Celebrity Hair: Best Bangs for Every Face Shape
Before you snip, view these celeb styles to pick the perfect bangs for you.
By CATHERINE CORENO and GINA COLONETTE
Wispy, heavy or sideswept, there are bangs for every face. Which celeb bangs style would suit you best?
Rachel McAdams looks the part of a nouvelle vague starlet with Bardot-esque layers and blunt bangs.Getty Images
Lily Collins pulls back her hair while keeping her face-framing bands the focus of the look. She softens her blunt fringe with an off-center part.Getty Images
Mena Suvari balances her honey-blonde bob with long, widely side-swept bangs.Getty Images
Reese Witherspoon pairs her lanky hair with long bangs that draw attention to her eyes.Getty Images
Always a risk-taker, Rihanna takes her blonde hairstyle to the next level with long chunky bangs.Getty Images
Nicole Richie ensures a full fringe full by starting her bangs farther back from her hairline.Getty Images
The Glee star pairs piece-y, wearable bangs with tousled curls.Getty Images
The New Girl star softens her signature blunt bangs with glossy, buoyant curls. Simple blue-hued studs add femininity to the look while making her eyes pop.
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This asymmetrical bang drapes just slightly over the star’s eyebrows, spotlighting her green eyes.
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The Gossip Girl star's classic bangs skim across her forehead just past the brow, accentuating her eyes and emphasizing her face’s symmetry.
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Side-swept bangs give the country crooner’s golden mane a polished look while highlighting her high cheek bones and strong jawline.
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The Bridesmaids actress kicks it back to the '60s with blunt bangs and a trendy mod cut.
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The mother of two keeps it laid-back and sexy with long bangs that sweep across her eyelashes, while longer layers on either side accentuate her cheekbones and add texture to the overall style.
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Carla frames her face with brow-grazing bangs.
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Jennifer Love Hewitt
The actress’s asymmetrical bangs arc from long on the ends to shorter at the middle, blending in perfectly with the rest of her healthy-looking locks.
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Tyra updates a classic blunt fringe by adding piecy texture.
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Eye level bangs with a natural part give the Glee star a fun on-the-go look.
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The star keeps her bangs long and playful by parting them off to the side and away from her face.
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Super short rock-star bangs paired with a dark hair color amp up the wow factor of the actress’s look.
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Reese looks stunning with her perfect, super-polished side swept bangs.
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All eyes are on J.Lo’s long, flawless bangs, which flow from her teased crown and are swept over to the side right below her one ear, giving her a sexy, sultry look.
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The British actress keeps her look feminine and sleek with featherweight side-swept bangs and an almost invisible part.
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Jennifer’s piecy bangs are precisely cut to highlight perfectly arched eyebrows.
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The actress’s polished red locks are sleek and classy. She pulls select pieces from her elegant up-do to complete the effect.
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Rachel balances a cascade of curls with a face-framing fringe.
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The ageless actress adds some flair to a classic bob with carefully cut wisps and layered side-swept bangs.
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The red hot star puts a modern spin on the ponytail, giving it some extra edge by adding asymmetrical bangs.
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The actress makes her un-done, face-framing fringe look extra sexy by pulling the back of her hair up and letting longer pieces dust her cheekbones.
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Mary J. Blige
A bold infinity bang that seems to have no end puts the singer’s gorgeous eyes in the spotlight.
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Sharply cut and softly feathered, the singer’s fringe brings extra edge to her fiery rock ‘n’ roll style.
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Feminine, fun and flirty! The 500 Days of Summer star rocks her signature bangs with tousled waves.
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Getting wild with a hairstyle is nothing new for Katy. This time she experiments with super short bangs cut into a curvy sweep.
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The standout tennis player steps up her sex appeal by balancing long straight locks with blunt bangs cut just right.
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The star curls under her bangs and gathers the rest of her hair into a her sleek ponytail.
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Rocking a bang-heavy ‘do the Private Practice star ups the fierce factor to her straight red hair.
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By keeping her side-swept bangs piecy, the model ensures that her hairstyle doesn’t overpower her soft features.
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Known for her ever-changing hair, the singer switches up her look by letting her fringe fall over one eye.
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Precision at its best, the rapper balances a razor-sharp fringe with soft waves—plus a few hot-pink streaks.
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As classy as she is sexy, Salma peeks out from behind soft waves.
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Brandy adds depth to her sleek locks by softening up the line of her blunt bangs.
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Jada Pinkett Smith
Super-mom Jada looks chic from roots to ends. Her brow-hugging fringe is sleek and polished, perfect to walk the red carpet.
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Singer Cassie works it with a glamorous up-do that features silky side-swept bangs.
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Lauren adds a special touch to her ponytail with angled bangs and a basic black headband.
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The country crooner tops off a voluminous up-do with sleek, glossy bangs.
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You can’t get more classic than the actress’s blunt fringe and lanky locks.
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