15 Celebrities Who Will Inspire You to Try Curtain Bangs
It's the age-old question that has the power to either destroy or change your life for the better: Should you get bangs? Okay, maybe we're slightly exaggerating, but bangs tend to be a polarizing subject, and once you give your hairstylist the green light to reach for the scissors, fringe is a big commitment. But if celebrities have any input in your decision, they'd likely give you a resounding "yes."
Curtain bangs were almost as popular as tie-dye sweatsuits and claw clips in 2020. While celebs like Hilary Duff, Camila Cabello, and Dakota Johnson have been sporting the shaggy fringe for years, stars like Selena Gomez and Gigi Hadid jumped on the bandwagon last year—and we're obsessed with the effortlessly cool look.
Curtain bangs are self-explanatory: They're parted down the middle and swept to each side, framing your face like curtains frame a window. The hairstyle hails from the '60s and '70s, made popular by stars like Farah Fawcett and Brigette Bardot. Now, a whole new slew of A-listers (and TikTokers, too) are claiming curtain bangs as their own—and we're not mad about the hairstyle's return.
Click through to see 15 celebs rocking curtain bangs—and get inspired to try the wispy fringe yourself.
Since skyrocketing to fame in 50 Shades of Gray, Dakota Johnson has become synonymous with #BangGoals. You'll be hard-pressed to find the actress without her signature fringe, and it's no wonder why—she wears curtain bangs damn well.
Is there any look Halle Berry can't pull off? The actress is a total goddess, and curtain bangs are just another look she inspires us to try ourselves.
While Billie Eilish is known for many things (her distinct voice, love of designer brands, and 2-inch-long nails, to name a few), perhaps her most iconic trademark is her hair. The singer has dabbled with many colors over the years (recently sticking to her slime-green roots), but her curtain bangs are a new addition—and she pulls it off in her chill way, obvi.
Jameela Jamil's bangs are top-notch in every way: They're full-bodied, land just above her eyes, and frame her face nicely. The Good Place star knows how to pull off bold fringe.
Alexa Chung, cohost of Netflix's Next In Fashion and fashion designer, is not only super-stylish; she knows how to pull off a unique hairstyle, too. Chung has been rocking curtain bangs since she stepped into the spotlight, and we doubt she's ditching them anytime soon.
Everything about Nicole Richie's hair is on point here: the sandy color, light layers, and cool curtain bangs.
We love a good loose updo, and Sienna Miller is rocking this bun paired with wavy curtain bangs.