A blunt bang or side-swept fringe can be a real game-changer in any hairstyle. Here, celebrities demonstrate the best long-locks-plus-fringe looks in the wild, from short wispy strands to swooping, screen siren waves tucked behind one ear.
Aughties icon Mischa Barton's signature look was eye-level bangs that were thinned out—so they didn't take over her face—and sunny California girl highlights.
This scrunchy, beach babe look needs to be on your warm-weather Pinterest board. The tousled bangs give it a cool girl edge and the intentionally un-perfect waves are the ideal rolled-out-of-bed style for lazy girls. Sea salt spray + a braid (or some loose tousling with a curling iron) is all you need.
A simplistic way to ramp up your ponytail: brush it back and gently feather your bangs out like Johnson's.
One of our favorite beauty moments from Anna Faris was this milky blonde hair moment with rounded, blunt-edged bangs.
No one does the "trying but not trying" bedhead quite like Alexa Chung. Pro tip: part your hair slightly off-center to achieve the same face framing (but not too studied) effect.
The eye-sweeping bangs plus balayage waves are red carpet perfection.
Ritter goes the ultra-feathered route with super short, piece-y bangs that look DIY.
#Throwback to when Miley had long hair and bleached blonde bangs.
Though the look is a wee bit dated, we're still loving Middleton's throw-back '70s blowout that swoops her bangs away from her face. To get the look, use a volumizing paste at the roots of your hair when it's wet and round brush your bangs back away from your face.
Lowlights and wispy fringe are the key ingredients in Witherspoon's sweetheart style.
Tyler keeps her bangs full, rounded, and eye-length like a chic curtain of hair.
Part your long bangs along the center and wave your hair with a curling iron to achieve this stunning face-elongating style.
Two-tone strands tucked under a chic hat make this long-hair-with-baby-bangs style look even edgier.
Peep this OG Kim K. rounded bangs style, courtesy of a straight iron and some round-brushing action for the fringe pieces.
An all-over highlights look punctuated by J.Lo's eye-grazing strands.
Swooping, face-framing bangs FTW.
Screen siren waves, a tucked bang, and fire engine red lips make for a deadly combo.
A chic way to fake bangs if you've got long hair to spare? Go for an extreme side-part and sweep it along your face then pin it back, before pulling the rest of your hair into a satin-y ponytail like Rihanna's.
#NeverForget Swift's brief flirtation with eye-level bangs.
Natural waves and piece-y layers complete this attainable fringed look.
Biel's signature style of blunt, cropped bangs and sleek strands.
The OG queen of straight-across, '70s-style bangs (who's rarely ever seen without them in her line of sight).
She went for a triple-ombre ponytail for this year's VMAs.
Swooping bangs and dark roots keep Alba's honey-colored style from falling flat.
Lively goes for bouffant-like volume and long, face-framing strands.
Bey keeps her fringe long and side-swept for this lengthy, two-tone look.
Dark roots and unfussy styling make for the ideal rocker-chic model lewk.
Monochrome in head-to-toe red and piece-y, perfect bangs.
The Blair Waldorf hairstyle we know and love.
In the look we now recognize as Andy from Devil Wears Prada.
Here for this angled fringe + ponytail combo.