These are the best fringe hairstyles to transform your look

Check out our favorite fringe hairstyles in Hollywood and book your salon visit accordingly

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What's old is new again: fringe hairstyles are having a moment, and it looks like they'll be as trendy as chic bobs and 90s blowouts this season. 

A fringe (bangs) has the power to completely change your look. Fortunately, we have many an icon to emulate before we venture over to our stylists and request a chop, so start taking notes! 

You can opt for cool-girl '70s curtain bangs, favored by the likes of Instagram IT girl, Matilda Djerf. Perhaps you're thinking about going blunt like Normal People actress Daisy Edgar Jones, or you're considering the very trendy wispy fringe that Zendaya has rocked. 

If you're really interested in making a statement, you'll want to see what Lady Gaga has sported during the various House of Gucci premieres. Naturally, anything she attempts is a show-stopper. Even the Hadid sisters are in on the fringe action with bold cuts. 

To get your hair brainstorm session in motion, we've complied a list of tips and looks that you'll want to peruse. Don't forget to snag one of the best shampoo bars so you can get healthy, gorgeous strands once you've left the salon! 

Tips for styling fringe hairstyles 

Now for those lucky few with that dreamy "messy hair" texture, often a wispy fringe can just look great with zero effort—but for the rest of us, sometimes a fringe needs a little bit of help. Thankfully TikTok is a life-saver when it comes to styling hacks and tutorials.

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As promised, here is a little tutorial of how I style my fringe + vintage glossy waves #hairstyle #bangs #fringe #vintagehair #frenchstyle #softcurls

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If you’re someone with curly or thick hair, you will find that your fringe will hold its shape quite well but if you have fine hair, you may want to buy yourself tools like the viral TikTok Revlon hair dryer brush and some good salt spray to add a bit of volume and texture to your hair.

Additionally, trimming your fringe often will keep it at a manageable length and keep your look fresh. (But leave it to the pros!) 

The key to great bangs is all in the drying: using a round brush will help give volume and hold to your hair. If you want to go the old-school route, give rollers a try.

You can also wet your fringe and clip it into place to dry naturally a little before then drying it with a tool—this works well for shaping curtain bangs.

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If you're one of the daring souls who isn't afraid to cut your own bangs at home—bravo—hairstylist Neil Moodie (opens in new tab) and  Vera Clinic (opens in new tab)'s hair transplant and aesthetics specialist Gökhan Vayni have a few recommendations: 

  • First thing's first, make sure you're cutting dry hair
  • Part your hair in the center for an even look
  • Cut 2-3 inches from your hairline using a fine-tooth comb
  • Keep the scissors level to the bone of your nose

Even if you're thinking about pursuing a DIY project, the experts say fringe cuts should really be attempted by seasoned hairstylists. Consider this a warning before reaching for the choppers. 

The best celebrity fringe hair styles

Now onto the fun bit—we’ve rounded up all the bangs inspo you could ever need, so get ready to screenshot and open up your Pinterest hair board! These actors and musicians have completely mastered the art of the fringe. 

1. Kristen Stewart

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2. Hunter Schafer

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3. Billie Eilish

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4. Zendaya

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5. Taylor Swift

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6. Megan Thee Stallion

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7. HoYeon Jung

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8. Matilda Djerf

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9. Daisy Edgar-Jones

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10. Bella Hadid

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11. Rihanna

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12. Dua Lipa

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13. Violette FR

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14. Cardi B

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15. Miley Cyrus

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16. Mimi Keene

17. Lady Gaga

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18. Kaia Gerber

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19. Gigi Hadid

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Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.

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