See-Through Bangs Are Fall’s Next Big Fringe Trend
Okay, so this might be a little controversial, but we’re getting a bit tired of curtain bangs. Just a bit. It’s not that they don’t look amazing (no one could deny their universally flattering, face-framing effect), but we simply can’t be bothered with the amount of maintenance they require.
To achieve the ideal curtain bangs is a work of fine art. They need to be cut at the right length, styled with curling wands and round brushes to force them to flick out in the right direction, and sprayed with an array of products to keep them in place for as long as possible.
It was fine when we had the luxury of lockdown lie-ins and not much else to do. But now things are amping up again? It’s all about those low-maintenance beauty hacks that make us look polished and put together in a matter of minutes, which is why we were so pleased to hear about the rise of see-through bangs, the latest fringe trend forecast to dominate 2022.
What are see-through bangs?
According to Yuki, hair designer and owner of London’s Gavert Atelier Salon, see-through bangs are thin, wispy bangs that show a bit of your forehead through gaps in the hair. “See-through bangs have been trending among Asian women for the last few years but are also slowly becoming a trend in Europe and the U.S.,” he says. “Many of my clients asked for curtain bangs earlier in the year, and I noticed I have been getting more requests for see-through bangs after the summer.”
Do see-through bangs suit everyone?
“It’s not so much about the shape of your face, but you need to take your forehead into consideration,” says Luke Hersheson, hair stylist and CEO of Hershesons. When it comes to see-through bangs, you can afford to create any length you like if you have a larger forehead, but if you have a smaller forehead, it’s worth keeping them super wispy and slightly grown out.
Yuki agrees: “In general, people who have a small or narrow forehead are considered to not suit bangs, but the light, see through bangs can create a soft, youthful impression.”
How do you create see-through bangs?
As with all fringe styling, it’s important to cut on dry hair as opposed to wet or freshly washed hair. Wet hair is heavier than dry hair and can distort the actual length— a crucial fact when it comes to designing a fringe.
“First of all, I part the hair into a triangle section at the front,” explains Yuki. “The top of the triangle lines up with the centre of the face, about one inch from the hair line, and the bottom two points would be the outer corners of eyes.”
Yuki then uses a point cut (when the scissors cut into the ends of the hair, rather than across) to create light bangs and add soft texture.
This story originally appeared on Glamour U.K.
Published at Tue, 16 Nov 2021 21:14:31 +0000