“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.
New Classic “’Do Overs” photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, styled by Felicia Garcia-Rivera, hair by Guido Palau; W Magazine May 2014.
Modern Mod “All Tomorrow’s Parties” photographed by Tom Munro, styled by Giovanna Battaglia, hair by Diego Da Silva; W Magazine March 2013.
Beautiful Bob “Tough Love” photographed by Alasdair McLellan, styled by Jane How; W Magazine March 2014.
Wavy Way “Riot Girls” photographed by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer, styled by Patrick Mackie; W Magazine November 2014.
Curly Bob “Tie One On” photographed by Willy Vanderperre, styled by Melanie Ward, hair by Shay Ashual; W Magazine September 2014.
Grown-Up Baby Bang “Starchitecture” photographed by Steven Meisel, styled by Marie-Amélie Sauvé, hair by Guido Palau; W Magazine March 2013.
Pin Up Style “The Girly Show” photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, styled by Edward Enninful, hair by Jimmy Paul; W Magazine March 2012.
Long and Lean “Pillow Tweets” photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, styled by Edward Enninful; W Magazine March 2014.
Short and Strange “Optical Illusions” photographed by Roe Ethridge, styled by Giovanna Battaglia, hair by Duffy; W Magazine January 2013.
Bed Head Bangs “Summer Camp” photographed by Bruce Weber, styled by Alex White; W Magazine July 2008.
The Lydia Deetz “City Slickers” photographed by Craig McDean, styled by Marie-Amélie Sauvé, hair by Eugene Souleiman; W Magazine June 2012.
Dancing Queen “Remodeling the 70s” photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, styled by Alex White, hair by Luigi Murenu; W Magazine March 2011.
The Prepster “Reverse Commute” photographed by Sharif Hamza, styled by Giovanna Battaglia; W Magazine November 2011.
The Original “Remodeling the 70s” photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, styled by Alex White, hair by Luigi Murenu; W Magazine March 2011.
Blunt Cut “Lunch Break” photographed by Terry Richardson, styled by Alex White, hair by Jimmy Paul; W Magazine July 2010.