One swift scroll through Instagram will tell you that it's the season for seemingly abrupt celebrity hair changes. Gabrielle Union is now blonde, Bella Hadid's rocking black tresses fresh off the runway — even Kate Middleton was spotted with glossy new highlights. And one trend is dominating after a season of '70s-inspired shag haircuts: blunt. Sharp, straight bangs have appeared on everyone from Rihanna to Dua Lipa. But for those looking for a potentially subtle swap — sans game-changing highlights or hard-to-grow-out blunt fringe — then Jennifer Garner's new curtain bangs should be front and center on your mood board.
Debuted at Save the Children’s “Centennial Celebration: Once In A Lifetime” Oct. 2, Garner's new 'do caught plenty of attention — fitting, seeing as the actor and Save the Children trustee was the host of the Beverly Hills celebration. Fans will know this isn't Garner's first foray into bangs, either; Garner has previously embraced all types, from those aforementioned blunt, straight-across bangs to lighter, piecey fringe.
However, the new addition is just different enough from Garner's usual playbook that it should be taken note of. For the celebration, the actor's face-framing fringe was parted in the middle and swept back, complementing her glowing makeup (and swoon-worthy arches). It's a simple swap, yes, but sometimes that's all you need.
Even Garner's ensemble for the celebration exemplified simple, classic style. The actor wore a black statement jumpsuit (with an oversized bow), matching strappy sandals, and a glistening 65-carat Le Vian diamond necklace that almost stole the show — if it wasn't for the new fringe, of course. The rest of her hair was swept up into a simple updo, allowing the smaller details to steal the spotlight.
If you're feeling inspired by all of the stars' fall chops, read on. As with all new hair changes, you'll want to make sure you're properly stocked up before you take the leap — whether you go with Garner's breezy curtain-style bangs or not. Ahead, a few favorites to keep your fresh fringe glossy, bouncy, and completely under control.