Clip in Bettie Bangs… my new, go-to, easy peasy vintage hair style that I wouldn’t do without! Once you find out how effective and easy clip in hair pieces can be, you won’t look back!
My hair is not particularly thick… ok, ok so its pretty fine! So I knew that classic Bettie Bangs would not work with my hair; I did try them once many years ago and my hair is just not thick enough to keep that shape. So when I came across clip in bangs, I was excited to say the least! I now have a few clip in fringes; one red one (from when I used to have beautiful bright red hair!) and a couple of black ones. I also have a black clip in pony-tail – more on that later!
Dye your fringe to match and get natural!
The black ones have been much easier as black is a pretty standard colour and the ones I ordered did not need to be dyed to match my hair, however, for the red bangs, I bought a blonde fringe and dyed it with the same dye I used for my hair. Definitely look for natural hair, not synthetic for this – you want the hair to look natural and its much easier to dye natural hair!
I have yet to find any pre-cut Bettie Bangs, but that’s no obstacle – I sources my clip in hair pieces from eBay and then just asked my hairdresser to cut in the shape. Search clip in bangs on eBay and choose the ones you like best – its hard to judge without seeing them, so if it helps here are the ones I chose: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Clip-in-Front-Closure-Bangs-Fringe-Straight-100-Remi-Human-Hair-Extensions and http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FOXY-LOCKS-GENUINE-REMY-HUMAN-HAIR-FULL-CLIP-IN-FRINGE-BANGS-JET-BLACK-1-
My hairdresser only charged £5 for the cut and although she was not a specialist in vintage she was aware of what Bettie Bangs should look like and I had a few pictures on my phone to make sure it went as planned! It kinda goes without saying, but definitely get it cut while on!!
Here is what the fringe looked like before:
Definitely get one that has longer lengths at the side – this gives you a template for the bangs (if you cut it all to the same length, it’ll end up looking unnatural and too wide) and they are also handy for securing the fringe once in place. If you’re adding victory rolls, just use these side pieces too!
I also got my hands on a clip in ponytail – I don’t use this as much, but it really adds shape and texture if I want to rock the ponytail look. I went for a straight forward black one with curls already added – definitely a good move! And its super simple to put in…
This type of ponytail clips on to your current ponytail and then has an extra bit of hair to wrap around the join and make it look more natural!
I hope that’s helpful dolls and allows you to try out a different style! Don’t be afraid to give it a go, fake hair is super acceptable now! Make it your own! Don’t forget to give me a shout if you’d like any further advice!