16 posts tagged "Bangs"
And the bride wore bangs. OK, so we haven’t exactly confirmed that fact, as it’s hard to tell from the aerial shots of Behati Prinsloo’s recent nuptials to Adam Levine in Los Cabos, Mexico, but judging by these images from Net-a-Porter’s The Edit, going for a pre-wedding chop might not have been a bad idea. Her covetable set of long (and likely faux) bangs channeled the style of both the Pre-Fall pieces in the story and a seventies Stevie Nicks (who is rumored to have performed at the reception, along with Prinsloo, who took to the mic to serenade her new husband). If the recent wave of models and celebs with bangs (Joan Smalls, Karen Elson, Jessica Chastain, and Emma Stone) foretell anything about the next big beauty trend, freshening up for fall is as easy as snipping a sophisticated set of eyebrow-grazing fringe.
If you thought bangs already had their moment, you may want to reconsider. Not only have cool girls like Joan Smalls and Karen Elson recently sported fresh sets of fringe, but Emma Stone’s long, eye-grazing bangs spotted at last night’s New York premiere of Magic in the Moonlight have us tempted to break out the scissors—stat. In a floral Dolce & Gabbana gown, she epitomized seventies bohemian glamour. But even if you’re not ready to opt for a chop, you can re-create Stone’s polished, bouncy waves at home. Hair pro Mara Roszak began by applying L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It High Lift Creation Spray to the roots for volume, then blow-dried strands with a round brush. While Stone’s hair was still hot, Roszak wrapped sections in velcro rollers for ten minutes to set the curl. Then she sprayed a veil of L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold before removing the rollers and touching up the ends with a 1 1/2″ curling iron. Finally, a spritz of L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray and a good scrunch gave Stone’s look an effortless finish.
Two hair trends we’ve seen emerge in recent months are Crayola-colored strands and bangs. Everyone from Katy Perry to Kylie Jenner jumped on the rainbow bandwagon, while supers such as Joan Smalls and Karen Elson have opted for forehead-grazing fringe. And then there are women who work both: Catwalker and frequent shade-shifter Chloe Norgaard arrived at several fetes this week with brunette roots and bangs, but polished off her look with Kool-Aid punch-esque ends. Artist Christine Sun Kim sported an electric green topknot and classic black fringe at last night’s The Narcissists Ball celebration. What can we say, when it comes to hair, this combo is all business in the front and a nonstop party in the back.
Did I borrow a line from Legally Blonde? Yes, yes, I did. That quote—said with Valley Girl-like inflection—will forever be the phrase that pops into my head upon seeing a woman with a fresh set of fringe. (What can I say, I’m a product of my generation.) And Joan Smalls at last night’s CFDA Awards is no exception. While it’s not the first time I’ve seen the super with brow-grazing bangs (she debuted a similar look at a Versace party back in January), I commend her for joining the ranks of catwalker Karen Elson and changing things up with a chop. To prevent fringe from sticking to your forehead this summer, lightly mist the underside with dry shampoo.
It’s true that Cara Delevingne does not, in fact, have fringe, but the forehead-framing braid she wore to today’s Sky Arts’ Playhouse Presents launch party in London is the ultimate way to pull the hair off your face—and especially ideal for those who enter the awkward stage when growing out bangs. (You know, the point at which your strands graze the bridge of your nose but are still too short to properly join the rest of your ponytail.) In lieu of a headband or slicking those random bits back with gel, consider taking a cue from the catwalker and employing this strategic plait instead.