According to TikTok, curtain bangs is the of-the-moment fringe. This 70s-inspired trend, which takes inspiration from icons such as Brigette Bardot and Farrah Fawcett has become popular with contemporary style mavens including Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello, and Dakota Johnson.
Far less of a commitment than traditional, more blunt bangs, curtain bangs frame your face and tend to be shorter in the middle with lengthier wisps on the sides. Universally flattering and with a nod to French, effortless style, they can be tailored to suit most hair types and inject a bit of retro glamour into any style!
Curtain bangs are an apt choice for almost everyone with only a tiny handful of exceptions. They flatter most face shapes, especially those with round or square faces as they keep the forehead visible to elongate the face. If, however, you have a smallish forehead or an uncontrollable cowlick, they are best avoided!
If you have fine hair, the main issue you may run into is your bangs looking thin and sparse so your stylist will need to bring enough hair forward for the cut. For those with thick hair, keeping the length of the fringe a bit longer is a good idea so that it can blend into your face framing pieces; while those with coarse hair may need their stylist to use texturizing shears to make the ends wispy and light.
The perfect "lazy girl's bang” require a small amount of effort to style well. It’s a good idea to have a professional round brush so you can add both body and direction to the bangs. A flat iron such as the Dyson Corrale can also add texture, but it is important to remember to turn it away from your face when using so the placement of the bangs is correct. Finally, a dry shampoo can work magic on a set of sweeping bangs, making them more controllable and keeping them grease-free.
Follow-up appointments are dependent on the length of the bangs you want. For instance, you can have a trim between 6-8 weeks, or if you want to keep them longer, you can go longer and visit your stylist every 8-10 weeks.
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