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Fringes can suit just about anyone (and we have the proof right here)

Whether you want blunt full bangs or a sultry sweeping style, these are the coolest cuts for 2019

I’m pretty sure all of us can say that we’ve experimented with fringes at least once in our lifetime. Whether you dabbled in the soft side bangs or a full fringe, it’s one of those universal styles we all try at some point.

The good news is that if you’re thinking of joining the fringe camp once more, there are so many versions of the classic fringe out there that you’re guaranteed to find one that works for you in 2019.

The right one can (and will) complement your face shape; feathered and layered bangs can soften an angular face shape, while a rounder face can be sharpened with a blunt fringe. See our guides to hairstyles for round faces and hairstyles for square faces for more inspiration.

When Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge stepped out with her newly fringed hairstyle, the media went mad. It’s a subtle look and one that really works if you don’t want to go for full-on blunt bangs. And just about every supermodel has experimented with fringes and put their own stamp on it, from Kate Moss to Naomi Campbell and Sienna Miller.

And how should you style your newfound fringe, we hear you ask? ‘With a heavy fringe, you need it to look healthy, shiny and glossy,’ says ghd Global Ambassador Adam Reed.

He advises using a natural bristle round brush like the Natural Bristle Radial Brush, £17.50 at Fabled, to ‘give your fringe the perfect shape, plus shine and gloss.’

His number one styling tip? ‘Don’t spray hairspray directly onto your fringe! Spray it onto a brush and then brush through for a very soft hold.’

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 best celebrity fringes to ever grace the red carpet.

Time for a new ‘do? Check out the hottest 2019 hairstyles with bangs and fringes below to take straight to the hairdresser’s chair.

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