"Should I Get Bangs?" Yes — & Here's 15 Reasons Why

Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface, Zooey Deschanel in 500 Days of Summer, Natalie Portman in Léon, Brigitte Bardot in, well, anything. There's no shortage of fringes we've seen on the silver screen that we'd like to sport ourselves. There's something so edgy about short bangs, something so unspeakably sexy about a mussed-up, shaggy, grown-out fringe. But there's also something high-maintenance about bangs that prevents us from taking the plunge. They take years to grow out, stick to your forehead when it's anything over 70 degrees outside, and look absurd when straightened.

Still, a girl can dream. If you're one of the brave ones about to sit down in the salon chair and commit, here's some highly screenshottable hairspiration to take with you. Good luck. May the fringe be with you.
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Photo: Via @daisylowe.
@daisylowe
Daisy's fringe is as classic as her fiery-red lipstick.
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Photo: Via @damarisgoddrie.
@damarisgoddrie
Model Damaris wears her bouncy, cropped curls swept across her forehead.
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Photo: Via @aalexisjae.
@aalexisjae
NYC model Alexis Jae's bleached 'do proves that corkscrew curls shouldn't get in the way of fringe. Or some '70s-porn-star aviators, for that matter.
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Photo: Via @charlie__chops.
@charlie__chops
Photographer Charlotte Rutherford's bleached bangs are all kinds of beautiful.
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Photo: Via @haileybaldwin.
@haileybaldwin
Hailey's choppy bangs are one of our favorite looks on the model. Perfectly shaggy and super-textured — yes, please.
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Photo: Via @chungalexa.
@chungalexa
A key component of Alexa's iconic look is her disheveled fringe, worn split in the middle. This is ideal for those who feel intimidated by blunt bangs.
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Photo: Via @mayajama.
@mayajama
Maya Jama: radio host, TV presenter, and current owner of one of the most delightful and dainty fringes around.
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Photo: Via @lauralahayden.
@lauralahayden
Singer Laura Hayden's blunt bangs should be pinned to your fridge, pronto.
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Photo: Via @hafgibson.
@hafgibson
Film producer and director Haf's retro style is perfectly complemented by her '70s shaggy bangs and her long hair.
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Photo: Via @kirstenkilponen.
@kirstenkilponen
Kirsten Kilponen wears her broken-up fringe in a high pony. Goals.
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Photo: Via @thugsbunnny.
@thugsbunnny
Danielle Greco, original emo-girl style crush and VFiles head buyer, looks smokin' hot with '50s-inspired, pitch-black bangs and a bandana.
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Photo: Via @georgiamayjagger.
@georgiamayjagger
Georgia is serving up major '70s glam rock with her floaty bangs.
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Photo: Via @joansmalls.
@joansmalls
Joany with baby bangs and a red lip is everything.
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Photo: Via @_marissamarino.
@selenagomez
In an unexpected move for summer, Selena Gomez got a piece-y fringe for the hotter months. So what's your excuse this winter?
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Photo: Via @bellahadid.
@bellahadid
A day after Gomez debuted her set, model Bella Hadid also hopped on the bangs bandwagon with her own (temporary) eyebrow-grazing version.
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