The Biggest Bang Trend of The Year Might Seem Familiar—Here’s Why
Actually, let’s switch that up: Baby bangs are back. Wait, you're thinking, SL just told us fringe is in. We know, we know, but it seems the style set have laid their sights on a new cut that might take a little more gumption than those long and wispy curtained versions that have recently been making the rounds. This time, super short bangs (also referred to as baby bangs) are the look du jour, but we bet you’ve seen this look before. These babies made waves back in the 50s when stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, and Joanne Woodward somehow convinced the masses that they could and should wear teeny-tiny bangs too. The 2018 versions have the same high profile, but this time they’re being paired with everything from a blunt bob to long, air-dried waves. Instead of taking our cue from the modern red carpets, we’ll be looking to the golden age sirens below when we decide to take this snip of faith.
Coiffed and curled, this style almost completely hid Taylor’s baby bangs. They gave just a hint of coverage to the top of her forehead, a brilliant pairing with her bold brows and ruby red lip.
Paul Newman’s leading lady softened her pulled-back style with a neat row of micro bangs that were ever-so-slightly brushed to the side. Anyone else swooning over these two?
We’re sure you remember this iconic shot from Breakfast At Tiffany’s: Holly Golightly dripping in jewels, that black dress, the brunette hair piled high in a chignon and finished with a tiny curtain of baby bangs just above those perfectly arched brows.
Natalie Wood’s style is reminiscent of Taylor’s, but this time the crop is a bit shorter and bangs are a bit fuller; going to show even the smallest details can make all the difference.