After a conversation with one of my coworkers a few months back, I decided I needed Gibson Girl bangs. Also called “ballerina bangs”. Basically it’s wisps of hair, or bangs, that only show when your hair is pull up or off your face. They are small sections undercut to look like they grew out of your hair line like that naturally. Kind of like man-catchers. Here are a few Gibson Girl photos..
I’m not going to speak for anyone else here, but in my humble opinion, those Gibson Girl bangs are straight up bedroomhair-esque.
So I cut some Gibson Girl/Ballerina Bangs a few months back, and never regretted the decision. Eh hem…
Basically, you take a rough section at your hair line (not a clean one or it will look weird and too intentional), zig zaggy and small. If you want more you can always take more, but remember these are supposed to look wispy! Next, you must use a razor. Scissors will give a clean/blunt line that will be sticking up all over the place and it just wont look natural. For this look it’s almost better to cut with dry or barely damp hair, which normally is a razor no-no, but just trust! Take long strokes so that the line is soft rather than short strokes which will almost be like scissor cutting.
Also I should mention that you must definitely never do this to yourself unless you are an actual hairstylist and have advanced razor knowledge. It’s pretty easy, but the razor is no toy. I mean this both in regards to body danger and hairy danger. You could hurt yourself or look straight up crazy. (I literally don’t know which of the two is worse.)
Lastly, after getting my Gibson Girl/Ballerina bangs I felt like the world’s most clever girl. I was walking around singing a song in my head that was like “I’ve got cool hair, I’ve got cool hair.”. Then I bragged about how cool my new bangs were and someone said “I have those too from when I had a baby!”.
*Insert wind out of my sails and many frowns*
Haha! I still like them and I still feel cool.
So what do you think? Do you think the Gibson Girl bangs are as bedroomhair-esque as I do?
PS Kim Kardashian recently said that she has the baby hairs on her hairline removed with electrolysis. What a waste of baby hairs!