Best celebrity bangs: 10 fringe-focused hairstyles to inspire your next cut

best celebrity bangs
best celebrity bangs

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Cutting your bangs may be a drastic beauty move (and hard to maintain at times), but there’s no question it’s an instant way to change your look. Bangs work with any hair length (long, shoulder-length, pixie—you name it!) and can transform your style from sweet to edgy in a snap. But, as with any beauty trend, sometimes you need a little A-list encouragement to make the cut. From blunt to side-swept to wispy layered fringe, we tracked down the 10 of the best celebrity bangs from recent red carpets. These pictures are the ones you’ll be taking to your next hair appointment, we’re sure.

While young stars like Bella Thorne and Hailee Steinfeld show that a full fringe is the perfect way to offset long hair, we love the way IRL BFFs Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss pair their bangs with a bob. The top model jumps between carefree tousled bangs and a sleek fringe, whereas Swifty loves to dial up the vintage glamour.

But if you’re not ready to make the cut, why not try a faux bang look? Rooney Mara may have said goodbye to her Girl with the Dragon Tattoo short blunt bangs, but that doesn’t stop her from adding some faux fringe on the red carpet.

And when it comes to the best celebrity bangs, how can we not include Zooey Deschanel? This doe-eyed star is basically the queen of bangs—no one does a fringe better. In fact, the New Girl star is so known for her heavy fringe that without it, she’s unrecognizable.