After scanning the red carpets and runways this season, there is definitely one thing that I can take away: bangs are everywhere! From long to short, full to side-swept, bangs are the chicest accessory of the moment and one that will not break the bank (Bonus!) All it takes is the will to embrace change, because even though it is a risky move, it truly does pay off. Just take a look at this Fashionista’s forehead fringe and you will see what all the rage is about!
The popular hair trend has a lot to do with the complete ’70s takeover this season and the rocker-chic looks that have been appearing all over the runways, streets and everywhere in between. To be fair, bangs never really go out of style, especially in the fashion world, where inspiration is constantly drawn from beauty icons like Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin (You definitely can’t think or say “bangs” without these two names crossing your mind!) This Fashionista’s outfit complements the inherently cool hair trend as her turtleneck, printed skirt, fringed bucket bag, retro sunglasses and stand-out rings most definitely give off that ’70s vibe. As for makeup, she went for a soft and natural look with a sweep of pink blush, earthy eye shades and nude lipstick, staying true to another trend of the ’70s: simple, barely-there makeup.
What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: Have I now convinced you to switch up your look with bangs? If so, here are a few tips! The best part about this hair trend is that it can work on all face shapes. However, if you have a long face, a wider bang that goes out closer to your temples might be the most suitable option. With a rounder face, perhaps try more narrow bangs. If you specifically want to get that “Bardot-esque” look (Who wouldn’t?), blow dry your bangs, use a large, round brush for styling and a flat-iron if you have curly hair to straighten them, finish off with hairspray to keep in place. Voila!