It's a proverb as old as time: when boredom hits and emotions run high, DIY fringes will ensue.
The decision to get a fringe is not one to be taken lightly. We’ve all had that post-breakup or new job urge to revamp our look, and it often feels like getting bangs is the actual best idea on Earth.
And, while the guys of the world get friendly with their hair clippers and we all lean into dyeing our hair every color of the rainbow (Dua Lipa has pink hair, Hilary Duff has blue hair, ergo, we want purple hair), it seems appropriate that the next step would be the return of the DIY fringe.
Our first noble celebrity volunteer for the DIY hair movement? Bella Hadid, who’s currently locked down in what looks like an idyllic daily routine of horse riding and cookie-baking.
...But those activities only satisfied her boredom until this weekend, when she grabbed a pair of scissors and cut herself a brand new fringe. She posted her new look on IG Stories.
The look she went for, rather than a full-fringe, is just a sprinkling of bangs (possibly a wise move, given how difficult it is to cut your own full-fringe). Possibly aiming for a Bardot style, she can be seen sweeping it to the side. She obviously looks incredible with her new look!
It’s pretty much identical to the starter-fringe everyone wanted on the route to full-fringe bliss, not to mention the “I’m bored of this fringe already” side-sweep.
Afterward, she took to Instagram Stories to poll her followers on whether they'd let her cut their fringe, and with around 80 percent agreeing (at the time of writing) that she'd make a great hairdresser, she seemed emboldened to cut in a fringe for her lockdown buddy Leah McCarthy, too.
We're all for the creativity, and Bella's throwback vibe is giving us frenvy (that's fringe envy) right now.
But my advice? If the urge to chop in a fringe presents itself, delay proceedings with a hair mask, sleep on it, and if you still fancy it in the morning, take things one step at a time, use proper tools, and take some advice from the pros.
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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.