We’re seriously digging the retro trends that are making their way through the fashion world at the moment, and French-girl-meets rockstar-inspired fringe bangs are at the top of the list. But with summer in full force, having bangs might seem a little impractical when it comes to styling your hair. However, some of our favourite models and celebrities haven proven just how effortless fringe can be. Whether you have a heart, oval or rounded face shape, with this lineup of the best celebrity bangs, you’ll find your perfect style in no time. So the next time you ask yourself: “Should I get bangs?” use the following looks as your hair inspiration.
Hailey Baldwin’s brow-grazing bangs are a foolproof way to put the focus on your gorgeous eyes and show off your facial features, as well as give an instant dose of French-girl chic.
When Camila Cabello debuted wispy bangs last March, she got an instant dose of Brigitte-Bardot-esque sex appeal. The long fringe is easily swept back into her longer layers, but we love it best when it’s left long and grazing her eyes.
Anastasia Steele wouldn’t be complete without her signature bangs, and we were thrilled to see that actress Dakota Johnson went back to her fringe look earlier this summer. Hairstylist Mark Townsend created versatile bangs that could be worn blunt or breezily swept to the side.
Selena Gomez has been known for looking amazing with bangs, and this soft, peekaboo style is an easy and versatile option that can also be swept to the side as they grow out.
Emrata is best known for her long, layered locks, but we love the bangs she rocked at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Emily Ratajkowski debuted a faux fringe set that gave her Audrey Hepburn-worthy glamour, while the angled ends gave her feminine updo a special edge.
Another “dabbler” in bangs is Vanessa Hudgens, who sported blunt (faux) fringe with her signature chin-length bob earlier this month. Hairstylist Chad Wood added edge to her choppy waves by splitting the bangs down the middle to showcase Hudgens’s glorious eyes.
We can’t get enough of Halle Berry’s fringe and ponytail combination at a recent Tiffany & Co. event. This look demonstrates a perfect laid-back updo that’s perfect for the warmer summer days.
A fuller fringe (also faux!) with longer sides like Kendall Jenner’s cut is a flattering way to frame and lengthen your face. Not only does this style look amazing when your hair is down, it also adds a touch of playfulness to top-knots and updos.
If you’re not quite ready to fully commit to fringe bangs, follow in the footsteps of the stunning Jenna Dewan-Tatum and opt for a slightly longer side-swept style.
Alexa Chung’s trademark cool-girl hairstyle is proof that bangs don’t have to be high-maintenance, and that they can look even better with minimal styling. The longer length lends a bit of weight to the fringe that helps prevent any major kinks. Easy, breezy.