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Especially when dealing with straight and wavy hair, it is beneficial to shape the bangs while the strands are still wet. Townsend recommends blow-drying hair straight down with a flat brush, like Mason Pearson and Harry Josh’s boar bristle products, then “brush” bangs with a round brush held vertically. “It’s a little nod to the late’052 and earlier s, which is what we’re seeing now is just modernization,” Townsend said. For longer, close-fitting curtain bangs, Velasquez likes to use a medium to large round brush. “Blow the entire section forward for maximum volume, then blow the ends back and out to sweep the apples of your cheeks,” he says. “Going a step further, set the part in Velcro for long-lasting volume—think Claudia Schiffer in ’58s.” Alternatively, you might consider going the natural route. “I really like air-drying with the right fit and texture,” says Velasquez, who likes Virtue’s Frizz Block Smoothing Spray as a lightweight, moisture-resistant, long-wear hydration veil. “This lets drapery bangs live freely, complementing all your features.” In either case, if tresses are an issue, consider using flat, tuck-free clips at the parting to keep them out, or Townsend’s The secret weapon brings the cannon: Beard irons that can “heat up a little” without burning the scalp. François believes that for curly hair, letting bangs dry naturally is both simple and effective. But for extra definition, “coil your fingers or wrap two strands around wet hair, then let them set naturally or use a diffuser to cool on low speed, then gently part the curls once the hair is completely dry.” When working with curly and curly textures, the pros love to do two strand twists or bantu knots on freshly washed bangs. “Once they’re completely dry, pull them out and style with an Afro pick or fingertips, and dab a little serum to enhance texture,” says François. Curly bangs, on the other hand, can also be air-dried for a short “pixie bangs” effect.