The Trick To Acing Behati Prinsloo's New Rock-'N'-Roll Bangs

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Behati Prinsloo, Victoria's Secret model and frequent source of hair envy, has added fringe to her already spectacular mane. The model was first spotted with her bangs over the weekend, during an event to celebrate the Super Bowl. The change-up, however, has apparently been a long time coming. "It's something she'd been considering for a while," says Wes Sharpton, hairstylist at Hairstory Studio and the man behind Behati's new 'do. "She wanted something that wasn't going to rob her of options [when styling her hair]. She wanted to add a little more magic to her face."

Aside from lending a very on-trend '70s look, this type of wash-and-go fringe makes styling a breeze — no more spending a huge chunk of time with a dryer trying to manipulate it into place. "The trick to Behati's bangs is that they're actually a little shorter in the center than they are on the sides, near her face," Sharpton says. He says to dry the center of the bangs first, and then, while the hair is still hot, place your hand over that section and hold it against your head until it's cool. While it's cooling, keep that hand in place and move your dryer back and forth horizontally, so those longer pieces on the sides flip out and wave. "It gives the hair an undone vibe," he says. 

Before you throw up your arms and claim you can't pull this off, Sharpton insists that just about every girl can. "You just have to consider what your life looks like, what looks good on you, and how [the bangs] are going to fit in," he says. If you're more low-maintenance, or have super-curly hair you like to air-dry, then a wispier style, like Behati's, could be up your alley.

If you want to see how your bangs would look without some major blowdry action, ask your stylist to diffuse them before you accept 'em and walk out the door. "Diffusing your bangs doesn't use major heat, so you'll get a better idea of what [they] will look like air-dried," Sharpton says. You can also ask her or him to teach you how to blowdry them yourself. Chances are, if you've been debating fringe for a while, now is the opportune time to finally go ahead and make the snip. But, if you need a little more coercing, we put together a handy-dandy guide to bangs for you. Enjoy!



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