Meg: The Big Bang Commitment

Side bangs vs. straight bangs. I don’t know why, but this choice has always been so difficult for me to make! There are pros and cons to both, and I can never decide which to commit to. I’ve been rocking the side bangs since earlier this year, and they’ve been an effortless style for me. 

Being a bride, side bangs make the most sense to me. When I went in for a haircut this afternoon, however, something came over me and I knew I was ready for a change. The way I see it, my bangs won’t make or break my wedding day. In addition to my revamped do, I said farewell to the ombré!

Before:

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After:

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 What do you think!? It’s so fun to change up your look for a new season. Will you change yours as the summer fades, or keep your look the same? 

Xo- Meg

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49 Comments

  1. Leslie W on August 15, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    CUTE! Reminds me of Zooey which I love. Rock it!

  2. Sana on August 15, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Love the new look Meg 🙂

  3. Sarah on August 15, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Love the new look. You have the perfect face structure for those kind of bangs!

    I went with some side bangs around my wedding time, just to change it up from my usual. My forehead is really small, so “real” bangs never look quite right on me.

  4. Samantha @ My Full Life on August 15, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    This look definitely suits you!

  5. Lindsey on August 15, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    You’re bangs are so pretty! I have straight bangs and rocked them on my wedding day a few months ago 🙂

  6. Lindsey on August 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Oopsies – YOUR bangs… not you’re! 🙂

  7. Holli on August 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I had a hair appt today and changed it up. I went darker and I’m growing out my bangs.

    Love your new look!

  8. Lisa @ Fresh Spinach on August 15, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I rocked the straight bangs on my wedding day!

  9. Anna on August 15, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    The first thing I thought of as well was Zooey. Gorgeous, Meg!

  10. Lauren on August 15, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    You look great. The bangs suit your vintage vibe. I have straight bangs but can easily wear to the side with a bit of spray. They’ve been quite versatile in fact. Enjoy the new do!

  11. ashley on August 15, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    you look like zooey deschanel!! love them!

  12. Jean on August 15, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    LOVE the bangs! I tried growing out my bangs – hated it – went to side swept bangs, and am now back to straight bangs. It’s what works for me, and now I know not to change it!

  13. Julia on August 15, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Really sweet!

    I think, I’ll still be holding on to my ombre hair. I’ve had it for 5 months now, but it still looks decent and I’m not sick of it yet.

    Not wanna turn this into whether we like/dislike Miley Cyrus’ new hair, but her “courage” to cut her hair made me think for a minute. One day, I’ll be cutting my hair short as well. Must be such a freeing, yet weird feeling.

  14. Laura is Undeterrable on August 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Very Zooey – love it!

  15. Liz @ Southern Charm on August 15, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Love!!! I think it’s a great look!!

  16. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance on August 15, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I love those bangs on you! It’s so flattering!

  17. Casey on August 15, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I knew when I went to make this comment, others would have already made it–you really do look like Zooey Deschanel! It looks adorable!

  18. Beverly Aragon on August 15, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Oh my, you certainly do bangs well. Stunning! 🙂

  19. Kaylee on August 15, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I also thought of Zooey right away. You look amazing! x

  20. avery on August 15, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Yes, you look JUST like Zooey! Love it!

  21. Valerie @ FreshMutz on August 15, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    oh my! your bangs are gorgeous!!! I had the same decision to make for my wedding day. I kept the straight bangs up until two months before the big day. After my hair trial, I knew they had to go. It didn’t really go with the “look” of my dress. Also, I am a “hair down” girl and, naturally, a “hair down” bride. Desiring big curls for the big day, the style would have been too much hair on my petite frame with the addition of in-my-face straight bangs. Fortunately, they grew into lovely side bangs by the time the wedding came around.

    After the wedding, I resumed fun-time hair-time and went from brunette to blonde and back to straight bangs (which are now growing out again).

  22. Beth on August 15, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    SWOON!!! It looks so stinking cute – love it.

