Blunt bangs have been gaining speed in the celebrity realm for a few months now, but it was the Academy Awards that officially put them on trend-watch. I’d like to give Rooney Mara the credit for catalyzing the fad – her straight-across baby fringe, a remnant of her dedication to the character of Lisbeth Salander, is a little throwback to Audrey Hepburn and a lot edgy.
Elle is calling blunt bangs “spring’s hottest accessory for long hairstyles” – no need to lose length for a new spring haircut! Take Taylor Swift – she left her trademark ringlets and revamped her look with sleek, smooth locks, complete with a face-framing fringe!
Have short hair? You won’t be left out of this trend – stars like Anna Faris and Rose Byrne sported this hot new haircut with short hair on the Red Carpet, looking paradoxically modern and classic at the same time (I’m thinking updated 1920s flapper girl.)
Want to try blunt bangs for yourself? While the look draws attention to your eyes (never a bad thing!) and can cover lines and soften your face, they can be high-maintenance. My worst fear is fringe-splitting – I have very fine hair, which means that even a breath of wind causes my hair to issue a tornado warning…sigh.