Need An Autumn Refresh? Go For Side Bangs

Nothing says "I've got my act together" better than a well-executed side bang. When it's done right, it's really right: Your face is framed to perfection and you've got that instantly pulled-together look without endless blowdrying, styling, and product futzing. Best of all? A side bang can work on a wide variety of hair types and textures.
But, despite the wonders of this polished style, it's true that not all side bangs are created equal. If left untended, side bangs can actually detract from your look — it takes some maintenance to keep 'em at that elusive, deliberate-but-not-overgrown-stage (watch out for the potential grease factor, too).
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Luckily, though, we've brought you the best in celebrities doing side bangs the right way. Be they piece-y like Mia Wasikowska's or dense and dramatic à la Edie Campbell's, look to this pack of side-banged stars before your next cut — it's a cool-girl club you won't regret joining.
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Kerry Washington's side bangs add a dose of glamour to her otherwise beach-y waves.
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It looks to us like Chloe Sevigny might be growing out her side bangs — but, in typical indie goddess fashion, she's managed to avoid that awkward in-between phase.
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Photo: Richard Young/REX USA.
We love these long side bangs on Daisy Lowe. Her short, face-framing layers keep the spotlight on her big eyes and killer liner.
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These side bangs really work for Christina Ricci's face shape — and how pretty are her highlights shining through?
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Jennifer Lawrence's sunglasses are moonlighting as a hair accessory here, keeping her straight side bangs out of her face.
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Photo: Everett Collection/REX USA.
Mia Wasikowska has that freshly trimmed, piece-y look going on here. From the looks of it, we suspect she could push her side bangs over to create the illusion of full-on bangs, too.
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Photo: David Fisher/REX USA.
Model Edie Campbell's side bangs start way back in her hairline. We've gotta say, we love the thickness it creates.
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Taraji P. Henson's side bangs blend with her ringlets for a softer look that makes us want to whip out our curling iron, stat.
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Photo: Picture Perfect/REX USA.
Mindy Kaling is glowing and glossy-haired. She's leaving out just the right amount of hair to complement her side bangs.
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Photo: Erik Pendzich/REX USA.
Emma Stone seems to always be working some variation on bangs, and this style is no exception. There's not a hair out of place with this traditional take on the side bang.
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Photo: Jim Smeal/BEImages.
We're in full support of Rebel Wilson's side bangs here. This fresh take on her usual straight-across style is just so cute.
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