Red carpet to reality: 7 of the best bangs to steal from the stars

These gorgeous fringe styles are your shortcut to celebrity-worthy hair every day of the week!  

It’s official: bangs of all shapes and sizes are everywhere! And while we’ve all thought about getting a trendy fringe hairstyle, few of us have actually dared to take the plunge. So, whether your ready or not, here are the best bangs to steal from the red carpet this season.

From bombshell Bardot bangs to striking and sophisticated blunt ones, there’s bound to be an eye-catching style to make you feel like a star, below!

7 of the best bangs straight from the red carpet to copy, stat


the best bangs directory: close up shot of alexa chung with bardot bangs hairstyle staring into the mirror
Go Bardot or go home! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Bardot bangs

Alexa Chung may be known for her keen eye for fashion, but her perfectly tousled hair and flirty Bardot bangs are equally worth of attention.

Just look at how her beachy waves are brought to life with these soft, split-parted bangs, creating a fuller and more voluminous effect. It’s no wonder these are known to be the best bangs for fine hair!

Editor’s tip: For Alexa’s tousled, wavy finish, we suggest spritzing your hair with the TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done Sea Salt Spray. This will help to accentuate any natural waves or movement that you have, for a just-off-the-beach vibe.

the best bangs directory: close up shot of bella hadid with blunt bangs hairstyle on the CFDA red carpet
We’ve got to be blunt with you: these bangs aren’t for the faint of heart! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. Blunt bangs

All eyes were on Bella Hadid at the CFDA Fashion Awards this year, and not just because of her fuchsia power suit! Her pristine, long bob with a blunt fringe screams retro-tastic, yet has been given a contemporary touch with curled-under ends.

This modern take on Cleopatra’s signature ‘do is perfect for those of who want a high-fashion style that’s full of femme-fatale vibes. And honestly, who wouldn’t want to look like queen?

the best bangs directory: krysten ritter with baby bangs on the red carpet
Bettie Page, is that you?! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Baby bangs

Are you a sucker for all things pin-up? Then you’ll definitely fall in love with these glamorous, Bettie Page-esque baby bangs, which we spotted on Krysten Ritter.

Pair these edgy bangs with a fresh blow out, like Krysten has done, and get ready to rock and roll, baby!

Editor’s tip: These ’50s-inspired bangs can be temperamental, so make sure you always have a strong-hold hairspray on hand, like the TIGI Bed Head Hard Head Hairspray. This will help reduce pesky fly aways and keep your fringe in check.

close up shot of katy perry with short choppy pixie haircut on the red carpet
Katy Perry know’s how to work a choppy pixie. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Choppy bangs

Pixie hairstyles are currently dominating the mane game, so be prepared to see them everywhere.

However, if you want to keep a little length on the top, you can always choose to cut in some longer choppy bangs (a la Katy Perry) and you’ll easily give your locks a stylish boost. Thanks for the tip, KP!

the best bangs directory: close up shot of zendaya with curly bang hairstyle on the teen choice awards red carpet, wearing glittery outfit
Got curls or waves? You can try the bangs trend, too! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. Curly bangs

Think having curls or waves means you can’t get the fringe benefits? Well, here to blast your fears to pieces is Zendaya and her incredible luscious spirals – complete with an equally fabulous fringe.

This low-maintenance look can work well for ladies with waves or curls, as it shows off your beautiful texture like a dream. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to channel those rocker-chick vibes!

shot of emma stone with slick side bangs on the red carpet wearing silver suit
When in doubt, go for the universally flattering side fringe. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. Side bangs

What are the best bangs for all face types and hair textures? Side bangs, of course! Need proof? Just look at how Emma Stone rocks them and then you’ll understand why everyone (including us!) is obsessed with them.

So, if you’ve been rocking a centre part for a few years and are worried about committing to a full fringe, try to switch up your look by getting some sultry side-swept bangs cut in to test the waters.

shot of emma watson with tinkerbell bangs on the red carpet, wearing all white
You’ll look like you’ve just stepped out of a fairy tale with these bangs. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

7. Tinker Bell bangs

Before Emma Watson landed her role as Belle in Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, she was already getting into the Disney spirit with this pretty Tinker Bell-inspired fringe.

Wondering why they’re one of the best bangs around? Well, they’re wispy, romantic and (just like side bangs) are made for all face types. Pretty magical, right?


Feeling inspired by these celebrity hairstyles and want to see more A-list looks? Then head on over to our Hair Trends page, where you’ll be treated to all the latest star-worthy hairstyles we’re loving!

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