Birkin bangs aren’t exactly a new take on fringe, but they’re about to be everywhere. Think curtain bangs in 2020. The French take on fringe is an effortlessly chic style that looks great on everyone. Scroll below to dive even further into what Birkin bangs are, how to get them, and some fringe inspiration for your chop!
Birkin Bangs, Explained
These textured bangs were inspired by none other than Jane Birkin, who also inspired Hermès’s iconic Birkin bag. Jane was the moment in the ’60s. And her effortless fringe inspired many to sport the look themselves. Nearly grazing her eyelashes, Jane’s bangs were a bit piecey and never fully put together. They’re often described as “breezy,” almost looking air-dried and tousled a bit before stepping out of the house. Think cool, casual, and undone, not blunt or structured.
How to Get Birkin Bangs
This style of bang tends to be a bit longer and doesn’t require a blunt cut. Ask your hairdresser for a piecey, textured fringe. They’ll almost certainly know what you mean when you say Birkin bangs, though know you can get some fringe that is better suited for your face shape and hair type. That’s where inspiration photos will come in handy (see below).
While we strongly encourage you visit a stylist to get these bangs, you can cut Birkin bangs yourself. Don’t say we didn’t warn you, but life’s short and it’s just hair. You can also practice on clip-in bangs, a la the tutorial below. That may be a safer option for those who aren’t as experienced with cutting their own fringe.
What to Expect From the Fringe
Though it appears effortless and free, Jane’s iconic fringe does require a bit of maintenance, as far as styling goes. This is especially true for those with greasy hair or an oily complexion. You should invest in a good dry shampoo to keep your bangs oil-free at all times.
The nice thing about this bang style is that you don’t have to go in for regular trims all that often. Let them grow, just like Jane did. You can get them cut a bit shorter in the salon so that they can grow out even more before you need to head back in.
Birkin Bangs Inspiration
We rounded up a few of our favorite takes on Jane Birkin’s iconic fringe. Use them as inspiration for when you test out Birkin bangs yourself!
Not sure these bangs are right for you? HERE is the best fringe for your zodiac sign!