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Baby Bangs – who the fringe hairstyle suits, how to style it.

Baby Bangs, Micro Pony, Micro Fringe – the shortest version of the fringe hairstyle has many names. It ends close to the hairline and can run both accurately in a straight line, in precise asymmetry or in a loose slanted undone look. 

What makes the Micro Pony stand out?

The micro bangs have already been seen on celebrities like Emma Watson, Dua Lipa and Megan Fox and are a striking eye-catcher for all those who like to try something new when it comes to style. It ends about in the middle of the forehead and is therefore really super short and particularly striking.Since the cheeky bangs are so striking, this automatically creates an interesting and self-confident look. In addition, the trend hairstyle emphasizes the cheekbones and puts the face in focus. Especially in combination with a short bob, a pixie cut or shoulder-length hair, the short fringe looks super-modern. Baby bangs can be cut both fringed and straight and thus emphasize any style advantageously.

Who does the micro bangs suit?

Baby bangs on an oval face shape

An oval face shape is ideal for pretty much any hairstyle, because it always looks balanced and symmetrical. Therefore, baby bangs suit everyone who has an oval face. Whether they should be fringed or cut dead straight is solely a matter of personal taste. However, so that the face is not visually drawn out, the hair lengths should frame the face as softly as possible. Soft layered cuts are the ideal combination partner for baby bangs.

Baby Bangs with a round face shape

Baby bangs are particularly recommended for round faces, as they visually lengthen the face and thus ensure more balanced proportions. Whether fringed or straight cut is irrelevant here – the loose micro bangs make the contours of the face look narrower in any case. This cut is also extremely advantageous for a short forehead, because it visually stretches it out a bit.

Baby bangs for heart-shaped faces

If you have a rather heart-shaped face with a pointed chin, prominent cheekbones and a comparatively wide forehead, you should ask your hairdresser for baby bangs that are as short as possible. This is because the dense forehead fringes balance out a wide forehead, creating an even more harmonious overall impression with an extra cool and trendy finish.

Baby bangs for a slender face shape

Rather flat faces do well with a softly falling hairstyle to look rounder and more balanced overall. That’s why the baby bangs here should preferably be cut softly, so that the face looks softer. Fuller facial contours are conjured up by micro bangs stepped down at the sides in combination with long, layered hair, which can be styled playfully and wavy.

Baby Bangs for angular faces

Angular face shapes also benefit from an overall rather soft haircut. Angular baby bangs would therefore appear too harsh here. Better is an airy cut mini bangs in a slight A-shape, which is graduated at the sides and particularly fine at the top. This immediately makes the facial contours appear much more feminine and soft!

How do you care for and style baby bangs?

Baby Bangs are an overall low-maintenance pony variety due to their shortness. Since the Micro Pony is relatively auffällig and strongly influences the optics, it should be naturally well maintained and always top styled. In terms of care, a moisturizing shampoo, conditioner and regular masks are suitable here, which give the hair a beautiful shine and keep the ends healthy. It is also advisable to use a leave-in conditioner or a nourishing cream, because these nourish the hair additionally without weighing it down. Nourishing oils, on the other hand, are not suitable for short bangs, as they are often too greasy to be used on the forehead. To ensure that the bangs are optimally shaped, a flat brush and a hair dryer should be used for styling and the hair should be treated with a blow-out balm beforehand. This prevents flyaways and makes the bangs smooth. Alternatively, a straightening iron can be used to style baby bangs, especially if you have wavy hair.

Audrey Tatou as Amelie
Amelie Poulain (Audrey Tautou) in a scene from the 2001 film "The Fabulous World of Amelie".Photo: dpa Picture Alliance

The micro bangs were already one of the trend hairstyles par excellence in the 90s and 00s. Its heyday probably came with the release of the film “The Fabulous World of Amelie” in 2001 with a micro-fringe-wearing Audrey Tautou, innocent and cheeky at the same time. Cute and hip. However, the hair style had already become a mega-trend about 50 years earlier with another Audrey: style icon Audrey Hepburn (†) showed up in productions like "Roman Holiday" (engl. A heart and a crown", 1953), "Sabrina" (1954) and "Funny Face" (Engl.: "A sweetheart", 1957) with the short brow and löstete thereby a hairstyle hype. However, the ultra-short fringe was already known before: Bettie Page (†) already wore her fringe short and full in the 40s.