ESC: Jenna Dewan, Bangs


Here's the thing about bangs: They are ridiculously high maintenance.

Sure, everyone in Hollywood is wearing the fall trend—but after you've tried on clip-ins to find the right style for your face shape and actually get the cut, you still have to deal with styling them every day, combating oily strands on your forehead and just the simple annoyance of moving them out of your eyes.

Before you completely dismiss them, though—we mean if there's even a chance you can look as chic as Naomi Campbell or adorable as Alicia Vikander, we say bring on the fringe! To bring bangs down to a wearable level, it's all about using the right products.

For example, Jenna Dewan is rocking piece-y bangs. Some strands need to clump together, while all of them need to maintain volume and a full body (read: You don't want your hair stuck to your forehead).
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This lightweight hair paste will work like magic to hold every wispy hair in place without solidifying your hair. 

Oribe Fiber Groom Elastic Texture Paste, $34

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Blow-out your bangs with an ion-enriched dryer to get that much-needed volume. 

T3 Featherweight Compact Folding Dryer, $150

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You'll also need a medium-sized thermal brush, which will heat up as you're blow-drying your bangs. 

Paul Mitchel Express Ion Round, $21

ESC: Naomi Campbell, Bangs

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For blunt bangs, a la Naomi, you need super-straight strands to get that graphic, edgy look.

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Best for thick hair, full bangs are need to achieve this look or else bangs will look sparse and more wispy than intended. If you have finer hair, try a thickening spray to create more volume. 

Bumble and bumble. Thickening Hairspray, $29

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Don't twist the brush too much at the ends as you're blowing out your bangs. You want to keep the strands as straight as possible. 

Sephora Collection Bounce: Large Round Thermal Ceramic Brush, $22

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A dryer with a negative ion switch will ensure a sleek finish. 

1907 by From 1907 Zero7 Air Lightweight Dryer, $129.99

ESC: Alicia Vikander, Bangs

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For side-swept bangs like the Oscar winner, it's important that you find a good hair part to give you that perfect right-to-left side ratio. Not to mention, your strands need to remain sleek, not stuck to your face. 

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Because strands will be constantly sweeping across your face, oil will ensue. Spray a little of this hairstylist-favored product during bathroom breaks and you'll be good to go. 

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo, $22

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Firstly, a hot paddle brush dries and smooths out your hair at the same time. Time saver!

1907 by Fromm Hot Paddle Brush, $19.99

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Take the pointy side of a comb and gently drag from front of the head to the back to create the perfect hair part of your choosing. 

Denman 8.5" Precision Carbon Pin Tail Comb, BLACK, DPC1, $7.08

What are you waiting for? Get the most bang for your buck. 

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