17 Celebrity Hairstyles That Show the Transformative Power of Bangs

by Katie Stanovick
Mar 20, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET
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There’s something about the power of bangs that makes us both afraid to cut our hair and want to chop it all at the same time. Not only is it usually a drastic change, but a little fringe transforms facial features, essentially turning you into a whole new person — which might be why they’re up there on hairstyles women get after breakups.

But outside of breakup blues, bangs can be a signature look, a fun change of pace or just a hairstyle you’ve always wanted to try. We’ve rounded up images of 17 celebrities with and without bangs to show not only the style’s transformative power but also that there are so many variations to choose from. Get ready for some major hair-spiration ahead.

Originally posted on StyleCaster.

1 /34: Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks Long Blonde Hair
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1/34 :Tyra Banks

In September 2017, Banks stepped out with a fierce middle part and long tresses.

2 /34: Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks Pixie Cut
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2/34 :Tyra Banks

But in July 2015, she nailed this pixie cut with blunt, straight bangs.

3 /34: Taylor Hill

Taylor Hill Long Straight Hair
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3/34 :Taylor Hill

Hill wore her classic long hair straight in February 2018.

4 /34: Taylor Hill

Taylor Hill Bangs
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4/34 :Taylor Hill

Just one month later, she debuted these sideswept beauties.

5 /34: Sofía Vergara

Sofía Vergara Long Hair
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5/34 :Sofía Vergara

In February 2018, Vergara tucked her long hair behind her ears, letting her radiating skin be the center of attention.

6 /34: Sofía Vergara

Sofía Vergara Bangs
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6/34 :Sofía Vergara

However, the star looked just as good with simple curtain bangs in September 2017.

7 /34: Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama Bob
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7/34 :Michelle Obama

Former first lady Michelle Obama curled her hair in May 2017 and stayed classic with a middle part.

8 /34: Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama Side Bangs
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8/34 :Michelle Obama

She nailed the same curls, different part and beautiful, elongated side bangs in June 2015.

9/34 :Duckie Thot

Thot looked beach ready in these simple waves and middle part in January 2016.

10 /34: Duckie Thot

10/34 :Duckie Thot

In June 2017, she added these bold baby bangs.

11 /34: Rihanna

Rihanna Waves Hairstyle
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11/34 :Rihanna

RiRi went big and bold with teased-out waves in January 2018.

12 /34: Rihanna

Rihanna Short Hair
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12/34 :Rihanna

But in May 2016, her short hair paired perfectly with loose curtain bangs.

13 /34: Shay Mitchell

Shay Mitchell Middle Part Hairstyle
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13/34 :Shay Mitchell

Mitchell kept her hair messy and seductive in November 2017.

14 /34: Shay Mitchell

Shay Mitchell Bangs
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14/34 :Shay Mitchell

Back in February 2012, she looked just as gorgeous with long, separated front bangs.

15 /34: Ariana Grande

15/34 :Ariana Grande

Grande has been known for her long brown hair, and she didn't stray from the norm in September 2017.

16 /34: Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande Gray Hair
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16/34 :Ariana Grande

Shocking almost everyone, Grande not only went gray but also got these wispy baby bangs in October 2017.

17 /34: Kim Kardashian West

Kim Kardashian West Long Hair
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17/34 :Kim Kardashian West

Kardashian West flaunted her signature long brown locks in June 2017.

18 /34: Kim Kardashian West

Kim Kardashian West Lob
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18/34 :Kim Kardashian West

She opted for a change-up in February 2015 with this lob and deep side-part bangs.

19 /34: Kelly Marie Tran

Kelly Marie Tran Side Part
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19/34 :Kelly Marie Tran

Tran rocked this sleek side part look in March 2018.

20 /34: Kelly Marie Tran

Kelly Marie Tran Bangs
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20/34 :Kelly Marie Tran

In October 2017, she sported the same part with these cute, choppy side bangs too.

21 /34: Hannah Simone

Hannah Simone Long Hair
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21/34 :Hannah Simone

Simone, who is known for her bangs, tied them up in July 2014, completely changing her look.

22 /34: Hannah Simone

Hannah Simone Bangs
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22/34 :Hannah Simone

Here's the star in March 2017 with her classic full blunt bangs and cascading hair.

23 /34: Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes Medium-Length Hair
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23/34 :Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes had some long, face-framing pieces in September 2013, but not quite bang territory.

24 /34: Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes Long Side Bangs
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24/34 :Eva Mendes

In September 2016, though, she had long side bangs that covered a majority of her right eye.

25 /34: Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski Middle Part Hairstyle
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25/34 :Emily Ratajkowski

Ratajkowski stepped out with her classic middle part in November 2017.

26 /34: Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski Bangs
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26/34 :Emily Ratajkowski

But earlier that year in May 2017, she stunned with a playful mix of sideswept and straight-across bangs.


27 /34: Ciara

Ciara Middle Part Hairstyle
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27/34 :Ciara

Sleek and shiny in September 2017, Ciara defined her look with a middle part.

28 /34: Ciara

Ciara Buns and Bangs
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28/34 :Ciara

With some fun buns, her long, curled face-framers in February 2018 make this look to die for.

29 /34: Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen Retro Side Part
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29/34 :Chrissy Teigen

Teigen went retro with her side part in January 2018.

30 /34: Chrissy Teigen

30/34 :Chrissy Teigen

But just a little while earlier in June 2017, she nailed thin and soft side bangs.

31 /34: Chloë Grace Moretz

Chloë Grace Moretz Retro Hairstyle
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31/34 :Chloë Grace Moretz

Taking a note from Teigen, Moretz also went retro in August 2017.

32 /34: Chloë Grace Moretz

Chloë Grace Moretz Bangs
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32/34 :Chloë Grace Moretz

But we'll never get over the chunky curtain bangs she rocked in December 2016.

33 /34: Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid Middle Part Hairstyle
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33/34 :Bella Hadid

Hadid highlighted the elongation in her face by tucking her hair behind her ears in March 2018.

34 /34: Bella Hadid

34/34 :Bella Hadid

However, in January 2018, Hadid perfectly executed baby bangs, making her face look more square (but just as beautiful).