Are feathery fringes and baby bangs poised to overtake the hottest hair trend of last summer? The “curtain” style of bangs has soared in popularity based on its casual look and ease of styling. The Jane Birkin-like look practically broke Pinterest last year as searches for curtain bangs skyrocketed by 600 percent. No wonder this retro ‘60s style took off. The curtain name is spot-on descriptive as hair is parted in the middle and bangs frame the face. Growing out the “curtain” bang is painless since layers simply blend in to the rest of your hair.
Celebs took to the style just as fast as the rich and famous are known to snap up the Birkin bag. Selena Gomez joined the rank of stars such as Zooey Deschanel, Taylor Swift, Sienna Miller and Dakota Johnson.
Now hints have surfaced that the craze for bangs is about to morph in a new direction.
Kelly Clarkson debuted a Jane Birkin-channeling fringe that skims over the brow for her performance at UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation’s 23rd Annual Taste for a Cure. Gone were her signature side parted waves. Clarkson’s take lightened up the “curtain” into a wispier, more feathered rendition for a piecey, delicate effect.
Other celebrities have been spotted on social media with riskier super-high baby bangs. Baby bangs don’t skim the brows; they are the tiniest, shortest of fringes cut close to the hairline. Stars like Emma Roberts, Bella Thorne and Emma Watson are trying out this look.
Emma Roberts showed off a blonde lob with a set of baby bangs at the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Her super blunt and dead straight across bangs were a true style statement for Roberts..
Longtime brunette Sofia Boutella, star of Star Trek: Beyond, was spotted at Stella McCartney’s autumn 2018 collection launch with a look that traded in her signature shade for a fresh blonde lob. Bella Thorne added dimension to her short fringe by mixing in a few slightly longer pieces. The result was a choppy fringe that added an element of badass to delicacy.
If the super-short baby bangs are just too risky, you might want to try a mid-length fringe before you go all sky high. That’s what Bella Hadid did with her choice that would be easily pieced out.
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