Thanks to their flattering shape and stylish cut, the Bottleneck Bangs are suitable for anyone who fancy a fringe.
This look really suits everyone: Bottleneck bangs are the hairstyle for everyone who has always wanted bangs.
You're considering getting bangs, but you're afraid they might not suit you. Then you definitely need to consider the Bottleneck Bangs. This style, which is currently very popular, combines a face-flattering cut with a casual 70s vibe - if you have failed with other pony variants, this style is just right for you.
"Bottleneck bangs are a cross between a full bang and a grown-out bang," says George Northwood, who has cut many bangs, including those of Alexa Chung and Daisy Edgar-Jones. "It's longer on the sides and sort of fades into a grown-out fringe. Basically, it's a hairstyle that combines the best of everything."
Unlike standard bangs, which are the same length across the entire width of the face, bottleneck bangs feature shorter strands down the center of the forehead that creates a "bottleneck" shape to the face. Those shorter strands are key to the overall flattering look: "This is really flattering because it breaks up the fringes a bit," says Northwood. "It's the safest style for any face shape."
Those who have a round face certainly know how difficult it is to find bangs that don't make the face appear even wider - these bangs are ideal for them. "Most people can pull off a look like this - it's a universal style in that sense - but if you have very curly or frizzy hair, keep in mind that blow-drying your hair straight into an even shape takes a bit of work ' adds Northwood.
Bottleneck Bangs' model women include Dakota Johnson, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Alexa Chung, and Margot Robbie, who can be seen on the cover of UK VOGUE August 2021 issue. They all sport bangs that look both effortless and elegant, flattering their facial features. The cut lends itself perfectly to a tousled, loose texture: "These are exactly the kind of bangs we always go for in the salon," says Northwood, who is known for his undone aesthetic. "It blends very well with the rest of the hair and doesn't look like it's layered on as some bangs do."
So how do you style the ultimate bottleneck bangs? Northwood says it's all about how you dry the hair. "You have to blow-dry it forward, towards your face - blow-drying upside down to 'lift' the bangs won't work because the hair will stand up rigidly.", he explains. "After that, take a small round brush and slant the ends slightly - you can also use a straightener, but it's a bit tricky." Letting your hair air dry is also a good option.
Another must-have is dry shampoo, because no matter what kind of bangs you have, there's a good chance they'll get greasy quickly: "Dry shampoo is best," says Northwood. "However, if you have unruly or frizzy hair, you should use a smoothing cream or anti-frizz serum to keep the hair from flying and a little smoother."