more like layers of your hair, which is what I have, and I love ’em. They frame my face in a pretty way. With all-one-length hair, I felt like Marcia Brady.

    Totally! I guess I’ve always had longish bangs , but this time (if I do it) they will be real to-the-eyebrow bangs.

  • OMSH

    August 21, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    That’s really dangerous. I put the future of my hair in the hands of my bloggers and I’m having to grow it out.

    Mind you, I want to cut it again.

    I think I look ridiculous with long, grey hair – but whatever.

    YOU however could do anything and look like the internet granola rockstar that you are. :)

    Going to vote.
    I say no bangs.
    Go ahead – hit me.

  • Annabelle

    August 21, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    As a proud bang-wearer I say go for it. You have proven you can rock it, and with your product knowledge I’d say growing them out would not be so hellish as you might think.

    Did you see this?

    Back in style? But of course. Getting more sex? I don’t know…

    That article is hilarious! Thanks for sending that…of course, now I’m scared shitless about the bangs.

  • Bry

    August 21, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    As someone who can never, ever, ever have bangs (I’ve tried and failed miserably) due to my naturally curly hair and the fact that I live in one of the most humid/rainy cities in Canada, I say go for it. Do it for all of us women who wished they could have them, but can’t. Plus, you look totally hot with (and without) bangs.

  • Heidi

    August 21, 2007 at 3:07 pm

    My head immediately goes to the horrible day of having to grow those suckers out. I agree with nabbalicious…especially the use of the word “motherfucker.” It’s straight to the point, and sums up my feelings exactly.

    Although you pulled them off very well.

  • emily ann

    August 21, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    Sweep Bangs!!! It’s all about sweep bangs, baaaby (to the tune of “aint’t nuthin’ but a gee thang baaaby”).

    I have the sweep bangs and love ’em! My stylist here in NYC says it’s all the rage (not that that influenced me or anything).

  • BeachMama

    August 21, 2007 at 4:49 pm

    My stylist wanted me to get bangs again too, but I said no for now as I am not going to work and stylin’ my hair properly every day.

  • biglug

    August 21, 2007 at 6:07 pm

    I cannot believe 259 people have voted on the fate of your forehead. Your hair could be the next American Idol.

  • Natalie 42

    August 21, 2007 at 6:51 pm

    Ah, I see we’re dealing with to-the-eyebrow bangs so…yeah, still yes. I mean really, whatever, you’re friggin hot. You could grow a horn out of your head and still be better looking than 90% of the population.

  • Jolie

    August 21, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    ever since my sister sent me your post on doing the wavy thing with your curling iron I always thought you had super cute hair, but I REALLY like it even MORE with the shorter cut and bangs! like, seriously, it’s grossing me out how cute it is. I say go with the bangs all the way.

    except….I feel guilty not talking about the cons of bangs, which I’m sure you know of. like how if you sweat they get all separate-y-like and stick to your forehead. but i mean, that’s avoidable I assume, just don’t move too much. =)

  • Mediocre Housewife

    August 21, 2007 at 9:05 pm

    As a person who looks mostly like a forehead with features when I don’t have them, I am all for the bangs. There needs to be more bang wearers out there to make me feel less like a freak of nature!

  • Neil

    August 21, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    I say go for the bangs, but a bigger question is, “What ever happened to your cool eyeglasses?”

  • Schnozz

    August 22, 2007 at 2:19 am

    I’m dealing with the “to bang or not to bang” question myself as Derby Haircut Day approaches, and let me just say, that picture makes me feel way better about bangs. Because you look freaking beautiful with bangs!

    And, it might interest you to know (or you might be getting a restraining order right now) … you were previously one of my strongest arguments against bangs because of how great your hair is without them.

    Hi! I think about you all the time. But at least I don’t maintain an actual shrine to you or anything. That you know of.

  • Schnozz

    August 22, 2007 at 2:20 am

    I just realized that I didn’t really offer a vote in my last comment. I think my vote is, “You’re hot and clearly just can’t go wrong one way or the other. Congratulations on winning that particular lottery and I wish you godspeed in making this arbitrary decision.”

  • Heather B.

    August 22, 2007 at 3:21 am

    I’m so freaking glad that I’m not the only person who said no, based on my own horrific experiences with bangs. But I’m down with “Metalia-style.” Oh and that’s an actual phrase now, I’m not letting that one go.

  • Sarah

    August 22, 2007 at 3:52 am

    O.k. so everyone is all for the bangs…and let me just say I ENJOY them in the pic! However, I shall play devil’s advocate when I make the point…IF you decide to forego the shower in the a.m., it is almost impossible to pull off the unshowered bangs. The grease factor kicks in. However, based on your hair play-by-play a few weeks back, I feel you are a girl who takes the time to actually do your hair every morning (unlike me who throws on one of three hats every other morning because I am lame). Sooo…in conclusion…I am into the bangs…just remember the day 2 grease factor!!

