Fringes have received a serious star following this year. Whether you want blunt full bangs or a sultry sweeping style, we've rounded up the coolest cuts in Hollywood.
It’s such a classic hairstyle and one that comes in so many shapes and styles that there is zero chance of not finding the one that is right for you.
When Duchess Kate stepped out with her newly fringed hairstyle, the paps went mad. It’s a subtle look and one that really works if you don’t want to go for full-on blunt bangs. Sweep it to the side and go…
New Girl’s Zooey Deschanel is the queen of the full fringe and has been working one into her kooky style for years. By curling the ends of her dark brown locks, the actress nails a sassy ’60s take on glamorous evening style.
Suki Waterhouse, Taylor Swift and Victoria’s Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo love to set off their touseled locks with bangs, while Alexa Chung, Reese Witherspoon and Heidi Klum frame their faces and highlight their cheekbones.
When it comes to styling your fringe for a special occasion, we urge you to look to Hollywood actresses Jennifer Garner and Emma Stone for inspiration. Both are often spotted on the red carpet with their glossy fringes swept elegantly to one side. All you need to recreate this ‘do at home is a couple of kirby grips. It really is that simple.
With a style to work for every face shape, every hair colour and every personal preference, it’s not hard to see why VIPs just can’t resist going for the chop.
So, whether you’re looking at trialling a wispy or full fringe for the first time or just want a new-season update on your current style, these are the celebrity looks we’re loving right now…
Amanda Seyfried debuted a choppy side-swept fringe with a sleek, shoulder length do at the No Kid Hungry dinner in LA.
Karlie Kloss worked a full, heavy fringe during New York Fashion Week.
And here it is again, just so you can get a good look at one of the best fringes ever committed to celluloid.
More recently though and Joan Smalls went for a different take on the traditional fringe, working a blunt fringe alongside her bob to give her off-the-shoulder gown an unexpected edge.
If anyone’s proving that fringes are back, it’s Alexa Chung. She’s debuted a fresh cut and we love that little bit of drama she’s created with a blunt look.
Emma Watson debuted brand new bangs at the premiere of her latest film Colonia. The Harry Potter actress paired her ‘do with a matte red lip and smokey eyes, looking gorgeous, as per.
With or without a fringe, Kate Moss’ hair is always flawless. This fine fringe – not so preened to perfection – adds to the classically messed up quality of her long hairstyle.
Golden girl Sienna Miller achieves a girl next door look with her cutesy fringe.
We all remember when Claudia Winkleman was in the firing line for a fringe that just wouldn’t stay out of her eyes. Well maybe she just likes it that way, and maybe we do too. If you can get used to the early irritation of a fringe that bats about your eyelashes then you’re well on your way to the Winkleman cut.
Victoria?s Secret Angel and wife to rocker Adam Levine frequently demonstrates the versatility of a fringe. Here she wears it full and choppy to compliment her red lip and leather.
Beyonce stepped out in Paris looking as glamorous as ever, rocking a super-cool new fringe. And if we needed any more proof that Bey can pull off pretty much any look, it’s this. Thick, super-short and blunt – this is a severe style, but we reckon Queen Bey totally nailed it. Make like Beyonce and team your bangs with some loose waves to offset this edgy finge look.
Jessica Chastain has cut in a seriously chic new fringe to complement her copper locks. She debuted the style on social media, Instagramming this hot pic with her stylist.
Here’s Hailey Baldwin at the Coach and Friends of the Highline summer party in New York with a soft fringe that looks great.
Though a suspected ‘winge’ (clip-in fringe) Gigig Hadid’s eyebrow skimming fringe at the MTV Movie Awards got us all wondering whether it’s time to go for the chop.
It?s not that we don?t enjoy Edie Campbell?s shorter locks but we?re still inspired by the long hair and shiny, eye skimming fringe she used to wear.
The master of the cool, choppy fringe, Alexa Chung’s re-worked hers for 2014 with a cute centre-parting and polished finish. Thinking of growing your fringe out? This is the chic way to do it.
Bella Heathcote’s natural mousey brown superbly suits her girlie wavy locks, which is offset by her bluntly chopped fringe to give her look a little edge.
Advocator of the heavy cut in fringe Dawn Porter (now Dawn O’Porter since her recent marriage to actor Chris O’Dowd) never suits the style down to a tee with her shiny locks and well cropt bob. She’s so fond of a fringe, we don’t even know what her forehead looks like!
Dakota Johnson’s shaggy fringe is the ultimate boho hairdo. The easy-to-manage style means the messier, the better.
Queen of hair, Emma Stone has revealed a new heavy fringe alongside her copper ombre locks, much to our delight. She puts an original auburn spin on the spring-ready colour fade.
