40 Celebrity Bangs for Inspiration - Fringe Benefits

When it comes to fringes there's almost always a fringe to suit every face shape. Be it heart, square or even the dreaded round face-fringe-combo, with our edit of the best celeb bangs, you'll find your perfect fringe style in no time. Trust.

'Pretty much everyone suits a fringe, it’s all about where the fringe ends,' says pro hairstylist Zoe Irwin. 'Whether it’s a long fringe that accentuates the cheek bones or brow skimming, the most important thing is working it to fit the face shape and the jaw line.'

So how can you update the classic fringe for 2021? 'Super cropped, chopped fringes are a big thing for 2021,' says Irwin. 'Fringes work really well with super long hair and also French girl bobs. Fringes should be worn either half way through the forehead, resting on the brow, or with a 1960s vibe where the centre is shorter and the sides are two or three centimetres longer.'

In teasers for the upcoming Harry Potter 20th anniversary: Return to Hogwarts Watson is seen sporting a micro-fringe, with the ends of her hair finishing across the middle of her forehead. And just like anything Watson does, we're feeling inspired for 2022.

Jodie Comer

Jodie Comer switched up her usual sleek centre parting for a sky high retro beehive and paired the 1960s look with a messy split fringe so good even Brigitte Bardot would be jealous. Comer donned the undone take on the classic updo as part of her cover shoot for Harper's Bazaar's Women Of The Year Awards.


Beyoncé continued her series of next level glam photo shoots with her latest Instagram carousel showing off a brand new wispy blonde split fringe. The 'Black Is King' director has been holidaying in Venice with husband Jay-Z and took a moment on a private boat to shoot some seriously epic selfies revealing her new sleek noughties-inspired look. Styled by Bey's go-to hair stylist, Neal Farinah, the singer's poker straight lengths were inspired by her 2003 'Me, Myself And I' video.

Bella Hadid

Whether she's rocking flaming red lengths like sister Gigi, a wispy nineties fringe, chunky origami updos or simply her signature long brown hair, Bella Hadid always looks totally epic. Now, the supermodel has upped the ante with an edgy blonde dip dyed micro fringe and matching dip dyed bob. Hadid looked seriously badass with the striking chunky cut, sculpted skinny brows and glossy berry lips.

Dua Lipa

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Dua Lipa gave her go-to super long brown hair a 2021 update with a new wispy fringe courtesy of friend and A-list hairstylist Chris Appleton. The Brit award winner completed her new look with contoured cut crease eye make-up and sheer red gloves. As Appleton put it in his Instagram caption, 'Bang Bang'.

Elizabeth Olsen

If there's one person that has proven they can pull off any hair shade, it's Elizabeth Olsen. The actress unveiled her new brunette bangs over a virtual launch event for Marvel's new 'The Falcon And The Winter Soldier' series in true lockdown style. Olsen's look channelled major 70s vibes with a feathered cheekbone-length fringe, tousled shag haircut and warm-toned eyeshadow.

Gigi Hadid

Despite becoming a mum for the first time after giving birth to her daughter with Zayn Malik earlier this year, Gigi Hadid clearly feels the same way about 2020 as we do - that it needs to end. The model decided to mark the end of a truly dubious year and the beginning of a new one with a brand new French girl fringe. The new mum posted her choppy new cut on Instagram with the caption: 'fresh snow fresh cut'.

Bella Hadid

Bella switched up her noughties blonde highlights and go-to tendril updo for an edgy, blunt block fringe. The supermodel took to Instagram to show off her striking new hairstyle and completed the dramatic look with intense smokey eyes and a whole lot of smoulder.

J Lo

J Lo turned to A-list hairstylist and her go-to man for a hair transformation, Chris Appleton, for a brand new boho look that's all about the 70s shaggy fringe. The singer looked seriously epic with exta long golden waves and a full messy fringe to complement her groovy blue eyeshadow.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra entered into the lockdown hair transformation spirit of things with a brand new French girl fringe and tousled waves. The actress looked happy and glowing with her new laissez-faire 'do, captioning a selfie on Instagram: 'New hair, don’t care.'

Kendall Jenner

Switching up her sleek brunette hair, Kendall Jenner rocked a shaggy new fringe for a a Chanel shoot by fashion photography duo Luigi and Iango published in Chaos SixtyNine magazine. As always, when it comes to Jenner's major hair transformations, this could just be the work of some seriously good wig trickery, but either way, we're digging the supermodel's badass new bedhead 'do.

Charlize Theron 

Whilst promoting her film Long Shot Theron stepped out in an extremely chic mini fringe that made her look evil in the best way.

Jourdan Dunn 

The supermodel gave her poker straight lengths a fashion-week ready update with a choppy full fringe.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner appealed to her Instagram followers to decide whether she should keep her new feathery fringe, posting a video with the caption, 'yes, no, maybe so?'. The model looked uncannily like her half-sister Kim and mum Kris who both recently added micro bangs to their hair repertoire.

Kim Kardashian

A little bit pin-up, a little bit micro fringe, and a whole lot seriously epic, we're feeling Kim's new bangs.

