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Last week we reported on Glee star Lea Michele’s bold new bangs (inset) and today we got the exclusive scoop from her stylist— they were actually faux! “Because she was shooting Glee, we couldn’t give her bangs until now,” explained the star’s stylist, Mark Townsend.  “Lea loves to play around with different hair looks and we’ve used clip-in bangs on shoots and red carpet appearances before.” When she was finally ready to make the cut, Townsend finessed the look to Michele’s liking. “She knew exactly the fringe she wanted: Longer on the sides, but eyelash grazing and right between the brow and the eyelash in the middle,” he said. Of course, a new cut also requires an update styling routine. “I blew the bangs smooth and dry with a flat brush, but used a round brush and a dab of Dove Frizz Control Taming Cream through the length.” We love her new look. Tell us how you feel in the comments below!

Emma Oldenkamp