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I keep forgetting to take photos of the new haircut! Which actually isn’t so new anymore, and has already grown in a little bit. Getting the bangs cut asymmetrically was a smart choice—it works with my cowlick! I feel so much better with my hair shorter. I don’t think I am a long-hair person, though I keep trying it out every few years.

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  • Reply read me... June 22, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    lovely style… why are they called bangs?? we call it a fringe, which seems like the right word to me, but I am really interested in why they’re called bangs elsewhere!

  • Reply Lindsay June 22, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    LOVE it.
    Wow, it looks great!!

  • Reply megan June 22, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    hey anna, when you got your cut did you specifically request that your bangs be asymmetrical like that, or was your stylist genius enough to do it on her own? i have a cowlick, too, and hate not having bangs — but last time i went to get my hair cut (in a style much like yours), my stylist cut them along my part, which i’m not a huge fan of — i like having them sweep across my entire forehead, if that makes sense. so now when i try to do that, i end up having one strand of hair longer than the others, which looks…kind of odd, even though i may be the only one that notices it. i often have to bobby-pin them to the side.

    anyway, the point of all of that is that your hair looks STUNNING! 🙂

  • Reply Anna at D16 June 22, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Thanks, guys! 🙂

    read me: This is what Wikipedia says: The hairstyle was introduced in the 9th century by Ziryab, a cosmetologist who ran a beauty parlour near Alcázar in Islamic Spain. The British term fringe refers to the resemblance of the short row of hair to ornamental fringe trim. The North American term bangs almost certainly originated with the practice of cutting horses’ tails straight across, a style known to this day as a “bang-tail.”

    megan: I actually brought a picture and asked her to cut them that way. I also showed her exactly where I like to part my hair, which is just behind the shortest part of the bangs. This is the photo showed her for the bangs (but not for the rest of the cut!). Does that help?

  • Reply Adam June 22, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    OH MY GOD! You look stunning!!! I love that haircut on you! There will be pics and info coming at you tonight!

  • Reply Kathy June 22, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Like it!

  • Reply DawnMarie June 22, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    So pretty. I love the bangs. I have bangs, I love bangs and I love seeing them done well on others. You carry the cut well.

  • Reply Sally June 22, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    Love it! You pull it off very well.

  • Reply Kathryn June 22, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    great cut anna, it looks fabulous on you!

  • Reply stephanie June 23, 2008 at 12:54 am

    It looks fantastic on you! I would love to be able to pull off that length.

  • Reply Orange Pattern June 23, 2008 at 7:48 am

    Ooh. Love it. I, too, am a short hair person…

  • Reply Janelle June 23, 2008 at 9:08 am

    They look cute. (And I am a short hair person, every now and then, I try to grow it out and do long hair but nope, I just keep cutting it shorter and shorter.)

  • Reply mrslimestone June 23, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Looks great – very chic and “undone”.

  • Reply Shawna June 24, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    I wish my bangs were that cute. They’re such a mess right now.

  • Reply Liz June 25, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    That is such a great haircut. Sassoon?

  • Reply stacy June 25, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Looks good.

  • Reply Cupcakes and Cashmere June 25, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    this cut is so flattering on you! plus, it looks perfect for accessorizing with brightly colored headbands!

  • Reply read me... June 29, 2008 at 2:57 am

    Thanks Anna!! Doh, never though of checking Wikipedia… now to check out bang-tail!!

  • Reply sig January 12, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Hooray for google images! A year-and-a-half after your great cut, I searched for “asymmetrical bangs”, found your photos, and just used them as a guide for my own cut. It looks great on you, and now it looks great on me, too.

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