If you don’t have bangs, chances are you contemplate cutting fringe at least once a month. The grass is always greener, right? If, however, you’ve finally decided to take the plunge, don’t glance at a pair of scissors until you’ve found your bang inspiration. To give you said inspo, we combed through some of our favorite celebrity hairstyles where bangs take center stage (in the best way).
Check out our favorite fringe-accompanied hairstyles below!
Kelly Rowlnad makes bangs look effortlessly cool by rocking barely there bends with a blunt fringe.
Got thin hair? Bangs are a great way to add the illusion of more volume and structure to your mane, à la Rashida Jones.
Alexa Chung knows how to make bangs work, no matter the style. Here, she mirrors Damas's chop, but with a bit beachier of a wave and a part in her fringe. To get these textured waves, try scrunching Ouai's Curly Jelly ($26) into wet hair, or wrap hair loosely around a large curling iron, being sure to leave the ends out, and spritz a texture spray throughout before tousling.
Michelle Williams's Mia Farrow–inspired chop looks both precious and edgy with baby bangs.
Curly-haired girls can wear bangs, too. Rather than getting a blunt cut straight across, have your stylist cut vertically so that your fringe is feathered. This will help them lie much nicer and work with your curls rather than against them.
Halle Berry's asymmetric bangs pair perfectly with her long hair and give off a bit more of a relaxed feel than a straight-across chop would.
If you have thick hair, bangs aren't your enemy—we promise. But if you're not loving the look of blunt bangs, try growing them a bit longer and sweeping them to the side like Jennifer Hudson.
Kerry Washington's sleek bob with blunt bangs seems to be everywhere these days, and we completely understand why. It looks great on and off the red carpet, with minimal fuss required. Smooth your own strands with Ghd's Classic One-Inch Flat Iron ($150).
We also love the way fringe looks when the rest of the hair is styled. This low side braid showcases Lea Michele's bangs, which we think adds a certain element of glam to the 'do.
Another great style that works beautifully with bangs is this half-up '60s-era style, as seen here on Zooey Deschanel.
Next up: Peek at our guide to cutting our own bangs (and not regretting it later).