Every few seasons I have this moment where I'm confident I should get bangs. So tempted by the forehead fringe, I have succumb a few times only to regret it later. After Michelle Obama and Rachel Zoe did the bang thing, I got the itch again, which that Alexa Chung only made stronger — and yet, I resisted knowing come summer I would tire of them then begin the long journey of growing them out.
It seems even the First Lady is over her trend-spurring fringe after a recent interview where she hinted that perhaps a bangless Michelle is in the future — evident in recent photos where she's started to sweep the bangs to the side. Looks like Alexa is on the bandwagon as well after a recent UK Marie Claire showed her with bangs far longer than the norm for the style icon and model. So, where does that leave the regular folk ready to make the great transition from bangs to not? We called on hair expert and stylist Dennie Haydel of be. Salon for some easy tips on dealing with bangs as they grow.
"Cute hair accessories to pin them back," Dennie says firstly.
She suggests braiding bangs into the rest of the hair and adding headbands where needed. Good news if you took the bang plunge and you're ready to take them back. — just a little time and little patience (and a few well done braids) and you’re well on your way. And even better news — bangs are still super cute and trend worthy if you decide they’re worth the hassle.
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DEC 20 The Robertson family is playing hardball in their dispute with A&E, the network that airs the wildly profitable "reality" show about their family, Duck Dynasty. Patriarch Phil Robertson was suspended by the network after GQ printed an interview with him that contained his (unedited) comments about gay and black folks. Here's a link to their statement, in which they say they can't imagine the show without papa and announcing that they are in negotiations with A&E about the future of the show.
DEC 20 Blogger Robert Mann (also a journalism prof at LSU and thus an authority on the First Amendment) says something in this post of which a lot of Fox News anchors and internet trolls should take heed: the Constitution says you have freedom of speech. It does not say you can't face consequences for what you say. He also takes a look at what our governor has to say -- and ole Bobby had to drag Miley Cyrus into it.
DEC 20 Blogger Tom Aswell says Governor Bobby Jindal has now had more to say about the comments a "reality" star made about gay and black people than he has had to say about the problems in his own voucher program or the sinkhole in Bayou Corne. In fact, Tom points out, Bobby's all over the Phil Robertson "issue" like "a duck on a June bug."
DEC 20 Here's an interesting post from blogger Katie East in DIG Magazine about celebrity passings. She understands why so many would be sad because of Mandela's passing -- he was an international figure, a political figure, an activist. But there is similar wailing following the passing of people who may not have had the same impact, she says -- like the guy who starred in the Fast and Furious movies. She wants to know: why is that?
DEC 20 Columnist James Gill writes about Louisiana's embattled voucher program in this post. Just because a child attends a private school does not mean he's going to get a good education, Gill writes. Gov. Jindal likes to say the program helps kids get a great education, but whether it does that is open to "considerable doubt," Gill writes.
DEC 20 Gambit's Clancy DuBos writes about the NOLA mayor's race in this post. For a while, it was assumed that it would be a quiet one, given the amount of money Mitch has in the bank. But at the last minute, a (possibly) formidable candidate threw his hat in the ring. The question is, Clancy says, why?
DEC 20 In Louisiana's education system, the state takes over a school that is designated as "failing." The assumption is, that's a good thing and will produce improvement. But is that the case? Blogger Mike Deshotels takes a look at how takeovers perform in one area of testing, the ACT.
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