I have received a lot of feedback from my "Bangs are the new black" post about how to style bangs. I am not a trained hair person, but I have been dealing with my own bangs for years and I found an expert video to back up my basic technique – I just love the internet!
My Bang theory (the "little bang theory") is that bangs are like cattle – and they need to be wrangled! You really need to trick them into doing what you want by using your hair brush, blow dryer (with a nozzle), and product. Start on wet hair and blow them straight down on to your forehead, then alternate between blowing them them in the opposite direction as well as your intended direction. This confuses them and makes them easier to wrangle. Those cowlicks (appropriately named!) won't know what hit them. Then use hairspray to add weight to them and blow them over to your desired side. Clean bangs will not stay to the side, you need to use hairspray or styling product for texture. It becomes easy after awhile – just like riding a bike.
Come to think of it, my little bang theory could apply to men as well, they need to be wrangled in alternating directions and put in place with a little product 🙂
Eva Scrivo demonstrates hot to achieve a straight bang and gives a great overview of technique. Take what works for you and adjust to your own hair type and desired style. Good Luck!