Wavy Hair with Bangs: 7 Chic Hairstyles Celebs Love

These wavy hairstyles with bangs will have you dashing off to the salon!  

We have all heard how wavy or curly manes can be tricky to wear with bangs, right? Well, we’re here to debunk that myth, because not only does wavy hair with bangs look fantastic, it’s also a style loved by our favourite celebs.

Now, if you’re determined to give this look a go, but have no idea where to start, don’t give it another thought. Below, we’ve raided the A-list archives to bring you 7 of the most luscious wavy hairstyles with bangs, which are sure to give you all the inspo you need!

Bangs and wavy hair: 7 styles from the stars

1. Kerry Washington’s eye-skimming fringe

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Scandal star Kerry Washington pairs her wavy lob with a block fringe. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Scandal star Kerry Washington has ditched her Olivia Pope bouncy curls for a cool wavy long bob. The look is a far cry from her on-screen style, with her new ‘do providing tonnes of extra volume through the lengths, while the choppy bangs give an on-trend edge to her appearance.

2. Alexa Chung’s gappy fringe

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Alexa Chung goes for a shaggy finish. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

How could we possibly do a wavy hair with bangs round up and not mention Alexa Chung?! The model, muse, writer, designer (is that everything? Yes? Good!) has made the style combo her signature look, helping to reinforce her It-girl credentials.

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Editor’s tip: Before you reach for your tongs to recreate Alexa’s tousled, wavy locks, we suggest spritzing your hair with a heat protectant spray. We like the TRESemmé Defence Spray that guards the hair against heat and leaves it smooth and shiny.

3. Dakota Johnson’s curtain bangs

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You can’t talk about a bangs trend without mentioning the queen of fringe: Dakota Johnson. Her eyebrow-grazing bangs with a part down the middle look frame her face beautifully. To complete the look, Dakota added soft, effortless waves along the lengths of her hair.

4. Malin Akerman’s side bangs

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Billions star Malin Akerman looks great with a side fringe. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

The Billions actress has gone for a side fringe to wear with her light blonde curly lob. Side fringes are a great way to introduce your self into the world of bangs, as they don’t require as much maintenance as most other fringes – plus, if you don’t like the result, you can always grow out the style!

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Editor’s tip: For glossy locks like Malin’s, make sure you’re using a conditioner that suits your hair type. Our top pick right now is the Dove Daily Moisture Conditioner that’s suitable for all hair types, so you can’t go wrong with it!

5. Lea Michele’s choppy fringe

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Lea Michele frames her face with a choppy fringe. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Choppy fringes are a very popular choice for many women, as they can be styled to suit most all face shapes. So, if like Lea Michele you have thick hair, choppy bangs will help take some of that weight away; while for those with fine tresses, the cut will add some much-needed texture.

6. Kylie Jenner’s wet look style

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Kylie Jenner rocks a wet look shag. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Hair chameleon Kylie Jenner has rocked so many hairstyles, it’s hard to keep up! However, one of our favourites has to be this wavy hair bangs style.

Going for a wet-look shag cut is a major style statement in itself, yet when teamed with a wispy fringe it gives the look a more modern feel. Just what will she rock next?!


7. Zooey Deschanel’s bardot bangs

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Zooey Deschanel teams her wavy hair with an arched fringe. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

New Girls actress is one of the most famous celebrities to rock wavy hair and bangs. From her full fringe to this Bardot bangs style, Zooey needs to be on your hair radar if you are thinking of joining the bangs brigade.


Now you have the low-down on wavy hair and bangs, see what else is happening in the fringe world by heading on over to our Bangs & Fringes page. From the latest celebrity transformations and expert styling tricks, we have it all covered!

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