Mighty Life List
Jul 18 2008


You’re about to meet 1,000 women you don’t know. Maybe ignore the voice in your head that says, “I know, BANGS!”

55 Responses to “Advice”

  • Emily Says:

    I like it! Give it another 2 weeks for them to get a tad longer, and you’ll be more comfortable with them. But they look swell on you.

  • Emily Says:

    I like it! Give it another 2 weeks for them to get a tad longer, and you’ll be more comfortable with them. But they look swell on you.

  • wendi Says:

    It’s a whole new mighty you!

  • Gwen Says:

    Yeah, I listened to that voice a few months ago too… and I am not having bangs cut ever again.

    Love your site, I have a 17 month old boy too, his name is Jeffrey.

  • Miss A Says:

    I’ve been there, several times.

  • Jessica Says:

    We’ve all fallen victim to the bang. But these look adorable on you. Love the new look!

  • Sue at eLuckypacket Says:

    ARE YOU KIDDING — they look fabulous! And look gorgeous with your new post-babe slim-ness!

  • Emma Says:

    Okay, I am woman #1001 that you don’t know, but I must tell you—your bangs are fantastic. You were already darling; the bangs add a very nice Golden Age movie starlet touch. So there!

  • Desiree Says:

    I love the bangs. :)

  • marymuses Says:

    They’re cute! However, if you have trouble getting used to them, my words of advice (as a fellow spur-of-the-moment bang-cutter) are these: ponytail and headband.

  • RilkeanHeart Says:

    Why you gotta so be fierce all the time Maggie?

    ‘Scuse YOU and your new flattering fringe, alabaster skin and red lips to boot!

  • RilkeanHeart Says:

    OK, I totally wrote that wrong above. It’s suppose to read “Why you gotta BE SO fierce all the time Maggie?”.

    Mea culpa, I’m ghetto-dyslexic.

  • kath Says:

    Day. before. wedding. I so win. Plus, yours are CUTE, mine were just ridiculous. I look like a 12-year-old in my wedding pictures.

    Rock them, girl!

  • daisy Says:

    Love ’em. Bangs are great and as they grow out you get those sweet little wispy things that drive you nuts, but everyone else finds romantically beautiful.

  • Cindy Says:

    I like them. They are very cute.

  • steph Says:

    You look great, but your eyebrows have this great personality that does not like being covered up. But you know that. You know your eyebrows better than I do.

    This picture (probably your expression) makes me think “Lucy! You got some ‘splainin’ to do!”

  • Michelle Says:

    But…you look so good!

  • Dave Says:

    Apologies for the earworm, but TMBG’s “Bangs” is just too appropriate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUuGSCsh96c

  • Spatula Says:

    I think you look nice. They make your eyes look huge.

  • Sunny Says:

    I like them, on you….I just cut my bangs and I have a love hate relationship with them.Right now I have them pinned back.I recommend Claire’s for when they are not doing what you want them to do.

  • cam Says:

    I say cut them shorter! You’d find it easier to style if you just go for the whole Bettie Page look and I think you could carry it off beautifully! I wore mine that way for a few years and loved it. Someday I’ll go back again…

    You look great, don’t worry!

  • karyn Says:

    Your hair is fantastic! Really, having never seen a picture of you before this post, I would have thought that you’d had them all along. Love it!

  • Sophie Says:

    i love them. but then i am biased – i have bangs.

  • Renate Says:

    You and your bangs look great!

  • Barchbo Says:

    I have no idea what you hair looked like before, but it looks great now!

    You are a redehead that has found her perfect red lipstick. So. Envious. I noticed the lipstick immediately! Fabulous!

  • Lindsay Says:

    You’re going to have to work A LOT harder than a mere “cutting of bangs” to not be gorgeous. Man do you have pretty skin! And I bet the bangs will grow on you once they get just a tiny bit longer. You look great! :)

  • Matthew Says:

    I’m sorry, I’m still imagining meeting 1,000 women I don’t know. What were you saying about your hair?

  • Debby Phillips Says:

    You are soooo funny! I really enjoyed the session “Your Passion Never Gets Old.” I think you probably inspired everyone in the room.

