Bangs (whether long, fringe, or short and choppy) were big on the runways in New York, London and Milan this season, but leave it to Prada to come out with a unique take – side bangs. The look was aptly conceived to be “simple but extreme,” according to hairstylist extraordinaire Guido Palau. I loved this. It’s graphic and bold without being overpowering, though admittedly, I liked it considerably less when I heard that the bangs were inspired by English skinhead hairstyles of the Seventies…don’t all skinheads just have shaved heads?! I guess Prada has taught me something new! To create the side bangs, Palau took bits of hair and used Redken’s Hardwar 16 Gel (at Ulta for $17) and Triple Take Hairspray 32 (at Ulta for $22) to hold them in place. Bangs can be great, but the maintenance not so much. With the right outfit, however – say a floor-length, fitted black gown – this look could actually work well, providing both a bold touch and the convenience of having your hair out of your face.
What do you think? Do you think this could translate off the runway?