Forget spring—we’ve got fringe fever.
The to-chop-or-not-to-chop temptation is more real than ever before considering that bangs, in every shape, size, and texture, are skimming the lashes of every It girl in site. Here, find an assortment of face-framing bang statements that will ooze cool through summer.
1 BIRKIN BANGS
To this day, Jane Birkin’s fringe is iconic. So it’s no wonder that the gap-tooth beauty inspired January Jones’ newly-minted, ’70s-inspired bangs. You can opt for a straight along cut or add a shagged arch, the key is making sure they’re soft and left to separate on their own. Francophiles, this one’s for you.
2 CURLY BANGS
Women are letting their natural curls run wild like never before and it’s marked a new era of textured fringe. What was once thought to be a bad ’80s trend is a gorgeous way to show off the nuances of your curls. We’re partial to wispy, curly-Q fringe that’s not too heavy, a little messy, and tends to fall where it may.
3 BARDOT BANGS
Yet another notoriously-pinned icon with sought-after fringe, Brigitte Bardot’s bangs were parted to the middle ,then layered around the eyes and cheekbones pointing away from the face—giving her visage a more ovular, heart-shaped appearance. This is a great option if you don’t want to commit to shorter, cut-across fringe that’s hard to sweep out of the eyes.
4 SIDESWEPT BANGS
Sideswept bangs are an art, especially when teamed with a cropped cut. And Katy Perry proves the right combination of the two can be decidedly badass. When considering swooped fringe for yourself, always factor in your natural texture and the fact that it’ll be high-maintenance by nature. You’ll have to commit to pushing them out of your face—and making it look sexy— a lot.
5 MICRO BANGS
Somehow, micro bangs are both retro (Bettie Page is the OG of the look) and super modern i.e.they look right at home on Bella Hadid hosting a Dior party. Either way, the super-blunt look is worth the constant touch-ups. A rule of thumb for baby bangs re: length? The shorter, the edgier.