  • sunny

    August 22, 2007 at 5:11 am

    maybe you already addressed this – but will you keep the overall length of your hair once you get bangs?

  • Annabelle

    August 22, 2007 at 6:25 am

    The day 2 grease factor problem is not necessarily a problem… I often go 2 days between sudsing up and the bangs are fine – usually better on day 2.

    Of course my hair is straight and fine (and I live in the driest city ever) so being mushed on the pillow overnight gives them (and the rest of the ‘do) oomph. Depends on how greasy you get how humid it gets…

  • Isabel

    August 22, 2007 at 7:36 am

    Bangs can be fun…give them a chance.

    (But maybe start with longer ones and go shorter from there.)

    (Which is probably what all the other comments say, I just didn’t read them.)

  • Lawyerish

    August 22, 2007 at 8:55 am

    America is dead to me after the finale of SYTYCD.

    I mean, Sabra is great and lovely and full of joy, but…I mean, DANNY. Come on, people!

    Anyway, your hair is superextragorgeous as is, but I think you look darling (yes, darling) with bangs in that photo. I could go either way, which means I am extremely unhelpful.

    I will say that I have considered bangs recently, too, but every time I make a Major Hair Decision, I end up regretting it (comments such as “Ohhhh, gosh…well, it’ll grow back” and “WHY DID YOU CUT YOUR HAIR???” do not make for great hair self-esteem). However, I did not win the hair-related genetic lottery as you clearly did, so I feel there can’t be regret either way for you.

  • Nothing But Bonfires

    August 22, 2007 at 9:16 am

    OH MY GOD, this is the hair I want! It’s so shiny and the perfect shade of chocolate and the perfect choppy-yet-blunt cut. And yet I’ve tried bangs, and they made my face look like a donut. Or a pie. Or something….round and squishy. A bagel? Well, maybe, but with no hole in the middle.

    Anyway, yes, YOU should get bangs, definitely. If you hate them, that’s what bobby pins are for. And ears. You know, to push them behind.

    (PS: Hair appointment next week. Am considering Going Short.)

  • chirky

    August 22, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    The only time I’ve ever had bangs, I had my hair cut super-pixie-short, and I loved it. On the flipside, my “bangs” were the same length as the rest of my hair, and also curly like the rest of my hair, so did they really count as bangs?

    I don’t know.

  • lisa

    August 22, 2007 at 4:43 pm

    I think your gorgeous WITH or WITHOUT the bangs:) I just recently CUT my own myself NOT a good idea:) I just went and got my hair done and she fixed me up and I L-O-V-E them!! I say DO IT:) They will grow:)) I love the pictures!!! soooo when is your next appointment??? YOU have alot of voters!!!

  • Dad Gone Mad

    August 22, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    Yes, Sarah should get banged.

    You are one sick puppy, Danny.

  • Brian Gardner

    August 22, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    If I hadn’t seen that picture, I would have said not to get bangs – but you have this gift of looking good when most people wouldn’t under certain circumstances.

    I’d say what the heck, hair grows back.

  • Jen

    August 23, 2007 at 6:57 am

    I love the way you look w/bangs and without. I say go for it but would echo the comments of your earlier Interfriends who suggest starting with longer sweepy ones. As a current member of the sweepy banger club I can attest to the fact that it’s an easy way to change up your look and if you don’t likey they are relatively easy to grow out.

    Let us know what you decide, given the # of comments the suspense is killing us.

  • Alice

    August 23, 2007 at 7:25 am

    i’d like to note that while i technically voted no, it was a very MILD no as opposed to a “hell to the no.” i think you look perfectly excellent in bangs, but think you look MORE excellent without. also bangs are so effing annoying to style / deal with. but that may be because i have hair that hates me.

  • bethany

    August 24, 2007 at 4:28 am

    Ok, so while yes, the bangs are rockin…I have spent far too much time being jealous over your current hair that way it is. It’s just fab to the nth degree.

  • May Vanderbilt

    August 24, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    It’s late. I’m about to apply a sealant to my new stone flooring in my bathroom (duh, what else do people do on Friday night?) and so I got to reading your blog, which the lovely Holly nee Nothing But Bonfires turned me on to.

    Which is to say…BANGS.

    Your bangs look so awesome in that picture that I would rate them at…wait for it…wait for it…Alexix Bledel level. Yes! Believe it!

    Also, I saw my little book for sale in the sidebar of your site. Happy, am I. And now…to the floors!

  • Kelly

    August 28, 2007 at 11:05 am

    two cents rattling in a bit late. Totally love the bangs. In a weird way you look older. Not in “my god you must have a teenage son”….just really sophisticated. Switch it up and go for it, especially if you love your stylist and she has great bangs too!