You can too embrace our favorite classic accessory, the headband, to keep those bangs pushed up, up and away—like Kristen Bell is doing. Ensure the band you choose isn’t too tight—that way lies headaches—and persist with dark colors for a grown-up look. We love these ribbon-look headbands from Sweaty Bands ($15, sweatybands.com); not only are they the perfect width, they stay put like a dream.
You too can get into wearing scarves in your hair, which is always a gorgeous look. Use a rectangular scarf (or fold a square scarf into a protracted band) to push your bangs back, then adjust it in order that the scarf sits about two inches back out of your hairline, and tie it on the nape of your neck. Let the ends hang long for a retro-inspired look, or tuck them underneath for a sleeker style.
4. Use lightweight (but hardcore) styling products.
You don’t should shellac your hair down to maintain your fringe under control—being selective along with your products will really help. Use a light pomade concentrated on the ends to provide definition and hold without lacquering your locks to your forehead. We swear allegiance to R+Co Pomade Mousse ($29, neimanmarcus.com), which provides great hold to even fine hair without weighing it down or gluing it together.
If in case you have thicker hair, or you’re vulnerable to flyaways, hairspray is a good bet. Spritz it through your bangs and comb them into place when you’ve got a variety of short, recalcitrant ends, then finish with a final blast to seal everything in place. We love Kerastase Lacque Noire Hairspray ($37, kerastase-usa.com) because it never feels crunchy or hard in our hair—but does it ever keep it in place!
5. Embrace dry shampoo.
Not only does dry shampoo keep your hair grease-free, it also adds texture and hold—which is precisely what you want when you’re growing out a fringe. Spray a little bit dry shampoo through the lengths of your bangs, then style as normal; you’ll be amazed at how much more obedient they’re!
6. Twist, tease and braid.
Pins and headbands aren’t your only fringe-styling options. Once they’ve gotten long enough, you too can braid your bangs to keep them out of your eyes, like Carey Mulligan did back when she was growing out her bangs-heavy pixie cut.