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Nothing is more transformative than the edge of power – but know How to style your bangs is just as important as finding the right hairstyle. “People are afraid of the promise of bangs, but it’s really just Minutes,” Behind Pro player Mark Townsend insists that Dakota Johnson is forever obsessed with Verge. “As long as you style bangs, you’re done.” Although, yes, Brigitte Bardot-esque wisps or voluminous Corkscrew curtains are technically easier to maintain, but pros agree that it’s the least amount of effort for the greatest return.
“Bangs can really change your hairstyle and give you a new look,” says Mara Roszak, who created a Françoise Hardy-inspired look for Anne Hathaway earlier this year Side-parted bangs. “Quick and easy changes that feel are often a big change in overall style. They can beautifully define the face, accentuate the eyes and cheekbones.” For Vernon François—he recently provided Amandla Stenberg with ultra-straightforward fringed drapes – endless style possibilities for a set of bangs. “They’re very versatile, from bold, statement and dramatic, to upgrading your overall hairstyle without overpowering it, to tender and romantic,” he explains. Here, three hottest Hollywood hairstylists discuss how to style bangs, from blow-drying techniques to the right products for smart bangs.
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While avoiding greasy-looking bangs is an all-around Goal, but those with straight hair usually need to be extra careful. “It’s best to avoid products in them, since bangs are against the face, and the natural oils in the skin and hair usually weigh them down,” explains Roszak. Instead, learn blow-drying techniques while your hair is still wet. For extra volume, Townsend recommends blow-drying hair straight down with a flat brush, like a boar bristle Mason Pearson, then when it’s 65% dry, “brush” bangs with a round brush held vertically. For a tougher, longer-lasting finish, Roszak recommends roughly drying with fingertips. In between washes, consider doing a targeted brushing of bangs only. “Spray on dry shampoo for a quick fix, rather than having to do a full wash and restyle your entire hair,” says François, who considers Redken’s Deep Cleansing Dry Shampoo his go-to.
Redken Deep Cleansing Dry Shampoo
Dove Invisible Dry Shampoo
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Vernon François Nourishing Water Mist
Oribe Apres Beach Waves And Sparkle Spray
JVN Complete Air Dry Cream
Revlon One – Step Hair Dryer and Volumizing Hot Air Brush