Celebrity Hair: Bold, Beautiful Bangs

This Inauguration Weekend, much of the buzz in DC revolved around First Lady Michelle Obama's new haircut with bangs. Forehead fringe is a chic complement to any haircut so let's take a look at a few celebs rocking this haute tress trend.

Nicole Marie Melton Jan, 21, 2013

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On Inauguration Weekend, Michelle Obama's new bangs were the center of attention. The Commander-in-Chic's new 'do is simply stunning!

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Kerry Washington is another celeb who has taken the beautiful bangs trend by storm. She arrived at The Hollywood Reporter's 21st annual Women In Entertainment breakfast wearing this modern hairstyle.

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Taraji P. Henson attended the Black Girls Rock Awards wearing her new, eyebrow-grazing bangs.

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Not many women can pull off waist-length locks, but Naomi Campbell shows us how it's done at the NBC 2013 TCA Winter Press Tour. The picture-perfect model also sizzled in one of this season's hottest hair trends—blunt bangs.

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At NBC Universal's 70th annual Golden Globe Awards afterparty, Gabrielle Douglas glowed in full bangs and shoulder-length waves.

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Bangs don’t always have to be stick-straight! Mariah Carey’s spiral fringe is adorable with her masses of ringlets.

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Gabrielle Union recently decided to transform her look with bangs, and we're totally feeling her new style. A two-tone colorway adds extra pizazz!

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Keri Hilson hosted the Pool After Dark event in Atlantic City wearing two-toned curls and side-swept bangs.

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Bridget Kelly attended Keith Campbell's book launch wearing jet black bangs with platinum blonde lowlights that are edgy and fresh. 

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Laila Ali attended the 33rd Annual Salute to Women in Sports Gala wearing piecey bangs and chunky curls.

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Beyonce rocks her new bangs at the Brooklyn Nets game in New York.

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Yolanda Adams rocked sassy bangs with lots of layers and sun-kissed highlights at the 2012 BET Awards.

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Carmelita Jeter arrived at ESSENCE's exclusive New York Fashion Week Luncheon wearing a shoulder-length bob with blunt-cut bangs.

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Bangs are a fun and sassy way to spruce up any style as evidenced by Tia Mowry's razor-cut fringe she sported at a WeTV event for her reality show.

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At ESSENCE's exclusive New York Fashion Week luncheon, Tasha Smith rocked her signature bangs-and-bob combo.

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Jennifer Hudson added major volume to her layered bang at the Pampers “Lullaby And Goodnight” event in NYC.

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Jessica White cut blunt, wow-worthy bangs into her hair at the 3rd Annual Angel Wings Foundation Dinner.

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Monica arrived at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards wearing a swooping bang paired with a braided updo.

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Jill Scott appeared on the red carpet of the NAACP Image Awards in a loose, eyebrow-grazing fringe.

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At the Bravo Upfront Event, NeNe Leakes flaunted bright gold side-swept bangs.

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While attending the 2012 Outstanding Mother Awards, Gayle King added a touch of sizzle to her flipped bob with bold bangs and golden highlights.

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Erica Campbell loves pulling tress switcheroos, and this asymmetrical bob with a lush bang is one of her top looks.

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At The New York Times’ “TimesTalks” Chat Series, Viola did a dramatic sweep of her choppy bangs for an easy and fresh update to her bob.

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A visit to the ESSENCE office in NYC.

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The Micahjesse.com Five Year Anniversary Celebration at Canoe Studios in NYC.

Why: Diaz would make even Rapunzel jealous of her super long, bone straight strands.

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At the White House Correspondents’ Weekend in Washington, D.C., Kerry Washington sported a chic shoulder-length ’do with choppy bangs and soft brown highlights.

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With her low pony and glossy, flat-ironed bangs, Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair is sleek and chic.

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The Think Like A Man screening at the AMC Empire 25 theater in NYC.

Why: Olivia’s multi-colored streaks and two-toned layers make for a fierce and fabulous look.

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Naomi Campbell sported her signature bangs-and-blowout at the Michael Jackson: THE IMMORTAL World Tour show by Cirque du Soleil.

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Naomi Campbell’s signature bangs-and-blowout ’do has jump-started a zillion new trends. So easy breezy chic!

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Jill Scott blossoms in this retro, Diana-meets-Chaka style. How cute are her curly bangs?

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Bangs are a chic compliment to any haircut, from long layers a’la Kerry Washington to an Estelle-esque pixie. Here, our favorite be-banged celebs.

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Nicki Minaj’s full, blunt bangs give her long, platinum strands a retro pin-up feel.

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At the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Serena Williams sported just-above-the-brow bangs that perfectly flattered her heart-shaped face.

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Racing from show to show backstage at New York Fashion Week, Chanel Iman sported a messy bun and tousled, casual chic bangs.

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Naomi Campbell adds designer sunglasses to her signature bangs-and-blowout ’do. So easy breezy chic!

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Keisha Whitaker’s slightly feathered, grown-out bangs give her ’do a casually chic look.

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Estelle’s full fringe adds texture and dimension to her layered boy cut.

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With her long, heavy bangs and sleek blowout, Tyra Banks works the ’60s mod look to perfection.

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Jennifer Hudson’s bouncy curls get a dose of sophistication from her eyebrow-length, perfectly trimmed bangs.

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Veronica Webb’s short, above-the-brow bangs give her face a wide-eyed, youthful appearance.

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Shaun Robinson’s glossy, side-swooping fringe gives her long, layered tresses a sex kitteny vibe. Raowrr!

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Fantasia puts a modern spin on the retro bowl cut with her thick, full bang and face-framing tendrils.

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Beyoncé parts her long, blonde bangs on the side for a soft, sexy look that compliments her blowout.

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Lisa Raye’s Bettie Page-style bangs give her tresses a vampy, pin-up girl sexiness.

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When Ciara experimented with honey-hued hair, she also tried long, Marianne Faithfull-esque bangs— such a sexy look for CiCi!


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