Blunt asymmetrical bangs and wispy sideburns might sound like a recipe for disaster but Cardi B just proved it’s the chicest combo yet. It’s giving avant-garde elegance with a rockstar twist and we’re beyond here for it.
On December 7, the rapper posted a story showing off her latest hair transformation. A mullet complete with bangs parted to the side and tapered at different lengths, Cardi’s new, edgy wig is taking the temptation to go short this season to an all-time high. While long sideburns seem the opposite of chic, Cardi’s — which curl just below the ear — not only balance out the cut but elevate it to a new level.
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If you hopped on the mullet trend earlier this year and are looking for a refresh then you’ll definitely want to consider a fun new set of bangs. Yes, asymmetrical bangs might bring to mind botched bathroom trims-turned-disastrous haircuts, but they’re actually a super-easy way to get the perfect show-stopping look. Bonus perk? They can help make thinning hair look instantly thicker. “The rule is, the thinner the hair, the shorter and blunter it should be cut,” Lisa Weller, hairstylist and owner of Twirl Salon in San Antonio, previously told Allure. “The blunt ends create an illusion of weight and fullness.”
As for the sideburns, they deserve some love too. Keep them straight for a sleek or add a little curl for romantic flair.
With the New Year just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to try out a new hairstyle before we say goodbye to 2021. Whether you’ve been wanting to spice up your current cut with a bold twist like Cardi or just want to take off some extra inches, there’s plenty of inspiration to be found. Just be sure to book your appointment ASAP – something tells us the salons are going to be in full swing in the coming weeks.
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Now watch a quick history of the fringe over the last 100 years: