3 Cool-Girl Bangs Trends to Try Now, According to a Top Hairstylist


“A ’90s fringe involves two pieces of hair that hit the jaw area,” says Hersheson. “It’s a really nice, face-framing shape, and you can then wear the rest of the hair up in a top knot.” Akin to a sleek grown-out curtain bang, it’s a low-commitment way to try a fringe. Create a high ponytail, bringing it up towards the crown of the head, and leave out two chunks of hair at either side of your center parting: this is your ’90s fringe. Hersheson’s top tip? “Don’t do it on clean hair,” he advises. “It’s a look that works better when it’s slightly dirty.”

Classic SchoolGirl Fringe

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“It’s a classic,” agrees Hersheson of a fuller set of bangs. “It’s exactly what you think of when you think of a fringe.” Less forgiving than curtain bangs, a classic “schoolgirl” fringe like this is much harder to pull off, but done right, it’s a great way to enhance cheekbones and eyes. One warning, though: “Once you have it cut in, you don’t have the option of doing different things with it, apart from pulling the rest of the hair up,” says Hersheson, so make sure you’re ready to take the plunge.