Looking back over our catalog of past beauty tutorials, we can’t deny that we’ve neglected to feature naturally curly hair over the years. As a curly-haired girl myself, I can tell you that it doesn’t always photograph well. I’ve always felt a bit limited in terms of possible hairstyles. Bangs are tricky for me because I tend to straighten them into a heat-damaged mess. I was checking in to get a massage at my very favorite spa in town, Viva Day Spa, when I spotted nail technician Julia Simpson and her amazing head of curls. Not only did she have bangs, but she was wearing them curly and they looked INCREDIBLE. Lucky for us, she agreed to stop the office and show us how she styles them. Read on to see why if there’s anything more rock-n-roll than wearing your hair natural, it’s doing it with bangs.
photographed by jessica attie