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The Fix: Unruly Bangs

In her role as media relations consultant “Olivia Pope” on ABC-TV’s hit show Scandal, Kerry Washington takes on the role of a professional fixer who makes problems go away. Well, we think she’s also the perfect inspiration for handling the age-old dilemma of dealing with growing-out bangs. Here are three ways to make an unruly fringe go away…

No matter what growth stage bangs are in, they always look more polished when given direction. In this case, Kerry splits strands at the center to bring attention to graceful brows and lovely eyes. Hit the strands with a quick shot of hairspray for added control.


2. SWEPT AWAY…Fashion a low part and direct those unruly bangs to the side, sweeping them back to reveal the brow. Use a hairpin to hold strands in place. Better yet, use an embellished hairpin to take the look to a haute new level.






3. TWIST ‘EM BACK…A bit of pomade and a little twist can morph bangs into something really special! Here, Kerry details her upsweep by loosely twisting bangs into several sections and directing them off her face. The effect: pretty, modern and oh-so trendy!


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