Twists and braids… A bit of arrangement on the bangs
Must-do for stylish runners!
Run girls often have trouble with messy bangs during a run and are eager to try any possible hairdos with bangs styling. Simple arrangements on the bangs can give you a neat and tidy hairstyle and turn even a plain hairstyle such as a low ponytail into a cute and stylish look. This time, Ms. Chihiro Inohana, a model with one year of running experience, meets Mr. Toyoyoshi Shinotsuka of Shiseido Beauty Creation Dept. to learn simple techniques of becoming a stylish runner.
Toyoyoshi Shinotsuka: In addition to hairdressing and makeup for Shiseido’s advertisements, active in a variety of occasions including women’s magazines and in collections. Also, a lecturer at the hairdressing and makeup school, SABFA.
Let’s begin with applying some styling wax on the bangs!
【Difficulty level ★☆☆】【Time required: approx. 3 min】
Look stylish with “side-swept bangs”
This side-swept bangs style is a simple arrangement for everyone, even if you are all thumbs!
① Part a section of bangs and twist it inward.
② Place the twisted part to the side, slightly covering the forehead, and slide a bobby pin upward to hold the hair in place.
“With this arrangement you can adjust the volume of your bangs. If you don’t want a bare forehead, this style is just for you, simple and easy!” says Mr. Shinotsuka.
For a better result, use a hair dryer to create a natural side-swept look before arranging the bangs.
【Difficulty level★★☆】【Time required: approx. 3 min】
Pompadour for a twirled 3D hairstyle
Next one is a pompadour that creates a twirled 3D hairstyle.
① Part a section of hair and twirl it upward.
② Push the twirled part a little frontward to create volume and slide bobby pins into the twirled part from the back to keep the hair in place. Arrange the height and volume by simply pulling the hair of the twirled section.
“The key to make a pompadour nicely and quickly is to use a dryer to blow the bangs backward before styling. Another point to a beautiful pompadour is to pull the hair up and tease it with a comb to create volume before twirling,” says Mr. Shinotsuka. Pompadour style is easy to arrange the volume, width or height. Aim at a strand of bangs the same width as the distance between your pupils. A narrower strand gives you a girly image and a wider one – a more grown-up look. You can simply create a neat and tidy style or enjoy a more stylish look by leaving some hair strands loose around your face.
【Difficulty level ★★★】【Time required: approx. 5 min】
Elegant finish with French braids
Lastly, here is a braiding style to learn.
① Braid taking in sections of bangs along the hairline until hair ends and tie the hair with a hair elastic.
② Make braids on both sides and this time tie all the hair together at the back of the head with a hair elastic.
If you want to create volume or have long hair, part a little bigger section and make loose, low-gauge braids. On the other hand, if you prefer to have a neat look or have short hair, take a smaller section and braid tight. “Braiding can add an elegant look to your face!” (Mr. Shinotsuka)
For all the three styles mentioned above, use strong-hold hairspray for a finishing touch to keep the style in place.
What does Ms. Inohana have to say after trying the three styles?
“It was great fun to try different styles and bangs arrangements that create different images! I often go for a run arranging my bangs a little bit, so I am ready to try these hairdos!” (Ms. Inohana)
With an attractive hairstyle, you are sure to enjoy running even if you are fighting against strong winds or sweat dripping off your forehead! Do try these bangs up-dos and run stylish!
Born in Tokyo in 1989. After spending 6 years in Sendai, returned to Tokyo to work as a model and launched an accessories brand “Chiro”. Certified as a “natural beauty” by Japan No-makeup Association. Started recreational running about a year ago. Plans to participate in the 10km marathon held in Guam in late October.