Why the ombre hair with bangs trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon

The A-list love rocking ombre hair with bangs – and you will too!  

Though we’re only a few days into the new year, one thing we’re pretty sure of is that ombre hair with bangs will continue to be the hottest style combo for 2018. Wondering why? Well, because it’s a match made in hair heaven, with an endless number of variations to trial!

Whether worn classically elegant or discreetly edgy, the A-list never fail to show us how it can be rocked best. So, to get your next style fix, see how the glitterati are working it for yourself, below!

6 reasons you should try ombre hair with bangs

close up shot of behati prinsloo with subtle shadow roots ombre hair with bangs, wearing black dress on the red carpet
If it’s good enough for a VS model, it’s good enough for you! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Because it’s Victoria’s Secret-approved

When a Victoria’s Secret model makes a mane move, we all take note. We already copy their signature beachy waves, but just like the rest of us, they too get the urge to switch up their mane once in a while. And that’s exactly what angel Behati Prinsloo did when she chose this ombre hair with bangs style.

We already know that Birkin bangs are hot-to-trot, but when you pair them with a classic golden ombre dye job, the results are utterly showstopping. Oh Behati, we wish you had your mane!

close up shot of dakota johnson with balayage ombre with bangs on the golden globes award red carpet
Who is the queen ruling the ombre with bangs trend? Dakota Johnson! Credit: Rex by Shuttestock

2. And red carpet-ready, too!

If you prefer looking to Hollywood for mane inspiration, Fifty Shades star Dakota Johnson is here to school you in all things ombre + bangs (she practically invented this trend, after all!).

For her most recent red carpet appearance, the star paired her fancy, feathery bangs with a romantic wavy ponytail, which you can see has delicious, caramel dip-dyed ends thrown in. Now that’s a sweet treat we can get on board with!

Editor’s tip: Want to make your bangs look as textured and cool as Dakota’s? All you have to do is spritz the VO5 Dry Texturising Spray on them, before ruffling your fringe and styling it into place.

close up shot of katerina graham with dark brown hair with bangs, with hair styled in a curly way
How many trends can you slay at once? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. The fringe options are endless

Fringes are great way to update your look, but don’t rush into it without thinking about the right fringe style for your face shape. From bold blunt ones to feathery micro fringes, there are variety of unique bang styles waiting for you.

One of favourite celebrity ombre hair with bangs combos? This one perfectly demonstrated by Kat Graham. As you can see, she rocks her blonde ombre style with piecey, It girl-worthy bangs and seriously slays.

close up shot of kristina bazan with blue ombre hair with bangs styled into a ponytail hairstyle, wearing black dress on the red carpet
Oh, Kristina! We see you with that blue ombre with bangs hairstyle. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. You can go as wild as you want

Everyone knows that the ombre technique is made for those who adore experimenting with hair colours. Just look at how Kristina Bazan pairs a mermaid-esque blue ombre with long split bangs, and then you’ll understand what we mean — dreamy, right?

Editor’s tip: If you’re thinking of colouring your hair, remember to pick a wash and care system formulated for coloured tresses.

You really can’t go wrong with the Dove Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner, as it will help maintain your hue’s vibrancy and keep your tresses look fab!

close up shot of rachel evan wood with sleek grey pixie ombre hairstyle with side-swept bangs
Now that’s what we call a stellar pixie style! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. And rock the trend with ultra-short hair!

Think having a pixie haircut means you can’t get in on the ombre hair with bangs trend? Well, Evan Rachel Wood is here to remind you that you can totally slay this trend.

Spotted on the red carpet, the star opted for a gorgeous grey ombre dye job and paired it with the sleekest side bangs ever, making for an elegant and killer style combo.

close up shot of cappie pondexter with ombre hair with side bangs on the red carpet, wearing blue dress and posing on the red carpet
You can’t go wrong with stylish combo! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. No matter how you style it, you’ll look chic

And last but certainly not least, the biggest reason you should go for an ombre + bangs look is because you’ll look effortlessly styled 24-7! And if we could pick one celebrity who nails it most, it would have to be Cappie Pondexter.

Not only has she gone for the most popular bangs around (yes, all face shapes can pull off side bangs!), but she has also paired the look with a striking dark blonde ombre and tousled curls. Yes, girl, yes!


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