Chrishell Stause Decided to Get Curly Bangs—and It's the Ultimate Summer Hair Inspo

“Doing the same thing every time is boring.”

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Between Charlize Theron’s dramatic hair color change and Bridgerton’s Simone Ashley’s new chop, it’s clear that everyone’s getting the summer itch to switch up their hairstyle. Now Chrishell Stause is hopping on board. The Selling Sunset star turned to hairstylist Bradley Leake for a summer makeover, complete with curly bangs, ahead of the Critics Choice Reality TV Awards. 

“I always love trying new looks because doing the same thing every time is boring to me🤷🏻‍♀️,” she captioned her Instagram post. "So I hope you love it! And if you don’t that’s ok too—maybe you will like the next one🤷🏻‍♀️ …Or maybe you hate follow me in which case, thanks for the follow I guess🤷🏻‍♀️😆😅😘.” 

The realtor’s amazing fringe, which was shorter in the center and longer towards the sides, got a stamp of approval from the majority of The Oppenheim Group. Jason Oppenheim commented, “Love those stringers!” while Davina Portraz said, “Fun hair!!! You look beautiful.” Chelsea Lazkani, who attended the awards ceremony with Stause, also wrote, “LOVED popping my presenting virginity with you🍒. On another note the hair is a WIN, it looked smashing.” 

If you’re in the mood to recreate Stause's low-maintenance bun this season, you’re in luck—Leake dropped the entire “how to.” He kicked off the reality’s star’s styling session by washing her hair with Nexxus shampoo and conditioner and then sprayed Color Wow’s Style on Steroids Spray throughout her damp hair for texture, heat protection, and volume. After getting her hair dried, Leake went in with the Hidden Crown Hair One-Inch Curling Iron to achieve a beachy texture. Using a smaller wand helped her curls stay separated and defined. 

As for the updo of it all? It’s actually two ponytails stacked and wrapped up into a high bun. To finish off the look, Leake went in with two pumps of the Kérastase Ultimate Elixir Oil and a few sprays of Redken hairspray. If you’re in the mood to recreate this look, keep scrolling! 

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Samantha Holender
Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and shares the breakdown on the latest and greatest trends in the beauty space. She's studied up on every ingredient you'll find on INCI list and is constantly in search of the world's glowiest makeup products. Prior to joining the team, she worked as Us Weekly’s Beauty and Style Editor, where she stayed on the pulse of pop culture and broke down celebrity beauty routines, hair transformations, and red carpet looks. Her words have also appeared on Popsugar,,,, and Philadelphia Wedding. Samantha also serves as a board member for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She first joined the organization in 2018, when she worked as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine. Samantha has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. While at GWU, she was a founding member of the school’s HerCampus chapter and served as its President for four years. When she’s not deep in the beauty closet or swatching eyeshadows, you can find her obsessing over Real Housewives and all things Bravo. Keep up with her on Instagram @samholender.