The centre-parted fringe can be a difficult look to conquer, but Amanda Peet has done it flawlessy. The trick is to make sure the part is natural, and not too separated.
Suki Waterhouse has parted her fringe straight down the middle for a very feminine look that frames her face and brings focus to her eyes.
Zooey Deschanel is famous for her heavy bangs. She adds to her girlie image with this innocent-looking fringe look.
Rihanna’s medium hairstyle had us rushing to book a cut. She opts for a sweet fringed hairstyle to frame her face and give her that girl nextdoor look back.
Following the red carpet stars with a fabulous full fringe, Lea Michele has added heavy bangs to her gorgeous hair look. We love this cut with an updo, too.
Lily Allen’s gives her ‘do a sophisticated feel – and it hasn’t stopped her changing her look every five minutes. She wears it side-swept, pinned back and parted to keep it versatile.
Lea Michele’s fringe is just as thick and luscious as the rest of her hair, creating a rich layer that surrounds her face.
Even Jennifer Garner’s blunt-edged fringe look fantastically neat.
Cutting a sweeping fringe into her platinum crop, Michelle Williams gives her short ‘do a sweet, girlie finish.
New Girl favourite Hannah Simone is known for her full and shiny fringe but she?s not afraid to mix it up a bit and wear it swept to the side and paired with glossy waves.
We love Jessica Chastain’s Bardot-esque fringe. Here, she demonstrates how to style this look into an updo, with a relaxed and undone take on classic glamour.
Taylor Swift does a feminine side-swept fringe oh-so-well, especially when she pairs her ‘do with a bow headband.
A choppy fringe like January’s complements waves and layers, much more than a blunt version. The slightly shorter length also works on the actress’s square face shape.
Jennifer Garner keeps alternating between a side fringe and a blunt cut, but one thing’s for certain, any fringe fits her face perfectly.
Reese Witherspoon’s new ‘do has been such a hit. Everyone’s talking about the mid-length bob she’s cut in, but we’re loving that little bit of fringe she’s added too.
Does Emma Stone ever hit a low style note? Showing us how to incorporate a longer fringe into an updo, Emma works a retro twist into her look.
Bai Ling has gone for the severe straight-accross cut. The Chinese-American actress has pulled off many bold hairstyles, but we’re particularly smitten with this do.
Lily Allen’s infamous fringe is looking rather cleaned up lately. Here she opts for a thinned, yet blunt cut that’s much softer than her straight-across chop circa 2008.
Helena Christensen hits London’s Chiltern Firehouse with a relaxed fringe that complements her boho-inspired outfit.
Monica Belucci’s fringe is slightly shorter around the sides, giving her hairstyle the slightest pin-up girl egde, befitting for the Italian beauty.
French actress Sophie Marceau’s choppy side-swept fringe blends in with her bouncy bob for a retro 90’s style.
Suki Waterhouse is the queen of cool-looking fringes. She’s cut hers into an on-trend medium hairstyle for a bold fashion look.
Rose Byrne changes her ‘do more than Cara Delevingne pops up on the catwalk. We’re loving her blunt medium length style that’s echoed in the shape of her fringe, which follows her brow line and joins her hair at a stepped length.
Bella Thorne opts for a thick fringe to thicken up the appearance of her beautiful red hair. She’s parted her fringe down the middle to suit the straight edge of her longer locks.
Karlie Kloss proves there is a happy medium between fringe and no fringe, as she works the kooky side fringe on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week. If you want a face-framing soft fringe, this is the one for you.
Supermodel Karlie opted for a fringe when she chopped of her long locks late last year. The sweetly natural style is surprisingly versatile; from the slick back look she rocked at the Jean Paul Gaultier SS14 show, to this pretty updo.
Charlotte Gainsbourg, daughter of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg has perfected the messy fringe look. Long floppy pieces hang in front fo her face, creating a shy, yet alluring look.
Not satisfied with her hair being an unusual grey purple, Kelly opted for a heavy block fringe too! Though not a classic look, we love it.
Lily Allen is back, and so is her fringe. She’s sporting her characteristic full fringe hairstyle to complete the strong look that her dark hue gives.
Jennifer Lawrence has a light fringe that just covers her forehead – a great style for those who don’t want to fully commit. Jen can clip this back, sweep it one side or grow it our with ease as she’s avoided the awkward ‘I’ve cut myself a fringe and really hate it’ stages.
Christina Hendricks’ super chic volumised half-pony is made even more glamorous by bright red fringe that frames her face and balances the height of her mini-bouffant.
Bridget Jones star Renee wears a flattering block fringe with an elegant updo.
