Photo: Everett Collection/REX USA.
Oh bangs, where do we even begin… It all started early, when everyone on the playground had thick, straight-across fringe. As we grew up, it seemed only appropriate to grow you out (or grow out of you). If only we knew this was just the beginning of our emotional rollercoaster ride together. Every time we thought we were done — our hair long enough to tuck behind our ears once again — you came back, luring us in.

There was the baby-bangs phase, the sleek side-swept moment, the '70s eye-grazing rocker girlfriend look, and the perfectly piece-y Alexa Chung thing. We curse you when you’re here (Why won’t you just fall right?!), and we yearn for you when you’re gone (Oh, Behati Prinsloo's new bangs sure look good). It’s a love-hate relationship we’ve all experienced, and it goes a little something like this...