Yet another hairstyle to try if your mane ever starts looking like this…
LOL! (Note to self: call the salon first thing tomorrow morning. For realz!!)
I wore this big bang hairstyle last week for the Xenia Onatopp Bond Girls look, and it’s quickly becoming a favorite of mine to keep my shaggy mop in line. It’s a little bit Joan Cusack in Working Girl, with some Marge Simpson and a dash of rock ‘n roll, and best of all, it’s pretty easy to do — 10 minutes, tops.
Maybe you’re growing out your bangs. Maybe you’re neglecting your long layers. Or maybe you’re just in the mood for something kind of casual and messy to wear to a concert or a club. Whichever the case, try big bangs. 🙂
For this style, I start by sectioning off my bangs and spraying my roots with a lightweight hairspray. Right now I’m loving Suave Touchable Finish because it doesn’t flake or leave my hair uber-crunchy. Plus, it’s only $3.
Next, I aim a hairdryer at my roots to get things moving along. It usually only takes about 10-20 seconds for the hairspray to fully stiffen.
Then, I start building some volume at the roots…
I couldn’t find my teasing comb today, so I improvised with a boar’s hair brush. The stiff, dense bristles tease the heck out of hair, and they’re great for adding lots of lift.
Now it’s construction time. I start shaping the bangs, BIG, gathering them and kinda pushing them up in the back.
Then I secure them in place using several bobby pins.
Here, to keep the bangs from falling and to reinforce the structure, I spray them with a little more hairspray, aim the hairdryer set on low at them for a few seconds to speed the drying process, and then repeat a couple of times until they’re stiff (but not too stiff).
It’s a little messy in the back, but I kinda like that.
Sometimes, when I just want basic big bangs, I’ll stop at this step here…
…but today I’m gonna keep going!! 🙂
For a more dramatic effect like the Xenia Onatopp tutorial, I tease the ends of hair that frame my face, and spray them with some hairspray.
Then, to get a slick, smooth look on the sides, I comb the hair back with my hairbrush, and pin everything into place with more bobby pins.
Seen from the side, there’s a good amount of volume in the back… Almost looks a little like a faux-hawk.
Yup, it’s a little messy, but I think that’s one of the cool things about it. Keeps it casual and rebellious.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. You’re doing a really great job this week. You deserve a hug and a pat on the back. 🙂
Are you up for going to the midnight showing of Breaking Dawn 2?
Kidding. Not this time. Mama needs her sleep.
My reunion with Vampire Edward will have to wait a little while longer, and when we meet again, perhaps we’ll even talk big bangs…