Mandy Moore Brought a New Set of Bangs to the 2021 Emmy Awards
I regret to inform you that Mandy Moore is once again going to make you consider getting bangs, because the This Is Us star brought a new set of full, soft, textured bangs to the 2021 Emmy Awards. Her first red carpet appearance since the beginning of the pandemic.
"Our inspiration was this beautiful Carolina Herrera red dress that was fresh off the runway," the star's hairstylist Ashley Streicher exclusively tells InStyle. "We decided to go a little Audrey Hepburn with it to keep it young and modern."
The young and modern twist includes a very convincing clip-in set of bangs (yep, it's hard to believe they're not real) and a high tousled ponytail. Streicher had Moore wash her hair the night before with Garnier Pure Clean Shampoo & Conditioner for a fresh base, and started off their Emmys glam session by prepping her hair with Garnier Fructis Style Mega Thickening Lotion and Fructis Flat Iron Perfector for heat protection.
Streicher relied on T3 styling tools to create the tousled, lived-in texture of Moore's ponytail. The stylist used the new AireBrush Duo to add a natural-looking bend, and finished the style off by touching up the star's ponytail and face-framing tendrils with the Single Pass Curl 1 1/4 inch curling iron.
"Keeping the wave and texture effortless-looking by just grabbing random pieces of hair and bending it with the barrel is my favorite way of keeping the hair looking lived in," she says.
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To ensure the look held up while photographed from all angles on the red carpet, Streicher used the Fructis Texture Tease Dry Touch Finishing Spray, Fructis Style Pure Clean Finishing Paste, and Fructis Style Flexible Control Spray.
Leaning into the Audrey Hepburn inspiration and red theme, Moore's makeup artist gave her a bold cherry red lip that perfectly matches her grown, along with soft, smudged eyeliner and fluffy lashes.
And if somehow, after seeing this series of photos of Moore's bangs hasn't convinced you to book a haircut, you can always take a cue from the star and test drive the look with clip-ins.
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