Liv Tyler’s New Bangs Are A Hair Transformation You Definitely Didn’t See Coming
Warning: Under no circumstance should you look at Liv Tyler's new bangs if you've been debating the chop for yourself — because the actor's latest hairstyle will absolutely inspire you to take the plunge. It's that good; stepping away from her previously classic, middle-parted 'do, the star debuted her fresh fringe on the red carpet at the premiere of her new film, Ad Astra, on Sept. 18.
And surprisingly, the actor's new bangs buck the current '70s shag haircut trend that's been, well, everywhere this year. Instead, Tyler went with thick, straight bangs that taper into a face-framing silhouette — and while they appeared slightly tousled on the red carpet, it looks like the original cut and style was much more precise. Renato Campora, the stylist behind the snip, shared a photo of the star on his Instagram before the movie premiere where you can see just how neat Tyler's bangs are.
That said, another Instagram post by Campora also notes the layers the stylist worked into Tyler's dark brown hair (and shows off just how glossy the star's tresses really are). So, if you're after Tyler's new cut and have already given into 2019's shag trend, what really matters is how you style your bangs, and whether you part them or not.
The bangs weren't the only sartorial highlight of the evening: Tyler finished her film premiere look with dark red nails, a glowy face (courtesy of makeup artist Pati Dubroff), and a sleek black dress complete with retro bell-shaped sleeves. A bit gothic, a tad nostalgic — and definitely very Tyler.
Naturally, with great bangs comes great responsibility. Before you take the big step, make sure your current haircare routine is outfitted for the necessary maintenance — because yes, even perfectly imperfect bangs take work. Below, a few must-haves for anyone new to fringe.
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Since bangs can require *a lot* of hair spray, finding one with a smell you like matters; this new spray from Redken is light on fragrance and big on hold.
Amplify your hair's shine with Kristin Ess' affordable oil — it can be used directly on your scalp, so you can trust that it won't appear greasy everywhere else.
Make sure you have a relatively small round brush on hand, too, if you're after straight-across bangs — it'll keep the shape in place while you blow dry.