The New Bang: Celebs Rock Fierce Fringes

ESSENCE.COM Apr, 13, 2010

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Once exclusively the stuff of cheerleaders and the cast of “Grease,” bangs are suddenly everywhere. Besides being a chic little addition to an already fly cut, bangs happen to be an equal opportunity hairstyle—they flatter every face shape under the sun, and look terrific on both long and short strands. To prove the point, we’ve compiled a gallery of drastically different-looking celebs with a range of lock lengths. From Serena Williams’s mid-length bob to Kelly Rowland’s mile-long extensions, here are the A-listers with the fiercest fringes!

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Eve’s new hairstyle—long, auburn-streaked extension with eyelash-grazing, blunt bangs—is just right for spring.

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RiRi recently switched up her high-volume style, to this straight, sleek, modified bowl cut. The look is definitely severe (the bangs and the sides are the same length), but it totally works with Rihanna’s edgy, fashion-forward style.

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Letoya Luckett wears her long, wispy fringe swept across her forehead and over one eye…a super-sexy take on the bang phenomenon.

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Singer Dawn Richard rocks a retro, early ’90s-inspired bowl cut with heavy, slightly curved bang. So simple, yet so dramatic…

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Nicole Richie goes for Sixties-style, flower child moment with long, flowing tresses and two-weeks-past-due-for-a-trim, peekaboo bangs.

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Mary J. Blige goes for socialite sophistication by curling her bangs and finger styling them off to one side.

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Keisha Knight Pulliam adds some dimension to her long, glossy blowout with some face-framing, curved bangs.

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Estelle sports her version of the oh-so-trendy bowl with a slightly askew line of glossy, jet-black bangs.

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Kelly Rowland’s glossy, thick bangs brilliantly flatter her heart-shaped face and almond eyes.

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