Fringe Benefits: Celebrities With and Without Bangs

Bangs? No bangs? Bangs? No bangs?

As anyone with bangs (or, you know, eyes) can tell you, adding some face-framing fringe can change an entire look. Just check out these celebrity transformations to see for yourself.

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Kendall Jenner

Jenner's piece-y bangs were short-lived compared to her signature middle-part style, but we're really hoping she'll bring them back again for another round.

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Emma Watson

It's no surprise that Emma Watson looks magical in all hair iterations: pixie cut, wispy bangs, pulled back, etc., etc.

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Katy Perry

The bangs add a touch of Katy Perry whimsy, while the swept back look is peak modern elegance: She stills look glowingly gorgeous with and without.

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Anne Hathaway

Further proof that Anne Hathaway is the ultimate hair chameleon: No one pulls off a side-swept pixie, a wavy lob, or a Devil Wears Prada-esque long hairstyle with the same ease. 

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Selena Gomez

Gomez only really flirted with blunt, eye-skimming bangs back in the day, but we're always a fan of her sleek, simple, fringe-free signature look. 

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Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel's blunt bangs nail the sleek, editorial vibe she's got going, while her open layers reveal her cheekbones-for-days.

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Jennifer Lawrence

J.Law pulled off bangs AND a pixie cut like a pro, but if we're talking edgier looks, the face framing on this silvery lob is the real champ. 

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Chrissy Teigen

We're glad that Teigen took the straight fringe plunge, but we love the way her center-parted layers offset her face.

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Gigi Hadid

Hadid's brief flirtation with bangs reminds us of her pal Taylor Swift's rocker-chic take on the look : teach us your ways 🙌.

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Rachel McAdams

McAdams was blessed with the good genes to really rock a blunt fringe, but we love her in a summery lob, too.

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Emma Stone

Stone's a true hair chameleon that could probably wear any cut or color on the planet: case in point.

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Kim Kardashian

Kim K with bangs was a great style chapter in her life, but we're here for her slicked back, fringe-less look, too.

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Sienna Miller

Doesn't take a historian to tell you that Sienna Miller looks like a Grecian goddess with or without wispy, French girl bangs.

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Jennifer Lopez

Is it possible to kill it with every hair look? Because J.Lo seems to be doing just that.

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Jessica Alba

Alba's bangs suit her well, but we think her blunt bob opens up her face so much more.

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Kerry Washington

Side swept or full and bouncy with piece-y bangs? We give up on trying to decide which look we like best.

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Beyoncé

Queen Bey can do/wear anything, but our favorite hair moments have been where she keeps it simple with face-framing layered waves.

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Vanessa Hudgens

Get you a girl who can do both (bangs or no bangs)? Right this way...

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Lily Collins

Hide THOSE brows? Under THOSE bangs? You've got to be kidding.

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Dakota Johnson

Bangs seem to add even more glamour to Johnson's style, no?

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Taylor Swift

Feathery and voluminous vs. straight and sleek. Win-win.

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Rihanna

Long bangs, short babyhairs...whatever, she's perfect.

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Reese Witherspoon

Real talk: Witherspoon pulls them both off.

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Lea Michele

Michele somehow manages to make the growing-them-out phase look *so* not awkward. (Jealous.)

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Zooey Deschanel

You'd be hard pressed to find photos of Deschanel without her trademark straight bangs, and when she finally swept them back, the internet lost its damn mind.

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