How do you feel about the world bringing back bangs? It’s a hairstyle that will always come in and out of style. Just last year we saw that boredom had bred a trend of cutting your own during lockdown.
A homemade trim might just be your worst nightmare, especially if you ever experienced a wonky cut after your mom convinced you it was easier than taking you to the hair salon.
Some of us haven’t had bangs since the early 2000s when we had just started school, it was the ultimate sweet ‘kid’ look that came paired with the innocent bob. But if you’re one for hopping on a trend, and we really rather must say it’s a HOT one to jump on, then let us introduce you to long bangs.
Why are long bangs making the cut?
We don’t know about you, but we can’t scroll through our TikTok or Instagram feeds without convincing ourselves we need long bangs. They’re grown out from the traditional short fringe, with a middle parting that you might know as Curtains.
Whilst a 16-year-old wouldn’t shy away from shouting ‘YOU’VE GOT CURTAINS’ about ten years ago, we can’t seem to find a trendy girl without them now. They add volume, whilst also achieving a sleek and shiny texture. You can put your hair up and style them, or wear your locks down and create a blowout look.
Dah-ling, we’re here to help you become the trendiest chic on the street. Add a little oomph to your hair and follow the following steps to learn how to style your bangs.
Go BANG with a Beautiful Blowout
Who said you can only achieve a blowout at the hair salon? Oh no dah-ling, when you’ve got N4 hair products you can achieve anything at home. With these products you don’t need to skip hair-wash day just to get the style to stick.
After washing your locks with N4s Volumizing Shampoo and Condition (for ultimate oomph), apply N4s Styling Foam to your damp hair. It’s the perfect product to give your hair a gentle but effective lift that it needs for the blowout. Make sure to start applying it at the top of your hair so you can volumize deep into the roots.
Use a boar bristle brush, and work on your long bangs by rolling your hair around the brush as if you’re using it to curl your hair. As you take the brush out of the strands, pop a hair roller in place, hairspray with N4s Mighty Hair Spray. Leave them in as you fix the rest of your hair to secure long-lasting volume.
As you take them out, comb in place, and bang!! You have ultimate volume from your long bangs. For a more in-depth blowout tutorial, read How to Refresh a Salon Blowout at Home.
Sugary Sea Waves for a Choppy Cut
One of the main reasons why we absolutely LOVE long bangs is because of the irresistible texture it gives your hair. Some people mix the look up with long layers, which pairs perfectly with beachy style waves.
The looseness combined with the different lengths of the strands gives the illusion of even longer hair than you have. You can easily achieve this look with a curling wand, however N4 has you heat-protected with the Sugar Texturizing Spray.
Spray evenly onto damp hair and dry using a diffuser. Your long bangs and layers are the main component to this style, touch up with N4 Sugar Texturizing Spray and you’re sorted!
Party in the Front, Business in the Back
You’ve got long bangs so show them off dahling! Never chop them and then decide to cover them up. You’re on trend, you’re looking gorgeous, you’re sophisticated…
Now, what’s one way to really show them off you may ask? We’re back to the classic pony, but this time keep the bits of your fringe down. Follow our top tips on how to master the perfect pony to begin.
There’s two ways you can go about this. You can follow the likes of influencer-sensation Molly Mae Hague who sweeps her long bangs over to one side, or you can keep it as a middle parting.
Whichever you decide, you are then going to grab a wide-barrel curling iron and wrap each part around to form an irresistible curl. There’s no need to brush it out as this single curl holds so much effect by itself. Finish off with N4s Mighty Hair Spray to keep your hair in place, and you’re ready to head out.
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