The No-Fringe Fringe: A Low-Commitment Way to Do Bangs
Long before "curtain fringes" were trending on Pinterest, Dakota Johnson was nailing the hairstyle. The thing is, you can totally tell she has a fringe, but it doesn't scream bangs! as much as a full fringe would. A bit of beauty investigation later and it appears the actress is the queen of the low-commitment fringe—the longer length means she can part it any which way she likes or disguise it almost entirely, aka she has a whole wardrobe of hairstyles can she can pull from. It's kind of like the hair equivalent of the no-makeup makeup look; we're coining it the no-fringe fringe. (You heard it here first, people.)
Keep scrolling to see how Dakota styles her no-fringe fringe. We defy you not to want to book a hair appointment instantly.
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Here, Dakota has centre-parted her fringe; it's not too neat, which makes it feel really effortless. The no-fringe fringe is a great face framer; it helps balance the face if you have a larger forehead. Get the look by smoothing over a long fringe with the Ghd Platinum Style (£165); the curved edges and heat sensors mean you can get a little bend in the ends. You don't want your fringe stick-straight!
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The no-fringe fringe is the same, but the slightly warmer tone to Dakota's hair adds a point of difference. Secure a bouncy ponytail like this with a ponytail holder like the ASOS Brushed Metal Ponytailer (£6) so it sits out from the head for optimum swish.
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A slightly fuller-looking fringe here, the no-fringe fringe looks more like a traditional full fringe, but it's still not requiring the same level of commitment that a full fringe would. We're digging the waves through her mid-lengths and ends too, which makes her hair look thicker. Re-create these waves with the Babyliss Curling Wand Pro (£22) and finish with a mist of Redken Diamond Oil Aerosol Spray (£10).
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You'd be forgiven for thinking Dakota didn't even have a fringe here! If you have a few layers in your hair you can easily disguise a longer fringe; you'll just need to lightly mist with hair spray like L'Oréal Elnett Flexible Hold Hairspray (£7) to hold in place.