10 In-Between Bang Hairstyles That Will Solve Your Hair Woes
Who doesn’t want their everyday ‘do to be pure perfection? Whether you’re rocking a new style like a show-stopping romantic braid or just trying to manage your everyday medium-length hair, compromising on your hair game is not an option. But sometimes hair has a mind of its own — and nobody knows this better than lovely ladies who sport bangs. A bold bang can transform your face, but what happens when the novelty has worn off or you’re just ready to move on to the next hair trend of the season? That in-between bang look can be tricky to navigate. Don’t worry — we got you, girl. There are several simple and stylish solutions to help you handle the dreaded gray area as your tresses grow out. You can thank us later.
1. Headband: Let’s begin with the basics. Headbands are a great way to keep your in-between bangs out of your face while staying on trend. Spritz a bit of hairspray onto a brush and comb it through your fringe to help keep it in place. Then, carefully put on your headband and you’re good to go! (Photo via Ian Gavan/Getty)
2. Messy Pompadour: Embrace your inner punk princess with a tried-and-true pompadour look. Simply tease, spray and secure your bangs for an elevated style designed to take your tresses to new heights. Whether you’re heading to a concert or going out with the girls, this voluminous style is perfect for any and all adventures. (Photo via Refinery29)
3. Embellished Side-Sweep: Sometimes bangs are so stubborn, you just need to sweep them to the side. The key to this style is to avoid too-sweet vibes via an on-trend hair clip. Gently comb your bangs across your forehand and pin them in place with a couple of swoon-worthy hair accessories. (via ELLE)
4. Fold Over Bang Twist: Sometimes the best hairstyles are the ones that require fewer steps. With just two bobby pins and a few minutes, you’ll have a polished look that’s quick and easy to complete. This look especially works if your bangs are too short to tuck behind your ear. (via The Small Things Blog)
5. Face-Framing Bangs: It isn’t always about hiding your in-between tresses — embrace your long bangs by letting them effortlessly frame your face. Part them in the middle to accentuate your features. (Photo via Ron Adar/Getty)
6. Simple Holiday Hair: Even though this hairdo is meant for the holidays, we say break the rules and rock it ASAP. With a sparkly ribbon and a curling iron, you can keep your bangs in place and look chic AF in just a few steps. (via Say Yes)
7. Twisted Bangs: This hairstyle is perfect for when you’re short on time but still need to turn out a look that’s high on style. Part your hair down the middle, twist both ends away from your face and pin each side with a bobby pin. It’s as easy as that! (Photo via Bethany Marie Photography)
8. Deep Side Part: Opt for a deep side part to show off your natural locks. Your in-between bangs will serve double duty as long layers for shorter hair. Add a bit of texturizing product to side-swept styles for an edgy look that’s stylish and funky. (Photo via Instyle/Jem Mitchell)
10. Baby French Braids: To get this majorly glam look, part your hair down the middle and French braid each side tightly against the crown of your head. Add a bit of hairspray for a tighter hold and pair it with a chic dress for the ultimate date-night look. (Photo via Theo Wargo/Getty)
Want more beauty inspiration? Follow us on Pinterest!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)