Anne Hathaway sure gives good foreheads, doesn’t she? Whether it’s full, to the side, swept or curtained, the girl has bangs down to a t-shirt. After showing off a ’60s bouffant that paid homage to Jean Shrimpton last week, Hathaway made her full fringe a focal point at an event in Los Angeles earlier this week.
This article originally appeared on vogue.com
Anne Hathaway’s full fringe
As chic as they come, Hathaway’s bangs expertly straddle the line between a tousled and full style and curtain bangs. The cut effortlessly frames her face and was styled with a gentle tousled wave through the ends, along with just the right amount of built-in texture. Along with some of her other pitch-perfect fringes in Hathaway’s hair gallery of fame—from a recent Andie-inspired (The Devil Wears Prada) choppy look to her side-swept French girl bangs from last year—the new look provides excellent inspiration for the season ahead.
Anne Hathaway’s fringed ponytail
“Anne Hathaway is never afraid to go there with a look,” says Luke Hersheson, “she’s the reason I don’t subscribe to the idea that your face shape should dictate your haircut—she’s able to pull off a graphic bangs..” Despite being graphic and quite a strong cut, Hersheson says the reason it works so well is that it’s turned into a “slanted curtain bang” at the sides, giving it a certain sense of softness.
Are you considering getting bangs chopped in? If you decide yes, work with your stylist to find the right shape for you and your face shape – there’s a style and shape for everyone. Meanwhile, it also pays to understand how to style it properly – a fringe is arguably more high-maintenance than layers. Look for a round brush and lift the hair up and around while drying it from the top, you should avoid any flatness and achieve optimal volume.