Growing up in India, we were told, “Muslim women should not cut their hair!” – in particular, styles that let hair fall on the forehead, were seen as an aberrant transgression of Islamic manners (!).
We may have blindly complied with this for years; only to find out that I was simply keeping myself from looking my best for no good reason!!
This misconception still prevails in many households, and so here is a clarification in light of the verdicts of the scholars.
It is perfectly fine and permissible to style your hair with bangs/fringes as long as;
a) The style is not an imitation of the disbelievers – e.g., if you appear with that hairstyle in a gathering, people should not assume that you are a disbeliever. If that hairstyle is just a trend, then it’s permissible.
b) You will not appear adorned with it in front of non-mahram.
Read the explanation below…!