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Bangs, like their cousin, the bob, are one of those hairstyles that never really go out of style, but instead, enjoy brief periods of popularity each season. Thanks to stars like Jessica Biel and Katie Holmes, it seems it's once again time for our fringe infatuation to kick into high-gear.
The reason this 'do continues to prevail is that it's one of most striking, yet still understated things you can do to your mane. A pixie is very in-your-face (and let's be honest, it doesn't really work on every face) and pastel hair color practically screams "look at me!" to passersby, but bangs, when done right, have a kind of quiet bad-assery and an air of mystery that draws people in without hitting them over the head with a sign that says, "hey look, I'm edgy!".
To the untrained eye, it may seem that all bangs are created equal, but in reality, there are subtle nuances to each style of fringe. We asked Tresemmé celebrity stylist John D., who works with Krysten Ritter and Lea Michele, to enlighten us on the five most copy-worthy looks, plus his tips on how best to wear them. Read on for the full bangs breakdown.