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After spending most of our lives mastering the art of hiding bobby pins and clips, and are opening our eyes to a very different, more blatant way of utilizing the hair accessory.
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It used to be that we saw this style a few months after women cut their fringe (it was the dreaded growing-out phase), but lately we’ve been noticing stars like and are opting for this ’70s-inspired length right off the bat.
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IMPERFECT PART LINES
No comb, no problem. Gemma Arterton and give us permission to muss up our parts a bit, which is a subtle way of giving a polished do a bit of a beachy, laid-back vibe.
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COMBED-BACK, BUT NOT SLICKED-BACK HAIR
The “air headband” look isn’t new, but it’s what and are leaving out of the equation that made us fall in love with this fresh take on the hairstyle: They didn’t load up on hair gel.
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From one angle, Anna Kendrick appears to be sporting your average pony and Bella Thorne’s hairstyle looks like a basic messy bun, but a 360º view reveals plaits in unconventional places.
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GOING SUPERBLONDE AND SUPERSHORT
Sure, lightening up (in both senses of the phrase) may not be for everyone, but if you want to see a look of pure shock wash over your significant other’s face, this change-up is for you. Added bonus: You no longer have to remember elastics for the gym.