Elizabeth Olsen

The actress debuted a new eyebrow-skimming fringe at the 'Hamilton Behind The Camera Awards'. The 29-year-old gave her seriously shiny long blonde hair a choppy fringe update and just went straight on to our Pinterest boards.


Proving curly hair totally works with a fringe, Ciara's undone tousled bangs are so now.

Emma Roberts

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Following in the footsteps of fellow actress (and namesake) Emma Watson, Emma Roberts worked the Critic's Choice red carpet with a new addition to her blonde bob. Yup, you guessed it, the actress swapped her nonchalant lob for a super blunt bob adorned with a poker straight sci-fi style fringe making her the latest celeb to join the micro fringe gang.

Emma Watson

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Emma Watson unveiled a new dark brown hair colour and a super short choppy micro fringe as her hair style of choice.

Lily James

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Returning to her Lady Rose/Cinderella-esque roots, Lily James added a 70s vibe curved fringe to her new honey blonde hair and we're feeling it. V groovy Lily.

Ariana Grande


First she went silver, now she's added a micro fringe, could Ariana Grande be having a Gwent Stefani image revamp? If so, we're totally on board. And so is the man and hairstylist responsible for the singer's new look, Chris Appleton, who posted a pic of Grande's superhero-esque bangs captioned, 'How cute are these bangs! ✂️✂️✂️ '. Answer - super cute.

Vanessa Hudgens


Centre-parted blunt bangs meets a tousled bob = Vanessa Hudgens' best hairstyle yet.

FKA Twigs


Take one micro fringe, make it blonde to match your bleached eyebrows and what have you got? FKA Twigs' latest hair look. God she's cool.

Bella Hadid

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Bella Hadid officially made the fringe high fashion at last night's CFDA awards. Styled by celeb hair guru Jen Atkin, Bella's faux fringe came courtesy of Beauty Works clip in extensions.

Recreate Bella's super smooth look by keeping your hair in good condition with a weekly hair mask.

Salma Hayek


2017's queen of Cannes transformations, Salma's fringe adds a French twist to her monochrome look.

Emily Ratajkowksi


Looking eerily like Bella Hadid at last year's Cannes Film Festival, Emily Ratajkowski debuted a brand new fringe for the red carpet.

Kerry Washington


How to work a messy fringe and looked groomed as shown by Kerry Washington.

Lena Dunham

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Lena Dunham has been sporting a pixie crop of sorts for the last year or so. So it was a surprise to everyone when she debuted long ombre locks on her Instagram. She seems to have foregone the ombre part now, but has kept the fringe. It's certainly an edgier look for the star.

Alessandra Ambrosio

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Alessandra has had a fringe for a long time and we reckon it possibly looks its best in a high pony. The layered look she's sporting has a certain 'supermodel-of-the90s' look about it, which we're not complaining about.

Jessica Biel

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Jessica Biel's shaggy style is a more fun, modern-feeling reimagining of her usual sleek hairstyle.

Keep a full fringe sweat free in the heat with a spritz of dry shampoo.

31 Chloe Grace Moretz

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Chloe usually opts to have her hair swept off her face - either to the side or tucked behind her ears. This look adds dimension and fits her more grown-up chop.

Rashida Jones

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Fringes are Rashida's thing - whether side swept or blunt bangs. This isn't the shortest cut she's ever had, but it's one of the bluntest, so the fringe is a great complement to the look.

Felicity Jones

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Felicity Jones' face is almost triangular in shape, so this curtained fringe is a nice way of concealing a broader forehead, allowing the eye to focus on her slender jaw.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum


Jenna Dewan Tatum debuted some faux bangs on her Instagram and revealed she took inspiration from model Helena Christiansen for her new look.

Her hairstylist Kristin Ess achieved the look by razored the temporary bangs into a soft shag with an A-line base.

Ariana Grande


Ariana Grande debuted a new fringe addition to her iconic high pony on her Instagram account.

Selena Gomez


Selena Gomez's fringe is a gorgeous, shaggy nod to the '70s. More 'woke-up-like-this' than Farrah Fawcett's face framing curls - this is 'cool girl' hippie style.


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Rihanna is constantly changing her hair – her oval face shape means she suits most hairstyles. This fringe is the thing that stops her new lob from being mumsy.

Georgia May Jagger

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Georgia May Jagger's graded fringe is the ultimate in '70s swinging chic. Wouldn't look out of place with bell bottoms and a denim jumpsuit.

Help tame an unruly fringe (and add some well placed VS model style wings) by bending pieces of hair to frame your face using hair straighteners.

Erin O'Connor

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Erin O'Connor's sharp, angled features could have made this blunt hair cut and fringe look too harsh, but as with most things the supermodel does, she pulls it off with panache.

Hari Nef

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Hari's choppy fringe, paired with the deep brow and big hoops gives a real Mediterranean feel to her look.

Jennifer Garner

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That fringe + cute smile = perfect girl next door look. The balayage keeps it looking modern and all you need is a good quality hairdryer to blowdry that fringe seriously smooth.


Source: elle.com