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Bardot Bangs Are Back: Here’s How Redheads Can Master the 1960s-Inspired Trend

How to Style + Maintain

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Bangs are trending, and not just any type of bangs: Bardot bangs! According to a new Vogue article, it’s one of Google’s top search terms. Wonder where you’ve seen these bangs before? They are inspired by French actress Brigitte Bardot and have been made popular in recent months by celebs like Sabrina Carpenter, Selena Gomez, and Lana Del Ray. 

The 1960s-style bangs are quite full, they look lived in, and often have some volume or curl to them. They can be worn to the front or swept to each side. Longer Bardot bangs worn swept to the side would be very similar to curtain bangs, which have been trending for a while now, too.


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When it comes to getting bangs, the biggest hurdle is how to style them. You love them in a salon and then the first time you sleep or shower, it’s game over and your bangs look insane (you know what we’re talking about). If you do get Bardot bangs, here are a few things to do so you can style them to perfection at home.

  • Get a tutorial from your stylist: The best thing to do when getting bangs, especially if it’s your first time, is to have your stylist teach you how to style them. They can show you methods and tools to use, and you can even practice right in the salon with their guidance. Take a video or notes so you can recreate the look at home. 
  • Watch videos online: Social media is a great place for learning how to style your bangs. Everyone has their own unique methods, so you might find one that works for you. Wondering how to get Sabrina Carpenter’s style of Bardot bangs? Read How Redheads Can Get the Sabrina Carpenter Look.
  • Get a round brush or a blow-dry brush: For Bordot-style bangs, you need to be able to create that volume underneath. Using a round brush and a blow dryer, or a round blow-dry brush will help you achieve this look. 
  • Learn how to do a bang refresh: Bangs get greasy and messy very easily. Learn how to wash just your bangs for a little refresh. Then you can hit them with the blow dryer to shape and style.

Here are the best ways to maintain your new bangs:

Managing bangs as a redhead involves some specific considerations to maintain their style and health:

1. Trimming Regularly: Keep your bangs trimmed to prevent them from getting too long and obstructing your vision or becoming uneven. A professional stylist can help maintain their shape.

2. Blow-Drying Technique: Use a round brush to blow-dry your bangs straight or in the desired style. Avoid using high heat to prevent damage, and finish with a blast of cool air to set the style.

3. Dry Shampoo: Redheads can sometimes have finer hair texture, making bangs prone to greasiness. Use dry shampoo sparingly to absorb excess oil and extend the time between washes.

4. Styling Products: Choose lightweight styling products like mousses or light-hold gels to add volume or control to your bangs without weighing them down or causing buildup.

5. Avoid Overwashing: Washing your bangs too frequently can strip away natural oils, leading to dryness and frizz. Try to limit washing to every other day or as needed, and use a sulfate-free shampoo.

6. Protect from Heat: Apply a heat protectant spray before using hot styling tools on your bangs to prevent damage and maintain their health and shine.

7. Training Bangs: If you have side-swept bangs, consider training them to stay in place by blow-drying them in the desired direction and using a little hairspray to set the style.

8. Consider Your Face Shape: Different bang styles suit different face shapes. Consult with your stylist to find the best bangs for your face shape and lifestyle.

9. Accessorize: Use headbands, clips, or bobby pins to keep bangs out of your face when needed, especially during workouts or windy days.

10. Professional Advice: For personalized guidance on bang maintenance and styling, seek advice from a hairstylist who understands the unique characteristics of red hair.

Rock it like a Redhead! 


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