Have you ever seen those iconic hairstyles that stay top of your mind, no matter how much time you’ve spent? Like Beyoncé’s Lemonade braids or Zoë Kravitz’s pixie cut, Ciara’s long bangs—expertly highlighted and perfectly split at the 2016 American Music Awards—continue to serve as a haircut inspiration, four years later. If you skipped the style then, look no further than the star’s Instagram account, as she only swapped her middle-parted blue hair for a very close look.
Following a flood of pastel-blue hair pics, Ciara released her latest look on Nov. 30, adding that the brushed fringe and soft waves had a retro feel. “60’s Retro Christmas tonight with my babies on @abcnetwork tonight!” she wrote, referring to The Disney Holiday Singalong. Thick, doll-like lashes and a shiny, nude lip completed the nostalgic hair, as did the star’s black-and-pink varsity jacket and gold-plated necklaces.
Back to the bangs, though unlike her 2016 look, Ciara has gone for a more uniform fringe that goes around, trailing just over her lashes and slightly curled in a curtain shape towards the rest of her hair. The honey-caramel highlights were streaked through bangs and lengths and combined with the darker pieces to create dimensional waves.
Anyone trying to make a change from a summer pastel to a richer winter hue should take notice. In her post, Ciara tagged Kiyah Wright, a celebrity hairstylist, and founder of the wig, extension, and accessories company, Muze Hair. So it may be that no one really took Ciara’s hair from blue to bronze in just one day—a vital lesson that beauty fans should always bear in mind.
However there is no stopping you from recreating her bangs, regardless of the new color. Below, the trading tools to be used for the shiny, ’60s-inspired fringe that will stick in one place all night long.