CrozNest gives you an introduction into the growing world of bangs for 2020. Runways and celebrities alike showcase their own take on this statement look.
For some, the idea of investing into a fringe sparks fear of the notoriously windy British weather and uneven home trims. This season however, bangs are not something to shy away from. Pinterest revealed that this year’s searches for ‘curtain fringes’ had gone up by 600%. We can’t say we are surprised! Incorporating modern style updates and a look back to the 70’s; we believe it is soon to be the most popular request at the salon.
‘Pretty much everyone suits a fringe, it’s all about where the fringe ends,’ says professional hair stylist Zoe Irwin to Elle. ‘Whether it’s a long fringe that accentuates the cheek bones or brow skimming, the most important thing is working it to fit the face shape and the jaw line.’
A reason for this heightened interest may be a result of Daisy Edgar Jones, actress of the moment, following her captivating role in Normal People which put bangs on the big screen.
Fringes have not only been seen on screen. Shorter styles have rocked the runway for designers including Versace’s A/W season, who champion the edgy look. Face-framing, eyebrow-highlighting and cheekbone defining – the world of short bangs can offer many benefits and if done right, is the ultimate image overhaul.
Image: Versace F/W 2020
“It works so well because it’s multi-functional, low maintenance, and enables you to wear it your own way,” @Sam Burnett, owner & creative director of @Hare & Bone, explains to Refinery29. “You can move it forward to frame your face or tuck it back to open up your features. It essentially offers a 2-in-1 cut without the maintenance of a full fringe.”
Menswear designers also embraced the style, with Edward Crutchley taking the fringe away from its association with heartthrob boybands and into the luxury arena by incorporating raw cuts, sleek shapes and feminine draping during his London show at Men’s Fashion Week S/S 2020.
Image: Edward Crutchley S/S20
Using the right products is just as important as ensuring a clean cut. Check out our picks for ensuring perfect bangs that will not move throughout the day.
YS PARK 332 – CUTTING COMB
For a flatter and tamed cool-girl fringe, use a comb when styling. Combining the best bits of the long hair and fine-tooth combs, YS 332 has thick rounded teeth for even easier and faster sectioning and superfine flat teeth for detailed comb work. The textured and raised grip allows it to sit perfectly in your hand.
Available from sessionkit.com for £14.50
EVO Shebang-A-Bang Dry Spray Wax
A styling spray with an ultra-fine mist designed to create workable, pliable texture with a satin finish. Ensuring your cut retains personality and hold, it acts as the perfect alternative to hairspray which may weigh fringes down.
Available from lookfantastic.com for £20
Pureology Clean Volume Weightless Mousse
Create lifted, velvety and frizz-free hair with this conditioning mousse that provides all-over weightless volume to ensure lift but prevent heaviness. Pureology’s exclusive AntiFade Complex® means it works great on coloured hair too!
Available at feelunique.com for £20.50
Words by Rhiannon Hudson