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WHO ELSE IS GOING GAGA CRAZY OVER THE CURTAIN FRINGE & IS IT STAR WORTHY? Seen GRAZIA Australia

Why We’re Going Gaga For The Curtain Fringe

On the seemingly never-ending, global press junket for A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga had many a beauty look. From the frosted lids in LA to her spectacular navy cat eye in Toronto, she rose to the occasion like the (beauty) star she is. And when it came to Gaga’s hair, there was a little bit of everything – from ’90s blow-outs to sculptural up ‘dos – Gaga’s famous peroxide locks were fashioned up, down, even sideways. But there was one hairstyle which kept popping up on late night couches and magazine covers alike – the curtain fringe.

Parted straight down the middle and flared at the ends, the curtain fringe is an old Hollywood classic. First there was the Bardot. Then the Kinski. Then JLO came to the party, favouring a little fringe-y flick in the ’90s (and beyond). Sienna Miller repped the style in the early noughties. While Alexa Chung punk-ed it out in the latter half of the decade, taking it from va-va-voom to London cool. Then of course the glamorous progenies – Kaia Gerber, Dakota Johnson and Bella Hadid – all of whom have drawn the curtains of late. And now Lady Gaga has the style on repeat, finished off with a top-knot.

Fronting Variety’s December issue, Gaga’s curtain bangs were front and centre; long, sweeping and soft at the edges. Haus of Gaga hairstylist Frederic Aspirias kept the drapes feathery and light on the ends, flicking them upwards with a certain Carol Brady kick, while pulling the rest of her platinum hair into a high bun.

It was a similar case in New York when Gaga appeared on the Late Show, although her Big Apple bangs were slightly messier and shaggier around her face.

And who could forget that spectacular A Star Is Born premiere in London in the archival McQueen gown. Shorter in the middle, the pieces fell longer around the bottom of the jaw framing her face (and the top-knot was taken down a notch and dressed up as a chic chignon).

Back home, celebrity and editorial stylist Anthony Nader loves a little bang. “The curtain fringe is def my go-to for those girls who want that little extra sexy flutter of cuteness and mystery,” says Nader. It’s also a great way to disguise any wrinkles, “if you’re worried about frown lines on your forehead….guess what? They get camouflaged behind fab drapes!” And for those with longer facial features, “the curtain has your name all over it. This shape will narrow the face in more, especially if your forehead is wide.”

Thanks to Lady Gaga, the curtain fringe goes bang once more. But consider these tips before drawing the curtains.

5 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU GO BANG 
• You want to make sure your new feature (that’s your new bangs, of course) is looking 100% red carpet worthy. So you need to make sure they are super smooth and polished
• On damp hair use a tiny amount of medium-hold, luxe styling mousse as you want to give your bangs some “airiness”, without them looking dry and brittle – the effect a sea salt spray would achieve
• Use a medium-sized, round brush with loads of boar bristles as it takes the pain out of smoothing the roughest of hair strands to look shiny and glam
• Make sure your hairdryer has a narrow nozzle attached on the end, as this narrows down the air flow directly on the target area, to sculpt your curtain fringe
• If you have a stubborn cowlick (which unfortunately most of us do), when you’re blowing out your bangs, you need to drag / stretch down your sections in the compete opposite direction. By using this method, your curtain bangs will look symmetrical and not like they had an all-nighter…#NotCool

IS THIS THE MOST CREATIVE BRAID YOU’VE EVER SEEN? Anthony dishes up on how to get Lady GaGa’s Grammy Awards Hair seen BYRDIE.

So, it’s safe to say that Lady Gaga just owned the 60th annual Grammy Awards red carpet by means of hairstyle domination. Paired with a show-stopping black gothic gown and heavy pink glitter on her eyes, we’re 99 percent sure this is the most epic braid ever created. While it does look like the work of hair magicians, you can actually create something similar at home (true story).

We asked renowned hair stylist Anthony Nader to give us an easy how-to for the folks watching at home. So keep scrolling for the epic braid in all its glory, and a few hot tips so you can DIY at home.

According to Nader, the initial step is to mentally prepare yourself (we’re not kidding). “Lady Gaga’s extravagant, corset-inspired artwork of a braid isn’t for the faint-hearted, so get your fingers ready for some intricate weaving.”

Step One: “There’s no need to shampoo as you need your hair to have some grab so your braids will stay in place. If you need to dirty your hair, use a dry shampoo and brush through thoroughly.”

Step Two: “Divide hair into two sections by creating a part in the dead centre.

You can see that flat surface of hair from the crown. Section out this shape with a tail comb, and brush until it’s flat and smooth (even flat iron on a low heat, if you can’t get it right). Once this is done, pull this section of hair tight and clip around the nape of the neck with around six to eight long, flat clips to hold it in place.”

