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Thinking of Bangs or Fringe? Consider Clip In Bangs

Buying Clip In Bangs Made Simple

Every woman at some time or other asks “should I get bangs?” and “what bangs are right for me”? Whether you call them bangs or fringe . . . lots of attention is being paid to bangs by Hollywood celebrity hairdressers these days.

Personally, I’m glad to see it. I think hairstyles with bangs are often overlooked as a style option. It can be wonderful for those of you that have great eyes. Bangs will draw the visual focal point toward your eyes. Bangs are also a must for those of you with oblong face shapes and high foreheads.

If you have been itching to wear a hairstyle with bangs, but you’re scared to death to make the move and cut them in or to grow some out. It’s understandable, most of us have a story or two of bangs gone bad. But now we have the perfect way to add bangs or fringe without making the cut  . . . with clip in bangs.  Here are some things you may find helpful when purchasing your new bangs.

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Buying Clip In Bangs Online

Clip in bangs have been available online for quite some time, but there are some problems that come with purchasing them through the internet.  What you can’t do when purchasing online is . . . try them on! Getting a good match between your hair color and a color swatch online is probably the most obvious difficulty, and it’s a big one. Do you really want bangs that don’t look natural?

Don’t forget to read the fine print, as many companies won’t allow you to return the clip in bangs once you’ve opened the package. (How will you know if you like the bangs unless you try them on?) Other problems include matching the style and texture of the piece with your hair.  Also, do you know if it’s necessary to pay the price for human hair vs. synthetic?

It may appear that clip-in bangs are a quick and easy purchase online, but you’re apt to save yourself some money and a lot of headaches by purchasing them at a salon near you. If you doubt this, just read some customer reviews on sites that publish them, and you’ll see what I mean.

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Buying Your Clip In Bangs From the Salon

Thanks to renown stylist, Ken Paves, we have Hairdo clip in bangs available at many local salons. So now you are able to try, before you buy. A professional can help you get the best possible match. They have 9 multi-blended hair colors and they come ready to cut and curl. The Tru2Life fiber clip in bangs from Hairdo are a synthetic material, which I am told by my local supply store, can safely be heated up to 350 degrees.

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Most clip in bangs look more authentic with some tailoring and a professional hair stylist can customize your bangs by cutting and texturizing them to blend perfectly with your existing hair. The bangs can be modified any way you like, they can be cut to add lift and volume on top as well as being trimmed to create a number of different bang hairstyles. Ask your hairdresser if you should consider a human hair piece, which can be colored or highlighted, or if a less expensive synthetic piece is sufficient.

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Other Local Options to Buy Clip In Bangs

My largest professional beauty supply store locally, Aerial, carried the Jessica Simpson HairDo clip-in bangs for a while, but told me that hair salons just weren’t buying them. Katherine said,”We had lots of hairdressers who just loved them and purchased them for personal use, but not for salon retail.” The biggest problem reported with buying clip-in bangs on-line has been in getting the hair color to match up right and no return policies . . . not a surprise.

Salons in our area didn’t jump on the bandwagon to get into the clip-in bangs retailing and you more than likely won’t be able to find them at a salon near you either. . . So where can you go where you can see them or match them up with your own hair color? These are the only two stores in my area that carry the clip-in bangs.

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Ulta Stores – Jessica Simpson HairDo Clip in Bangs $29.99

The majority of women who have bought these clip in hair extensions have been very happy with them. They say they are comfortable and blend well, especially with the bit of side layering. They are made from a synthetic fiber that is thermal friendly up to 350 degrees. These bangs can be wet set or curled with steam rollers. Also, when placed at the crown these clip in bangs will give height and more fullness to thinning hair.

Ulta stores have a good return policy and I have been told you can return these if you’re not happy with your purchase. Ask them upfront before buying, however, as normally any product that may be in contact with the scalp is normally NOT returnable. Keep in mind, your hairdresser can trim these pieces, making them shorter or wispier!

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Sally’s Beauty Supply — The Sassy Collection The Bang Thing

These Human hair clip in bangs can be found at Sally’s Beauty Supply for $22.99 or for sale online now for $16.99 the hair color chart has 6 hair colors to choose from. I would highly recommend visiting Sally’s in person where you can determine if the color is a match.

The Sassy Collection is a clip in side swept bang and is 8″ long. These bangs can be curled or flat-ironed with a low to medium heat setting before attaching.

Sally’s Beauty Supply also carries Design Length The Bang Thing for $22.99 or $16.99 online.

These clip-in bangs were given a poor rating by 2 out of 3 people who bought them. Bad clips, hair too thick and clumpy and they can’t be returned, so buyer beware.

Bangs and fringe has been showing up everywhere lately, so if you want the look, but are terrified of taking the plunge. . . it might be time to reconsider clip in bangs.

Now you don’t need to worry about whether to cut in bangs or not. You can have a new hairstyle with bangs anytime you want, the bangs that you’ve always wanted but were so afraid to cut in! Just find a supplier near you . . . and try on some new bangs for size. And don’t forget to check out my Pinterest beautiful bangs and fringe board for some great ideas on how to wear bangs.

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