How to style faux bangs - no haircut necessary!

/ 03.11.2014
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If you want bangs but don't actually want to rush into getting your hair cut, you can totally fake it with a carefully styled set of faux bangs! It's basically just an optical illusion, and can't be used to cover your entire forehead, but it's a really good way to find out whether bangs suit you or not, and also to play around with the proportions of your face.

Below, you'll find a simple tutorial to help you get the look.

What you need:

Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Elastic Curl Mousse
Blow-dryer with diffuser
Tail comb
Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Putty

Step one: To get loosely tousled, slightly wavy locks, apply Elastic Curl Mousse before blow drying with a diffuser. Scrunch the hair with your hands as you go.

Step two: With a tail comb, define a side part, and then separate a section of hair at the front, combing it forwards over you face.

Step three: Warm a little Deconstructing Putty in your hands – place a small amount on your fingertips and then rub your hands together – and lightly run your fingers through your hair, scrunching slightly, to create piecey, almost beach-like waves.

Step four: Taking the section at the front, apply more paste down the hair using the palms of your hands then pull the ends round to your right ear. Use a bobby pin to secure the hair. The gum won't dry hard, giving you the flexibility to shape your faux bangs into the position you like best.

That's it! If this hairstyle helps to convince you that bangs are the right hairstyle choice for you, check out our guide to choosing the right (real!) bangs for your face shape.

Happy styling!

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