Micro bangs: 12 retro celebrity looks that will inspire your next cut

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Bluntly cut micro bangs have cycled in and out of trend for decades, yet they’re admittedly difficult to pull off. While visions of pin-up girls and Beyonce’s newly chopped fringe come to mind, poorly cut micro bangs can resemble the “pudding basin” fringe of late medieval period. Similarly, they can end up looking like Hannah Horvath’s fringe on Girls, after she misguidedly snipped her own bangs in front of the mirror and admitted, “Okay, I didn’t really want to cut that piece.”

Still, when baby bangs are cut well and worn with confidence, they look unendingly edgy and memorable. Just think of badass characters like Natalie Portman in The Professional or Winona Ryder in Beetlejuice. If you’re thinking of taking the plunge, take a look at some of the most coveted styles—new and old—for your baby bang inspiration.

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