The Best Bangs of All Time

The Best Bangs of All Time

What is it about bangs that immediately adds cool to any look? From the wispy, insouciance of Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg to the mussed-up, modern ease of Alex Chung and Dakota Johnson, it is clear that the allure of the fringe is timeless. Here, we look at a few of our favourite bang moments of all time.

circa 1960:  Studio portrait of actor and model Brigitte Bardot wearing a light blue off-the-shoulder dress.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Brigitte Bardot
Parted down the middle, or swept to the side, Brigitte’s long, face framing bangs are the sex kitten standard.

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson
Dakota wears her mid-length brown hair and fringe in a sexy tousled style, for a more un kept style.

FRANCE - CIRCA 1960: Portrait of Jane Birkin, taken in the Sixties. (Photo by REPORTERS ASSOCIES/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

Jane Birkin
When we think bangs, we think Jane Birkin. Her wispy, frequently askew fringe is a component of her signature look.

Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow
Mia famously had her long locks chopped into a pixie cut by Vidal Sassoon, complete with a short, sweet fringe.

ALEXA CHUNG

Alexa Chung
With soft layers and mussed-up texture, everything about Alexa’s signature fringe is on point.

1954:  Belgian-born actress Audrey Hepburn (1929 - 1993) in a promotional portrait for director Billy Wilder's film, 'Sabrina'.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Audrey Hepburn
Everything about Audrey Hepburn’s look is iconic, but the baby bangs she wore to complement her pixie really stand out.

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman
The straight shiny bangs Uma wore as Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction defined a generation of copycats.

Peggy Moffitt

Peggy Moffitt
As a model in the 60s, Peggy became best known for her Vidal Sassoon five-point cut, as she was one of the very first to wear the iconic style.

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