At some point in every woman's life, she asks herself: "Should I get bangs?" And the short answer is yes. You should absolutely get them because they're a low-commitment (yet high-reward) way to switch up your look with a few snips. Just make sure you take your face shape into consideration before heading to the salon. A few well-placed pieces can mean the difference between a middle-school bowl cut and a grown-up shag.

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Round

Side-swept bangs are especially flattering on round shapes because the angle of where the hair hits your face slims the appearance of wider cheeks. Keep the ends soft so they blend in discreetly with the rest of your hair.

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Square

Heavy, layered fringe that falls just below the brows can visually soften a stronger jawline. Ask your stylist to angle the ends so they skim the tops of your cheekbones.

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Oval

Though you can technically pull off any kind of cut, curtain bangs (you know, the ones that are parted at the center) will frame that perfectly symmetrical face of yours. Bonus: The grow-out phase is shorter (and much less awkward) given the starting length.

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Oblong

Borrow some inspiration from Brigitte Bardot and keep your fringe longer and thicker on the sides. Having weight around the perimeter of the face creates the illusion of a more oval shape.

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Heart

Wispy, feathered bangs that fall straight across your forehead help to minimize the largest part of your face—while showing off those killer cheekbones.

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