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Kendrix
September 24th, 2015, 04:05 PM
Usually, making fake bangs involves a big loopy bun and arranging the ends of the hair over the forehead. I have seen a few techniques of this variety. But unfortunately, it doesn't work well if your ends are not the same color as your roots.

I was messing around with rolls and came up with this alternative, reminiscent of the way my mother used to curl my bangs under for picture day.

This way, the part of my hair that would be bangs if I had bangs makes up the fake bangs.

What do you guys think? Has anyone tried this?

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah39/knm37504/Mobile%20Uploads/20150924_163529_zpsn35homf1.jpg (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/knm37504/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150924_163529_zpsn35homf1.jpg.html)


http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah39/knm37504/Mobile%20Uploads/20150924_165337_zpsky8ujxjn.jpg (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/knm37504/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150924_165337_zpsky8ujxjn.jpg.html)

Please pardon the greasies, it's wash day. But I believe this would work just as well with less dirty hair!

Wavelength
September 24th, 2015, 04:08 PM
It's really cute, but I have a hard time believing this would stay put for very long (and still look like bangs) without a lot of luck and product.

lapushka
September 24th, 2015, 04:10 PM
I just found this, great technique. Yours as well, though!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW7I4N03dzk

Kendrix
September 24th, 2015, 04:18 PM
Hers is great for straight across. And @wavelength: I do not use product ever and it has stayed for hours. That's because of the roll. It anchors it well.

gustavonut
September 24th, 2015, 04:46 PM
Wow this looks awesome, when my bangs/face-framing crap grows out I'll have to try this. :disco:

Laurenji
September 24th, 2015, 05:03 PM
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

I am definitely going to try this. The character I want to be for Halloween this year has bangs, and I don't, and I want to try and be as authentic to the look as possible. Maybe this will help. Could you give a more specific step-by-step instruction of what you did?

SnottyDotty
September 24th, 2015, 05:47 PM
Such a clever idea with a beautiful outcome! Thank you for sharing :)

RavenRose
September 24th, 2015, 05:56 PM
Very pretty, reminds me of some of the vintage style rolled bangs.

yogagirl
September 24th, 2015, 06:13 PM
Looks amazing! Could you give some info how you secured it?

Either way, I also have doubts it would hold well, at least in my slippery hair.

Kendrix
September 24th, 2015, 10:04 PM
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

I am definitely going to try this. The character I want to be for Halloween this year has bangs, and I don't, and I want to try and be as authentic to the look as possible. Maybe this will help. Could you give a more specific step-by-step instruction of what you did?

Here is my best attempt at a tutorial:

http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/knm37504/slideshow/Faux%20Bangs%20Slideshow%20Tutorial

Although honestly, the roll isn't REQUIRED. It's just to hide the pins and do something with the extra hair. here is another option I fiddled with when trying to make this tutorial:

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah39/knm37504/Mobile%20Uploads/20150924_223615_zpsln3bwldt.jpg~original (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/knm37504/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150924_223615_zpsln3bwldt.jpg.html)

Basically I rope-braided the leftover hair and pinned it behind the opposite ear. Threw on the flower to hid the pins. but it doesn't have to be a flower. It can be a bow, a fascinator, a small unlucky bird...

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah39/knm37504/Mobile%20Uploads/20150924_223628_zpsu78cyckv.jpg~original (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/knm37504/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150924_223628_zpsu78cyckv.jpg.html)

Anyway, enjoy guys. Loepsie's tutorial is very good too, but I just tried it and didn't like the part between the two halves. This will work best on hair that has gotten oily, but I can try it when my hair dries and photograph it for you if you want.

Kendrix
September 24th, 2015, 10:08 PM
P.S. Forgot to mention exactly how many pins used. 2 to secure the "bangs" and 2 to secure the rosette, crossing pins of course. I didn't hide them in the tutorial slideshow so you guys can see. If you use the rope option, its only 3 pins. You can use more of course, but my hair doesn't take many pins because it's so fine.

DBF did a double take when he saw me earlier lol. He is calling it the "fake bangs loopy thing"

missmelaniem
September 24th, 2015, 10:22 PM
This is amazing I'm going to have to try it when I get some length. Love it :heart:

Chocowalnut
September 24th, 2015, 10:52 PM
I love it! I don't know if I'll be able to imitate it though. Going to try because I love straight across bangs and have been contemplating getting them again.

Kendrix
September 25th, 2015, 12:13 AM
@chocowalnut. If you run into issues, mention it here and I will see if I can help. :)

Rapunzel_to_be
September 25th, 2015, 01:41 AM
love it!! looks very nice!

DreamSheep
September 25th, 2015, 03:05 AM
I love this and will definitely be trying this :) I have been playing with the idea of cutting bangs back in (though I doubt I'll make my mind up any time soon). This is a good thing to try in the meantime :)

meteor
September 25th, 2015, 02:53 PM
That's just wonderful! :thumbsup: If I ever go for faux bangs, this will be my preferred approach. :D Thanks so much for sharing, Kendrix! :flowers:

Wavelength
September 25th, 2015, 03:12 PM
Hers is great for straight across. And @wavelength: I do not use product ever and it has stayed for hours. That's because of the roll. It anchors it well.

Fair enough! In that case, congratulations on thinking this up and getting it to work! It's a cute style, and I also like the version with the braid.