Bangs are quite polarizing-they have the power of changing your look so drastically that theyВ cause a bit of an uproar once they're snipped (as evidencedВ here,В here, and here) and elicit a bit of fear in whomever decides to make the chop (our contributor fantasized about French-girl bangs and later regretted the move). But whenВ executed properly, bangs canВ make a beautiful statement.В
Though, perhaps the hardest type of bang toВ grow accustomed toВ is blunt bangs. They're cut a bit thicker than a Parisian fringe orВ curtain bangsВ and don't allow for too much movement (without product and hair accessories to keep them in place), but we've seenВ celebrities perfectly execute a heavier, straight-line bang time and time again.В Admittedly, even though bangs are trending in 2019, we had to dig in the archives to find our favorites, but we have a feeling we'll be seeing a lot more in the coming months.Getty images
Leave it to Jessica Biel toВ consistently be able to stylishly wear bangs on and off for over a decade (she even wore short, side-swept bangs to her wedding!). WeВ especially love this blunt look grazing just below her eyebrows.
Kerry Washington's straight bangs juxtaposedВ with a wavy lob perfectly frames her oval face and (killer) bone structure.ВGetty Images
When Ariana Grande traded in her signature tight, high ponytail for, well, a tight, high ponytail (but with the addition of bangs), the internet collectively lost it. The extra-long fringe is quite flattering on the singer and a nice change-up from her usual go-to look.ВGetty Images
We were a huge fan ofВ Zendaya's curly shagВ with matching curly bangs and are equally as jazzed about her sleek bob and pin-straight fringe.ВGetty Images
Liv Tyler'sВ blunt bangsВ are met with longer pieces on the sides to help blend into the rest of hair better, but left out in a updo, they help soft theВ dissonance.В
We can't remember a time Rashida Jones didn't have bangs, but the look certainly works for the actress. (Don't fix what isn't broken, right?)Getty images
Constance Wu proved that short bangs can be red carpet-worthy too, pairing them with a wavy lob (and sequins!) at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.ВGetty Images
This wavy shag on Naomi Campbell is the '70s disco hair of our dreams.ВGetty Images
Rose Byrne oscillates between having and not having bangs, and we've got to say, thick fringe suits the actress well. Here, she's swept them to the side, proving that blunt bangs don't have to be taken at face value.