She Bangs! 3 Cool (And Easy) Ways To Style Your Fringe, Right Now

We love a gal sporting the current holy grail of hair: a face framed with full-on fringe. It’s almost like an S.F. pre-requisite: Move to the city, date a musician, get bangs, break up with the musician, and keep the bangs. While breaking up is easy enough (or not), anyone married to chopped locks can tell you that there are times when they wish they could do something (anything) with those little suckers beyond just letting them hang there!
And now you can, thanks to the handiwork of S.F.’s go-to bangs stylist, Wendy Newsome of Dreamers and Make Believers Salon, and local blogger Kathleen Murillo, who we paired together to bring you three super-cute (and extra-easy!) DIY styles that will help you switch up your fringe. Whether you have an extreme case of rooster bed head (our bang-tastic friends know what we’re talking about), are in the awkward growing-out stage, or just want to take off your hair helmet for the day, click through for the how-tos. We've got a cool twist, an extra-quirky top-knot style, and a deep side sweep that will let you change your look without having to chop your strands (again).
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Our bangin' model, Kathleen Murillo of Inspirafashion, in all of her fringed glory.

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The Products: Sachajuan's Strong-Hold Hairspray, Volume Powder, Mousse and Straight and Shine Spray. All available at Dreamers and Make Believers, 487 14th Street (at Guerrero Street); 415-235-7037.

Hot Tip: Make sure hair is on the dirty side and use volume powder or prep with mousse and hairspray prior to styling.

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The Deep Sweep

Step 1: Starting at the far end of the eyebrow, create a part to the back of the head.

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Step 2: Comb mousse through front of dry hair, saturating the hair and smoothing it to the head.

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Step 3: Using a hairdryer, hit it with heat and continue to comb downward.

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Step 4: Pin the hair back with four bobby pins above the tail of the eyebrow.

Step 5: Spray again with hairspray and shine spray.

Hot Tip: For a little something extra, use a flat iron on the ends of the parted hair to create a more dramatic effect.

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Look, Mom, no bangs!

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The Bang Bun

Step 1: Start at the temples and gather bangs and hair at the top of the crown into a high, off-center ponytail and secure with small rubber band.

Step 2: Spray with hairspray.

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Step 3: Wrap hair around rubber band into a quirky bun.

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Step 4: Secure atop the head with bobby pins.

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Step 4: Loosen the bun a bit so it's not perfect (don't worry, a little hair poking out is cute!) and spray with hairspray.

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Step 5: Pull remaining hair into a side ponytail and wrap the rubber band with hair.

Step 6: Mess up the ponytail and loosen the hair to create volume.

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Voila! A tres chic bangin' bun!

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The Quarter-Crown Twist

Step 1: Beginning on a part above the end of the eyebrow, pull hair forward, keeping everything tight, while twisting and rolling hair upwards.

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Step 2: Continue along the hairline, twisting and rolling, until the twist is behind the ear.

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Step 3: Roll into a tight twist behind the ear.

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Step 4: Behind the ear, secure the twist with bobby pins in the direction of the twist until they are nice and tight.

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Step 5: To achieve a messier look, pinch the hair along the crown for more texture.

Hellllllo gorgeous!

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