From Beyoncé’s baby bangs to “it” girl Alexa Chung and supermodel Behati Prinsloo’s eye-skimming fringe, a simple (or not so simple) sheering of the hair is the hottest accessory for fall. And sometimes, the trickiest.
While Beyoncé’s short, short (and short-lived) baby bangs left some fashion folks scratching their heads, the perfect bangs are longer with layers on the ends that skim the tops of the cheekbones to call attention to the eyes and accentuate the area. With the right cut, that awkward “growing out my bangs” look gets decidedly less awkward as it’s easy to simply sweep them out of the way.
Fall’s messy-sexy bangs almost have me convinced to chop some fringe myself. Almost.
It’s getting warm and there’s nothing less appealing (or less comfortable) than a hot sweaty forehead full of swampy, frizzled bangs — am I right? Of course I am. So let’s review a few quick and dirty DIY’s to keep your bangs cooperating, even on the hottest summer days.
A good word to let roll off your tongue is: accessories. You know, those versatile little hair do-dads that help sweep your fringe off your forehead in fabulous fashion. A colored barrette or hair pin is a great way to keep your bangs outta-ya-face, but this season there are other of-the-moment options. A pretty printed headband or even the ultra-trendy turban is a great way to pull back bangs without sacrificing style.
Styling your hair with an extreme side part is another bang-up (*sorry) way to get your bangs off of your forehead. Simply blow dry an extreme side part into place then use a curling iron to blend the short bang pieces into the longer side part pieces. You can also style your bangs off of your face by braiding them or rolling them into longer pieces of hair — great ideas for camouflaging for your fringe.
For the ultra-urban wet look, blend your bangs into a slicked back hairstyle by running a heavy hold gel into your hair with your fingers, or for longer side bangs, sculpt them back with a good pomade.
Why spend another summer of sweaty, flattened, or frizzy bangs? Try these simple tricks and keep your fringe fashionable and off of your forehead.
Here we are in the home stretch of 2013, which means it’s time to start the annual ticking off of all that was bold and beautiful in the last year — and cosmetics was a big one. Makeup moved fast and furious from last January ’til now, with celebrities, bloggers, and runways inspiring us to take on a few of it’s most irresistible trends. Let’s take a look at Posh Beauty’s top 5 2013 cosmetic trends that will likely follow us all the way into the New Year.
1. The top trend on our list was a biggie, seen on scores of fashion favorites, street style muses, and nearly every red carpet in town — a dark, dramatic pout. Painting your pout a classic cherry red, or a deep wine-hued burgundy was the thing to do in 2013 — making the necessity of a smokey-eye nearly obsolete when it comes to looking properly polished. A far cry from the 60′s inspired doe-eye and nude lip of the past (although this is still a good look, ladies), a simple red or wine-colored lip and some mascara is all that’s needed in evening makeup — and it’s equally as pretty during the day.
2. We can most likely thank super-model Cara Delevingne for the resurgence of another of this year’s top trends — big, bold brows. Makeup artists, models, and nearly everyone else put their tweezers away and let their over-the-eye fringe run wild. Of course, that doesn’t mean grooming was obsolete, there was much to be said for gingerly plucking strays, filling in sparse-spots (probably caused by the past trend’s overzealous tweezing), and brushing and gelling brows into place, for a look that was equal parts untamed and glamorously dramatic.
3. Everyone who’s anyone has something to say about perfecting this year’s cat-eye eyeliner trend, with celebrities notables like Zoey Deschanel, Emma Stone, and Dita Von Tease. A steady hand, and a good liquid or stay-put pencil liner is all that’s required (and the slew of online tutorials can’t hurt) to perfect the 2013 trend that creates the illusion of volume and fullness to the eyelashes and a lift to the eye.
4. Bangs are still a big one for 2013, with the emphasis being a cut the flatters one’s particular face shape. From long, side-swept fringe, to blunt, thick bangs — this cut can create the illusion of a lifted eye and accentuate the cheekbones in a single swoop. If you’ve ever thought, “I just can’t wear bangs… my face is too (fill in the blank.)” — think again, and then ask your stylist for help in choosing a look that’s right for you.
5. Gone are the days of one-size and color fits all foundation. 2013 continued the trend of makeup artists applying complexion-correcting makeup with a gentle-hand, while cosmetic brands revealed even more textures, hues, and multitasking ingredients — this year’s foundation options were indeed ripe for the picking. From multitasking BB and CC creams, to products created to benefit specific skin types, colors, and ages (yellows, beige, browns… creams, sticks, pots, wands) — there is literally a product to perfect every complexion with minimal application skill required.read more
Yes, yes… this weekend’s inauguration was all the rage… but let’s get to the “most significant event this weekend,” which — according to President Barak Obama — was the First Lady’s brand new bangs.
“First of all, I love Michelle Obama.” the President told a crowd of campaign supporters. “And to address the most significant event of this weekend, I love her bangs [...] She looks good. She always looks good.”
And it’s true, the First Lady’s facial fringe, which she first revealed in a photo-op for her 49th birthday, is ever-so-flattering and took the spotlight this inaugural weekend. Leave it to the ever-stylish FLOTUS to steal the show with her fashion sense — and bring on the imitations!