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…
The Brigitte Bardot bangs hairstyle trend
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 Spray. This nifty number helps to protect your hair from frizz, while giving your tresses a shot of shine! How’s that for hardworking?
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’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!
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.
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’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’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’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.