While we don't normally advocate a drastic DIY haircut, watching Heidi Klum cutting her own bangs is actually worth the journey. And it is a journey, although thankfully one with a happy ending.
Klum herself is keen to stress "This is clearly not a how-to video. Don't try this at home," but the end result is actually pretty professionally chopped (although maybe not quite as polished as Anne Hathaway's French Girl bangs).
On Thursday, the supermodel and television personality, 47, posted a video of herself cutting her own hair after her musician husband, Tom Kaulitz, 31, waded in on which hairstyle he likes best on her. Unsurprisingly the fringe hairstyle won outright.
A photo posted by on
More from woman&home.com:
- The best hair straighteners to smooth, style, and care for your hair
- The best hair dryer for a professional blowout at home
- Best foundation: our favorite formulas for all skin types
Klum reportedly began dating Kaulitz in 2018 and later got engaged that December after a year of dating. The couple got married in February 2019.
"I just asked my husband what his favorite hairstyle was and he said long hair with bangs...after I just grew mine out," said Klum in the video. "Let's give it a try!"
Klum — who filmed the spontaneous moment first in a white robe before stripping down to a black lace bra in her bathroom — also offers an apology to her hairstylists before getting started. "Sorry Wendy [Iles]! Sorry Lorenzo [Martin]! The husband should get what the husband wants."
Not that anything in this video runs smoothly. First there's a drama about finding the right scissors for the job at hand. "Why can't there just be regular scissors in here?” Klum says, followed by a fair bit of cussing. All of which turns in a wild nail biting ride when she pulls out a massive pair of kitchen scissors.
After first posting the crying emoji, Martin later gave his stamp of approval and sent the fire emoji.
A photo posted by on
A word of warning though: if your bangs have reached that awkward nose tickling length it's worth buying a proper pair of hair-cutting scissors and using a tail comb for accuracy. Then, says ghd ambassador Zoe Irwin, ‘add a styling product like mousse to wet hair and blow-dry your fringe flat with a brush." This ensures you don't cut your bangs shorter than intended as your hair stretches when it’s wet.
How to fake tan like a pro without a streak in sight
Everything you need to know about how to fake tan—from prep to maintenance.
By Jess Beech •
10 of the best body exfoliators—from scrubs to mitts and acid peels
These body exfoliators will de-flake, smooth and buff your skin to perfection
By Fiona McKim •
Best braided hairstyles for women—20+ ideas from box braids to French plaits
Looking for braided hairstyles inspiration? Browse our edit for everything from box braids to fishtail plaits
By Emma North •
How to recreate Jenna Coleman's makeup in The Serpent
There's little about Jenna Coleman's makeup in The Serpent beauty we wouldn't want to recreate, from the kohl liner to the '70s fringe
By Fiona Embleton •
Glossy lips are back! This is how to get grown-up gloss right
No more fear of windy days: This season's glossy lips trend features softer, non-goopy textures perfect for a chic everyday look
By Emma North •
Transitioning to grey hair: how to make it as seamless as possible
Are you ready to ditch the dye and begin transitioning to grey hair for good?
By Sarah Cooper-White •
This Jo Malone dupe from Superdrug's Bloom range will save you £49
Superdrug’s Bloom range takes inspiration from Jo Malone’s classic scents—but at much lower prices
By Amy Hunt •
This Chanel No 5 dupe perfume comes with rave reviews and will save you up to £90
Save money and smell good with this Chanel No 5 dupe
By Aleesha Badkar •