Some beauty looks are simply transformative. They have the ability to revamp your closet and change your entire personal aesthetic. Going platinum or a swipe of red lipstick prove the point, but nothing achieves this more than getting bangs.
"Bangs can change the entire structure of your face,” explains Gloria Witherspoon-Friskco, a hairstylist at Oscar Blandi Salon in New York City. "Bangs can also create the illusion of having prominent cheekbones. For example, softer side-swept bangs cut off half of the circular shape for round faces, helping to create a more angular look."
The InStyle Beauty team can vouch for the full capabilities of a well-chopped set of fringe, but so can your favorite celebrities. From bangs veterans like Jessica Biel to those that just clip them in for a night (we’re talking to you, Emily Ratajkowski) and beyond, these 12 pictures confirm the case.
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