Bangs have a bad rap for being an irrational move when we’re going through a new phase in life or are craving change. Understandably, they’re a quick and easy way to switch up your look, but there’s a very rational argument for why bangs—when cut correctly—can elevate your style entirely.
“I think the great thing about a fringe is that you can use it to really change up any haircut,” says Ashley Streicher, a celebrity hairstylist. “Long, layered, bobbed, and shaggy can all add to a fringe to really change the look. It’s like an added accessory.”
Unlike a traditional bang, a fringe bang is longer, hitting either right above or along the brow line—and it doesn’t require months of growing out your hair to get them tucked back behind your ears, should you have a change of heart.
We’ve rounded up a solid group of 65+ fringe bang photos for you to browse through, with expert tips from Streicher and Leela on how to achieve the look.