25 Long Bangs Perfect For the Noncommittal Type

Caitlin S. Miller
25 Long Bangs Perfect For the Noncommittal Type
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There’s really no greater hair commitment than bangs. Opting for fringe is not only a style choice, but it’s a promise to yourself that you’ll style and primp your newly chopped lengths. Every. Single. Day. If you like the look of bangs but aren’t quite ready for Jane Birkin level dedication, might we suggest choosing a style that requires a little less fidelity? May we present to you the long bang. The too-long-for-bangs-but-too-short-for-layers look is one that’s not only popular in Hollywood, but it’s incredibly easy to style. Take a peek at 25 of the best long bangs for when you just can’t commit.

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For anyone who's still afraid of blunt bangs, these side-swooping layers from Chrissy Teigen are a perfect in-between option.

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These chin-grazing lengths from Jennifer Garner are perfect for pinning into a half updo or leaving free flowing. Either way, you've got a winning look.

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Looking for an eye-grazing 'do that can be worn to the side or straight across? Look no further than this style from Priyanka Chopra.

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Hannah Simone has long since been our bang icon. But this semi-bang style from the TV star is ideal for someone easing into fringe.

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This cheekbone-length style is a perfect pair for a lob a la Michelle Williams. Wear straight or add some texture for a switch up!

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Although these might be a tad longer than your traditional bangs, this swooping style from Lea Michele is a good option for anyone rocking a longer hairstyle.

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Center part lovers will adore this style from Felicity Jones that just borders the line of fringe and layers.

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This graduated long fringe is a true winner for Bryce Dallas Howard and her strawberry locks.

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A touch of waves made this wispy style a real must for Dianna Agron—and long bob wearers everywhere!

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By taking a curling iron to these chin-length tendrils, Kate Winslet elevated this updo instantly. Duly noted.

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For an update on the '70s shag, choppy fringe was a must for Kerry Washington.

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Jennifer Aniston has been the queen of layers for years now—cough, the Rachel, cough—but these piece-y long bangs are a great in between option for someone looking to ease into shorter bang territory.

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To spice up this stylish bob, Ellen Pompeo opted for long, side-sweeping bangs that looks about as low maintenance as possible. Consider us sold.

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We can already imagine all the ways you can style this side-parted fringe from Kirsten Dunst.

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Think bangs can only be worn straight? Think again. Rebel Wilson proved soft waves are a very stylish option.

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These multi-layered bangs from Christina Hendricks blend in when hair is left down or stand out and frame the face when hair is pulled back. A hairstyle that works two ways? We'll take it.

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Whether styled straight or curled into a retro finger wave, this soft fringe from Jessica Chastain has topped our hair envy list.

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The queen of the noncommittal bang might have to be Reese Witherspoon who nailed the feathered flair perfectly.

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Anyone looking for a more edgy style will be wise to opt for this graduated fringe from Ellie Goulding.

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Who better to demonstrate the semi-bang than Kate Middleton herself? The Duchess has been rocking these "are they or aren't they" bangs for a while now, and we must say, we're hooked.

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Hailee Steinfeld's long layers are complemented superbly by these side-parted bangs that just barely touch her cheek. Ooh la la!

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Add a little flip to your long fringe like Viola Davis for a sophisticated-meets-glamorous style.

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A center part is an excellent way to hide bangs you're unsure of or bangs that aren't quite short enough to wear straight across. We're holding this style from Emma Watson as the gold standard.

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For a romantic and whimsical touch, we're coveting these soft bangs from Emma Roberts.

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What pairs well with a perfectly highlighted bob? A wavy long bang courtesy of Rachel McAdams.

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