Let’s face it. Sometimes a small change can make a big difference. Believe it or not, bangs can be just what the doctor ordered—they’re an easy way to give yourself a whole new look. And you don’t have to be Zooey Deschanel to rock them. Good bangs can accentuate good features or hide flaws. They’re a quick fix to freshen up a hairstyle and from pin-straight to whispy, there’s a million ways to wear them.

Michelle Obama caused a media frenzy when she got bangs in 2013, telling Rachel Ray on her show, “This is my mid-life crisis, the bangs. I couldn’t get a sports car. They wouldn’t let me bungee-jump. So instead, I cut my bangs.” So if you’re having the bangs or no bangs debate, here are 10 reasons why you should get out the shears and make a real, and dare we say, ballsy change!

1. Forehead Patrol
The great thing about good bangs is they don’t discriminate. They can hide foreheads that are too big or too small. Your hairstylist can recommend the right length to fit your coverage needs.

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