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Michelle Obama, Kerry Washington, and More Celebrities With Bangs (Photos)

Michelle Obama showed off her new hairstyle. From Anna Wintour to Heidi Klum, see celebs sporting 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.

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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.

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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. 

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Anne Hathaway

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.

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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.

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Emma Stone

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.

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Carrie Underwood

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.

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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.

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Kim Kardashian

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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Reese Witherspoon

Actress Reese Witherspoon has had many styles of bangs through the years, including this bright blonde fringe.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.


Farrah Fawcett

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?)


Audrey Hepburn

Breakfast at Tiffany’s would hardly be the same without Audrey Hepburn’s iconic look: a sleeveless dress, elbow-length ebony gloves, a thick collar of large diamonds, hair pinned up—and those tiny, brunette bangs. But be warned, Hepburn enthusiasts. This is not a look to try at home, as self-snipping could easily turn into a deja-vu of chopping off your own Barbie’s bangs until there is nothing but a tiny tuft of platinum locks. This vintage-inspired look is best left to the experts.

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Johnny Depp

If you were like many girls (and boys) growing up under the influence of Johnny Depp’s cool, mysterious, I-don’t-give-a-shit vibe, you probably had a picture or two of the would-be-pirate plastered on a bedroom wall or tucked inside a middle-school locker. But what really made Johnny so irresistible? Was it the wife-beaters, the sleepy yet seductive eyes, or that constantly messy and slightly unwashed head of hair? Depp’s tresses, whether dreaded à la Jack Sparrow or parted with bangs for the Oscars, always keeps our breath bated.