Kaia Gerber Just Debuted a Shag Haircut With Bangs
As the days turn darker, the months colder, the air chillier, a girl has to take steps to keep her forehead warm, and Kaia Gerber is no exception. She recently joined the Shag Hive, debuting long bangs on Instagram while promoting the latest YSL lip color.
The actor and model is giving us full Joan Jett vibes, posing in a dark car wearing a leather jacket. The long fringe and soft waves frame her face beautifully and will probably be easy to grow out. As the bangs dip past her eyebrows, she can brush them to the side for a one-eyed swoopy look, or part them in the middle for a curtain-bangs moment.
This easy, breezy style has been sweeping through the celebrity set lately. Taylor Swift has had a quasi-shag for over a year, as have Dakota Johnson and Sandra Oh. Zendaya’s always changing her hair, but shaggy styles are definitely in the mix. (Check out our guide to 29 versions of the shag to find the one that best suits your face shape and hair texture.)
Oh, and of course, Miley Cyrus has long been reigning queen of the modern shag. Guess all those years under the Hannah Montana wig made her appreciate a low-key style.
“I would say the most modern version is focused on movement just around your hairline,” says Amber Maynard Bolt, stylist at L.A.’s Nine Zero One salon. “You don’t need a ton of layers all over your head if you don’t want to lose the density of your hair.” For someone with thinner hair like Kaia Gerber, that’s key.
“Depending on your hair texture, the shag is a cut that can be worn extremely messy or seamlessly straight,” says stylist Anh Co Tran, although Bolt adds that you get the most effortless look if you have some natural texture to your hair: “The face-framing aspect brings out or hides various points of the face.”
Published at Wed, 10 Nov 2021 20:50:22 +0000