For the Oscars, Saiorse Ronan went for a chop—celebrity stylist and Virtue Labs creative director Adir Abergel gave the Little Women star micro bangs, and styled her hair into a chignon.
"Saoirse’s look was a simple swept-back updo, twisted into a chignon with baby bangs across the forehead and detailed with beautiful, custom-made jeweled bee accessories. The baby bangs were cut the day-of, and were inspired by early Audrey Hepburn and the micro bangs we’ve been seeing on the runway in recent seasons. The look is sophisticated, minimal, airy, and very feminine,” Abergel said.
To achieve the look, Abergel started by first cutting micro bangs that had softness and choppiness to them. He prepped the hair with Virtue Volumizing Primer all over the roots and throughout the bangs to create a foundation. Next, he dried the bang area first with the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer Professional edition, using the smoothing nozzle on medium heat with a classic styling brush, making sure the ends were a little bit curved. He then took a big round brush and blow-dried the rest of the hair giving it volume, softness and movement. To create some structure to the hair, he applied Virtue Lifting Powder at the root. Then, he pulled the hair away from the bangs into a chignon anchored right below the crown and secured it with a few bobby pins and hair pins. To finish the look, he applied custom-made bee pins.