Bangs back with a bang!

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Fringes are a hot hairstyle this season, says hair stylist Asgar Saboo, who believes it is vital for women to choose the right style of bangs according to the face type.

Saboo explains the types of bangs and the face types which carry the styles well.

Universal Bangs - If you're unsure which face shape is yours and exactly what your hair type is, then this is the safest for you. These sleek long and side swept bangs are flattering for every face shape. Ask your stylist to cut long bangs at an angle, so they blend in with the rest of your hair. If you can manage, tuck your bangs behind one ear and let them air-dry. Otherwise, comb styling cream through wet bangs (or gel, if you have curly hair). Pop a nozzle attachment on your blow-dryer, and direct airflow straight down from the roots. Bonus: the style works on all face shapes, hair textures and lengths.

Round Face - If you have a round face, you should try wispy bangs or side-swept fringes for balance, and to avoid adding a wider appearance to the face. Stay away from blunt bang shapes. Instead, try a layered, side-swept fringe that softens your strong jawline and focuses attention on your eyes. Longer bangs that are shaped around the perimeter of your face, creating an arch, will not only elongate your face, but also draw attention away from the sides of your face.

Long or Oblong Face - For longer or oblong faces, and those with high foreheads, bangs that are blunt, heavy or long will flatter your face shape and help to cut down on length. Ask for bangs that hit between the brow and the eyelash and are longer on the edges. That way you can wear them swept aside or straight with a middle part.

Heart-shaped Face - Heart-shaped faces are wider at the brow and narrower at the chin, which typically adds up to attractive cheekbones. Soft, side-swept bangs accentuate your eyes and draw the focus away from a pointy chin. Ask your stylist to trim bangs vertically, rather than straight across, and to stop between the eyelids and the brows.