Bumper Bang Hair Tutorial!
Shop girl and Deadly model Scarlett Luxe has agreed to share how she styles her hair into the vintage style ‘Bumper Bangs’ (lucky us!).
Bangs are inspired by the fabulous Bettie Page whose bang or fringe was her signature hairstyle. However, being able to style a faux bang or bumper bang allows you to re-create Bettie’s style without having to commit to cutting your hair!
Hello everyone, Scarlett Luxe here and I am excited to share with you one of my favourite and easy vintage hairstyles, a bumper bang!
This tutorial is how I personally style my bumper bang. I am not a hair stylist, this is just the best technique I have found from practicing this style. I hope this technique works for you too.
The tool’s I would recommend for this style are…
– Tail Comb
– Smoothing Brush
– Hair rat or hair doughnut cut in half
– Pins and Grips
This is my hair aux natural with just a brush run through it to show you my hair length. Before styling a bumper bang I will style the rest of my hair so that it is out of the way. I have chosen to simply style my hair into a bun so that the bumper bang stands out as much as possible!
As you style your hair be sure to leave a section of hair at the front of your hairline, this section should be shaped like a horseshoe as shown above.
Once I have my horseshoe shape section of hair I will use my tail comb and make smaller sections, to these sections I will backcomb the roots.
The backcombing helps make the hair stiff which I find makes my hair easier to style and manipulate. Backcombing the roots will also help pad the hair out if your hair is thin.
I’ll then add a spritz of hairspray to tame any fly away hairs and to keep the backcombing in place! My favourite hairspray is Tresemme Freeze Hold Hairspray.
I’ll then take my smoothing brush and smooth out the hair getting rid of any lumps and bumps, bringing the hair together as one section. Be very careful and gentle as you smooth the hair so that you don’t brush out your backcombing, I’d recommend using just the edge of your smoothing brush. Sometimes if my hair is being unruly with lot’s of fly away’s I’ll add another spritz of hairspray to tame the hair and continue smoothing.
Once the hair is sleek your ready to start rolling! I use a medium sized hair doughnut purchased from a local beauty store, I cut the doughnut in half so that I can wrap the hair around it to help shape the hair. It’s also makes styling a lot quicker and easier!
I take the hair doughnut and place it under the hair about an inch away from the ends. I make sure that the hair is directly in the middle of the doughnut so when I roll the hair it stays even.
My top tip as you begin rolling the hair is to keep your hair pulled tight! This will keep the bang looking smooth and sleek. Roll the doughnut all the way up to your roots keeping it pulled tight. Sometimes it will take more than one attempt to roll my hair until I get it to look how I like it. If it doesn’t go right the first time don’t give up just roll again!
Some people will pin the bang so that it sits straight across the forehead similar to Betty Page. I like to follow the horseshoe shape of my section so I will pull the ends of the doughnut round to create a horseshoe shape bang. This shape will also help to disguise your doughnut, it’ll be our little secret!
It’s time to pin! I will add a grip or two to each end of the doughnut to keep the doughnut securely in place. I will then place pins along the front of the bang to help keep the bang secure. I choose to use pins as they disguise better within the bang, I tend to use 3-4 pins.
Finally, I will spray the bang with hairspray and use my tail comb to smooth any fly away’s.
Ta Dah! A bumper bang is styled!
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