Bangs are having a moment here in the studio.

Ok so it’s bigger than a moment – it started nearly two years ago when I decided to chop mine. But since then, the affinity for bangs around here has significantly increased! Pia, our photographer and resident blonde has her own slight side-feather happening – which is occasionally (and endearingly) uneven when she trims it herself. And recently, Brie really went for it and chopped her long, California beach babe locks to frame her face with a short baby-bang a la Audrey Hepburn. But like most bang instances, now that she has them, it’s almost hard to imagine her prior to the cut.

It’s true that, like Sandra in the photograph above, they can be that thing that defines your look. Everyone notices a new fringe, and once you have it, when you grow it out, it’s a bit like a chameleon shedding a skin and becoming new. The decision to get bangs is a significant one, and it has the potential to change a lot of things – like the way you wear your makeup or choose the clothes you wear. For me, the big question now is do I want my bangs for my wedding? I’m still not sure, but if the answer is no then I need to start growing them out now…