You want clip-on bangs. You might not know such a thing exists — but trust me, after you watch North Carolina reporter Kristen Hampton’s hilarious video, you will understand the magic of clip-on bangs and you will want them badly.
But let’s back up a couple of weeks.
Kristen Hampton is the “Good News Reporter” at WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to her Facebook page, her job is to “find the best things happening in the world and spread them around.” She also refers to herself as a “certified rainbow chaser and championship hugger.” She sounds fun, right? Oh, but it gets better.
Hampton is also making a name for herself with her outrageously funny product testing videos. Several days ago, she recorded a Facebook Live video from the front seat of her car as she tested anti-wrinkle face cups. In a nutshell, they’re little suction thingies you attach to your face to suck out your wrinkles.
Now, if you’re rolling your eyes at the notion of sucking wrinkles out of your face, stop. You know you were wondering if it really works. Maybe you Googled “anti-wrinkle face cups.” Or maybe I did.
“It looked kind of crazy,” Hampton tells Babble. “And to be honest, because they were pink, I wanted to stick one right in the middle of my forehead and be a unicorn for just one magical minute. But when I pulled them off, I noticed some pretty deep bruises. The next day they were AWFUL.”
She just wanted to be a unicorn, you guys.
In the cupping video, Hampton described her face as looking like she’d been “punched by circles.” She tried covering it up with makeup, but then got the idea to scoot on down to Sally Beauty Supply and get herself some clip-on bangs to hide the bruises — and posted this follow-up video of the “reveal.”
I’m still not sure if I’m amused or horrified that clip-on bangs actually exist. Regardless, my knowledge of clip-on hair is obviously lacking — because as Hampton says in the video, when she got to the beauty supply, there was only one pair left.
Here’s where it gets good, though.
Hampton is a brunette. Her “fancy clip-on bangs” are not brunette but rather a golden color that is called “Buttered Toast.” After struggling with how to clip the bangs into her real hair (a fan who was commenting on the Facebook Live video saved the day) she got them on. The result was equal part hilarious and equal part “makes me want Buttered Toast clip-on bangs.”
Hampton declared her fancy clip-on bangs a hit. Promptly comparing herself to an “adorable Nintendo character,” she then decided to take her rockin’ new bangs for a ride around town. When she decided she was hungry, Hampton rolled up to the Wendy’s drive-thru and asked if there were any specials for women with bangs. Sadly, the answer was no, but that didn’t stop Hampton from asking not one, but three employees what they thought of her bangs.
Have you ever seen that look on someone’s face when they’re telling someone their baby is cute but don’t really mean it? It was like that. I thought something about the look worked for her, though. Honestly, I predict the beauty supply stores are going to be seeing a jump in sales of clip-on bangs.
When asked what it’s been like to see her recent videos go viral, Hampton is quick to mention others.
“I get lots of the most beautiful messages from people going through really hard times,” she says. “My videos cheer them up a little and that’s really awesome.”
Clearly, being internet famous for “top face hickeys” (Hampton’s term for the marks the anti-wrinkle face cups left on her forehead) and clip-on bangs hasn’t gone to Hampton’s head whatsoever.
“I just want to one day have enough money to buy a really nice 4-wheeler and have hotdogs whenever I want,” she says. “And maybe meet Dolly Parton.”
The bangs video has been viewed over 2.5 million times and it will possibly be the best 18 minutes of your day. Kristen Hampton just has that endearing kind of way about her … she could probably read nutrition facts off a can of green beans and be funny.
Kind of makes you want to snag some clip-ons and hit the town, doesn’t it? Don’t forget to ask about discounts for girls with bangs. I can see that becoming a thing.
h/t: WBTV Good NewsMore On