Ask Style: How to Rock Clip-In Bangs?
I want to try clip in bangs like celebs wear. Do you have any tips about the best brands and how to put them in so they look real?
—Tara, via the Ask Style inbox
So you saw the pictures of Kim Kardashian on New Year's Eve, too? We assumed the reality star had joined the bang brigade to signal her "single and ready to mingle" status, but then poof! the very next day the blunt bangs had all but disappeared. Awkward growing-out stage need not apply! And the good news? You don't have to be a major celeb with a team of hairstylists to get your own fringe fabulous look too. Here's everything you ever needed to know about clip-in bangs courtesy of Beverly Hills hair stylist, Michael Sparks.
When choosing a hair piece of your own, Sparks recommends, "the three clip v-shape bangs," to get the most natural look. Jessica Simpson's hairstylist Ken Paves has his own line of clip-ins that meets these criteria, and for only $16.50 a pop! The collection has a wide-range of hair colors and longer sidepieces to blend seamlessly with your own mane. If you're looking for top notch quality, Sparks says, "The best thing to do is to go to hair shops, like extension and wig shops, and get hair that looks real when clipped in."
As for how to apply: "Part your hair in the middle, and then take triangle sections from the front of the forehead. Clip the bang at the root of each section. Now take the remaining hair and lay it over your parted section, blending it with the rest of your hair," coaches the tresses expert.
"To really make the clip-ins look great, sometimes you might need to add makeup. For example, you can use eyeliner where the bang meets the hair to blend, because sometimes the bangs have little white edges from the threading," shares Sparks.
When you style the rest of your mane, the hair guru recommends straight, sleek hair or a sleek ponytail for maximum impact. After the night's over, just pop the fake fringe out, and you'll be back to your bang-less self in a snap.
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