Baby Bangs: The trend you love or hate
Posted by All-Nutrient Professional on Mar 15, 2018
Bangs have made a huge comeback over the past year in every style. There's straight across blunt bangs to curtain and shaggy bangs. But more recently celebs have been spotted going shorter and shorter with their fringe and people have mixed feelings about the trend.Take "American Horror Story" actress Emma Roberts for example. Roberts debuted a fresh cut of baby bangs at the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards alongside boyfriend and fellow actor Evan Peters. Once posted on Instagram by Roberts and her stylist, Niki Lee, commenters were quick to deliver their opinions on the look.
There were those who disliked the bold cut….
“@briannajokerst I know this might be high style in the fashion world but bangs be lookin ug af @cassiousenglish”
“@jordrocha American Horror Story: Hair”
“@kanterra Just no. A thousand times no. This is NOT how you do bangs. Imma keep you in my prayers gurl. Just pin them back until they grow out.”
And those who supported her edgy style.
“@ahslover.for_life ❤ LOVE your hair “
“@michelsafirah You look great. Whatever style you do.”
“@zacharyyrej Love it! So nice to see something different on the carpet @emmaroberts always slays the game.”
However Roberts isn’t the only celebrity to hop on the baby bang bandwagon.
Actress and singer, Bella Thorne, proves baby bangs can be both soft and edgy at the same time. The choppy bang adds more movement and versalitity to the look. It can be worn with long, loose waves or sleek and straight.
Then, there's “The Mummy” and “Star Trek Beyond” actress, Sofia Boutella. Boutella's bangs have become a part of her loose, dark, signature look. The actress recently lightened and chopped her locks and the transformation is downright amazing. The brighter color gives off carefree cool-girl vibes, while the cut brings focus to the actress's best features; bold, brushed-up brows, brown eyes and structured cheekbones.
Actress and activist Emma Watson has proven she can pull off just about every type of bang, so when she rocked short uneven fringe at the InStyle 2018 Post-Golden Globes party with the rest of her hair pulled back, it was no surprise this was a look we'd be seeing more of. More recently, Watson let her hair down and walked the 2018 Oscars carpet with a shaggy lob and newly chopped bangs, however, this time the internet was quick to choose sides on what they thought of the look.
Once again, there were those who loved the look..."@BITVCHIN emma watson’s picture at #Oscars deserves to be in an art museum at all costs." And those who didn't......"@KhizraAshrafb Emma Watson is peng [attractive] don’t get me wrong but why her hair always be looking like someone gave her a hair cut with their teeth."
Despite the controversy, this modern shag and grunge look seems to persevere. Long, face-framing locks and traditional bangs often act as a security blanket and cutting above the brows will have the opposite effect, opening up your face and eyes, getting you noticed!
PRO TIP: Before you head to the salon for a fresh chop, stock up on a few key styling products to enhance your baby bang look.
1. A blow out cream for wet to dry styling. Use when blow drying for a smooth, tame look. Use a round brush to give your bangs some shape and volume.
2. If you have fine hair but still want a light hold use a foaming mousse for hold without the weight of a cream in both wet and dry styling.
3. For dry styling, use a shine serum for enhanced shine over sleek, straight styles.
4. Lastly, pick up a dry wax for dry styling those shaggy, choppy bangs for a controlled, piecey look.