This Bang Trend Changes EVERYTHING

Bangs. Seriously, how many "moments" can one hairstyle have? Fringe is like the tide, constantly floating in and out of style while never fully fading away. You may think you've gone through your bang phase, but they're always waiting in the wings, ready to flood your brain once again with that inevitable life question: Should I get bangs?

As you know, answering "yes" can lead you down a precarious path — a seemingly simple way to switch up your look ends up being a total hairstyling time suck (and a total pain to grow out when you finally give up). But 2016 brings good news on the bang front. This year, we say skip the blowdryer, toss that mini flat iron, and embrace your fringe as is. Curls, cowlicks, unruliness, and all — messy bangs for the win.

The trend is a little bit '70s, a little bit grunge, and a whole lot of cool. Don't believe us? We've got proof, ahead.
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If Rihanna is doing it, it's all the evidence you need. But this look is not just a fave of RiRi — the entire model-off-duty set is in on the trend.
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Celebrity hairstylist Tommy Buckett is a major fan of bangs like the ones we saw at Creatures of The Wind's spring 2016 show. "I love curly bangs," he says. "They are my favorite — so '70s and cool."
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We can thank model-of-the-moment Mica Arganaraz and her envy-inducing curly shag (that popped up on pretty much every spring 2016 runway) for getting us exited about this refreshing take on fringe.

To get the look, Buckett suggests following her lead and keeping your bangs long. "Start longer than shorter and twist small pieces and cut down to make a scattered or fringy look," he says. "Make them thick enough so they look like bangs and not shorter curly bits around the face."
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Before there was Mica, there was Freja Beha Erichsen. The Danish model has been rocking those perfectly imperfect bedhead bangs for years.
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Another ubiquitous model, Hanne Gaby Odiele, furthers the case for unkempt fringe.
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But it's not just a look made for models with an affinity for motorcycle jackets and Alexander Wang booties. Halle Berry looks gorgeous with her mussed up fringe, too.
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And musician Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, shows that those with major curls can also pull off this trend.
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The key to getting the look is air-drying. "Let them dry naturally and shaggy," advises Buckett. "Use curl cream so make them piece-y and not frizzy. [Using a wide-toothed comb] comb them in place and then scrunch or shake them out."
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Filmmaker and novelist Miranda July makes the curly mom bob look fresh and modern.
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To create bangs like British singer Ella Eyre's, do it up with the curl cream. "Don't be afraid of product!" says Buckett. "The more, the better, to create chunky cool curls."
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