Skip the awkward “growing-out” stage with curtain bangs
If you’re phasing out your fringe in preparation for warmer weather, smart move. First, no-one wants a furnace on their forehead come summertime, and second, you’re ahead of the style pack. “Curtain fringes are definitely on trend right now,” confirms De Lorenzo ambassador Brad Ngata. This slightly grown out, centre-parted style skims the cheeks and softly frames the face, making it versatile and flattering for practically any face shape.
Curtain bangs look good whether hair is left loose or pulled back, and can be worn straight or with Brigitte Bardotesque tousled texture. (And it’s an added bonus for hair that tends to frizz during the steamy months.) “To get that slightly imperfect but still polished look, mist a sea-salt spray on damp hair and blow-dry into the hair as you normally would,” explains Ngata. “Follow with a slight dusting of texturising powder, blow-dry again – this time in the opposite direction of hair growth – and then use the cold-button function on the hairdryer to set the fringe in place, directing the nozzle straight down and allowing the air flow to flatten the fringe.”
Try to avoid serums or anything with silicones, which will just make your fringe look greasy, and do finish your styling with a mist of hairspray to hold it all in place. If adult acne has been an ongoing battle, that’s where Kleresca, a biophotonic treatment that penetrates the deeper levels of the dermis, comes in. Using a light conversion system, the noninvasive treatment works by killing bacteria to halt new breakouts and healing current cysts, and reducing signs of scarring. The eyes are covered and a thick gel is applied, then a heat lamp is placed over the face. After nine minutes under the light, which feels similar to lying in the sun, the gel is removed. While you may experience some redness afterwards, overall, it sits low on the pain scale. The treatment is administered twice a week for six weeks (during which you can’t use any active products) and you can expect to see full results at the end of 12 sessions.