Gemma Chan channels a modern day Audrey Hepburn with baby bangs

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Gemma Chan never fails to deliver breathtaking red carpet moments. Part of the appeal is how the 40-year old English actor, L'Oréal Paris ambassador and former Bazaar cover star is unafraid to bring her personality into her hair and make-up by adding gentle touches of bold tones such as silver eyeshadow and a berry lip into an otherwise classic look.

For her 2023 Cannes Film Festival appearance for the film Monster, Chan brought a modern twist to the classic Audrey Hepburn fringe and up-do. Instead of a blunt cut, her hairstylist Stephane Lancien created a tousled, textured finish to the choppy, layered bangs. The Crazy Rich Asians star is often spotted with wavy lengths and face-framing pieces so there is a possibility that Chan's new fringe is the of the faux variety. Similar to hair extensions, clip-in fringes are a brilliant option for anyone who wants to trial the style before making a commitment, but there are clever tricks to ensure the hair piece blends seamlessly into your hair and appears natural.

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A-list hairstylist Adir Abergel is a big fan of using fringes to create transformative hairstyles. Having recently made-over Kristen Stewart's hair with a clip-in version, he told Bazaar: "You can bring out a lot of personality with a fringe, depending on what kind of fringe you do: straight across, a Betty Page 1940s bang, a choppy, undone fringe, or a French girl curtain bang – they all have a different feeling, and they can give you your own style." He further explains: "it’s about looking at your face and framing it around that."

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In the case of Chan's hair, it's all about matching the colour and texture perfectly to the her natural locks. If you're keen to sport a fringe at your next dinner party, try Easilocks which has an extensive colour range.

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