When not just one, but multiple celebs start experimenting with the same new hairstyle, you know it’s not just a coinkydink, it’s a thing. It's also probably a new trend that you’re going to want to jump on board with, stat.
But while bangs are nothing new, it's always exciting when a star swaps their side swept or middle-parted style for one featuring a fringe, whether it's blunt and bold or perfectly piecey.
We’ve spotted the likes of Bella Hadid, her pal Kendall Jenner, Hilary Duff AND Aussie bombshells Anna Heinrich and Steph Claire Smith all rocking fresh fringes, and it’s reignited the “to get a fringe, or not” internal debate that many of us go through on loop.
So, if you're feeling tempted by a trip to fringe town, check out these celebrity ‘dos for yourself.
Thought micro fringes were short? Well, it seems that Lady Gaga has invented the 'mini micro fringe', an even shorter take on the style. Her latest set of baby bangs barely covers the top of her forehead, but they're there and they're chic nonetheless. To paraphrase Nigel from The Devil Wears Prada, 'tiny fringe, huge impact'.
Model Bella Hadid just debuted an eclectic, punk rock dip-dye micro fringe and a razor straight bob. Now, we’re not entirely closed off to the opinion that Hadid’s new look is in fact a wig (especially given the fact that she was on set for a shoot with makeup artist Erin Parson’s), but humour us for a moment as we daydream about the model rocking her edgy cut in the bowels of some Berlin nightclub. Chaotic but beautiful. We’re in love.
Jenner changes her hair colour and length more rapidly than anyone we know, but a front fringe is definitely a more unique look for her. She's dabbled with faux fringes in the past (and hell, this may be a wig as well, considering it appears to be for a Kylie Cosmetics shoot), but we have to say: the asymmetrical vibe is very strong, and we'd love to see her embrace it long-term. It also means you technically only have to do one brow and liner wing, so it's 100 per cent a winning look in our book.
Zoë Foster Blake
"Uh oh. Looks like someone gave up on growing her hair out", Foster Blake captioned a series of Instagram Stories showing off her new fringe. "I feel like MEEEE again! Will I ever go (have the patience to) long again? Who knows* (*cares). Now do your dang best, Sydney humidity. I'm fringed and curly and don't give a hoot."
After switching from the icy shade of blue she was test-driving back to her signature bronde, Ciara also got a new cut to match her fresh colour. She debuted her fringe via her 'gram, describing the feel as "'60s retro", and we are thoroughly enjoying the vintage vibes she's serving.
Vintage vibes aren't anything new for Lipa; she's basically the queen of '90s-esque beauty looks. This '60s-style fringe, however, is totally fresh. Could it mark the dawn of a new album era? Perhaps. Is it taking everything in us to not send it to our hairdressers alongside a few appointment time suggestions? Why yes, yes it is.
Culpo may have dabbled in the faux fringe realm on several occasions, but it seems this is the first time she's rocked a real one, and boy oh boy, is it a look. She shared this snap alongside a few pics of her with her nephew Remi, captioning them "Rem approves of the bangs!" to confirm that she'd officially secured the most important seal of approval.
It appears Keys is kicking off a new musical era with a new cut, debuting freshly chopped blunt bangs alongside the caption "New side of Alicia to introduce you to." So while we wait for the rumoured music release to land, we're going to go ahead and nickname said new side 'our #1 hair idol'.
Hadid stepped out with a wispy curtain fringe and we love the effortless, barely-styled vibes she's showing off. She has also ditched her dark locks for a honey-coloured hue that gorgeously enhances her green eyes.
Jenner's fringe is possibly the CUTEST one we’ve seen. She’s gone for a short, blunt cut fringe and it’s reminding us of the ‘60s-inspired bangs that have been gracing the runways the last few seasons.
Showing off another fresh fringe is Aussie beauty Heinrich. The blonde bombshell is trying her hand at sweeping cheekbone-grazing bangs and we have to say, we’re on board with this new look! We love how she’s shaped her long fringe with an exaggerated curl to frame her face. It’s very elegant yet still relaxed.
Steph Claire Smith
And here’s yet another curtain fringe – this time from Aussie model/fitness entrepreneur Steph Claire Smith. How good does she look?! Smith took to Instagram to share snaps of her brand new ‘do and long face-framing bangs. We’re loving the ‘70s-inspired look.
When Chastain appeared at a press conference for Dark Phoenix (the latest addition to the X-Men film saga), we had to do a double take! WHO is that smouldering redhead? She looks completely different but we’re into her new blunt, full fringe. Very chic!
Okay you guys, ‘70s-style curtain fringes are definitely having a moment ‘cause here’s yet another one! It’s not the first time Duff has gone for a fringe (remember her Lizzie McGuire days?) and we love it as much now as we did then. The tapered ends of her bangs blend seamlessly into her long, face-framing layers, giving her hair the prettiest boho look.
Turner recently whipped out this stunning full fringe look, and boy does it suit her. The eyebrow-grazing length draws attention to her gorgeous ice-blue eyes and we love the subtle piece-y layers off to the sides. Considering she was back to being fringe-less the next day, it’s safe to say this look was achieved with a hairpiece, but we love it regardless.
Isobel is a Digital Content Editor at BEAUTYcrew, marie claire and InStyle. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously BEAUTYcrew's Junior Beauty Writer.