A few weeks ago, two Lemondrop staffers, Bonnie Biess and Julieanne Smolinski, got bangs. It isn't important who got them first, only that they set in motion an office bang wave in which the fringe-y hair style spread like a viral wedding dance video. I was next to succumb, followed by Urlesque editor Kelly Reeves.



And these are just your classic straight-across-the-forehead-style bangs -- other Lemondrop eds sport side-swept and other long bang varieties. (In the spirit of full disclosure, I should tell you that we're also all brunettes.) But the popularity of the look doesn't surprise me in the slightest, considering how obsessed I've become since breaking into the world of bangs.

I've always liked them -- after all, what's good enough for Bettie Page is good enough for me. But it wasn't until I got them myself that I realized how bangs really kick your whole look into high-gear. They're basically their own accessory, adding quirk and edge to even basic looks. If you don't believe me, check out this awesome picture of Julieanne, Bonnie, Kelly and me posing as fictional girl band "Bangs Force One." We all look like lead singers.

So I am a total bangs convert, despite the fact that they don't sustain sweat or bad weather with the aplomb of a breezier hair style. Do you rock bangs? Let us know in the comments or send us your pictures.