  23. Abby on August 15, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Love the hair! I always try to go with richer warmer hair colors in the cooler months to combat my general lack of tan haha

  24. Danica @ It's Progression on August 15, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    LOVE the big bangs on you!

  25. Kristen on August 15, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    I love your bangs! They make your eyes pop even more. GEORGEOUS!

    I just cut my hair into an asymmetrical bob- it was to my mid-back!! I love it and I’m thinking of getting some subtle lowlights for fall. It’s fun to try new things.

  26. Kate on August 15, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    you look lovely!!!! i absolute love it, you pull them off so well!

  27. Mona on August 15, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    SUPER cute!!! and I love the color!

  28. Liz on August 15, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Love it! you look amazing. I always have trouble with side vs. straight bangs and never seem to bite the bullet and go for straight.

  29. CampingGirl on August 15, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I think that the bangs really make your eyes pop… so pretty.
    I always get “school hair”… a new cut and highlights for the start up of school.

  30. Alena on August 15, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    I love straight bangs on you!

  31. Sarabell on August 15, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    I love it! I’m another who thinks it reminds me of Zooey. Actually, the sidebar picture on your Nott blog looks just like her to me too. =]

  32. meghan on August 15, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I LOVE it! I don’t usually love bangs, but they look FABULOUS on you! Awesome! And I love the darker look. I want this cut. So cute.

  33. Emily on August 15, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    It’s so ironic that you posted this because I commented on my love for your bangs in your last post! They look AMAZING on you. Very chic and classic. I’m envious…I would kill to have bangs. But I’ve always been too nervous to actually go through with it.
    Oh, and the color of your hair is gorgeous, by the way. (:

  34. Suzanne on August 15, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Love the new bangs and color! You do look like Zoey – love her too!
    It’s funny you’re doing a hair post, because I’ve always noticed your hair was always so shiny and full.
    Can we say hair envy? 😉

  35. Jess on August 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    You look great in both pics. You pull off any kind of bangs well. I definitely like you with the darker hair. Stunning.

  36. Mikaela on August 15, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    You look SO much like Zooey Deschanel! You rock both side bangs and straight bangs! You rock everything in your style actually! LOVE IT! I can’t ever decide if I should keep the side bangs; which I’ve had for 6 years! Or go with straight bangs…Decisions decisions! Your hair color is beautiful too, fits you just right! You are going to be a stunning bride!!!!!

  37. Bonnie on August 15, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    You can definitely pull those bangs off! And I think it’ll look so neat for wedding pics too! 😀

  38. Jacquelyn on August 16, 2012 at 12:21 am

    There is only one year in my life when I didn’t have bangs. I love them! I get mine cut so that I can wear them straight or to the side- whatever my mood calls for. I love the straight bangs on you!
    And to anyone afraid of trying– it’s just hair! It grows back. And as all bang-haired people know, bangs grow especially fast!

  39. Brett Marie on August 16, 2012 at 3:30 am

    Love the new ‘do! Very Zooey Deschanel,in the best way possible 🙂

  40. Ashley @ The North Carolina Cowgirl on August 16, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Bangs definitely suit you! They look great!

  41. danielle on August 16, 2012 at 9:18 am

    LOVE IT!

  42. Mallory on August 16, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I love the straight across bangs!! I rock them as well. I’ve tried to do the whole side bangs thing but my hair is SO straight that it just looks like I need a hair cut!!

  43. Brittany on August 16, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I have read your sisters blog and have seen a picture of her and I have always thought you guys looked alike. With the bangs and dark hair, you look like twins!!!

    • Meg on August 16, 2012 at 10:51 pm

      🙂 thank you!

  44. Bonnie on August 16, 2012 at 10:42 am

    SO CUTE! Love the bangs, love the color, it looks great!

  45. Erica on August 16, 2012 at 11:44 am

    SO cute! Love the new cut Meg!

  46. lisag on August 16, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    You are very pretty both ways!

  47. kari on August 17, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    You look great with your hair cut!

  48. mallory on August 18, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    love your new hair!

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