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What to Know Before Cutting Blunt Bangs: Guest Blogger

The dynamic duo behind Beauty Bender, Kathryn Romeyn and Alexis Johnson, have an impeccable eye for deciphering up-and-coming cosmetics trends and finding experts to give the lowdown on how to wear them. (It must be the decade’s worth of magazine curating experience they have between them.) We can’t get enough of their gorgeous site, and happily, for a whole week they’re sharing all of their beauty insight on our blog!

From left: Rachel Bilson, Rachel McAdams and Rose Byrne

From left: Rachel Bilson, Rachel McAdams and Rose Byrne

At various times over the years, we’ve flirted with light face-framing fringe, something that changes things up a little, but is easy enough to grow out. But lately, a new heavy-handed version of bangs seems to have taken hold, at least in Hollywood. At the Oscars, bold, blunt-cut and super-thick styles were one of the hottest hair looks on the likes of Rose Byrne, Rooney Mara, Ellie Kemper and Anna Faris. The opulent shine and straight, thick cut were undeniably chic and powerful. “It’s definitely a style that has a certain sex appeal [and is] always youthful,” says star stylist Serge Normant, the namesake of three salons and a luxe haircare line.

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Will You Be Wearing Bangs This Fall?

Whether you like it or not, fall is here. Temperatures are a bit crisper, days are a tad shorter, and stores are fully stocked with wooly knits and cozy corduroys. About this time every year, I debate whether or not to do the season’s quintessential cut: blunt bangs. They’re perfect for the fall because your lovely fringe won’t stick to your forehead (July is not the time to test drive this style, believe me). I’ve been more inspired than ever to rock this look because Hollywood starlets are stepping out with bangs left, right, and center. Lea Michelle, Anna Faris, and Leighton Meester are three such actresses whose hair has recently caught my eye. In my opinion, these ladies have their bangs styled perfectly; all cut just below the brows and curved ever-so-slightly under.

Will you be wearing bangs this fall?

Blunt Bangs

—Meredith

To keep hair in check, invest in a silky serum like Oscar Blandi’s Olio di Jasmine.