Searches for "Curtain Bangs" Are Up 600% on Pinterest—Here's Why
We always keep an eye on Pinterest since it's where some of the best product recommendations and beauty trends surface (most recently we learned about one crazy-popular $7 nude lipstick and the ever-growing color-contoured lashes trend). The latest trend to come from the social media site just might be our favorite yet. According to Pinterest’s data, a vintage-inspired and French girl–reminiscent hair trend is gaining traction—fast. Pins are up a whopping 600%.
Let us introduce you to so-called "curtain bangs." Swoopy and middle-parted, they drape down on either side to frame the face. They were once super popular in the 1970s (on iconic celebs like Brigitte Bardot). Now, in 2017, they're making their return as one of fall's buzziest trends. Keep scrolling to see what this new hair trend looks like!
These bangs look très chic with tousled hair, no? As seen here on Georgia May Jagger, curtain bangs are simply slightly grown out fringe that's parted in the middle. Simple to achieve and simple to maintain, they give off that effortless cool-girl vibe we all wish we had going on 24/7.
Now that we're aware of the trend, we realize just how many celebs have been wearing their hair like this. If you're like us, you just never noticed it because it didn't have the official "curtain bangs" title (until now). Here, see Hailey Baldwin wear her sleek curtain bangs with an updo. To mimic that sleekness and shine, try Ouidad Texture Smoothing Frizz & Flyaway Fighter ($20).
If you didn't sense the theme already, this haircut is especially popular among models. Suki Waterhouse, for one, has made curtain bangs her go-to hairstyle for years. We love how she keeps her hair cut in a long lob and the texture wavy. It has a very genuine '70s feel to it.
If one of the most famous French-girl beauty icons won't convince you that this haircut has some staying power, then we don't know what will. Jeanne Damas proves that these bangs can work will any outfit. To get that covetable piecey texture, work in a paste like Sachajaun Hair Paste ($31).
Curtain bangs aren't just for models, though. Actresses like Sienna Miller are in on the trend as well. Even though we previously stated that this hairstyle aligns with everything that's French and effortless, Miller shows us that it can look super polished and red carpet ready, too.
Is it possible to crown someone queen of curtain bangs? If so, we would like to nominate Alexa Chung. Without her trademark bangs, we honestly don't know if we would recognize her. But we're not mad; she keeps them because they work. Thick, middle-parted bangs pair perfectly with a vintage-inspired black cat eye.
What do you think about curtain bangs? Let us know in the comments. Then, read about the newest trend in makeup: cashmere powder!