We may take style cues form the ’90s early aughts but Sydney Sweeney celebrated ’60s at the Oscars After-Party.
Her Miu Miu embellished gown was a hit at the Vanity Fair bash, but it was Sweeney’s beautiful hair that got Tinseltown talking.
The young woman, aged 24, who just debuted curtain bangs, seems to have imitated Brigitte Bardot (a French singer, screen legend and perennial style icon), with a simple and elegant blonde up-do.
This style combines the glamour of Hollywood with the casual elegance of French girl hair — and it’s a great look! After months of slick, Y2K-inspired hair, we are happy to see another decade, one that arguably brought us the best hairstyles, on the red carpet.
The ’60s were marked by social change through fashionable hairstyles, from Twiggy’s gender-defining cut to Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s beehive, to Twiggy’s sex-defining pixie cut. Brigitte Bardot from New Wave cinema, who is often cited as an icon of female sexual liberation, was undoubtedly one the decade’s most influential beauty icons. Her textured, carefree bangs are a highlight.
How difficult is it to achieve a Bardot coiffure that is both signature and effortlessly sexy?
Sweeney’s hairdresser for the Oscars party, who also cut her lust-worthy bangs, has shared some secrets with Paul Mitchell Haircare Products.
Florido Basallo, who has worked previously with Justin and Hailey Bieber, recommends that you style your hair with freshly washed hair and add some volume with a volumizing foam.
Step 1 – Apply Neuro Lift HeatCTRL Volume foam to damp hair, then apply Neuro Prime HeatCTRL Primer to the mid shaft to ends.
After running through the product, it is recommended to blow dry and style bangs. I have been a member of the bang club since 2018 and cannot stress enough how important it is to blow dry your bangs right out of the shower. If you don’t do this, your fringe will be flat on your face making it difficult to tease later.
“Blow dry your hair from the roots to the ends. Then, smoothen each section with a Neuro Titanium Round brush.”
Bassallo suggests that you use the Pro Tools Express Ion Style+ Ceramic Flat Iron to add texture to your hair. However, it is possible to use any flat iron or straightener to do this.
To keep your hair healthy and shin-free, use a heat protector spray or serum. This is something I have learned the hard way.
Basallo suggests that you cut your hair in two to create an untidy updo.
Take the top section and lift it up. Then, twist your hair into a messy bun or chic chignon. Repeat the process with the bottom section. For a bit more drama, bring it up so that the top bun meets the bottom.
Finally, you can lock in the Bardot hair love with a little hairspray (or lots — it’s the 1960s after all).
Although Jennifer Aniston’s “The Rachel”, continues to be culturally referred to and Mary Quant’s sharp, pixie crop remain a fashion fixture; there is no doubt that Bardot’s bouffant has been timeless.
It’s bed hair… with a little Parisian glamour.
“Everyday, I get messages asking if this will suit me. Jaye Edwards stated previously that a curtain bang is suitable for almost anyone.”