Arielle Tschinkel
April 21, 2020 7:21 am
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If you’ve been inspired to do a little hair experimentation while at home in quarantine (or because you’re totally bored—no judgments here!), Bella Hadid is here to make the case for cutting your own bangs. She just tried her hand at DIY bangs, sharing the end result with her followers on Instagram Stories. Her side-swept look is so 1970s—in the best way.

Prior to cutting her bangs, the supermodel was sporting a bangs-free cropped bob. She showed off that look on Instagram about a week before she got creative with the scissors. She debuted her new hairstyle on her now-expired Instagram Story, but fan accounts captured her selfies and videos.

Hadid’s new side-swept bangs frame her eyebrows and graze her ears, and they truly look like they were done by a professional.

We’re impressed—and maybe gaining the confidence to make our own attempt at these boho fringe bangs. (Or, okay, wait for our salon to open and give it a shot then.)

If you’re going to follow in Hadid’s footsteps, celeb stylist Kendall Dorsey—who has worked with both Bella and Gigi Hadid in the past—gave HelloGiggles a few expert tips. Dorsey advised starting with dry hair, using a fine-tooth comb to section off the hair you want to turn into bangs, and carefully cutting up into hair starting from the middle—not straight across. By cutting upward, you’ll create the natural-looking fringe that Hadid created.

You’ll also want to snag a pair of hair scissors before you begin and check your work carefully when you’re done.

Plenty of celebs are having fun with their hair in quarantine, including at-home dye jobs in all colors of the rainbow, from Hilary Duff’s bright-blue bob to Dua Lipa and Elle Fanning trying cotton candy pink hair. But if you’re looking for a higher-stakes hair change, cutting your own bangs might be the move for you. After all, quarantine is a good time to grow out bangs if you don’t love them. But if you love them as much as Hadid loves hers, you’ve got yourself a gorgeous new fringe.

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