Earlier in the week we showed you a closer look at three classic haircuts with bangs, but what about those looking to emulate a more modern bangs cut? As we mentioned before, bangs are almost always in style, which means that there is plenty to choose from when it comes to finding contemporary bangs-bearing icons to emulate. Starlets and celebrities of all kinds have sported some famous fringe in recent years, and three of our favorites at Theory Salon are Nicole Richie, Reese Witherspoon and Zooey Deschanel. Each of these well-known women is hugely popular with our customers, who often want to imitate their looks, so here’s a little about the amazing bangs each one is famous for.
While Nicole Richie might be best known for her famous father (crooner Lionel Richie) and former best friend Paris Hilton, Richie has also become a major fashion icon after her style was seen on her show The Simple Life. Though the show ended a few years ago, Richie’s style and personality turned her into a celebrity, and part of that are her beloved bangs. Richie’s famous look with bangs features fringe that hangs to just above her eyes and tapers softly on the sides. She usually keeps it feathery at the forehead, and though the cut is in a mostly straight line, it’s slightly textured as opposed to blunt. Richie has been famously seen wearing this cut in three ways: straight down, parted in the middle or sideswept. We particularly like the sideswept look for a short hairstyle with bangs.
Another famously blonde star of the screen is our next bangs-expert, except this time it’s the big screen she graces with her gorgeous locks. Reese Witherspoon is famous for her roles in films like Walk the Line and Cruel Intentions, and her amazing hair is usually
worn down and is generally shoulder length or a bit longer. Though her bangs are similar to Richie’s, there are a few distinct differences that make Witherspoon’s look all her own. First of all, her fringe is cut so that the longest pieces are in the middle, with a very slight taper out toward the sides of the face. She also keeps her bangs quite a bit lighter, with fewer pieces so they look fun and breezy. Speaking of pieces, the hair in her bangs generally falls into distinct, gorgeous little pieces instead of being wispy. Witherspoon almost always keeps her bangs ultra-sideswept in line with the part on the side of her head. For medium haircuts with bangs, the Witherspoon look is a must try.
The youngest star on our list of contemporary bangs icons is Zooey Deschanel, a brunette and a constant feature on both film and television. At the forefront of the indie-rock-cute, hipster-lite fashion movement, Deschanel’s hair has become a jumping off point for more than a few young fashionistas. Worn both straight and with gorgeous waves, Deschanel’s hair is usally
down and somewhere between shoulder-length and a few inches longer. Her bangs are well-known for their blunt, straight across cut, and they tend to hang a little bit in front of the eyes for a bit of a mysterious effect. Though she will very rarely do a sideswept look with her fringe, typically Deschanel keeps her bangs unparted, though she does tend to give them a bit of volume so that they don’t just hang straight down, but curve off the top of the head. This gives her a bit of a retro 50′s look, and it’s one of our very favorites for a long hairstyle with bangs.
From classic looks like what we showed you earlier this week to those of these inarguably up-to-date three women, bangs are definitely a must-try for any girl thinking about a new look. Hairstyles with bangs rarely fall out of fashion, and we love the way they can transform a person’s whole look with just a little manipulation. Come try out one of these great looks at the Salon for yourself and do something fun for your hair today!