The Spring Haircut Trend We’re Importing From London

If there’s anyone who can inspire you to finally cut the bangs you’ve always wanted, it’s the cool girl on the street. Sure, we love the celebrity classics — like Jane Birkin’s feathery fringe or Reese Witherspoon’s post-Phillippe bang circa 2007 — but it’s the nameless girl in aviators at the crosswalk, her blunt bangs dusting across her frames, that gets you thinking: I can totally pull bangs off.

And earlier this week, a trip across the pond — to the Fall 2019 season of London Fashion Week — proved that bangs are on the cusp of a major revival. Every Victoria Beckham-adjacent street styler was sporting a bang hairstyle. From low-maintenance curtain fringe on long hair to the more dramatic baby bang bob, discover all the cute cuts London girls are sporting for spring.

If this look doesn’t move you to ask your stylist to chop your hair into a bob with baby bangs, we don’t know what will. You’ll also need to buy a pair of rose-tinged, skinny sunglasses and a heavy, boiled wool sweater, because this look is worth copying from head to toe.

Photographed by Asia Typek @asiatypek

A square haircut — a jawline bob with straight-across bangs — acts as a frame around the face without interfering with whatever you’re wearing.

Photographed by Asia Typek @asiatypek

Can you get any chicer than a shiny lob with heavy bangs running clean across the center of the forehead? Only if you finish the look with oversized sunglasses and a fur-trimmed overcoat.

Photo: Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images.

The “wolf cut” — signature to South Korea — hit hard on the streets of London. The look starts with bangs cut at eyebrow length, and it’s finished with graduated layers around the face for messy texture.

Photographed by Asia Typek @asiatypek

A multicolored turtleneck paired with soft, eyelash-skimming bangs is a combo we never knew we needed… until we saw this.

Photographed by Asia Typek @asiatypek

If you can’t commit to blunt bangs, try a softer, curtain fringe and long layers. Then go wild with your hair color, like this blood-orange shade.

Photographed by Asia Typek @asiatypek

London’s resident cool girl, Alexa Chung, shows the styling versatility of curtain bangs, parting hers deep to one side instead of down the middle.

Photographed by Asia Typek @asiatypek

Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?

26 Hair Products You Should Buy From Target This Month

I Lost My Hair To Alopecia — & Turned It Into My Side Hustle

New York City Plans To Wipe Out Discrimination Based On Hair