The Big Bang Theory

The second we saw Beyonce's Bettie Page-meets-Chola-girl bangs in the "Video Phone" video (fierce, fierce, fierce), we knew forehead fringe was back in a major way. Whether they're short, long, curly or straight, bangs can instantly sexify even the most ho-hum hairstyle. These be-banged celebs how out our roundup of the hottest A-list bangs i
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 13, 2009

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In her vampy “Video Phone” video, Beyonce rocks super-short bangs inspired by 1950s pin up girl, Bettie Page.

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Nicole Richie’s long, eyelash-grazing bangs taper off into lightly feathered, face-framing layers. This is a fabulous in-between look if you’re growing out short bangs.

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Keri Hilson’s two-toned, curly bangs give her look a punky, playful feel.

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Tyra’s long, heavy bangs hit just above her lashes, accentuating her greenish-gray eyes.

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Kerry Washington’s wispy, tousled bangs add a sultry edge to her sleek blowout.

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Joy Bryant’s short, slightly uneven schoolgirl bangs give her a look an adorable mischievousness.

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Mary J. Blige gives great face (and neck!) with her inch-long bangs and boyish crop.

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Paula Patton’s swept-to-the-side fringe is flawless with her softly curled bob. So pretty!

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Soft and elegant, Whitney Houston’s long, layered bangs are the prefect compliment to her bouncy cut.

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Mariah Carey’s naturally curly bangs are sure to set off a trend among spiral sisters everywhere!

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Naomi Campbell’s slightly asymmetrical, above-the-brow bangs give her straight style a cool edge.

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