Experimenting With Faux Bangs? Here’s How to Make Them Look Believable

If you've ever found yourself in a constant inner conflict where you can't decide whether or not you should get bangs, listen up: Faux bangs are your best friend. Seriously. They're the best way to test-drive a new set of fringe without committing to the chop, especially since bangs take ages to grow out (speaking from experience here). Take, for example, Lea Michele. She wore clip-in bangs for months before actually getting the real thing. (Celebrities, they're just like us!) Convinced yet? If so (or even if you're on the fence), we turned to Gregory Patterson, celebrity hairstylist and ambassador for Sally Beauty, to figure out the perfect way to fake your fringe.

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"Always, always, always style them right as you get them out of the package. The cuticle needs to be ruffled up a little bit to make sure that it looks like natural hair. Using a brush and a blow-dryer or a curling iron or flat-iron helps to shape the hair, making it come to life," says Patterson.