When it comes to the alternative side of beauty, the micro bang trend reigned supreme in 2018. These short, blunt bangs grazing the middle of the forehead were everywhere, and it seems they’re not going anywhere—except a minor update in the form of “baby bangs.”
Think of these baby-doll bangs as the quirkier cousin of the micro. According to Faye Joe, Pro-Educator at amika, these bangs sit anywhere between a brow-grazing .5 inches to an ultra-short 1.5 inches, hitting smack in the middle of your forehead (or even higher). It seems similar to the rest of the styles that fall under the “micro” umbrella, but the main distinction for baby bangs are that they have a fringed finish, giving the usually blunt style a more bohemian take.
Before you put your bangs on the chopping block, check out our favorite takes on this “It Girl” style:
Give your fringed bangs a wispy, pin-straight finish for a mod effect. To give your bangs the straightedge look without frying your forehead, you’re going to need a teeny straightener, so grab the amika Mighty Mini Styler to reach those hard-to-reach strands.
A sleek, blunt bob gives your dainty bangs a femme fatale persona (think: Mia Wallace), which is why it’s one of Joe’s favorite styles to pair your new style with. Give your sleek bob a glossier finish by smoothing your strands with a high shine styling product, like the SACHAJUAN Shine Serum.
For the girl who always tells her stylist “short, but not too short,” this length is the perfect compliment to your experimental bangs. To create the voluminous texture above, just tease your hair with the amika Un.Done Volume and Matte Texture Spray.
“A rad, modern mullet” is Joe’s favorite pick for baby bangs. It’s lively, filled with attitude, and will catch everyone’s eyes for it’s no-f*cks-given attitude. To give your mullet a slightly tamed approach, give it some TLC with an anti-frizz product, like the R+Co Foil Frizz Static Control Spray.