It seems the full-bangs trend has hit girl groups like a fashion-forward storm. If last year and early this year saw a rise in basic, fringe-free hairstyles led by NewJeans, the curtain closes on this year with idols like IVE’s Jang Wonyoung and aespa’s Karina putting full bangs front and center.
Jang Wonyoung, for instance, debuted a softer version of the full-bangs style in her latest comeback. A departure from her typical long, fringe-free locks, the new look perfectly complements her lovable yet edgy concept, garnering rave reviews from fans. Specifically, since her bangs transformation, Jang has been sparking full-bang FOMO among the ladies by showcasing various hair modifications, including high ponytails and half-tied wavy hair.
The eyebrow-skimming length of Jang’s bangs brings attention to facial features, making impressions sharper. An added benefit? Bangs create a more youthful look compared to a forehead-baring style. The trending “soft full bangs” add a nuance, partially exposing the forehead, avoiding the stuffiness usually associated with traditional full bangs.
It’s not just Jang Won Young; aespa’s Karina, LE SSERAFIM’s Kim Chaewon, Hong Eunchae, and KISS OF LIFE’s Natty are also rocking this soft full-bangs style.
To emulate the effortlessly hip vibes of these idols’ soft bangs, the key lies in giving a slight volume that falls naturally, as opposed to excessive C-curl volume. And if you’re worried about your bangs flying away in the wind or losing their volume quickly, a quick spritz of a natural-looking hairspray should do the trick to keep everything in place without sacrificing shine.