Beauty tutorials are big on YouTube — a search for “makeup tutorial” and “hair tutorial” yields more than 5 million videos. In this weekly series, we put a mix of popular and under-the-radar tutorials to the test and show you what’s best.
I recently got bangs for the first time since elementary school and I have to admit — I’m going through a bit of an adjustment period. As exciting as it is to have a short curtain of hair from which to bashfully gaze at my loved ones, sometimes I just want to have access to my full face again.
Enter Mimi Ikonn, a Azerbaijani–Canadian fashion blogger with unbelievably shiny hair and Zooey Deschanel bangs. In addition to demonstrating how to wear them straight down (not with a straightener, as I’ve been struggling with), she demonstrates four ways to twist and braid bangs out of the way. I’ll probably need a few more bobby pins than she suggests, but she makes it looks really easy. It’s amazing what some well-placed heat and hairspray can accomplish. Your forehead will thank you.