Back to Bangs: 4 Iconic Styles

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One of the biggest names in the beauty game has declared hairstyles with bangs the new It-cut. And when Jen Atkin talks, we listen. You might recognize Atkin from behind-the-scenes shots on the Kardashians’ Instagrams, or from her super-chic hair care line, Ouai. A top celebrity stylist with clientele like Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid and the aforementioned Kardashian/Jenner clan, she’s a name trusted by Hollywood and the beauty industry’s finest. Still not sold? She’s the one who gave Chrissy Teigen her now-infamous feathered bangs a few weeks back, ok? Ok.

Bye Bye Lob

So, now that you know just what kind of hair icon we’re dealing with, let’s get to her advice. According to Atkin, the lob (you remember the lob — the last couple year’s It-cut) is officially done. Now, it’s all about a good bang. Like many a trend, hair styles seem to cycle, so if you’re thinking of staying at the forefront, now’s the time to jump on the train. You’ll give yourself some time to grow those new bangs out for the next big thing, maybe mermaid-long locks.

Hello Haircuts with Bangs

Remember that cutting bangs can be traumatic. You love them for the first day, and you’re over them the second. The fear is real: there are memes about girls questioning whether they should get bangs. To ease you into the bang-chopping spirit — and ensure you love what you’ll see in the mirror day two and beyond — let’s take a look at four iconic cuts. Get inspired and know what you want before you take the plunge!

Style 1. Brigitte Bangs

The likely inspiration for Tiegen’s face-framing cut, these bangs are for the gal who likes the easy grow-out. They’re layered and grow out more natural-looking than those with a straight-across cut. If you hate the every-couple-weeks upkeep of traditional bangs, these longer ones provide a tad more flexibility. And when the wispy fringe starts to cover your eyes, it only adds to the mystique.

Style 2. Zooey Bangs

Ladies with thick hair will find Zooey’s block of bangs easy to achieve. Fully filled in and lightly curled, this fluffy, straight-across cut requires some regular trimming but styles in seconds.

Style 3. Rooney Bangs

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Micro bangs have long been an emblem of rebellion. If you’re looking for an edgier take, this might just be the cut for you. The nice thing about this punkier style is that there’s always been a DIY-aspect tied to it. So if you’re looking to save some cash, try trimming yourself. Just don’t tell your hair stylist that we made you do it.

Style 4. Jean Bangs

While many of us remember swooping bangs from the emo years, the style has been around for decades. This style also works great once you’ve decided to grow shorter bangs out. Simply part and tuck behind the ear!


Melissa is creative communications professional with 9+ years of experience writing for the beauty and fashion industries.