Admittedly this is not an easy look to pull off, but we think Emma does a pretty (ahem) bang up job. All puns aside, we wanted to call out this particular cut because it’s a rare and refreshing moment when you see a woman—in this case, a young actress in Hollywood—continually push the envelope and evolve their style to fit whatever it is they’re trying to convey at that time. (Reminder to self: Beauty is about self-expression, not trends or perfection.)
OK, now that we’ve stepped off of our soap box, let’s go back to the baby bangs. They’re a great option for ladies with medium-length strands because of the contrast they create between the top and bottom of your hair, which visually opens up your face. The trick to getting these guys just right is to make sure they sit a couple inches below your forehead so you always have the option to curl them slightly under (a la Audrey Tautou in Amélie) or sweep them to the side to soften the overall effect.