Around the start of every year, a sudden twinge of urgency boils in the pit of our stomachs for something new. This is perhaps why so many people set resolutions on December 31 to pick up a new hobby, try new cuisines, travel somewhere new... you get the point. Still, research shows that no matter how eager we are to make a change in our lives, only about 8% of us actually achieve our long-term goals. Luckily, there's a quicker (and more affordable!) way to scratch that itch than buying a plane ticket or becoming a plant lady: bangs.
"There's never a wrong time to get bangs," celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend tells Refinery29. Nothing should stop you — not the weather outside, your face shape, or even your hair type. Argue all you want about the maintenance and awkward grow-out phase, but Townsend says bangs are timeless because they're so surprisingly flattering. Regardless, it's the right move to make when you're looking to break out of a hair rut.
Still, there's no one-size-fits-all bang haircut. Just like any other hair appointment, a little bit of research is required before taking the plunge. Thankfully, we did all the heavy lifting for you and rounded up the best celebrity bang haircuts as of late to spark inspiration. Wait until January or go ahead and call your hairstylist today, either way, we promise this will be the best decision you'll make all year.