Hair trends come and go, but there’s one classic look that always makes a comeback: bangs. Whether they’re thick and blunt or side-swept and effortless, a little bit of fringe is the perfect way to shake things up in the beauty department. Of course, it’s all about finding the right style for you, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite looks from Allison Williams, Dakota Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, and more to spark inspiration. Scroll to see some of our favorite looks, plus shop the best products for bang maintenance.
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We love Dakota Johnson’s get-up-and-go wispy bangs at the EE British Academy Film Awards.
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Last week, Allison Williams appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where she showed off her Jane Birkin–inspired bangs in a half-up, half-down ’do.
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Not a fan of the blunt look? Try a side-swept version, à la Hailee Steinfeld at The Elvis Duran and the Morning Show. The cut frames her face quite nicely.
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If you have a round face, look no further than Christina Ricci for some bang inspiration. The actress perfectly pulls off the straight, blunt fringe, which was evident at all her fashion month appearances, including this moment at the Opening Ceremony show.
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Good news! You don’t have to commit to the big chop to try this look. At the SXSW screening of Don’t Think Twice, Gillian Jacobs created the illusion of side-swept bangs by simply pinning her hair behind her ear.
Blogger beauty Kristina Bazan stunned on the red carpet at L’Oréal’s Red Obsession Party earlier this month with a parted look that is perfect if you don’t want to fully commit to fringe.
Emma Watson has had her fair share of beauty looks through the years, but we love the way she parted her bangs down the middle at the Colonia Dignidad premiere last month. The result is flirty, low-key, and great for all face shapes.
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