How To Style Your Bangs Like Bella Hadid, Mila Kunis, & More
Somewhere along the line, bangs got a bad rap as one of the most difficult hairstyles to maintain. Although fringe can feel like a dramatic alteration, a fresh set of bangs is actually one of the easiest ways to refresh your look (yes, even that haircut you've been rocking since the early aughts). The only requirement? Learning how to style your bangs with ease before you make the chop.
It's true: Bangs aren't exactly a one-size-fits all hairstyle. From long, wispy pieces to micro, choppy lengths, bangs come in every size, shape, and texture. Whether you're looking to upgrade your pixie with a little bit of texture, or add a face-framing component to your voluminous curls, bangs can be as subtle or as daring as you choose.
Before you head to the salon, you'll want to get an idea of which bang hairstyle is right for you. That's why The Zoe Report went ahead and rounded up the best celebrity chops for some much-needed inspiration. Bella Hadid, Mila Kunis, and Yara Shashidi are just a few of the fashion crowd's favorite celebrities who've walked the red carpet with fringe.
Ahead, seven celebrity haircuts that prove bangs should be your next hair transformation. Plus, the exact products you'll need to maintain each style.
Blunt And Thick
Mila Kunis is all too familiar with the most traditional version of bangs: thick, blunt, and perfectly mid-length. When it comes to styling, you'll want to blow them out using a small, round brush and a diffuser. Depending on your natural texture, this style might require a fairly regular heat-tool routine — stay ahead of damage by enlisting the help of a heavy-duty heat protectant.
Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat & UV Protective Primer
Bumble And Bumble
This product is ideal for every hair type (even color-treated), and it helps to lock in moisture and shine. Spritz the formula through damp hair, and use your fingertips to evenly distribute the product before grabbing your blow dryer.
Alanna Arrington is known for her bouncy bob, and the model typically styles her fringe long, curly, and full of volume. Don't be afraid to opt for a longer style like Arrington — a few eyebrow-grazing pieces will frame your eyes beautifully. Enhance your curls with a lightweight leave-in with plenty of ultra-hydrating ingredients.
Frizz-Free Volumizing Foam Lightweight Body Booster
This curl-shaping foam is designed to keep your hair in place, without looking crunchy, stiff, or sticky. The frizz-reducing formula is also humidity resistant.
Reese Witherspoon has worn bangs on and off for years, and her latest cut may be her best yet. Witherspoon walked the red carpet with a sleek updo, which was complimented by flawlessly side-swept bangs. The subtle layers are just short enough to be noticeable, but still easy to push back without getting in the way.
Imperial Blowout Transformative Styling Crème
Achieving a salon-worthy blowout at home may seem impossible, but this styling cream makes it a whole lot easier. Use a single pump for your entire head of hair, smoothing a dime-sized amount through your damp bangs.
Yara Shahidi is well versed in the hair world. While she frequently changes her style, one thing always remains — her hair looks extremely healthy. For a recent movie premiere, she styled her hair in a messy bun and let her long, curly bangs sit effortlessly on top of her forehead. Make like Shahidi and add hair-coddling conditioners to your style arsenal.
Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk
Keep your curly bangs extra soft and moisturized with this cult-favorite leave-in conditioner. Coconut oil works to hydrate and repair breakage, while neem oil adds a boost of shine.
Kate Hudson's piecey, platinum pixie is one of the easiest — but boldest — ways to enter the bang sphere (think: the shorter your hair is, the less time it takes to style). Better yet, this ultra-tousled look shouldn't require a blow dryer or heat tools. All you'll need is a thick styling paste to add volume and texture.
Dry Lift Texture and Volume Paste
A little bit of this product goes a long way. The all-natural formula adds lift without looking too heavy or overdone.
Although she switches up her look regularly (courtesy of wigs and extensions), Bella Hadid has revisited her lush, full bangs a few times now. The thick cut almost completely covers her forehead, and is the perfect addition to her super-shiny lob. Opt for a glossy look with finishing sprays, hair oils, and more.
Sparkling Soda Shine Mist
For optimal shine, spray a generous amount of this lightweight, glossy mist throughout dry hair (paying extra attention to your bangs, of course).
Emma Watson elegantly proves that even the shortest baby bangs can make a serious hair statement. The 28-year-old paired the exceptionally choppy fringe with loose, beachy waves for a look that was equal parts edgy and timeless. This look is all about undone texture, so don't be afraid to pile on volumizing formulas.
Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray
Not Your Mother's
No bathroom cabinet is complete without a top-notch wave spray. This drugstore formula is the ultimate companion for air drying your texture-filled bangs (bonus: it smells amazing).