Step Three: “Now the fun begins—all those years of intricate braiding in high school are about to pay off. Unclip the front section you had previously secured, brush flat, and once again use your flat iron to keep it sleek. The reason for unclipping is that fine sections will be weaved into each braid across the side of the head.”

Step Four: “Keeping your braid base tight, take one half of your hair (what is left outside the pulled-back middle section) and start braiding. Gather fine sections up from the hairline and centre hair and pull them into the braid as you move past your ear and down the side of your head.

Make sure you leave at least two inches at the nape of the neck loose—wrap them up or use a clip to hold them away for now.”

Step Five: “Now do the exact same method on the opposite side, making sure you braid the entire length of the hair.”

Step Six: “Now take the two-inch section you left out, and divide it in half. Wrap it over the bottom half of the fishtail braids to combine the two, and secure with a clear hairband. Secure with hairspray and set with heat from a hairdryer.”

Step Seven: “Take a thick needle and black thread or string. Tie at the end (as you would when hand-sewing normally). Now weave it into the top of the braid, and criss-cross all the way down (like you’re threading a corset or shoelace). Once you’ve reached the bottom of the braid, tie so that it’s secure, and trim any loose thread. Secure the complete style with a mist of hairspray.”

by Emily Algar

THE CHOP: OUR DEPUTY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF KATE SPIES JUST GOT A SERIOUSLY GOOD CUT AND COLOUR.

There are many reasons for getting a new haircut and colour – from a breakup to a wedding, case a hair disaster or a change of season.

For Mamamia Women’s Network Deputy Editor in Chief Kate Spies, try it was when people started to compliment her non-existent balayage.

“I had been horribly lazy and it had been over six months (I know!) since I had last seen a hairdresser. People kept commenting on my balayage and I would have to awkwardly admit that it was actually regrowth and by no means intentional,” she says.

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We got the [G]low-down from Kate and her hairdresser Stella Greenwood, senior colourist at RAW, celebrity hairstylist Anthony Nader’s salon, about how she went from long and blonde to the owner of a fierce ice white lob.

Kate Spies the hop after

Kate Spies the hop after

What made you decide to make a big change?

“I’m a big fan of a breakup hair change (I have got a bob and gone bright red post-breakup in the past), but this time I was just sick of looking at my unkempt lank hair in the mirror.”

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What sorts of things were you looking at to get inspiration for your big change?

“The Glow, of course! And I get most of my hair inspo from Instagram, either from celeb pages or beauty/style profiles.”

Did you take any images to the hairdresser?

“I didn’t take any images, but Stella and I had a discussion about what I was after: I wanted the regrowth fixed up (obviously), but I also wanted to have a couple of shades of blonde in my hair. I hate block colour. We decided on quite an icy/white blonde and also a warmer peach tone. I think the combo works. My poor hair was very dead so the big chop just had to happen.”

Who is your hair muse?

siennamiller

I have always always loved Sienna Miller’s hair — I don’t think she’s ever had a bad look.

Q&A with Stella

How long did Kate’s transformation take?

“Kate was at the salon for approximately there hours for the colour and haircut.”

What is it about this new style that’s exciting for you?

“Her hair looks healthier, thicker and more on-trend. It gives a good style to the hair and at the same time it shows the blunt base line that I absolutely LOVE.”

What sort of inspiration did you have in mind while you were doing this client’s hair?

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“Kate walked into the salon with the top half of her hair dark from about five inches of regrowth, and the bottom ends platinum blonde. I sure didn’t want to go platinum again, so it inspired me to go for a change. We went for a softer icy blonde with some peachy highlights to shimmer through. It’s the thing I love to see with different contrast of warm and cool colours in the hair.”

What did the transformation involve?

“This was a big transformation, as you can see, as Kate walked in looking so different compared to when she walked out! I did a 3/4 head of foils and did lots of them. She almost looked like she had a helmet of foils on her head! I used three different shades of blondes to give it that natural soft blonde look.”

How many inches of hair did you cut off?

Kate with her “helmet” of foils.

Kate with her “helmet” of foils.

“I chopped off seven inches of Kate’s hair to give her that gorgeous sharp, blunt bob look with no layers.”

Did you do anything else we need to know about?

“Yes, I used Olaplex. It’s an amazing product for blondes and I use it on all my blonde girls. You mix it with your colour and it works like magic! It’s a rebonder so it’s rebonding your hair bonds at the same time as the colour is doing the opposite. It gives the client a reassurance of zero breakage which we all love to hear.”

The Glow Team for the glow.com.au