Bangs are officially back with — well, a bang. And thank goodness, because we've been feeling in the mood for a bit of a fringe. One of the best things about hairstyles complete with bangs is that they come in a multitude of different forms. It's almost impossible to not find at least one style that will flatter your gorgeous face. Whether bold and blunt, long and side-swept, choppy and tousled, or short and demure is your vibe, bangs are an amazing way to update your look without sacrificing the length of your hair. All you have to do is choose the right style of fringe. We asked celebrity hairstylists, like R+Co. co-founder Garren, to share their go-to tips for how to get 15 of the best celebrity bang hairstyles of the moment. Don't worry — every length, texture, and face shape are accounted for. Keep scrolling to check out all of them.
Choppy, Tousled Bangs
In a fun selfie on Instagram, Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams showed off a brand-new set of bangs, which are perfectly uneven and textured. Paired with a shaggy bob, Maisie Williams' new haircut has a rocker vibe to it. It's a great look for those who prefer organized chaos over sleeker, smoother styles: All you have to do is spray some dry shampoo at your roots and work it from your crown outward to make the tousled texture look intentional — and not like you literally just woke up.
Sarah Hyland turned out to the FYC event for ABC's Modern Family serving some seriously heavy bangs. The lash-skimming fringe was done by Ryan Richman, and appears to be a hairpiece. It's a strong, blunt bang for sure, and a different look for the actress. According to his Instagram post, Richman added a bit of volume using AG Hair's Tousled Texture Spray at the roots.
Side-Swept Bangs With a Bun
Emilia Clarke stepped out at the Critics' Choice Awards with a brand-new style featuring brow-grazing, side-swept bangs that show off the actress' high cheekbones beautifully. The hair makeover comes shortly after showing off a sleek, bangless bob at the Golden Globe Awards earlier in the week. The hairstylist responsible for the Mother of Dragons' fresh fringe? Jenny Cho, who took to her Instagram to spotlight Clarke's look and say how grateful she felt to work with her. "So lucky to have spent time with THE #motherofdragons who’s fierce and beyond beautiful inside and out," she wrote.
2 Broke Girls actress Kat Dennings took to her Instagram page to show off her new, long, thick set of bangs, cut by Clariss Anya Rubenstein. The look is serving major curtain bangs vibes, especially when she rocks them parted right down the middle.
Long, Piecey Bangs
No one doubts that Sofia Vergara has a ton of hair. But if her bangs were as thick as the length, they could look heavy and curtain-like. That's why this thinned-out fringe works so well. If the bangs start sticking to the forehead, mist a dry shampoo at the roots and massage through bangs with your fingertips.
Who said that curls and bangs are the oil and water of hair styles? Icons like Zendaya are throwing that rule out the window. One word of wisdom: Defined spirals look better than a frizzy mop; do be sure to load up on moisture to keep your coils crisp.
"This is a great way to add fringe without the commitment of actually cutting your hair," Garren says. For faux bangs that look natural (like Bella Hadid’s), find a hairpiece that matches your hair color and texture. Part your own hair down the middle, tease the roots, and mist them with hair spray before clipping in the piece about an inch or two back from the hairline. Finish by brushing your real hair over the piece to blend the bangs with the rest of your hair.
Thick and Blunt Bangs
Kerry Washington’s bangs just barely cover her brows, but that’s not their most notable feature. The heavy fringe suits thick hair (fine hair gets wispy) and makes oval faces seem thinner. Another reason the style isn’t too severe? The contrast between the actress’s wavy bob and stick-straight bangs.
Thick, Mid-Length Bangs
January Jones’s bangs aren’t so different from Waterhouse’s, although these don’t taper on the sides, making them jauntier (and less easy to conceal). "These bangs work on all face shapes as long as you mess them up with your fingers to give them some separation," says Garren.
Classic Side-Swept Bangs
There was a moment in the mid-aughts when side-swept bangs were a rite of passage. The only thing was, they were kind of hard to slick down and keep in place. That’s what makes Reese’s modern version so appealing: An unfussy texture paired with a non-punishing part, and the style is suddenly impossible to get wrong.
Long, Airy Bangs
If your hair is on the finer side, a wispy-ish bang like Rashida Jones’s will look purposeful, not anemic. You do want to make sure they’re controlled, though. Finish by quickly sweeping a flatiron over the hair in an arc, which helps the ends lay flat against the forehead. "It makes the bangs look more polished," Garren says.
Mini bangs make a pixie cut like Cara Delevigne’s appear "more ingénue and gamine," says Garren. They also slim a round face and make a small forehead appear longer. Ask your stylist to cut blunt bangs two inches back from your brows, he says.
Long, Shaggy Bangs
"Bangs that hit right at the corners of your eyes and highlight the cheekbones" are especially flattering to oval and round faces, says Garren. Part them down the center and use a flatiron or a round brush to flick out the ends. That way, the fringe looks loose and cool, not like it’s taking over your entire face.
Jagged and Asymmetrical
Katy Perry’s statement bangs are paired with a short crop, but the fringe will also work with longer cuts, too. They keys are a deep side part, the patience to coax them to lay straight, and plenty of lightweight pomade to keep them in place.
Long, Face-Framing Bangs
Suki Waterhouse’s bangs don’t immediately scream face-framing, but if you look closely, you’ll see they are shortest in the center of her forehead, gradually tapering into the length of her hair on the sides. "The separation in the middle adds a little imperfection to the style," Garren says. "It gives off a rocker vibe." Brushed straight down, they could look too prim and proper.
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