Beauty Trend: The Big Bang Theory

What: Super heavy bangs are warming the foreheads of celebs and hair hoppers.

What the experts say: Fringe benefits are apparently back in a big, bold way. Everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Zooey Deschanel and Suri’s mommy, Katie Holmes (not to mention, Suri, herself), is sporting these heavy eyebrow-covering bangs. This from InStyle.com: “Thick fringe softens the angles of your face and makes your eyes the center focus,” says Patrick Melville, owner of NYC’s Patrick Melville Salon.

What we say: There’s a fine line between looking like a chic runway model or a blanket-toting toddler when it comes to this style. While you may be tempted to go the “do it yourself” route and snip a straight line, resist that urge (at least, until we write a post on how to cut your own bangs).

Consult with a professional and see if this style du jour really suits your face shape, hair type, etc. Usually, a simple bang cut with a stylist won’t cost you nearly as much as a normal hair cut (only $10-$15) and often times, stylists trim bangs for free.