Hair Tutorial: how to achieve faux bangs

Hair Tutorial: how to achieve faux bangs

by Paige Exell -

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have bangs, but were too afraid to chop off your hair? Now, thanks to designers at Fashion Week and the celebrities who take the looks from runway to real life, you can have your very own set of bangs for the night, then remove them and go back to your old hairstyle when you get tired of them.

That's right, false bangs are officially a thing. They've been spotted lately on it-girls and supermodels like Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and L'Oreal's very own, Karlie Kloss . That's why Get The Look is decoding the trend and showing you how to achieve the faux fringes you never had!

HAIR TUTORIAL: FAUX BANGS

There are two different ways to fake bangs. The simplest? Head to the nearest beauty supplier or store and pick up a pair of clip-in fringe extensions. This type of faux fringe simply clips on to the front of your head for an instant transformation and is preferred by celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkins who is responsible for the hair transformations of Bella Hadid, Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid. As a true follower of clip-in bangs, she's confessed that she loves to use them to create a temporary new look that's both striking and slightly retro on the it-girls of the moment.

I love playing with temp bangs! Who thinks @karliekloss should take the plunge and get bangs? leave me a !

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The second way to achieve faux fringes? Use your natural hair. While this look is only possible for those who have long hair, it's a unique new way to switch up your look! Kendall Jenner recently shortened the length of her hair with a top knot, then used her own locks to create the effect of bangs.

Don't have the time or patience for clip-ins? Follow our simple tutorial on how to create the effect of bangs using the hair you already have!

STEP 1

Start off by pulling your hair up into a high ponytail. Pull out a chunk of hair in the front of the tail, pulling it forward over your forehead.

STEP 2

Secure the section of hair down with bobby pins. You'll have a little bun at the top of your head, depending on how long your hair is.

STEP 3

Section the remaining hair of the ponytail in half at the back of your head then twist the pieces around your bun, pinning the hair into place with as many bobby pins as you need.

STEP 4

Using a flat iron, curl the fringe under just a tiny bit to make it look as natural as possible. Keep the sides of the fringe straighter for a piece-y look that resembles Kendall's. Comb it through and voila! False bangs!

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