Bangs can be a polarizing style. They do require daily styling, but can easily take your entire look to the next level. And though they’ve been popular for decades, today’s trendy bangs are the perfect way to refresh and update any hairstyle.

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Emma Stone’s Blonde Shag
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Emma Stone's Side-Swept Bangs

There may not be a hairstyle that has more class than simple, layered, side-swept bangs. For an adorable, feminine look, incorporate your bangs into a cascading curl, like Emma Stone.

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Halle Berry’s Brunette Messy Shag
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halle Berry's Thin Choppy Bangs

For a little more edge, opt for thin, choppy bangs like Halle Berry’s. Best of all, you don’t need to spend a lot of time styling to achieve this look. The messier, the better!

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Stacy Martin’s Slight Parted Choppy Fringe
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Stacy Martin's Slightly Parted Choppy Fringe

Full fringes are known for covering your entire forehead, but they don’t have to. Take a page of out Stacy Martin’s book and part your bangs down the middle for a sweet, fresh take on a classic ‘do.

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Penelope Cruz’ Angular Fringe
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Penelope Cruz' Angular Fringe

Bangs of all types are fun to play with. Get a little funky and go for Penelope Cruz’ angular fringe. There are no rules to follow here; get outside your comfort zone and experiment.

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Debby Ryan’s Auburn Locks and Long Fringe_
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Debby Ryan's Auburn Locks and 70s Bangs

Debby Ryan’s bangs prove that the 70s are staging a comeback. Her bold, auburn locks help keep things modern and provide a fun take on a retro look.

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Yara Shahidi’s Curly Fringe and Bun
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Yara Shahidi's Curly Fringe and Bun

You can always rock bangs, regardless of your hair texture. Show off your natural curls by styling them into attention-getting, adorable bangs. Pair them with a top knot like Yara Shahidi to help show them off.

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Bai Ling’s Long Thick Bangs
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Bai Ling's Long Blunt Bangs

The only thing more fun than blunt bangs? Blunt bangs that are slightly too long. Bai Ling’s long bangs are flirty, fun, and mysterious – perfect for a date night or upcoming party.

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Miley Cyrus’ Side Bangs and Long Hair
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Miley Cyrus' Side Bangs and Long Hair

Subtle bangs can be just as fun as bold ones. Miley Cyrus, for example, has perfectly incorporated her long side bangs into her other long layers. It’s still flirtatious perfection.

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Hannah Simone’s U Shaped Bangs
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Hannah Simone's U Shaped Bangs

Full, blunt bangs can also be smoothly layered into the rest of your ‘do. The slight U shape in Hannah Simone’s bangs help frame her face and help her tresses look shiny and smooth.

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Milla Jovovich’s Bob
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Milla Jovovich's Wavy Side Fringe

Wavy bangs are synonymous with old Hollywood glamour. The single curl in Milla Jovovich’s side fringe is an easy way to evoke this style and give her simple bob a retro twist.

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Emma Watson’s Short Bangs
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Emma Watson's Short Bangs

Nothing says “cool” quite like short bangs. It’s unexpected, fun, and a simple way to update a classic bangs look. Pair it with some messy tendrils like Emma Watson for the perfect cool girl look.

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Gigi Hadid’s Blonde Layers
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Gigi Hadid's Long Curtain Bangs

The middle part has become an increasingly popular style, and no one seems to love it more than Gigi Hadid. Curtain bangs are easy to rock and maintain while embracing this emerging trend.

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Jessica Biel’s Classic Thick Fringe
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Jessica Biel's Classic Side Pushed Bangs

A full fringe is more versatile than you might realize. Take Jessica Biel’s, for example: though they are pushed to the side, they aren’t side-swept bangs. Get the best of both worlds and do the same for a day!

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Paz Vega’s Pixie
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Paz Vega's Pixie with Tousled Bangs

Pixie cuts and bangs go together like peanut butter and jelly. Embrace tousled, messy bangs like Paz Vega for a look that’s equal parts sweet and edgy.

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Olivia Wilde’s Side Swept Bangs
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Olivia Wilde's Side Swept Bangs

Side swept bangs are one of those hairstyles that always seem to be in vogue. To stay current, add some attention-getting highlights in your bangs and around your face like Olivia Wilde to help frame your face even more.

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Short Bangs and Bob
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Short Bangs and Bob

To be the ultimate cool girl, don’t just settle for a bob; cut your bangs extra short. Not only is this look funky and fun, it will show off your boundless confidence.

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Light Brown to Honey Ombre
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Messy Choppy Bangs with Ombre

Bangs pair perfectly with ombre on long locks. Balance out your choppy bangs with loose, messy ombre waves for a hairstyle that evokes the California coast.

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Dakota Johnson’s Curtain Bangs
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Dakota Johnson's Curtain Bang

Curtain bangs are the perfect way to rock bangs without spending too much time each day on styling. Part your bangs down the middle and leave just a few small pieces near the center like Dakota Johnson.

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Emily Ratajkowski’s Medium Feathered Bangs
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Emily Ratajkowski's Medium Feathered Bangs

If we’re being honest, Em Rata can get pretty much any haircut and look incredible she’s just versatile like that! But I gotta say, I’m kind of partial to these feathered bangs because she looks like she’s just been cast in an ancient greek movie and there’s no part of that I don’t like.

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Rihanna’s Bangs
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Rihanna's Bangs

Riri, the Caribbean goddess is indeed serving us some serious spark here! I love her wearing her natural hair and also when she does little tweaks here and there, and this time she did just that in order to give us this incredible wavy bob and middle-parted bangs.

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Santa Monica’s Bangs
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Santa Monica's Bangs

Along the line of traditional bangs, we got this gorgeous example of long and rather shaggy bangs to go with the wavy and carefree medium length hair. 

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Jennifer Garner’s Bangs
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Jennifer Garner's Bangs

Jennifer Garner’s 70’s bangs are the dream of anyone who’s thought: “I need a little something to spice up the long hair.” because it definitely adds a je ne sais quoi to long locks!

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Taylor Swift’s Straight Bangs
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Taylor Swift's Straight Bangs

Taylor Swift’s straight choppy bangs have been an on-and-off part of her image for a while. She knows how to work them and style them. If you’re thinking of getting these, ask your stylist whether it’d be better to go a little lighter or them or keep the weight just like Taylor has.

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Gaia Bermani Amaral’s Wavy Lob and Shaggy Bangs
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Gaia Bermani Amaral's Shaggy Bangs

Gaia’s shaggy bangs are the perfect complement to her features and the super chill lob she’s wearing here. Shaggy bangs can look so good with a slightly messy style; if you’ve got wavy hair, shaggy bangs might be just what you were looking for!

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Straight Bangs and Lob
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Straight Bangs and Lob

A page taken from the Anna Wintour book, this hairstyle follows the design principle of repetition, and in this case, better exemplified by the mirroring lines of the bangs and the long bob, or lob.