Few things are more satisfying than bangs that give off major French-Girl vibes – and then finding they’re still in that exact position hours later. The ‘glue bangs’ hack, which has racked up 69.1 million views on TikTok promises exactly those results every single time – even on a breezy day or after dancing on tables until 2am.
They say that fringes are like a frame for the face and it’s hard not to lust after them when celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Jenna Ortega wear them so well.
As we fast-forward to summer they definitely scratch that itch for a cool cut, but easy to style they are not. Bangs take time and effort to coax them into place each morning and few faithfully hold their shape all day. So that frame can look a little, well, dishevelled after encountering a gust of wind. So is the glue bangs hack the answer?
TikTokers say yes. The idea is that you use a tiny application of eyelash glue to secure the tips of your bangs to your forehead. In her glue bangs tutorial, one creator @ravioli_nicoli can be seen curling her grown-out bangs with an individual roller before applying a skinny line of clear eyelash glue over her eyebrows and laying the brow-skimming hairs over the top.
In another video, Emily Elizabeth, aka @eggdressesup, reveals how she applies a few dots of eyelash glue to the centre of her forehead and along her brow bone and then sticks her front bang hairs to those exact spots, leaving the side pieces free.
She then uses a hairdryer to test the method and declares, “Honestly, I’m impressed” and that “I don’t feel anything out of the ordinary other than just my regular hair sitting on my face.” Emily did, however, caveat her comments by saying, “I think this definitely works better for people who have thinner bangs or less hair in their bangs than I do.”