Before when I didn't know what to do with the ole hair I just went in to a salon and asked for some recommendations. It never really helped me out personally, but they were still very informative and helpful.
I've got your PERFECT solution! IF you don't wanna risk looking bad & hating the cut, that is. You can buy clip-in bangs online! You could get some cheap ones that are faux hair just to see what it would look like or get real human hair ones. You wash & style them first & can get them cut & even colored by a stylist. They're great since you don't have to commit. I'm planning to try some soon.
You are in luck! straight bangs are very "in" right now. But I would ask your stylist what is right for you. Go early & look at the books & mags & select several cuts that you really like, then show your stylist. Ask her/his advise on it. They can guide you into what is the right cut for your face shape & your ability to style it.
You'll love it! And if not...it always grows back!