Trendspotting: 19 Celebrity looks that will convince you to get bangs

Trendspotting: 19 Celebrity looks that will convince you to get bangs

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Text: Wei Yeen Loh

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Bangs are back with a bang this season and here's how you can make this celebrity-approved hairdo work

The hair memo this summer is in—framing your face with fringe of all lengths is now the latest trend to sport, and a throng of celebrities are walking proof that this look is here to stay. While bangs have never really officially gone out of trend over the past few years, brow-grazers have gotten a chic update in the form of wispy side-swept locks, curly bangs and even the Brigitte Bardot-inspired curtain fringe that's an effortless classic.

Pulling this hair trend off is more than just shearing off your tresses—the right kind of bangs can utterly transform your face. Love the idea of sharp, choppy bangs but don't want the maintenance that comes with? Opt for a slightly softer, tousled effect for a sultry look. Sophie Turner, Vanessa Hudgens, Jessica Chastain and Zendaya are major fans—all of whom have varying hair lengths to go with their bangs.

If your aesthetic is edgy and you're all for textured ends, try an uneven, layered chop for a windswept look. Model Suki Waterhouse has made hers a new signature while Hari Nef's boho take is one of our favourites. Those with natural waves and curls need not fret about blowing your bangs straight to rock this trend—curly bangs are en vogue now and stars such as Yara Shahidi, Carey Mulligan and Alanna Arrington are all the inspiration you need to wear your natural hair texture beautifully (just make sure to avoid a blunt finish for your bangs).

A mini-trend that we've just spotted is curtain bangs, with Hilary Duff and Bryce Dallas Howard looking every bit retro-chic with their centre-parted strands. But if you're still unsure about making the cut, just fake it to make it—take a cue from Selena Gomez's most recent red-carpet look. Ahead, our favourite celebrities who are bringing back bangs with aplomb:

Selena Gomez

Maisie Williams


Taylor Swift


Sophie Turner


Alanna Arrington

Hilary Duff


Vanessa Hudgens


Bryce Dallas Howard


Jessica Chastain







Miley Cyrus

Carey Mulligan


Suki Waterhouse


Yara Shahidi


Hari Nef


Barbara Palvin


Winnie Harlow


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