MILLIONS of people are stuck at home to help prevent coronavirus from spreading and are drastically snipping off their hair to make “pandemic fringes”.
As access to hair salons becomes restricted, many women are taking matters into their own hands and slicing their own locks in a bid to spruce them up.
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The bold fringes are now trending online, with some people saying they opted for the look out of sheer boredom.
One person who now has a “pandemic fringe” is student Christine Thomas, 22, from Indiana.
She told the New York Post: “I was complaining to my friend that I was bored with my hair, and I kept seeing tutorials on TikTok about how to get natural, nice-looking bangs.
“I took a shower last night and had professional scissors in my bathroom, so I just did it.
#pandemicbangs baby! Why the hell not?! Who's with me?
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“By the end of quarantine, they’ll grow back out. I really have nothing to lose.”
She said she was inspired by the full fringe look of Zooey Deschanel and has received numerous compliments from people keen to copy her.
Christine is the latest in a number of snip-savvy girls on TikTok, who have shared photos of their new looks and explained their method.
What to do, what to do…. ✂️ 💇🏻🤷🏻♀️ #pandemicbangs #whathappenswhenyouhavefreetime #thebangsareback #diyhaircut
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First you need to section off the hair toward the front of your head using a comb.
Then you twist the sectioned-off hair into a skinny twirl and snip it at or around the level of the bridge of your nose.
Unwind and fluff the hair with your fingers for an effortless, chic tousle. Voilà! Pandemic bangs.
While many people are jumping on the bandwagon, LA-based hairstylist Justine Marjan, who has worked with the likes of Ashley Graham and the Kardashians, advised that people should steer clear.
She said on Instagram: “I don’t know who needs to hear this, but this is not the time to cut your bangs at home.
“The twist method doesn’t pull up the hair with even tension or distribution from both sides, so you will likely end up with crooked bangs.
“It’s also risky to trim your bangs yourself as the hair usually jumps up quite a bit as you pull it, especially when it’s wet. I recommend waiting to see a professional to avoid a hair mishap.”
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