Bangs have the capability to give your look a full on 180. From changing the shape of your face to bringing attention to new features such as your eyes or your bone structure, bangs are an easy way to give yourself a makeover with just a few strategic snips. Bangs also have the potential to take years off your look with their youthful style. The blunt bangs of 2007 are where 2011's style inspiration begins but the modern take on the bang has evolved quite a bit. 2011 bangs are longer and slightly wispier, although still somewhat blunt. Celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Sandra Bullock and Kate Moss have embraced bangs this year.
The bob is a hairstyle that never really goes out, but in 2011, this sassy haircut is the style to have. From the shoulder skimming bob of Nicole Richie to the jaw grazing length of Keira Knightly, the bob cut for 2011 comes in a range of lengths. One thing remains constant, however, which is that the 2011 bob features blunt cut ends, no matter what length you decide to go with. Another heavy trend for 2011 is to incorporate two current looks in one, the bob with bangs. Both Nicole Richie and Kate Moss has made this style incredibly fresh, opting for longer bangs that can be side swept, with an angled bob to accentuate the jaw line.
Ombre hair has been around for a while, but 2011 has seen this trend hit harder than ever before. Made to emulate a grown out dye job, the Ombre hairstyle uses a balayage dye technique to create a two toned look, with a gradual lightening towards the ends of the hair. Celebrities such as Drew Barrymore, M.I.A. and Rachel Bilson have made this style incredibly popular but more and more celebrities have been popping up with this look every day.
Taking the Ombre style one step further, the Dip Dye effect means literally 'dipping' the ends of one’s hair into color. Often this look incorporates brighter, bolder colors with a more blunt, obvious line between the different colors. This look also often includes more colors than just two, as seen on Nicki Minaj, who was recently spotted wearing two-inch thick stacked multi colored strands. A more natural (if multicolored locks can be called 'natural') approach to the dip dye look was recently seen on Lauren Conrad who sported multi colored ends in pink, purple, green and blue. This had somewhat of a mermaid effect; a stunning look that means this style is one that will be seen on more celebrities in the near future.