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Elizabeth Olsen’s Bangs & Blonde Highlights Will Inspire You To Get A Bold Haircut


If your cold-weather hair routine typically involves covering your head with an oversized beanie, Elizabeth Olsen's bangs and highlights may convince you to rethink your approach this year. The actor just debuted the prettiest winter hair change — and you're going to want to follow suit. Prepare to call your stylist, because a little fringe and soft highlights will totally refresh your look.

The actor showed off her brand new chop at the 10th Hamilton Behind The Camera Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 4. The transformation is a welcomed change of pace for Olsen, whose look is typically defined by simple, tousled hair. Olsen opted for a fresh set of baby-blonde highlights (a subtle change from her signature sandy-blonde look), and lightweight, wispy bangs that touch the tip of her eyelids.

Olsen isn't the only celebrity to opt for bangs this season. Julianne Hough made the ultimate chop in Sept. with a super-blunt bob and layered, French girl-inspired fringe. Bangs have become a mainstay on red carpets in recent months, with the likes of Dakota Johnson and Mila Kunis leading the way.

Olsen made sure her haircut was the focal point of her red carpet look, wearing a black belted mini dress with a high neck and ultra-feminine, heeled sandals adorned with a bow. Olsen completed the look with flushed cheeks, a bright berry lipstick, and a thick swipe of eyeliner along her top lash line.

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Although Olsen's hair change isn't as drastic as a bold pixie or layered bob, adding a little bit of color and fringe can be a low-risk way to switch things up this season. Keeping a length you're familiar with will help make styling a new haircut less overwhelming, and a soft color change (like highlights) adds a fresh and subtle component. If you're not willing to part with your long hair in favor of a trendy, shoulder-length cut, adding bangs and highlights à la Olsen will give the illusion of dimension.

If you've already taken a screenshot of Olsen's new look and plan on booking an appointment with your stylist ASAP, now is the time to stock up on the formulas and tools you'll need to style your chop. Ahead, shop The Zoe Report's favorite products to create an Olsen-inspired combination of soft fringe and polished waves.

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Iconic Style Professional Blow Dryer


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Every shiny hairstyle starts with a good blow out, and this dryer will help you achieve salon-worthy texture without having to step out of the house. A tip for reducing frizz? Quickly use the cool air setting once your hair is completely dry to ensure that your new style stays in place all day.

Mighty Mini Styler



This tiny flat iron is the ideal tool for styling your bangs. The lightweight body makes it incredibly easy to straighten your fringe on even the busiest of mornings.

Styling Cream



Whether you wear your hair stick straight or with plenty of volume, this styling cream leaves your texture incredibly soft. Plus, it acts as a heat protectant to shield hair from the damaging effects of heat tools.

Ghost Hairspray



If you're searching for a natural-looking way to keep your waves in place, you've officially found your match. This lightweight hairspray maintains your style without the sticky, crunchy residue that most formulas leave behind. The formula is infused with pro-vitamin B5 to lock in moisture for a glossy finish.