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Kate Middleton Has Trendy Bangs Now

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Kate Middleton and her husband, Prince William, have been on a trip to Ireland this past week, and in addition to dressing like a beautiful shamrock, the duchess has taken the opportunity to debut a new haircut. While Kate usually favors very subtle hairstyle changes, it appears that she’s gone ahead and asked for a full set of very trendy curtain bangs:

Curtain bangs are the face-framing, forehead-covering style popularized by the likes of Alexa Chung and embraced, more recently, by Brooklyn moms. As Glamour notes, they also look good on basically anyone, including the duchess:

Anyway, congratulations to Kate, who has reportedly had a rather fractious relationship with bangs in the past. If you’re inspired by the duchess and feel ready to take the curtain bang leap, check out this very convincing essay on the life-changing magic of getting bangs by my colleague, Madeleine Aggeler. I’d also recommend this handy guide on cutting your bangs at home. May you avoid ending up like this:

Kate Middleton Has Trendy Bangs Now