And I’m not talking simply bangs, I’m talking long, thick, bushy bangs — brow dusters!
I can’t pinpoint exactly when I became aware of the trend — though I realize it’s already probably way over as I write this (hi, 2010) – but I remember looking up from my Elle magazine in bed about a month ago and remarking to Jake, “Has the whole world gone bang crazy right now? Am I the only one left showing naked forehead? I feel so….left behind.” He blinked a couple of times and went back to perusing his favorite fun bible.
But I’m hesitant because show stopping bangs can look incredibly chic or painfully doofy, particularly on those of us cursed with a gnarly cowlick. Even the name induces a grimace: COW. LICK. Ugh!
I’ve been asking around to a few fashionable friends, and one — who’s lately been sporting incredibly chic brow dusters of her own– told me not to bother because I already have a nice forehead. I felt extremely complimented and rushed to the nearest mirror to admire my nice forehead.
Another friend, a former colleague and beauty editor in women’s magazines, told me she won’t do big bangs because they’re too hard to maintain. This suggests WORK is involved in sporting long bangs, and one thing I am unable to do is WORK at HAIR. Those two words cancel each other out. A pony tail is about as high maintenance as I get.
My own trusted hair stylist up in Baltimore said that in order for cowlick sufferers (my phrase, not hers) to wear bangs, the bangs have to be cut from way back on the forehead, which is kind of the trend anyway yet brings to mind an image of this fellow here…