How to Get Chic, French Girl Bangs

We've just dug in to see what our most-read story on was for 2022, and wouldn't you know it, it was "Bottleneck Bangs: How to Create the New Trending Haircut."

The story appeared way back on February 9, 2022, when Mike Karg shared his four steps to create the latest trending fringe: bottleneck bangs.

We think this is all too relevant, given the fact that Netflix just started streaming Emily in Paris, Season 3 last night and wouldn't you know it, there's a whole storyline around Emily's new bangs (hint: She cuts them herself.)

As Collins revealed on her Instagram page, hairstylist Gregory Russell (@gregoryrussellhair) gets credit for the gorgeous new look, which has gotten us all thinking we might want to give it a try ourselves.

If you're curious as to how to get the look, we're bringing back Karg's four steps for his own look from February, and the image he supplied.

First, a word about "bottleneck bangs." "The term suggests that the shape resembles the silhouette of a bottleneck. Think of the trend as a mix of straight bangs and curtain bangs. In the middle are shorter strands worn parted, ending around the brows and gently transitioning into longer, tapered sections, says Karg.  "Bottleneck bangs allow for a subtle framing of the face with little maintenance."

Here's how to create the cut:

Tryingly section (take hairline and texture under consideration) and comb the center straight down. Hold the hair in your fingers and cut just above the nose bridge using the KARG Shear K-Soft Cut 6.1”.
Take the hair from the right and adjust to gradually longer lengths, repeating on the other side.
Using the new K-23 EuroSlide 6.0, eliminate weight by horizontally holding the hair in your fingers about 1-inch in (this is way you leave them a dab longer).
Do the same on the left and right sides, thinning the bangs to make them melt across the face.


Mike Karg is recognized as one of the most well-known dry-cutting pioneers today, and is a passionate hairstylist, scissor designer and manufacturer, hair products inventor, and educator. 

The New-York born Swiss hairstylist has cut the hair for Hollywood legends, musicians and many other celebs. He’s the main cutter for top haircolorist Michale Canale, where he sees clients in Washington, D.C., Beverly Hills and the Pacific Palisades. Karg loves to work on clients and currently works in nine salons across the U.S. and Switzerland, as well doing shows and exhibits with his companies across the globe. 

In 1999 he founded KARG Inc. New York and KARG Hairstyling and Products Switzerland. He now counts 30-plus shears in his portfolio.