Bardot Bangs


You simply cannot mention bardot bangs without conjuring up images of the tousled, perfectly imperfect insouciant locks of 1960s screen siren Brigitte Bardot. This heavily layered fringe (as we Brits prefer to call bangs) is making an unapologetic return to the fashion fore in 2024.

For those not in the know, bardot bangs are all about artful bedhead with a tomboyish edge. Equal parts playful and powerful, this hairstyle is a bold statement of individuality and confidence. 

The History: From Paris to Punk

Popularised by Brigitte herself in her many 1960s film roles, the heavily layered, eye-grazing bangs had an aura of carefree sensuality. But it was the punk movement of the 70s that took this tousled look from the City of Light to gritty urban counterculture.

From London's Vivienne Westwood to New York's Blondie, the bardot fringe became shorthand for scruffy yet sexy rebellion. Decades later, this studied carelessness still telegraphs an air of subversive cool.

Bring on the Bedhead

So how does one achieve this perfectly imperfect look in 2024? It's all about amplifying your natural texture:

Volume is key - load up on volumizing mousse or salt sprays at the roots Piecey is perfect – avoid a solid,Helmeted look by textured layers Dishevelment is divine – messily tousle while air drying for that coveted bedhead

The best part? Bardot bangs work for all hair types and face shapes. Thick, coarse tresses get weightless movement; finer strands get amplified grit and guts.

From Heart to Oblong, Just Fringe It Even better, these heavy, eye-grazing layers have a knack for balancing facial features. Heart-shaped faces get broadened, while elongated oblong faces enjoy added width and softness. Talk about a universally flattering fringe!

Low-Maintenance, High Impact

Despite its defiantly mussed appearance, the bardot bang is surprisingly low-maintenance. Once you've trained your fringe into its signature bedhead bend, it practically styles itself with a quick zhuzh in the morning. Talk about laissez-faire locks.

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More than mere fringe, bardot bangs are an attitude. They're effortless abandon with just a wink of calculated cool. In other words: Très chic bedhead rebel, darling.So are you brave enough to bring the bardot bang back? One thing's for sure - when you've got that hair, you'll be the one drop-deading all the heads on the street.


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