Brigitte Bardot bangs: The fringe trend you need to try

Get inspired with these sultry fringes...   

If there ever was a poster girl for fringes, it would have to be pop icon and film star Brigitte Bardot. Her iconic long, wispy bangs helped her ooze sex appeal, class and elegance throughout her career, and this is probably why her signature fringe has become a style trend in its own right.

Lately, we’ve been seeing countless A-list stars recreate Brigitte’s fringe for red carpet events, which has led us to believe that Bardot bangs are back…

image of Brigette Bardot with bangs hairstyle updo
The one and only Brigette Bardot rocking this iconic hairstyle! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Brigitte’s signature bangs

Other than the fact that it’s super stylish, Brigitte’s signature fringe is a great choice to consider if you’re thinking about cutting in some bangs. Why? Because this fringe style is flattering on all face shapes, plus you don’t need to have thick hair to be able to pull off this look, as a wispy finish is actually desirable.

Editor’s tip: Frizz and fringes shall never be friends! Heed our warning and make sure you use a product like the TIGI Catwalk Camera Ready Shine SprayThis nifty number helps to protect your hair from frizz, while giving your tresses a shot of shine! How’s that for hardworking?

picture of Felicity Jones with brown hair in an updo with a fringe
Felicity Jones taking a leaf out of Bridget’s book with this sultry look! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Felicity Jones’ layered fringe

English actress Felicity Jones recently stepped out rocking this Bardot-inspired updo, and we fell completely in love.

Her brunette fringe, which is slightly shorter in the middle and longer on the sides, had been parted in the centre in true Bardot style. Felicity also left some longer layers loose near the front, to help frame her face.

Goldie Hawn fringe updo with blonde highlights
Goldie Hawn shows us how to do glamour with this flattering fringe. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Goldie Hawn’s flirty fringe

71-year-old actress Goldie Hawn is living proof that the Brigitte Bardot-inspired fringe is suitable for all ages.

Goldie stepped out on the red carpet flaunting a long, eye-grazing full-bodied fringe that was parted in the centre. If you ask us, we think that this type of fringe knocks years off of Goldie!

image of Bai Ling with dark hair in a top knot and a full fringe
Now this is how you rock a top knot! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Bai Ling’s edgy up ‘do

If you want to give your locks a little extra dimension, try rocking a sultry fringe and a high top knot. We love the chunky cut of actress Bai Ling’s bangs and the wispy bits of hair that frame her face. This is one killer look.

Remember: To keep your locks looking their best, you’ll want to start by prepping your tresses with a nourishing shampoo and conditioner.

We’re crushing on the Alberto Balsam Smooth & Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner, which are an amazing duo that help to hydrate and nourish dry hair, for healthier-looking locks.

Kerry Washington's wavy hair and bangs hairstyle wearing a floral dress on the red carpet
We love Kerry Washington’s side swept bangs and wavy hair. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Kerry Washington’s pretty waves

If you’re on the hunt for a look that is utterly feminine and pretty, we think that Kerry Washington’s gorgeous side-swept bangs teamed with laid back waves is just the ticket! Face framing and flirty, Kerry shows us how to do sexy Bardot bangs with a modern twist.

Jennifer Lawrence on set with a new bangs hairstyle
Jennifer Lawrence rocks this gorgeous look while filming on the set of her latest movie. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Jennifer Lawrence’s full fringe

As Queen of the image overhaul, it’s only right that Jennifer Lawrence got on board the Bardot-bangs trend – after all, the star just seems to suit every hairstyle under the sun (not that we’re jealous or anything!).

In true Bardot style, her full fringe helps to make her eyes pop – and yep, we’re hot footing it down to the salon to get this done!

Penelope cruz with her hair in a ponytail and a fringe hairstyle
Sultry Bardot fringe? This is how you work it. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Penelope Cruz’s shorter Bardot bangs

Not one to shy away from bangs, here Penelope shows us that a fringe cut a little above the eyebrow can also be a flattering way to pay homage to the Bardot trend. We love that she’s pulled the rest of her hair up and away from her face, for a sleek yet glam ‘do.

Alexandra Burke with a brow grazing fringe and a high bun
Alexandra Burke rocks this look with a laid back bun. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Alexandra Burke’s classic fringe

Bringing the look into the 21st century is Alexandre Burke, who has given this retro look a modern twist by pairing her fringe with a messy bun. Pretty and flirty, this is the perfect style for showing off peepers adorned with big lashes and sultry make-up. Alexandra, girl, you know how to work it!


Feeling inspired to try out some bangs for yourself? Want to see what other looks are on the market? Then head on over to our Bangs & Fringes page for more A-list inspiration, plus plenty of expert styling ideas from our editors.