  • J. Bo Says:

    DAMN, girl, you are ROCKIN’ them bangs! Don’t pretend you don’t know it…

  • patricia Says:

    I have naturally curly (fabulous! *ahem*) hair so my first reaction to the word bangs is a shudder and a gasp but they look good on you.

  • Annie Says:

    Flippin’ CUTE. Curly bangs are difficult, but your blowout looks so willowy and lovely, so keep ’em straight.

  • Lisa V Says:

    I once home hi-lighted my hair the night before my 20th class reunion.

    Thank god, switching the part to the other side covered most of it up.

  • Stephanie Widenoja Says:

    First time viewer of the site would say “Why fish for compliments? Of course she’s beautiful!”

    Long time lurker (guilty) would say “Bangs Maggie= beautiful”. But your expressive eyebrows… that’s what shares with us your fun!

    Sweetie, you rock no matter what.

    Though if we had to vote, I do no bangs.
    (maybe only through jealousy that I can’t rock either way the way you can.)

  • SpEdLaw2 Says:


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  • jana Says:

    Listen to the voice. They look great!

  • Danielle Says:

    Love it! I used to have these and wish I could again, but my husband is not into them, and I live to please him! I will live vicariously through you! They will be so sexy-librarian-hot with your glasses! Yay for you!

  • Tootsie Farklepants Says:

    Mighty bangs!!

  • Belinda Says:

    You look gorgeous :) Wish I had looked like that when I had bangs done a few months ago – I don’t know what possessed me. Mine were half your length – NEVER AGAIN. They’ve grown in now and look fine.

  • TPS Says:

    Why, I love it! Looks great on you!

  • BOSSY Says:

    (plugs ears) La la la – Bossy can’t hear you because the hair was too cute.

  • Dani Says:

    I like em! You’ve got a 1940’s sort of thing going. Very classy.

  • RookieMom Whitney Says:

    The cuteness of your dress/belt was overshadowing the hair for me. You were a delightful moderator. I really wanted to give an example of a life transition that was not parenting, but didn’t (ie when my husband and I went from being totally into swing dancing, vintage clothes, etc to not caring). Anyhow, my friend in Duboce Park is about to name her baby Hank, so I am going to send her your link.

  • Velma Says:

    I thought they looked lovely while you were moderating, and also was tweaked to see the cardigan with the vents in the side in person!

  • Marielle Says:

    So cute! Not at all seventh grade. When I got bangs last summer I found it necessary to find a bang-tending product. I’ll save you the experimenting. I have settled on the Smoothing Fluid from Aveda. The difference is night and day. It tames flyaways and adds shine.

    I think your bangs are the perfect length. You look glamourous. As they grow out, if your bangs don’t seem fall the way they should, have your stylist trim them with a razor. The ends will be softer and they will style a lot easier.

  • Laura Says:

    Personally I think the bangs look lovely…
    … additionally, I’ve heard that bangs can make you more likeable, artistic and deep…


  • Zeetee Says:

    This is my first comment, and it’s important. You should always wear bangs. You were born for bangs.

  • Sara Says:

    I lurve them! They look fab on you!
    Beware, they will be a bitch to grow out when the time comes, so try to just like them too, you have committed and there is no going back. Can you tell I speak from experience, I am currently in the midst of my 47th attempt to grow out my bangs, and I am failing…again!

  • rowena Says:

    you obviously did not see my 10 steps to being a Glamor Mom. Pay close attention to tips numbers 1 and 10.

    Plus I like your name.

    Plus plus I like your apartment that I saw on apartmenttherapy.

  • Barbara Says:

    My Mom is one of those “Hair and Teeth” Moms. She would point to you and say, “Why don’t you get bangs?”

  • ali Says:

    i love the bangs!

    (i mean, on me? would look like ass? but you? AWESOME)

  • Her Bad Mother Says:

    Yeah, um. I was jealous of your bangs.

  • Chelsea Says:

    I don’t know you; I’ve never met you; this is my first time perusing your blog. That said: You look better with bangs. (Sometimes you just need an objective opinion, you know?)
    You look like Julianne Moore in Benny & Joon, by the way.

  • Flubberwinkle Says:

    You’re absolutely lovely!

  • AlexM Says: