Bangs are having a serious moment in Hollywood. It seems like celebrities across the board cannot get enough of their fringe benefits, whether they're swept off to the side, feathered across the forehead, or just-rolled-out-of-bed mussy. If you're considering taking the big chop and just need a little push (or you just can't get enough of Alexa Chung's choppy bangs), click through to see some of the best celebrity bangs of the moment.
The lob is the hottest new hair trend for Spring, but now it seems Alice Eve and Nicole Richie are already giving the look an update. Both ladies were spotted recently with full-on fringe to accompany their long bob haircuts. Alice pulled out her brow-grazing bangs to promote Star Trek Into Darkness in Berlin, where she paired the look with a bright red lipstick. Last night at the AOL 2013 Digital Content NewFront, Nicole debuted thick blunt bangs that sweep deep down to her lashes. A long bob plus a long bang equals a stylish match for Spring.
Middle fringe can be a serious pain to grow out, but Ashley Madekwe showed us a new take on the less-than-pleasant process. The Revenge star stepped out with full, cascading fringe that curtained her eyes. The cut then curved down into a piecey face frame. Usually, growing out your bangs means brushing them to one side and then pinning them back, but what do you think of Ashley's overgrown style?
It has been a busy inauguration weekend for Michelle Obama . . . and her brand-new bangs. Michelle debuted the new cut on her birthday via the new FLOTUS Twitter account. Everyone has had something to say about the trim, even her husband. "I love Michelle Obama," the president said. "And to address the most significant event of this weekend: I love her bangs. She looks good — she always looks good." While the first lady may be the newest member of the blunt-bang club, other notable women seem to be jumping on the fringe trend, including Kate Middleton. Some are anticipating which designers Michelle will be wearing throughout Inauguration Day (or the Tour of the Bangs), but we can't wait to see how many different face-framing styles the FLOTUS will debut.
Edgy, blunt-cut bangs, like the ones Taylor Swift has made part of her signature look, are a fun way to change up your look. But if you don't have time to hit the salon every four weeks to maintain them, why not take the styling into your own hands? We headed to The Private Room in Beverly Hills, CA, to get all the details on how to trim bangs like Taylor's at home.
We've all been there: You needed a bang trim, but you just couldn't make it to the salon for a touch-up. We hit the Private Room in Beverly Hills to see exactly how to trim side-swept fringe à la Cameron Diaz at home, so you never have to suffer this beauty dilemma again. The full tutorial in today's Beauty How-To.
As she makes the rounds to promote her latest film, Django Unchained, Kerry Washington has shown off a number of gorgeous beauty looks. Recently the actress wore her typically side-swept bangs in a more edgy, blunt style with a bold red lip. Today, Kerry stepped on the Parisian red carpet with an oversize bun sans fringe. The two styles represent her styling versatility: casually coiffed for day and elegantly upswept for night. Which side of Kerry do you like best?
Celebrities celebrated the new year in cropped tops . . . er, bangs, we mean. The blunt bang trend is one that never really goes out of style, and these ladies proved that the look can be dressed up or down. Brandy Norwood wore short, piecey bangs for her NYE performance, which allowed her to show off glamorous eye makeup. On the other hand, Taylor Swift set off her longer fringe with a smoky under-eye and full lashes. Kerry Washington also wore blunt bangs, which she paired with straight hair that was both casual and cool. Adding bangs is the easiest way to change up your look for any occasion, but who wore the blunt look best?
From her chic wardrobe to her gorgeous, flowing hair, Kate Middleton is a classic beauty. And since she recently debuted bangs, we've been even more envious of the Duchess of Cambridge. That's why we headed to The Private Room in Beverly Hills — a salon that specializes in different types of hair fringe — to learn how to get bangs that mimic Kate's. See how in today's hair tutorial.
Perhaps there are two types of people in this world: those who love bangs, and those who don't. But then there are those who look just as fierce with fringe as without. The following 10 stars have all worn their hair both ways. Bangs or no bangs? You make the call.