Fall is here and there’s no better time to give yourself a fresh new look. This season, there’s one particular hairstyle that’s dominating – so much so that its search is up a whopping 600 percent on Pinterest!
So what is this new “it” cut? Believe it or not – curtain bangs are the go-to for the rest of the year, giving you a fierce, boho, sexy vibe. It’s shaggy texture is easy to maintain because you can let your bangs grow out more than the normal bang, giving yourself a messy, french-girl approved look that screams chic instead of “I totally just rolled out of bed.” Where your tresses all down, or where the new bangin’ hairdo with a topnot for a total ’60s look.
But please, do NOT try to cut these babies on your own. Call your hairstylist – we all remember what happened that one time you tried it right before your 7th grade dance …
Another major plus? It’s totally great for lazy beauty girls, because it covers your eyebrows, which means less wax apts books, which in return means way more money for our Pumpkin Spice Latte binges. But word to the wise, if your hair grows fast you will have to visit the salon slightly more often.
Celebrities like J. Lo, Hallie Berry, Nicole Ricci and Selena Gomez already jumped on the trend – which involves a fringy cut, and parts your bangs right at your upper cheekbone.
“When I cut these bangs, I always take my section quite deep and wide, which gives the impact of emphasising the sexiness of this trademark look,” says a hairstylist from Vogue. “The other key point I make when I cut this is to make sure that the middle of the bang is cut shorter, then angling longer towards the outside of the face. This gives that beautiful sweeping motion – giving off those secretive, sexy vibes.”
While chopping your bangs may seem scary, it’s definitely worth it – and if you hate it, it’s one of the easiest things to grow back. We rounded some inspirational photos of this trend, so you can decide whether or not you’ll take the chopping block and plunge back in time to the 60s.