- Emily in Paris returns to Netflix for a third season on December 21st.
- Midwestern native Emily Cooper rocks bangs in new trailer.
Emily Cooper rocks subtle bangs in the upcoming Season 3 “Emily in Paris,” heralding a new era of beauty for the fictional social media star.
A trailer shows the social media guru, played by Lily Collins, frantically cutting her bangs in a mirror as Mindy Chen stands by her friend-turned-roommate.
Suffering from a series of professional missteps and embarrassing sexual encounters that not even her excessive consumption of pastries could fix, Emily gives herself bangs as a symbol of her decision to stay in Paris and take a risk.
She may not have Chief Gabriel Envy’s control or Madeline Wheeler’s decision to hire a low-paid little ferret into Lore’s office, but she does have a say in her hairstyle choices.
Not only do these outbursts represent Emily’s inner turmoil—caused largely by her desire to leave Savoir for her former boss Sylvie Gratto’s unknown marketing firm—but they also highlight the evolution of her character’s style.
Emily wears bangs in a variety of ways, including back across her forehead in a messy half-down style and pairing it with long, flowing locks behind her all season long.
The look also reflects the trend of fringe French women infiltrating the American beauty scene.
Vogue named Modern French Fringe the ultimate summer beauty trend for August 2020, and like Emily Cooper, it looks like the style is here to stay.
Selena Gomez posted a photo of herself wearing fluffy bangs in March, Anne Hathaway wore a winged version to promote her movie “Shut Up,” and Dua Lipa wore them to the Albi Awards.
Famous French actress Bridget Bardot owned this look in the 1960s, and it has inspired imitators all over the world. Fuller and more romantic than Emily’s latest take on the trend, Bardot’s signature bangs helped solidify the status of the updo. A timeless style icon.
However, the current look of French girls is not as easy as it seems.
When it works, it works. But it’s easy to be allergic to the carefree look. The trailer suggests that Emily has a better handle on style as the season progresses.
Throughout season one, Emily sticks to structured hairstyles, like the voluminous ponytail she wore with her Pierre Cadolet dress at the American Friends of The Lourve auction and the Chopard party. She also wore lots of fun hats and elegant ponytails. His technique was powerful, but not entirely difficult.
It seems that change is coming to the City of Light.
Emily in Paris returns to Netflix December 21st. Watch the trailer below.