- Britney Spears took to Instagram to post a reflection of her dedication to wearing bangs throughout her life.
- The pop star revealed that her dependence on forehead fringe stemmed from insecurities with her looks when she was younger.
Britney Spears once said in her hit 2008 song, "There's only two types of people in the world." What she failed to mention then, but is making up for now, is that she meant there are people who can rock a fresh fringe of bangs, and those who can't.
The undisputed Princess of Pop, who's provided us with a ton of Instagram content while we all grapple with quarantined life—posted an ode to her bangs on Instagram yesterday. Alongside a photo of Spears coyly gazing at the camera and donning an on-trend Victorian-esque printed puff-sleeve blouse, the superstar detailed her lifelong relationship with not just bangs but her overall self-image.
"I know I need bangs 😜😜 !!!!!" began Spears ecstatically in her mini personal essay. (A bona fide superstar with the confidence to acknowledge that even multiplatinum selling artists do in fact need hair tracing the front of their face? Self-awareness. We love that for her.)
"Who would have thought bangs could make you look waaaaay younger ?!?!" continued Spears, who indeed seems to age in reverse based on her popular yoga tutorial videos and the ability to retain a solid six-pack of abs since the age of 16.
"I stopped having bangs in the 3rd grade and I remember like it was yesterday .... it was such a big deal to expose my forehead …. only pretty people in the south could do that and I never felt pretty enough to pull it off. All the beauty pageant girls did it but I never felt beauty pageants were my thing … I had bad teeth and felt like an ugly duckling." (Spears referring to herself as an ugly duckling is blasphemy in the highest form, but we'll allow this self-expression.)
Spears also revealed that after meeting with a modeling agency in Louisiana, she attempted to try wearing her hair styled without bangs. The singer deemed the style as "sooooo bad" but feeling gorgeous and proud nonetheless after experimenting with the style anyway.
"I think I knew it didn't look good but I did it because I thought it made me cool .... and I've pretty much had it like that ever since !!!!" continued Spears, in essence retelling a time-old tale for her followers—that once you're a bang girl, you're always a bang girl.
Spears's dedication to her forehead fringe is evident in the dozens of music videos and performances she's granted us throughout the years. Over the weekend, the singer marked the 20th anniversary of her hit album Oops!...I Did It Again and posted throwback footage of her 19-year-old self promoting the iconic work. Much like her sultry red latex jumpsuit, black platform boots, and the nostalgic "Oops!" choreography, Spears's bangs are an integral component of the pop star's legacy.
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