JANE'S ADDICTION

Bang On

W‘s beauty director shares the story behind her new look.


“Absolutely not.” That was the hairstylist Serge Normant’s reply when I asked him if he’d give me bangs. “They’re too much work,” he reasoned. “You’ll have to come for a trim every three weeks; you’ll have to grow your hair longer, because that’s how they’ll look best; and I’ll have to chop into your ends to give them that Françoise Hardy look.” I waited a beat, then smiled at him: “So you’ll do it?” After a few more huffs, Normant picked up his shears and gave me a cut that resembles Mademoiselle Hardy if I squint, and Garth from Wayne’s World when I put my black glasses on (tell me I’m wrong). Friends say I look 20 years younger. Going back to Normant every three weeks seems like a small price to pay for that kind of magic.

Bang On

New Classic’Do Overs” photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, styled by Felicia Garcia-Rivera, hair by Guido Palau; W Magazine May 2014.

Modern ModAll Tomorrow’s Parties” photographed by Tom Munro, styled by Giovanna Battaglia, hair by Diego Da Silva; W Magazine March 2013.

Beautiful BobTough Love” photographed by Alasdair McLellan, styled by Jane How; W Magazine March 2014.

Wavy WayRiot Girls” photographed by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer, styled by Patrick Mackie; W Magazine November 2014.

Curly BobTie One On” photographed by Willy Vanderperre, styled by Melanie Ward, hair by Shay Ashual; W Magazine September 2014.

Grown-Up Baby BangStarchitecture” photographed by Steven Meisel, styled by Marie-Amélie Sauvé, hair by Guido Palau; W Magazine March 2013.

Pin Up StyleThe Girly Show” photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, styled by Edward Enninful, hair by Jimmy Paul; W Magazine March 2012.

Long and LeanPillow Tweets” photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, styled by Edward Enninful; W Magazine March 2014.

Short and StrangeOptical Illusions” photographed by Roe Ethridge, styled by Giovanna Battaglia, hair by Duffy; W Magazine January 2013.

Bed Head BangsSummer Camp” photographed by Bruce Weber, styled by Alex White; W Magazine July 2008.

The Lydia DeetzCity Slickers” photographed by Craig McDean, styled by Marie-Amélie Sauvé, hair by Eugene Souleiman; W Magazine June 2012.

Dancing QueenRemodeling the 70s” photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, styled by Alex White, hair by Luigi Murenu; W Magazine March 2011.

The PrepsterReverse Commute” photographed by Sharif Hamza, styled by Giovanna Battaglia; W Magazine November 2011.

The OriginalRemodeling the 70s” photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, styled by Alex White, hair by Luigi Murenu; W Magazine March 2011.

Blunt CutLunch Break” photographed by Terry Richardson, styled by Alex White, hair by Jimmy Paul; W Magazine July 2010.

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