Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. As applied to my haircut choices over the years, Einstein would most definitely dismiss me as clinically insane. (But what does he know? He had crazy hair!) Inspired by the nerdy-chic look Rory Gilmore had going when I was in high school, I brought a photograph to my hairdresser asking only to replicate her glossy 60’s look. Yet within a few weeks my new bold haircut became way too difficult to style every morning, and out of frustration and general laziness I reluctantly grew it out. Concluding my vow to never get bangs again was merely a result of being 17 and stupid; right before spring break of this year I walked down to the Adolf Biecker salon on 34th clutching a photo of Keira Knightly’s blunt fringe.
Come July with its muggy mornings, humid nights, and sticky foreheads, my bangs are far from those of any edgy movie star’s. And my advice to anybody who wants go bold with bangs this summer: wait until October. However, if you’re like me (that is, insane) and decided that your bangs will be different because you WILL wake up to blow dry them and you CAN control your body’s perspiration, here are some key things to making it through the summer:
Your BFFs. Pinning back bangs into a bun or pushing them to the side is an easy way to get them out of your face. Just avoid thunderstorms.
It can work well to a point. If you spray too much I found it tends to weigh down your hair and cause it to look even more greasy.
Adolf Biecker (right by Penn Book Center on 34th) offers complimentary bang trimming. Just because Lauren Conrad offers a youtube DIY tutorial does not mean you can or should attempt to trim your own bangs.
– Bridget McGeehan