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Fringe Benefits: How-to Get Celebrity Style Bangs

9 Comments 19 February 2008

Reese Witherspoon (source)


Halle Berry (source)


Heidi Klum (source)


Liv Tyler (source)

Confession: last week I officially broke my 15-year stance against bangs and made the cut. I haven’t had bangs since I was a little girl (and those were heavily feathered to match my thick plastic glasses), so it was a hard move for me. However, I think that my bangs are super cute and love them much more than I thought I would.

Another confession: I was inspired by celebs. It seems like every time I turned around another celeb was sporting some cute fringe, and I just didn’t want to be left in the dust. No, seriously, it seemed like a simple solution to change up my stagnant style without severly cutting, dying or otherwise ruining my hair.

I have a round face, so I chose sideswept bangs (plus, they are easy to pin back and will grow out quickly if I decided I didn’t like them). But if you want to get red carpet bangs, then you need to do a little research first.  Here’s how to get celebrity style bangs:

1) Consider your face shape: Anyone who has ever opened a magazine knows how important your face shape is when it comes to haircuts, and bangs are no exception. If you have a long face (like Liv Tyler) then you can do the heavy, blunt cut bangs. If you have a heart shaped face (like Reese Witherspoon) then lighter sideswept bangs are more your speed.

2) Try some on for size: If you are really unsure of how this look will suit you, then get thee to the mall and buy some hair pieces to try out the look first. I used my own hair and pinned it in place (I have longer hair) and took some pictures to see if I liked the effect first.

3) See a stylist: DON’T try to cut your own bangs if you want to get the best results. I cut my own, and while I think they are cute, I’ll probably have to go in and have my stylist clean them up in a few months. A stylist can also recommend hot new bangs and textures to suit your face shape. Be sure to bring pictures for inspiration!

So that’s how to get celebrity style bangs…don’t be afraid of the shears if you really want to try this look, after all, it will grow back eventually. Good luck!

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9 Comments so far

  1. steph says:


  2. Danielle says:

    I love my bangs. They work as a great way to disguise my forehead and if I’m not feelin them one day they’re long eneough that i can just pin them away!

  3. corbin says:

    i just love my banggs so muchh

  4. Rebecca says:

    I love bangs, I just haven’t found the ones that match my style yet. But im going 4 a haircut this Saturday, so I’m going to try a new idea. Shaggy bangs starting from the top and ending near the bottom. My friend has it and she looks really good.

  5. Makayla says:

    I luv bangs, but my colics are all in the wrong places so I can’t get the style i want!!!!

  6. lol i love the concept of this bloq .. im really considerinq banqs & its a certain way i want them to look b/c banqs dont look qreat on everyone sooooo im nervous

  7. Stylecoach says:

    Yeah, all of them are really beautiful. So all of them have a different characteristics from each other.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I believe that a person has to have a specific face to pull off the bangs. I love this blog and I have had bangs that were straight across when it was in…it seemed to not do me justice according to a lot of people. However, all of these celebs look beautiful!

  9. Angelique says:

    Thank you for your wonderful compliment. I have worn bangs pretty much all of my life. I think that they compliment me very well. I agree not everyone can pull off wearing bangs. My favorite bang style would be the fringe.

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