34 Best Bang Moments of All Time
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What is it about bangs that can make any haircut timeless? It doesn’t matter what era these beauties rocked their layers, they look on-trend RN and our bet is that they’ll look just as elegant tomorrow. To prove the staying power of fringe we put together a list of our favorite bang moments ever — your next cut might be a click away.
Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina
Audrey defined sophisticated quirkiness, thanks in part to her signature fringe.
Alexa Chung on a Night Out
Alexa Chung is the unofficial poster child for bangs—here she is pictured looking effortless for evening.
Anna Karina in Une Femme est Une Femme
The actress was every bit the ingénue in the classic Jean Luc Goddard French New Wave film.
Caroline de Maigret in Chanel
The model, producer, style icon and author makes the case for chic bangs without saying anything.
Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally
Meg Ryan defined the late 80s with her curly blonde layers, on layers, on layers.
Rashida Jones at the Met Gala
Ms. Jones’ bangs took center stage during fashion’s most prestigious night.
Emma Stone in Spiderman 2
A blonde Emma wins the best tressed award for any superhero leading lady.
Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace
Arguably the most iconic moment for bangs – ever, this timeless cut is still as edgy.
Bridgitte Bardot in Two Weeks in September
The starlet’s hair moves with her, oh la la!
Audrey Tautou as Amélie
Audrey became her character in the surreal French flick, thanks in part to her standout cut.
Zooey Deschanel on the cover of Elle Magazine
Deschanel is pictured in her signature long locks on the Elle cover, looking more beautiful than adorkable.
Nicole with Joel
Nicole Richie’s side swept lavender locks launched the pastel trend and reinforced the majikal powers of her bangs. Also, #couplegoals.
Donna Summers Bad Girls Album Cover
The original baddie brings decades worth of slayage in one pic.
Kerry Washington’s Natural Bangs
Curly bangs are E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G!
Beyonce’s Baby Bangs
The Queen herself experimented with micro bangs.
Camila Cabello’s Havana Music Video
Camila’s bangs add depth and texture for a mane meant to dance in.
Michelle Obama’s Christmas Card
Our fave first lady takes bangs to presidential heights.
Early Aughts JLo
When she was still Jenny from the block, the 6 riding lady debuted wispy bangs highlighted in her signature caramel.
Farah Fawcett on a Skateboard
The 70s golden child represented everything about the era, including big hair and heavy bangs.
Jane Birkin in a Trench
Je’taime the stunning Jane Birkin—Serge Gainsbourg can’t keep his eyes off her perfectly straightened, fringed mane.
Shannon Doherty as Brenda Walsh
Shannon Doherty brought fringe to Beverly Hills in this forever badass look.
Selena Gomez’s Back to You Video
Selena’s bob is 60s chicstastic yet thoroughly modern.
Appolina in Purple Rain
PSA: Bangs don’t have to be straight—Appolina Kotero keeps it wavy.
Bad Gal Riri’s Flipped Bob
The bad gal gives a nod to the Supremes and 90s Lil Kim in this enviable lewk.
Spiceworld Era Baby Spice
Don’t forget that Baby was the official Spice Girl bangs representative.
Baby One More Time Britney
Britney Spears has an on and off love relationship with her bangs, but this standout moment got the world hooked on her, for the first time.
Kiera Knightly in Pride and Prejudice
Knightly was made for period pieces, and this one had us feeling her pain—and swooning over her haircut.
Penelope Cruz in the Carpisa Campaign
How does Penelope always look like she’s in the always in the South of France? Maybe it’s her glowing chestnut bangs…
Anna Wintour in the Front Row
Wintour is proof that the right cut can shape fashion.
Patti Smith Horses Album Cover
This androgynous uber cool look is a hipster fave to this day.
Kendall with Anwar
Kendall’s wispy barely there bangs and bright red lips would make any moment romantic.
Donatella Minutes Before the Met Gala
The platinum goddess switched up her hair length but defaulted to her face-framing fringe.
Christina Ricci for Dior
One of our ultimate bang heroes brings the sophistication with this side swept style.