The No-Fringe Fringe: A Low-Commitment Way to Do Bangs
Last night Dakota Johnson stepped out at the How to Be Single premiere in New York, and we were instantly struck by how great her fringe looks. 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 Spike Circle Hair Tie (£5) 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 here, 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 (£25) and finish with a mist of Redken Diamond Oil Aerosol Spray (£11).
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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 hairspray like L'Oréal Elnett Flexible Hold Hairspray (£7) to hold in place.