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If you’ve ever stood in front of the mirror waffling on whether you should get bangs, we’re going to go out on a limb and provide a definitive answer: Every girl should give bangs a try at least once. There, we said it.
If you need a little inspiration—or just want to look back on decade after decade of cool girls wearing the hell out of a fringe—these 30 iconic sets of bangs, on everyone fromJoan JetttoAlexa Chung, should provide a bit of fodder for your next haircut … or at least your ongoing daydreams of a fringe of your very own.
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If you've ever needed a little bit of fringe inspiration, these 30 iconic sets of bangs—on everyone fromAlexa ChungtoAnna Karina—will have you in front of a set of shears in no time.
Parted down the middle or swept to the side,Brigitte Bardot's long, face-framing bangs are the sex kitten standard. Add a cat-eye, and you're well on your way.
If you're into the French New Wave vibe, you've probably brought this very photo to your hairstylist at least once.Anna Karinais the quintessential Parisian girl we all want to be, and her piece-y, eyebrow-grazing bangs are what we assume is the gateway to a life filmed in black and white.
With soft layers and mussed-up texture, everything aboutAlexa Chung's signature fringe is on point. She's since grown hers out for the most part, but that hasn't stopped girls everywhere from requesting "the Chung" in the salon chair.
Joan Jettwas the original queen of rock 'n' roll bangs—andthe "fashion mullet."
The straight, shiny bangsUma Thurmanwore as Mia Wallace inPulp Fictiondefined a generation of copycats who lusted after the cool, vampy look.
Naomi Campbell's fringe may have been her signature hairstyle of the '90s in the supermodel heyday, but the flattering look has lasting appeal.
It was the haircut heard around the world whenKate Middletoncut long bangs into her gorgeous, bouncy hair. But once we saw her wearing them as part of her much-lusted-after voluminous blowout, it was pretty clear that she'd made the right move.
Farrah Fawcett's feathered hair is closely associated with the '70s, but with the revival of the shag, it's safe to say that this look is back.
Helena Bonham Carterhas a unique look that's very much her own, and it almost always involves a short, piece-y fringe cut into her dark hair.
For bangs like '60s-chic royalty, look toMarianne Faithfull, who wore hers parted slightly down the middle and so long they almost covered her eyes.
As a model in the '60s,Peggy Moffittbecame best known for her Vidal Sassoon five-point cut, as she was one of the very first to wear the iconic style.
Katie Holmesmarked the end of herDawson's Creekdays and the beginning of her Mrs. Cruise days by opting for this short, retro cut, complete with sleek, straight bangs.
Is there a fringe more famous thanBettie Page's super-short baby bangs? We think not.
If there's one thing we remember aboutSarah Jessica Parker's look when she first hit the Hollywood scene, it's her adorable curly bangs.
Arguably the best-known celebrity bangs of the past few years,Zooey Deschanel's signature fringe had quirky girls everywhere picking up the hair scissors.
Natalie Wood's classic long bangs are the kind that we still covet decades later.
Selena's wavy, piece-y fringe, topped with voluminous curls, was a huge part of her trademark look.
Everything aboutAudrey Hepburn's look is iconic, but the baby bangs she wore to complement her pixie really stands out—and they made her eyes stand out too.
Beyoncépulls off just about every look with aplomb, but we especially loved her with these retro-inspired straight-across bangs.
French singer and actressFrançoise Hardydefined effortless '60s chic, and we think her long, naturally parted fringe may have had something to do with it.
Mia Farrowfamously had her long, blond hair chopped into a pixie by Vidal Sassoon, complete with a short, sweet fringe.
The face (and hair) of the flapper generation,Louise Brookswore thick black bangs that worked perfectly with her razor-sharp bob.
Youthquake iconPenelope Tree's long bangs and super-straight hair were the calling card of '60s London.
Stevie Nickscomplemented her wild curls with equally wild bangs.
When we think bangs, we thinkJane Birkin. Her wispy, frequently askew fringe is only one component of her signature look, but they're the perfect icing on the (very stylish) cake.
Always cool, always a little messed up—Kate Moss's brow-grazing bangs have set the gold standard for all to follow.
ActressVeronica Lake—who was only 4'11"!—wore her glossy blond hair in a deep side part with a curtain of long bangs.
Freja Beha Erichsenleads by example, broadcasting to curly-haired girls everywhere that they, too, could wear their bangs with a bit of texture.
Another fan of the ubiquitous '60s look,Jean Shrimptonfrequently wore her short, face-framing bangs with a bouncy, luxurious blowout.
Short, wavy bangs were a key part of the look that madeClara Bowthe very first It-girl.
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