My new favorite pastime is finding weird haircuts on Instagram and reading the comments. The true entertainment lies in people’s reactions — not the actual hair transformation. Over the past couple weeks, I’ve found ones of the rainbow and punk rock varieties. My latest discovery is a bang trim of unexpected proportions.
California–based hairstylist Philip Wolff posted a video on his Instagram yesterday of himself cutting a client’s minty green bangs yesterday, and it’s since gone viral. More than 145,600 people have watched cut that fringe a lot shorter than you would probably expect him to. He calls the final style “high round fringe.” To me, they could be considered fetus bangs, which are my new universal term for incredibly short baby bangs.
Even though I’m not rushing to my stylist to get high round fringe, I admire Wolff’s precision and style skills as much as the next person in the comments section of this post. Getting bangs that blunt and even takes some serious talent. I can see why a lot of the comments are witty critiques, though. In the words of Frank Ocean, “I see both sides like Chanel.” They’re used to seeing conventionally pretty wavy lobs on their feeds. This look is way more out there. You can watch the video below.
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Many people asked if Wolff’s hair transformation was a joke. Others simply wrote, “how ugly.” My favorite of the negative comments is from @jmahki09, “What was the point of that?” as if haircuts need to have a particular purpose. There were also some people saying that a two-year-old could cut bangs better, so I must congratulate their wee ones for having extremely developed fine motor skills at that age. That precision is on a very adult level.
No matter which side you decide to take, one thing is for sure: watching this bang trim is satisfying to watch. I keep watching it over and over and over again.
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