A mini-reinvention is the order of the day throughout the seasons — and there are countless ways to refresh the way you look and feel. A simple and affordable way is to decide on a new hairstyle. Bangs – in all their guises – are a popular choice during the cooler months, but even more so this year as experimentation reigns supreme. Below, hairstylist Luke Hersheson – who works with everyone from Dua Lipa to Victoria Beckham – shares three cool fringe trends you can try right now.
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A touch more rock ‘n’ roll than the soft curtain bangs we’re familiar with, the shag bang creates the “beginnings of a shag haircut but without having to layer the hair all the way through,” explains Hersheson. Working with the hair’s natural texture, it’s 70’s through and through and heavier than its curtain counterpart. “I suppose it feels a little more Chrissie Hynde than Goldie Hawn,” adds Hersheson. Combine with lots of mascara and you’re good to go.
“A ’90s fringe is two strands of hair that meet the jawline,” says Hersheson. “It’s a really nice face-framing shape and you can then wear the rest of the hair in a topknot.” Much like an elegant, grown-out curtain bang, it’s a no-obligation way to try bangs ahead of the new season. Make a high ponytail, parting it and leaving out two strands of hair on either side of your center parting: this is your ’90s bangs. Hersheson’s top tip? “Don’t do it on clean hair,” he advises. “It’s a look that works better when it’s lightly soiled.”
Classic schoolgirl fringe
Take a look at Bella Hadid’s Instagram account and you’ll see that she’s been working on a fuller fringe for a while. “It’s a classic,” agrees Hersheson. “That’s exactly what you think of when you think of fringes.” Less forgiving than curtain bangs, a classic “school girl” fringe like this one is a lot harder to pull off, but done right, it’s a great way to accentuate cheekbones and eyes to emphasize. A word of caution, though: “Once you’ve clipped it, you don’t get a chance to do anything else with it other than pull the rest of the hair up,” Hersheson says, so make sure you’re ready to take it the jump.
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