Each season, we’re constantly on the hunt for the latest trend. From hairstyles to haircuts, keeping up with the latest movement is easier when you can make small tweaks to your look instead of a complete overhaul. This is exactly why the latest fringe trend is taking off. The rise of ‘see-through bangs’ is one we’ll see in full effect this season as we search for a complementary look that looks both polished and put together without requiring a heavy degree of maintenance.
The Look: See-Through Bangs
Fringe has always been a welcomed change to any look, but up until now have always required a great deal of upkeep. The great thing about the see-through bang is the ability to be created on multiple hair, face and forehead types with ease. The shape and outcome is very similar to wispy bangs and created in much of the same light as curtain bangs but are far less forward.
Who Can Wear This Fringe Trend:
Up until recently, fringe or bangs were reserved for certain face and hair types, with the shape of the forehead and growth patters playing a large roll. For a long time, curly hair clients completely avoided bangs for their upkeep and styling factor, but with new trends come new chances to try out styles on various textures and types.
The see-through bang is a look that can be achieved on all hair types and on both long and short foreheads. In addition to this, this can be a great option for anyone who has experienced excessive damage or breakage around the hairline and is looking to create a deliberate look instead.
How To Create The Look:
Instead of creating a blunt line, your stylist will work on dried hair and use a series of vertical or “point cutting” techniques to create a very soft line. The section usually encompasses an inch from the hairline in a triangle parting that ends at the corners of the eyes. It is a fairly small area to work with, with contributes to the see-through look.
Styling At Home:
Clients often struggle with following through to create a cohesive style at home. As a rule of thumb, the bang area should always be the first to be styled when using heat. Always apply a heat protectant, like Wella Professionals EIMI Thermal Image and begin by slightly rough drying the area. Then use a large roll brush to straighten the bang area with little to no bend. If needed you can also use a flat iron on air-dried or just blow-dried hair to create an ethereal finish. Because it is such a small section of hair you are working with, be careful not to use an excess of product or you’ll be creating even more separation. Instead, keep product usage minimal and if needed, add a spritz of dry shampoo on day two. We love either Redken Invisible Dry Shampoo for light refreshment or Redken Deep Clean Dry Shampoo for fringe areas that need a more intense overhaul.