Gigi Hadid's fresh set of bangs are going viral - and you can see why

Gigi Hadid's bangs are, well, bang on trend.

Gigi Hadid's bangs
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(Image credit: PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 27: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Gigi Hadid walks the runway during the Isabel Marant show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2020/2021 on February 27, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images))

Meet our new obsession: Gigi Hadid's bangs. (opens in new tab) Only a week ago we predicted that this would be the most requested hair cut of 2021. As if to prove the point, Gigi Hadid just went and got the cutest curtain bangs for winter.

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The supermodel took to Instagram today to debut her new haircut by Alejandra Hernandez of Tesler Salon to her 61.7 million followers. Opting for wispy, cheek-grazing curtain bangs rather than a blunt cut, Hadid proves that face framing bangs are the most flattering style.

There may be another reason for Hadid's new hair (opens in new tab), which comes three months after her daughter's birth in September. Many women suffer from postpartum hair loss - the result of oestrogen during pregnancy preventing hair falling out as it normally would. The subsequent sudden shedding is a particular issue around the hairline - something a cleverly styled fringe can disguise.

The best way to style softly feathered bangs is to use a good round brush (opens in new tab) to add volume to bangs as you blow-dry, always twisting the brush away from your face.

Christophe Potin (opens in new tab), Artistic Director & Academy Educator at Aveda told myimperfectlife.com at the beginning of December that bangs are a big trend this season: "Bangs make the eyes pop! Cut around cheek bones and blended into the rest of the hair, they create the perfect balance between cool and modern and  ‘peek-a-boo’ softness." 

More good news: since they're a bit longer, curtain bangs are surprisingly low-maintenance; they don't need to be trimmed every two to three weeks like typical bangs, so you can let them grow out relatively easily. 

Hadid's bangs seem to be a winner - 3.6 million people (and counting seem) to agree. 

Fiona Embleton is a multi-award-winning beauty editor who has tested over 10,000 products in her 10 years +  of writing and shooting beauty stories. For the past four years, she was the Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, having previously worked in the role of Beauty Editor at both Stylist and Cosmopolitan. She has recently gone freelance and alongside My Imperfect Life, she has written for titles including ELLE UK, ELLE Canada, Buro 247, Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Vogue Scandinavia, and ES Magazine. Beauty journalism allowed her to marry up her first-class degree in English Literature and Language (she’s a stickler for grammar and a self-confessed ingredients geek) with a passion for make-up and skincare, photography, and catwalk trends. She loves jumping on the latest internet-breaking beauty news, dissecting the best red carpet looks, and having the crème de la crème of dermatologists, make-up artists, and hairstylists on speed dial so she can tap them for the best advice. She’s a discerning beauty shopper and knows it can be confusing trying to navigate what’s hype and what really works. So if she really likes something, you can trust that she has reached that opinion by vetting it against everything else she’s ever tried. Her career highs? Interviewing Cate Blanchett and winning a Jasmine Award for the deeply personal feature Cancer Stole My Mother’s Scent.