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Messy bangs are a great option for anyone on the go. With a little product and a blow dryer, you can be out the door in little time. Messy bangs are characterized by a windblown or even disarrayed look and can be complementary on both men and women. With the proper cut, messy bangs can give your hairstyle an added attention-grabbing flair.

Visit your hairstylist and request a layered cut for your bangs. Layers will help you to sweep your bangs to one side or in multiple directions, taking product easier without laying flat. With layers, you are able to experiment with multiple messy looks. Ask your hairstylist for tips on what you can do with your particular face shape to make the messy look appear even more flattering.

Layer your own bangs as an alternate to having them professionally cut. Wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo and conditioner. Towel-dry your hair. Comb your bangs so that they lay naturally in front of your face or cover it. If you part your bangs normally, do so before you begin cutting. Decide how long or short you want your bangs to be before you begin cutting them.

Create choppy layers by sectioning off your bangs. Section your bangs by using a comb and drawing sections from the top of your head going straight down. Using scissors, cut from the top layers to the bottom layers. Make a choppy cut so that the layers of your bangs are staggered. You can do this to your preference. Some people choose to make erratic cut with a variety of long and short layers throughout the bangs. Others choose to have the shorter layers on top and the longer layers on the bottom.

Blow-dry your bangs. Use a pomade or hairspray in your hair sparingly. Use your hands and tousle your bangs. Sweep them to one side or part them. Add more product if necessary. Grab your bangs and scrunch them by making fists and pushing the hair upward. Women may want to add hair clips or bobby pins to add to the look. Use these items to pin part of the bangs away from your face and allow them to fall toward the side of your head.

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Crystal Lassen

Crystal Lassen hails from Kansas City, Mo. and has been a book critic since 2008. Her reviews have appeared on the Publisher's Weekly website and are largely concerned with current events. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing from The University of Kansas.