The lob is the hottest new hair trend, but now it seems Alice Eve and Nicole Richie are already giving the look an update. Both ladies were spotted recently with full-on fringe to accompany their long bob haircuts. Alice pulled out her brow-grazing bangs to promote Star Trek Into Darkness in Berlin, where she paired the look with a bright red lipstick. Yesterday at the AOL 2013 Digital Content NewFront, Nicole debuted thick blunt bangs that sweep deep down to her lashes. A long bob plus a long bang equals a stylish match this season.
The fringe is having a serious moment in Hollywood. It seems like celebrities across the board cannot get enough of their fringe benefits, whether they're swept off to the side, feathered across the forehead, or just-rolled-out-of-bed messy. If you're considering taking the big chop and just need a little push (or you just can't get enough of Alexa Chung's choppy bangs), click through to see some of the best celebrity bangs of the moment.
The fringe is having a serious moment in Hollywood. It seems like celebrities across the board cannot get enough of their bang benefits, whether they're swept off to the side, feathered across the forehead, or just-rolled-out-of-bed messy. If you're considering taking the big chop and just need a little push (or you just can't get enough of Alexa Chung's choppy bangs), click through to see some of the best celebrity bangs of the moment.
It has been a busy inauguration weekend for Michelle Obama . . . and her brand-new bangs. Michelle debuted the new cut on her birthday via the new FLOTUS Twitter account. Everyone has had something to say about the trim, even her husband. "I love Michelle Obama," the president said. "And to address the most significant event of this weekend: I love her bangs. She looks good — she always looks good." While the first lady may be the newest member of the blunt-bang club, other notable women seem to be jumping on the fringe trend, including Kate Middleton. Some are anticipating which designers Michelle will be wearing throughout Inauguration Day (or the Tour of the Bangs), but we can't wait to see how many different face-framing styles the FLOTUS will debut.
Edgy, blunt-cut bangs, like the ones Taylor Swift has made part of her signature look, are a fun way to change up your look (just ask Michelle Obama!). But if you don't have time to hit the salon every four weeks to maintain them, why not take the styling into your own hands? We headed to The Private Room in Beverly Hills, CA, to get all the details on how to trim bangs like Taylor's at home.
She mightn't be our First Lady, but we sure love her like she is. Michelle Obama turned 49 yesterday and to mark the occasion, she also joined Twitter. Her popularity is indisputable, gaining over 29,000 followers in just four hours, and what picture did FLOTUS and her team post first? One that shows off her new fringe. What do you think? We love it.
Celebrities celebrated the new year in cropped tops . . . er, bangs, we mean. The blunt bang trend is one that never really goes out of style, and these ladies proved that the look can be dressed up or down. Brandy Norwood wore short, piecey bangs for her NYE performance, which allowed her to show off glamorous eye makeup. On the other hand, Taylor Swift set off her longer fringe with a smoky under-eye and full lashes. Kerry Washington also wore blunt bangs, which she paired with straight hair that was both casual and cool. Adding bangs is the easiest way to change up your look for any occasion, but who wore the blunt look best?
From her chic wardrobe to her gorgeous, high-shine hair, Kate Middleton is a classic beauty. And since she recently debuted bangs, we've been even more envious of the Duchess of Cambridge. Our US Sugar sisters headed to The Private Room in Beverly Hills — a salon that specialises in different types of hair fringe — to learn how to get bangs that mimic Kate's. See how in today's hair tutorial.
Beyoncé Knowles, ever the hair chameleon, updated her hairstyle to match this season's trends. While she sported casual waves and polished curls throughout the past few months, she premiered blunt bangs and pin-straight strands at the Nets season opener over the weekend. This isn't the first time Beyoncé has worn straight-across fringe. But for a casual date night with husband Jay-Z, she paired her face-framing cut with a cat eyeliner and bold brows. A little bit of pink lip gloss, lavender nail polish, and a geometric Tibi jumpsuit completed the look. If you're looking to change your look this Summer, take note of Beyoncé's on-trend hairstyle.
At the LACMA Gala, the red carpet was filled with fancy fringe (and we're not just talking about the attire). Evan Rachel Wood, Salma Hayek, and Asia Chow were among the many who sported banged hairstyles. Get ideas for wearing your bangs proudly to your next formal affair:
- If you're in the midst of growing out your bangs, choose Evan's parted style. It is the perfect choice when bangs have gotten too long to keep hair out of your eyes.
- Salma went for a more mussed up 'do, with long tendrils pulled out of her ballerina bun. Try this piecey look if the shorter hair around your face won't quite reach into a pinned-up style or high ponytail.
- For blunt bangs, go the retro route like Asia. Her straight-cropped fringe is reminiscent of Bettie Page or Louise Brooks and works well with cascading waves.
Insider Tip: No matter how you style your fringe, remember to apply hair spray to your comb or fingers first in order to avoid a face full of unwanted shine.