I was | this | close to getting bangs before coming back to school, but the hairdresser talked me out of it -- I just have too much hair for it to look the way I envisioned it. I'd be lying if I said that I don't think about it every now and then again, but I do still appreciate the opportunity to still be able to comfortably tie my hair out of my face.
It's easy to get into a hairstyle rut, so I've gathered a few simple and quick ideas:
1. Top knot: Gather your hair as if you were to tie your hair into a high ponytail. Twist your hair until it begins to wrap around itself into a bun. Secure with bobby pins or with 2 hair elastics (I prefer the latter).
I was very hesitant and critical when I first saw this hairstyle, but it's definitely grown on me, and the practicality of it makes it much more appealing: a) my hair is out of my face, and b) it's easier to wear all-day long, whereas a top knot/high pony tail may give you a headache later on during the day.
And along the lines of being hesitant/critical of a hairstyle, let's bring up the third hairstyle:
Amanda Steele's. All you have to do is divide your hair into two sections and tie each one into a bun on either side of your head.
4. Boxer Braids: I got this idea from Amanda as well - while french braiding your hair from the top to the bottom takes a little more time, this hairstyle is great for a workout. Your hair is not only out of your face but isn't tied high up, which allows you to not worry about a ponytail losing volume or coming undone.