When it comes to beauty notes that ooze insouciance, a lengthy cut of fringe is hard to beat. Championed by icons from Jane Birkin to Francoise Hardy, the bohemian bang is equal parts effortless and high-impact, a unicorn of a combination that transcends time and trend. For proof, look to Dakota Johnson, who last night leveraged her own lash-skimming bangs for a buoyant updo that skewed just the right amount of retro.
The actress took to the red carpet at an L.A. screening of The Peanut Butter Falcon, her glossy brunette slung high on her head in a ponytail that swung down her back in soft waves. But unlike the I Dream of Jeannie-esque styling that has dominated the scene in recent years, Johnson’s pony toed the line between flower child and disco dance floor, all thanks to her bangs, which inched along her brows before extending as they moved toward the temple. Her usual cocktail of roseate lips and blush rounded out the moment, which felt like a fun departure from her oft-loose, organic lengths. There may be a lot of baggage around bangs, but with benefits like this, a strategic snip may be in your best interest.
Originally Appeared on Vogue