Need a new way to make your fringe look even hotter for any nighttime occasion? Steal these bun-styling ideas from the likes of Bella Heathcote, Krysten Ritter, and Lea Michele, then. The bun is quickly becoming a go-to red-carpet updo because it can be polished and neat (like Bella's chignon) or a little messy (as with Krysten's high-on-top ballet bun). But one way to really stand out with this style is to try a braided version similar to Lea's, which turns a simple knot into something more complex and bohemian chic. Need more inspiration? Watch our step-by-step tutorial to getting a similar braided bun seen on Charlize Theron, and add a touch of fringe for a modern appeal.
There's a saying amongst hairstylists that goes something like this: "Don't come b*tching if you cut your hair in the kitchen." And as tempting as it is to snip just a tad off annoyingly long fringe, sometimes the at-home results are less-than-perfect. (As many hairstylists can attest.) So what can be done if you went a little too scissor happy? Read on for tips on setting your bangs right.
Yes, bangs elevate your Spring hair hotness level to the umpteenth degree, but are you paying the price with unwanted forehead blemishes? Hairline acne (street name "pomade acne") can be caused by the constant contact between hair and skin, which deposits debris from your styling products onto your face. Sure, your bangs are the perfect cover-up, but clear skin is the better choice. Get tips for keeping your skin clear underneath the fringe when you read more.
The Spring 2012 runway saw a lot of loose side swoops, and with good reason. Pinning the front of your hair close to the ear gives the illusion of a side bang, making it an especially useful technique for women who don't want to commit to cutting their hair. We saw this trend in the Spring collections of Blumarine, Richard Chai Love, Jill Stuart, and others, so click through and take a look at this attractive and romantic face-framing style.
Rooney Mara famously colored her hair black and got baby bangs for her role as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. But even though the film has long wrapped, she has continued to sport an edgy coiffure, complete with severe, blunt bangs. While Rooney has consistently been wearing her hair back while making the promotional rounds for the flick, it's her famous fringe that she often switches up. In fact, over the past three days, she's been seen wearing three different face-framing looks: split, slicked to the side, and ultra straight. All have a fashionable feel, but if you had to pick, which one wins out?
Celebrities may be lopping several inches of their hair off to get the trendy tousled bob, but it seems they're also taking those shears to their bangs. In this past week alone, three stars have debuted brand-new fringe: Alexa Chung, Taylor Swift, and Rachel Weisz. It's interesting to note that all opted for wispy versions of the style (bye-bye blunt?), but if you had to choose, which one looks the most banging, who would it be?
Back in the '80s, there were claw bangs and, in the '90s, it seemed like everyone had baby bangs. And these days, it seems to be all about another kind of dramatic fringe: the blunt bang. Just because you go for a straight-across style doesn't mean you don't have other ways-to-wear-it options. Here are five stars proving that blunt bangs really do have an edge — more than just literally.
When it comes to haircuts, one of the main goals is to choose a style that complements your bone structure, and when it comes to bangs, a similar approach rings true. "There are so many styles of bangs: short, over the eyebrows; long under the eyebrows; blunt; layered; tapered around the face; and asymmetric," explains Lavette Slater, The View's key hairstylist. But if you have a small forehead, for instance, full-on bangs can tend to hide your mug. If that's the case, Slater recommends parted or layered fringe feathered off of the face. Check out the rest of tips for getting the best bangs for your particular face shape when you keep reading.
A few years back, it seemed that bowl haircuts were about to make a comeback. And while the trend never seemed to take off, perhaps bowl cut-style bangs are the next best thing. Recently, Three's Company, Chrissy Snow-type fringe has been seen on the likes of Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Mena Suvari. Shorter and straight in middle and longer on the ends, call the look a blunt bang/bowl bang hybrid, if you will. But most importantly, will you be knocking on the door of this trend?
When you're growing out your bangs, it's tempting to just pin them back and call it a day; but, there are many more stylish ways to curb your frustration. Slide in a jeweled barrette, layer some thin headbands, or pull your hair back with a summery turban or printed scarf. Now that you have a few easy new styles to wear during the waiting period, check out these pretty, fun hair accessories to add to them.