Made famous by the “Queen of Pinups,” Bettie Page’s trademark bangs came to symbolize sexuality and a timeless style that would later sprout copycats and eventually lead to the advent of clip-in bangs.
In the modern-day version, as seen on Rooney Mara, not much has changed in the cut of the bangs themselves — they should fall straight across your forehead, from temple to temple, and end right above your eyebrows. Keeping your blunt fringe wie will open up your eyes and give you a fresher look.
But, when styling, keep them soft, shiny, and not-at-all stiff. They should have a little bit of bounce — best achieved with a dollop of volumizing mousse and blow-drying with a medium round boar-bristle brush — but not look like they've been rolled under.
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