Emma Stone embarked on a full hair makeover in 2011, ready for her role in the new Spider Man movie. The actress switched form brunette to blonde and added a heavy fringe to her locks, too.
The Queen of fabulous fringes, Sienna Miller certainly wears her wispy blonde bangs with style. The actress has long-favoured a long, eye-grazing fringe, to add body to her sleek wavy style.
Nicole Richie has dabbled with just about every hairstyle going over the years, but those with fringes are certainly our favourites. The Simple Life starlet’s latest look combines a thick face-framing chop with her bouncy, bobbed ‘do.
With fringes high on the A-list agenda, Glee girl Dianna Agron re-invented her girl next door, shoulder-length look with the help of a fine, feathery fringe. A departure from her demure blonde locks, the starlet smoulders for the cameras. Love.
Michelle Obama’s experimentation with fringes started back in April 2013, when she debuted thick, blunt bangs shortly before her husband’s second inauguration. Since then, the First Lady has dabbled with side style and a more wispy look, which we have to say we love. What do you think?
Proving fringes are for royalty just as much as the rest of us, Kate Middleton added a feathery, face-framing fringe to her ‘do in November 2012, to much excitement from royal watchers. It’s thought the Duchess’s style was the work of Sloane Square hairdresser Richard Ward, who blow-dries her locks three times a week.
Glee’s Lea Michele added a dramatic heavy fringe to her long locks in 2010, adding an eye-catching new element to her scene-stealing red carpet style.
Venturing into the world of fierce fringes, Kerry Washington modernised her sleek straight look with the help of thick, eye-grazing bangs.
Feathery fringes aren’t for everyone. When Hilary Duff decided to try new a new style, the LA actress opted for full, blunt bangs to complement her beauty blonde locks.
Destiny’s Child songstress Kelly Rowland added a new dimension to her thick chocolate locks with a full, shape-defining side fringe.
She rarely changes her waist-length brunette locks, but even Kim Kardashian ventured into the world of fringes, with a solid, straight style complementing her sleek locks.
in January 2011, Sandra Bullock hit the Golden Globe Awards with a whole new look. Stepping out at the glittering ceremony – her first big Hollywood outing since 2010’s Oscars – Sandy debuted a heavy fringe, which she’s recently added to her glossy poker straight mane.
Never one to shy away from extreme styles, it goes without saying Katy Perry’s choice of fringe – heavy, but strategically trimmed – animates her face and makes her stand out from the crowd.
Jennifer Hudson’s sleek straight fringe adds interest to her poker-straight locks.
There’s fringes, and then there’s Rachel McAdams’ sumptuous style. The actress injects even more glamour to her red carpet look with heavy make up, a bright red lip and a block fringe.
Taylor Swift briefly flirted with a fringe at the end of 2010, adding heavy blunt bangs to her long blonde mane.
Zooey Deschanel’s fringe is a popular choice with her heavy bangs framing her face and off setting those great eyes.
How low can you go? Jessica Biel makes a change from her usual style of loose locks falling around her face with this dramatic, long fringe. A surprising change and statement.
Alexa Chung goes flirty with this wispy, center-parted fringe. The bangs falling into longer locks frames her face perfectly.
Hollywood golden girl Reese Witherspoon has sported a variety of fringes over years gone by. Here the actress adds volume to her gently sweeping bangs. Try the look yourself with a round bristle brush, lifting underneath from the roots.
Angelina debuted a fab new fringe in 2009, when embarking on a worldwide promotional tour for movie, Salt. Heavy, side-swept and none-too-neat, it has a softening, youthful effect on the face of the A-list megastar.
Kate Moss added a peeper-grazing fringe to her honey-hued locks in late 2010 – one of the many times in her ever-changing hair history that she’s added bangs to her ‘do.
Bond girl, Gemma Arterton shows girls with thick hair how it’s done. Her full fringe frames her face and the colour emphasises her English rose complexion.
Tron leading lady Olivia Wilde lightened her locks at the beginning of 2011, and added a soft eye-skimming fringe, too.
With her dark roots fading into her full fringe, boho chick Nicole Richie adds depth to her blonde bob.
J-Lo clocked the pros of fringe benefits in 2009, opting for a thick, blunt style. Framing her heart-shaped face, Ms Jennifer Lopez opts for longer cuts, accentuating her deep hazel eyes.
Blunt, thick and straighter-than-straight, Keira Knightley proved she doesn’t do things by halves wheshe chopped her locks into a blunt, full fringe in February 2009.
Rooney Mara rocks her sharp fringe with expert precision. Rising straight above the eyebrows, Rooney looks channels ultimate cool.