how to style side-swoopy bangs

I have a lion’s mane.  I used to be (still am?) called Simba and I always need to request extra time at the salon.  As a result, not many people know how to style said lion’s mane, especially my bangs.  I usually leave with some serious 1980’s wings sprouting off my head. 

So for all you fellow thick, frizzy, unruly haired gals here is a quick how-to for taming your bangs and making it to work in a reasonable amount of time.  Lion taming tools you may need: A hair dryer, round brush, 2″ curling iron, styling cream, and hair wax.

{Step One: Put styling cream on wet hair and always style bangs when hair is still damp.  I like Oribe Shine Supershine Moisturizing Cream.}  

{Step Two: The key to side-swoopy bangs with thick hair is to curl hair under with a round brush rather than over which leads to beauty pageant bangs. No bueno!}

{Step Three: Pull the brush through slowly while drying with blow dryer pointed downwards.}

{Step Four: Use a thick curling iron (again, curling under) to flip ends up just a little by curling the iron through to the end.}

{Step Five: Smooth out flyaways and keep hair in place with hair wax.  I like Bumble and Bumble Sumotech.}

{All done!}

Any other tips for styling a lion’s mane?  I can use all the help I can get.


  1. I found your blog on the Blog Hop. Great job 😀

  2. I don’t usually put much effort to my fringe but you made yours looks so pretty!

    Found you through Blog Hop. Hope you visit my blog and maybe follow back too.

    • alexandriamarie1 says:

      I have to admit I was a little skeptical of blow drying and curling my shabangs under. However, I know you would never lead me astray so I followed your instructions this morning and viola! Great how-to girl!

      p.s. I love your nail polish color!!
      p.p.s. cute necklace 🙂

  3. Now if you could just show me how to deal with cow licks…
    Super cute on you. LOVE it!!


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