Lush celebrations, bittersweet secrets, hot and cold romance, and all of that in a magical world that breaks with role stereotypes: “Bridgerton” is the Netflix series that everyone is talking about right now. Not only do the diverse cast and strong female characters ensure words of praise and a lot of talking points, but also the styling. Splendid costumes and opulent hairstyles transport us to the dazzling Regency era of the 19th century - and raise questions such as: Can Daphne Bridgerton's ultra-short bangs become a trendy hairstyle? We took a closer look at the Bridgerton pony.
Daphne Bridgerton, played by Phoebe Dynevor, is the most promising candidate on the London marriage market in 1813 - she soon embarks on the journey of “first great love”. What is she wearing? Diamond-studded dresses in pastel tones and elaborately decorated updos that underline her slightly childlike and cheerful nature. A detail that particularly characterizes her appearance is undoubtedly the noticeably short pony combed to the side.
Daphne Bridgerton's pony is ... special. It is characterized by a very short cut and is divided once in the middle. So the bangs fall loosely to the sides and play around Daphne's face, emphasizing her shaped eyebrows and giving her that certain childlike quality. On the one hand, the cut looks bizarre as it is far removed from today's trend hairstyles. On the other hand, it is precisely because of this that it is interesting - it underlines Daphne's character and is a symbol of the dazzling world in which she lives.
Make-up artist Marc Pilcher was inspired by historical images from the British Regency period for the Netflix series "Bridgerton". But for Phoebe Dynevor, the actress who played Daphne Bridgerton, he took an icon from the 50s as a model: Audrey Hepburn. And indeed: In the film “War and Peace” from the 1950s, Audrey Hepburn, like Daphne Bridgerton, wears an ultra-short pony, split in the middle and curled to the side.
While it is inspired by Audrey Hepburn in the 50s - the Bridgerton bangs are also very reminiscent of a hairstyle trend that we have seen recently: the baby bangs. In 2019, for example, stars like Emma Watson and Emma Roberts impressed with the ultra-short micro pony. A trend hairstyle for the brave - but with the current hype surrounding the Netflix series, it would only be natural if the Bridgerton bangs soon became the new trend hairstyle.
Daphne Bridgerton's pony looks strange. At the same time, he's weird enough to be both interesting and beautiful. The Bridgerton pony is definitely a trend hairstyle for all those who break with conventions and want to dare to try something new.