What 19 Celebs Look Like Before and After Getting Bangs

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There’s something about the power of bangs that makes us both afraid to cut our hair and eager to chop it—all at the same time. Not only is it usually a drastic change, but a little fringe also transforms facial features, essentially turning you into a whole new person—which might be why it’s wildly known as a hairstyle women get after breakups.

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Outside of breakup blues, though bangs can be a signature look, a fun change of pace, or just a hairstyle you’ve always wanted to try. We’ve rounded up images of 19 celebrities with and without bangs to show not only the style’s transformative power, but also prove there are plenty of bangs options to choose from.

A version of this article was originally published in March 2018.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens

In April 2018, Vanessa Hudgens kept it sleek and regal with this slicked-back 'do.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens

But just a couple weeks prior, she rocked these adorable, messy bangs.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez

At the Met Gala this year, Selena Gomez was radiant with her hair pulled back.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez

Though, just a few months earlier in February 2018, Gomez showed off her wispy, long, side-swept bangs.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks

In September 2017, Tyra Banks stepped out with a fierce middle part and long tresses.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks

But in July 2015, she nailed this pixie cut with blunt, straight bangs.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Taylor Hill
Taylor Hill

Taylor Hill wore her classic long hair straight in February 2018.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Taylor Hill
Taylor Hill

Just one month later, she debuted these sideswept beauties.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara

In February 2018, Sofia Vergara tucked her long hair behind her ears, showing off her radiating skin.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara

However, the star looked just as stunning with simple curtain bangs in September 2017.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama

Former First Lady Michelle Obama curled her hair in May 2017 and kept a classic middle part.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama

She nailed the same curls, different part, and beautiful, elongated side bangs in June 2015.

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Duckie Thot

Duckie Thot looked beach-ready with these simple waves and middle part in January 2016.

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Duckie Thot

In June 2017, she added these bold baby bangs.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Rihanna
Rihanna

RiRi went big and bold with teased-out waves in January 2018.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Rihanna
Rihanna

But in May 2016, her short hair paired perfectly with loose curtain bangs.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Shay Mitchell
Shay Mitchell

Shay Mitchell kept her hair messy and seductive in November 2017.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Shay Mitchell
Shay Mitchell

Back in February 2012, she looked just as gorgeous with long, separated front bangs.

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Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande has been known for her long, brown hair, and she didn't stray from the norm in September 2017.

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Ariana Grande

Shocking almost everyone, Grande not only went gray, but also got these wispy baby bangs in October 2017.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian flaunted her signature long, brown locks in June 2017.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

She opted for a change-up in February 2015 with this lob and deep, side-part bangs.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Kelly Marie Tran
Kelly Marie Tran

Kelly Marie Tran rocked this sleek side-part look in March 2018.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Kelly Marie Tran
Kelly Marie Chan

In October 2017, she sported the same part with these cute, choppy side bangs, too.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Hannah Simone
Hannah Simone

Hannah Simone, who is known for her bangs, tied them up in July 2014, completely changing her look.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Hannah Simone
Hannah Simone

Here's the star in March 2017, with her classic full-blunt bangs and cascading hair.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes

Mendes had some long face-framing pieces in September 2013, but not quite bang territory.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes

In September 2016, though, she had long side bangs that covered a majority of her right eye.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Emily Ratajkowski
Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski stepped out with her classic middle part in November 2017.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Emily Ratajkowski
Emily Ratajkowski

But earlier that year in May 2017, she stunned with a playful mix of sideswept and straight-across bangs.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Ciara
Ciara

Sleek and shiny in September 2017, Ciara defined her look with a middle part.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Ciara
Ciara

Aside from the fun buns, her long, curled face framers in February 2018 make this look to die for.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen went retro with her side-part in January 2018.

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Chrissy Teigen

And just a little while earlier in June 2017, she nailed thin and soft side bangs.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Chloë Grace Moretz
Chloë Grace Moretz

Taking a note from Teigen, Chloë Grace Moretz also went retro in August 2017.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Chloë Grace Moretz
Chloë Grace Moretz

But we'll never get over these chunky curtain bangs she rocked in December 2016.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Bella Hadid
Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid highlighted the elongation in her face by tucking her hair behind her ears in March 2018.

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Bella Hadid

However, in January 2018, Hadid perfectly executed baby bangs, making her face look more square (but just as beautiful).

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  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Vanessa Hudgens
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Selena Gomez
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  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Tyra Banks
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Tyra Banks
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Taylor Hill
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Taylor Hill
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Sofia Vergara
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Sofia Vergara
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Michelle Obama
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Michelle Obama
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Duckie Thot
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  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Rihanna
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Rihanna
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Shay Mitchell
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Shay Mitchell
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Ariana Grande
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Ariana Grande
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Kim Kardashian
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Kim Kardashian
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Kelly Marie Tran
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Kelly Marie Tran
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Hannah Simone
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Hannah Simone
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Eva Mendes
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Eva Mendes
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Emily Ratajkowski
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Emily Ratajkowski
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Ciara
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Ciara
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Chrissy Teigen
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Chrissy Teigen
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Chloë Grace Moretz
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Chloë Grace Moretz
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Bella Hadid
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrities With and Without Bangs | Bella Hadid

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