Sienna Miller has them. Alexa Chung loves them. As does January Jones, Dakota Johnson, Montana Cox, Suki Waterouse and just about every It-Girl worth her Oribe Dry Texturising Spray. What are we talking about? The curtain fringe (or bangs, for our American readers).
As you’d expect from a hairstyle with such an illustrious celebrity following, curtain fringes have spiked by 600 per cent in Pinterest searches this year, Byrdie reports. Romantic, yet with an insouciant French girl edge, they’re at once whimsical yet directional; old-school but undeniably of-the-moment.
Look to icons like Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin for vintage curtain fringe inspiration, or channel modern-day muses like the aforementioned Chung, Miller, Jones et al.
The key to getting the look right? Gradating lengths that eventually hit your cheekbones, worn thick and piece-y in the middle and wispier around the edges. Dry shampoo will be your best friend for giving yours lived-in texture, as well as a barrel brush for blow-drying extra volume.
Thinking about getting your own fringe? Then read our six top tips on what you need to know before taking the plunge.
Are you thinking of changing up your hairstyle for the warmer months? Let us know what look you're leaning towards in the comments below.
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