How to Hide Your Bangs Before They Grow Out

by Madaline Donnelly

Getty ImagesGetty Images Last week, Kim Kardashian went on Jay Leno to promote her new movie, Temptation, and talk all things Baby West. Noticeably absent? Her new bangs, which the star declared via Instagram to be "over." Blunt bangs, like the ones she debuted just weeks ago, can be hard to keep up-and are definitely not for the fickle, since they can take six months or more to grow out fully. If you, like Kim, are feeling buyer's remorse about hopping aboard one of the hottest trends of the season, here's how to hide them:

Product

Kim's soft waves don't look like they've been doused in product, but she most likely got some help keeping her fringe off her face. To keep your bangs at bay, try using a dollop of Nexxus Exxtra Gel, parting hair to the side like Kim or slicking bangs straight back into a sleek ponytail. Finish with hair spray.

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Braids
Spring and summer are the perfect time of year to bust out flirty braids. Weave bangs into a side-swept mini braid that can be tucked behind your ear.

Accessorize
Pick up some new clips, headbands, and bobby pins and test out styles that disguise your bangs. Tease hair at the roots to add volume, pinning bangs and securing them under a headband. Or part hair down the middle, twisting your bangs before pinning them on either side.

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