12 Celebrities That Prove the Transformative Powers of Getting Bangs

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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 bangs, 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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Sofia Vergara

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The actress' soft, textured bangs prove that adding fringe to your existing haircut is like a mini makeover.

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Emily Ratajkowski

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Instead of fully committing to choppy bangs, Emily Ratajkowski simply wears clip-ins whenever she feels inspired to switch up her signature long, layered cut.

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Jessica Biel

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A fresh set of full textured bangs like Jessica Biel's give her long hair a retro vibe.

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Never one to stick to a single hairstyle for too long, Ciara accessorized her high ponytail with faux face-framing bangs.

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Emilia Clarke

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The Game of Thrones star's looks completely different without her Khaleesi-blonde hair and swoopy side bang.

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Kim Kardashian West

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Kim Kardashian West took side-swept bangs for a spin when she was pregnant with North West in 2013.

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Dakota Johnson

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A perfect addition to long hair with minimal layers, Dakota Johnson's bangs go across her forehead, but also frame the sides of her face for an effortless tousled look.

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Chrissy Teigen

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Now, here's a prime example of how transformative bangs can be. Chrissy Teigen's full blunt bangs that she had at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards completely changed her look.

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Zooey Deschanel

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Who's that girl? Zooey Deschanel looked unrecognizable when she showed up to the 2013 Met Gala without her signature curtain bangs.

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Kerry Washington

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Getting tired of your bob but not completely ready to part with cut? Just add some soft, piece-y bangs like Kerry Washington.

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Gigi Hadid

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For the 2016 MTV Movie Awards, Gigi Hadid tricked everyone into believing she got shaggy bangs with this convincing clip-in fringe.

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Is there any hairstyle that doesn't look amazing on Zendaya? The answer is a hard no. The actress has tried a number of different bang styles throughout the years, but we love these thick eye-skimming ones she wore to the Euphoria premiere.

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