So, Everyone Is Buzzing About '80s Bangs — Here's How to Get Them
Regardless of where you sit on the '80s revival phenomenon, the movement is happening. From Marc Jacobs's throwback Resort 2017 capsule to the resurgence of sequins and spandex, the fluff and flavor of the 1980s are practically hanging from the rafters. And it extends far beyond fashion. Right now, voluminous bangs are a trend on the rise. If you want to take your style up a notch, we have all the tools you need to master this iconic trend.
Bumble and Bumble Prep Primer
To get in the mood, you'll need to ready yourself — emotionally, even — for the amount of product you're about to apply to your hair. Begin by spraying Bumble and Bumble Prep Primer ($25) through your hair, from roots to ends. This will help get your hair ready for the next steps.
Kristin Ess Instant Lift Volumizing Mousse
What good is an '80s hairstyle without mousse? Because the bangs you're going for are meant to be big, you'll want to create a lot of hold. Dispense a quarter-size amount of Kristin Ess Instant Lift Volumizing Mousse ($14) into your hands and massage it into your scalp. This will help create volume at the root, which is critical for bangs.
T3 Tourmaline Twirl Convertible Curling Iron
True '80s bangs are not for the weak. Even if you have straight strands, you can achieve this look. Use the T3 Tourmaline Twirl Convertible Curling Iron ($185) and create curls at the crown. You don't want tight, spirally ringlets; rather, you just want to create texture and movement so that the product will hold.
Drybar The Bouncer Diffuser
As an alternative, you can also let your hair air dry at this stage. If you have naturally wavy hair, you can achieve a modern twist on the trend by letting your bangs dry themselves or by using the Drybar The Bouncer Diffuser ($34) to create volume at the roots.
Tool Structure Pintail Tease Comb
Next you'll need to tease the roots. Don't limit this to just your bangs, either. Big, poufy bangs need a big ol' head of hair to match. Use the Tool Structure Pintail Tease Comb ($3) to back-comb delicately at the roots. Next, use the pin tail to lift hair at the root. You want to avoid having your hair fall limply at the scalp.
Ouai Matte Pomade
By now you should definitely have the volume and bang style you're looking for. Open up Ouai Matte Pomade ($26) and lightly dab some on your fingers. Rub between your hands and then apply to your hair using a lifting motion. Rather than rubbing the product in, you'll want to lightly cocoon your hair with your hands and move it in an upward motion.
Aquanet Aqua Net Extra Super Hold Hairspray
All hail the queen. Sure there are better hair sprays on the market now, but Aquanet Aqua Net Extra Super Hold Hairspray ($2) is the reigning champion of '80s hair. Cover your mouth and spray liberally. More is more.