She Bangs Michelle Obama, Kerry Washington, and More Celebrities With Bangs (Photos)
Michelle Obama today unveiled a new Twitter account and a new hairstyle. From the FLOTUS and the Duchess of Cambridge to Kim Kardashian and Bettie Page, see other celebrities who flaunted their penchant for bangs.
Michelle Obama made headlines and inspired thousands with her new bangs ahead of the inauguration. From FLOTUS and the Duchess of Cambridge to Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, see other celebrities who flaunted their fringe.
Lawrence Jackson/The White House,Lawrence Jackson Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama celebrated her birthday by unveiling more than a brand new
Twitter account. The stylish first lady also showed off a dramatic new haircut—a shoulder-length cut with youthful straight bangs.
Valery Hache/AFP, via Getty Taylor Swift
This winter Taylor Swift paired her seductive gaze with an equally seductive hairstyle—long blonde tresses complete with rounded fringe bangs. The look is chic yet youthful, perfectly accentuating her cheekbones and porcelain skin.
Anne Hathaway, who chopped off all her hair to play the role of Fantine in the Oscar-nominated movie musical
Les Miserables, styled her new ‘do with shaggy bangs for the Berlin International Film Festival. Jennifer Graylock/FilmMagic, via Getty Naomi Campbell
Glossy, sleek, and sophisticated are all words that could describe model Naomi Campbell’s current super-straight look. Let’s hope Campbell’s protégés from her new modeling competition series,
The Face, will also try the style.
Known for her ever changing hair, Emma Stone had eyebrow-grazing bangs in her
natural blonde color at the Gangster Squad premiere. The actress will keep her blonde tresses for the filming of The Amazing Spiderman 2.
Country music darling Carrie Underwood styled her bangs in a sweet side-swept look
for the Grammy Awards. While side bangs have been a favorite of the singer since her American Idol days, Underwood is not afraid to try a new do. In 2011 she rocked forehead-fanning fringed bangs. Robyn Beck/AFP, via Getty Kelly Rowland
While she may have challenged the Grammy Awards
dress code in her black Georges Chakra dress, Kelly Rowland’s fringed bangs perfectly complemented her daring look.
Kanye West’s baby mama Kim Kardashian also briefly tried out a new hairstyle for 2013. Whether it’s the mood swings that come with pregnancy or a need to switch up her usually straight locks, KK recently debuted new long, side-swept bangs that
she cut herself.
John Stillwell/AFP/Getty,AFP The Duchess of Cambridge
The mother-to-be recently updated her look with 1970s inspired angled bangs. While for most, bangs are a simple look-refresher, this fringe will be immortalized forever in her
official portrait. We sure hope she likes her new look! Alexandra Wyman/Getty,Alexandra Wyman Kerry Washington
Short, chic, and shiny—you can’t go wrong with Kerry Washington’s blunt bangs in this look from the Golden Globes. Best dressed? Heck, yes!
Theo Wargo/Getty,Theo Wargo Anna Wintour
Vogue editor-in-chief and fashion legend Anna Wintour’s look would not be complete without her iconic bob haircut and tidy bangs. The fashion queen reportedly gets a blow-out every morning to keep her powerful tresses in perfect shape.
Andrew Eccles/Getty,Andrew Eccles Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston’s “The Rachel” hairstyle from
Friends was coveted by many women in the 1990s for its long, wispy bangs. Aniston, however, was not a fan of the look, saying it was the “ugliest haircut I’ve ever seen.” We hope all the fans who stuck with the cut don’t agree with her sentiments.
Actress Reese Witherspoon has had many styles of bangs through the years, including this bright blonde fringe.
Kevork Djansezian/AP,Kevork Djansezian Victoria Beckham
Fashion icon and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham could have her own gallery dedicated to her ever-changing locks. One of her most daring looks was this one, complete with exaggerated side-cut bangs in blonde.
Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP,Jordan Strauss Zooey Deschanel
New Girl star Zooey Deschanel’s 1960s-inspired bangs have become a signature look for the actress and She & Him chanteuse. By accessorizing her parted bangs with a pearl choker and bright lips, Deschanel created a fun and retro look for the red carpet at this year’s Golden Globes.
Evan Agostini/Invision/AP,Evan Agostini Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel’s dramatic fringe bangs may hide her forehead but not her smile. The new Mrs. Timberlake’s hairstyle has inspired many similar blunt bangs looks, including those of Sophia Bush and Selena Gomez.
Pascal Le Segretain/Getty,Pascal Le Segretain Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum’s beach-blonde hair has been a staple of the fashion world ever since her Victoria’s Secret debut in 1997. While the hair has mainly stayed the same—shoulder length, dirty blonde, and parted in the middle—the German model has since switched up her classic beach bum look, adding blunt, face-framing bangs to her usually carefree vibe.
If there were ever a look that defined a generation, it would most certainly be Farrah Fawcett’s 1970s feathered fringe. During her
Charlie’s Angels years, fans became enamored of Fawcett’s lightweight look, with each strand of her golden hair appearing to be carried upward by invisible butterflies. Much as “The Rachel” inspired a generation of 20-somethings to attempt to embody Friends’s Rachel Green, Fawcett started a similar trend among her most devoted followers. Bettie Page
Achieving Bettie Page bangs takes serious dedication to your tresses: constant trimming to maintain the almost-too-short look, accompanied by a consistent effort to comb the thick fringe (never a hair out of place). Bettie Page was the queen of pinups, as well as a trend-setting bombshell. (Zooey Deschanel, anyone?)