Curtain bangs have serious staying power. The Brigitte Bardot style has been going strong since the '60s, and ahead of fall 2019, an increasing number of A-list celebrities and it-girls alike have been showing just how versatile the look can be.
Sam Burnett, owner and creative director of Hare & Bone, previously told Refinery29 that curtain bangs are incredibly wearable because you can move the fringe forward to frame your face and emphasize your eyes and cheekbones, or you can tuck it back behind your ears to open up your features. Need inspiration? Just look to celebs like Kirsten Dunst, Dakota Johnson, Camila Cabello, Zendaya, and Suki Waterhouse — who all rock the style in their own unique ways.
Read on to see how Hollywood stars and Instagram's elite are wearing long, center-parted bangs. They're all so good — we're guessing the style will keep growing in popularity well into fall and winter.
Long curtain bangs that flutter down around your lashes give a modern-day Jane Birkin
When you curl the fringe bang, it's messy and romantic at the same time. Adding a floral dress
only adds to the appeal.
The way this curtain of curls frames the face is downright angelic.
For a full-bodied style, consider trying graduated layers
plus a wispy curtain bang.
You can't go wrong pairing a feathered brow
with a long, sheer curtain bang.
Celebrity stylist Mark Townsend tells us
that curtain bangs are super versatile. When they get long enough to hit your cheekbones, you can style them in a center part or swooped to the side, depending on your preference.
January Jones' self-described "'60s vibe" would have fit perfectly into the Mad Men set — or at a modern-day late summer garden party. (This look was seen at the latter.)
Georgia May Jagger shows how to do curtain fringe the rock 'n' roll way.
We're not sure we'd recognize Alexa Chung without her signature bangs. For her Uncover shoot
, she added two loose ponytail braids, making the look fun and youthful.
Hairstylist Owen Gould has been working his magic on Kirsten Dunst's curtain bangs
, showing that it's a style that can easily go from boho chic to French '60s glamour at the drop of a barrette.