What 22 celebrities look like with and without bangs

Billie Eilish has switched up her style with and without bangs.

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Billie Eilish has switched up her style with and without bangs.
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  • Over the years many stars have rocked styles with and without bangs.
  • Stars like Zooey Deschanel and Owen Wilson wear bangs so frequently that it’s a bit shocking to see them without them.
  • Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and Billie Eilish have all debuted bangs over the years.
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Bangs are a simple yet dramatic way to change up anyone’s look, and many celebrities seem to enjoy trying out this style.

Here’s what some popular celebrities look like with and without bangs.


In 2013, Kim Kardashian wore full, fringed bangs.

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Kim Kardashian has dyed her hair a few different colors over the years.
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Back in 2013, while out and about in New York City, Kim Kardashian switched up her look and added a fringe.


Kardashian is best known for her sleek center part.

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Kim Kardashian usually wears her hair parted back.
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Kardashian has more or less stuck to this bang-free look over the years.


Back in 2013, Priyanka Chopra sported bangs.

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Priyanka Chopra has hosted a few TV shows over the years.
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She was another 2013 adopter of the bangs trend.


Chopra is also known to rock a middle part.

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Priyanka Chopra has also worn her hair without bangs.
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These days the actress often styles her hair without bangs. She also wore a bangless style during her wedding ceremonies with now-husband Nick Jonas.


“Handmaid’s Tale” star Alexis Bledel wore bangs to the 2013 SAG awards.

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The actress starred in “Gilmore Girls.”
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At the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Alexis Bledel rocked a statement necklace, green dress, and fringe bangs.


At the 2018 Emmys, Bledel kept her hair off of her face.

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She completed her look with statement earrings.
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Bledel tucked all of her hair behind her ears for a sleek look at the 2018 Emmys.


Lucy Liu had side-swept bangs in 2004.

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She had her hair in an updo for the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in 2004.
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The actress’ bangs made an appearance at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party back in 2004.


Like Bledel, Liu often chooses to go for a tucked-behind-the-ears style.

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Lucy Liu wore a purple dress to the Tonys in 2019.
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At the 2019 Tonys, Liu showed off her bangless hairstyle and a purple dress.


Mindy Kaling had bangs while starring on “The Office.”

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Mindy Kaling starred as Kelly Kapoor on “The Office.”
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Throughout her time as Kelly Kapoor on the sitcom “The Office,” Mindy Kaling occasionally had bangs.


Offscreen, Kaling sometimes opts for a flowy hairstyle with a side part.

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At the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Kaling wore loose waves and a side part with no bangs.


Zac Efron’s bangs were once his signature.

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Zac Efron at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards.
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Back in his “High School Musical” days, actor Zac Efron had a side-swept hairstyle that was all the rage in 2008.


Efron may have just as much hair now, but he sweeps it up instead of to the side.

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Zac Efron added facial hair to his look, too.
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These days the actor usually sweeps his hair up, as seen in this photo of him at the 2018 Golden Globes.


Zooey Deschanel’s signature style is bangs.

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“New Girl” star Zooey Deschanel hasn’t often been seen without her signature full bangs.


But there was a time when Deschanel didn’t have bangs.

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Zooey Deschanel at the Met Gala in 2013.
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The actress looks nearly unrecognizable in this photo from the 2013 Met Gala “PUNK: Chaos to Couture.”


Like Deschanel, “Fifty Shades” star Dakota Johnson is known for her soft bangs.

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Dakota Johnson has often been photographed with bangs.
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Dakota Johnson wore a fringe when she played Anastasia in the “50 Shades” movie series, so it can be a bit difficult to picture her in any other hairstyle.


However, the actress has gone for a more traditional parted look, too.

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She completed the look with a statement necklace.
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At the 2017 Hollywood Film Awards, Johnson wore a soft, bang-free hairstyle.


Laverne Cox briefly had bangs back in 2017.

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Laverne Cox completed the look with a berry lip.
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While attending BeautyCon in 2017, the “Orange Is the New Black” star debuted a fun dark-blonde fringe.


Cox has also been known to wear her hair flowy and parted down the middle.

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Laverne Cox at an event in 2018.
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Laverne Cox has worn her hair parted down the middle many times, too.


Jennifer Lopez had bangs for her role in “The Back-Up Plan.”

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Jennifer Lopez in “The Back-Up Plan.”
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The 2010 rom-com switched up the singer’s look with some fringed bangs.


Usually, Lopez wears a bangless blowout or ponytail.

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Jennifer Lopez has worn this slicked-back look a few times.
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The star usually doesn’t have bangs. On many occasions, she styles her hair in a sleek ponytail.


In 2007, Reese Witherspoon had bangs.

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She had full, feathery bangs for the Academy Awards in 2007.
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The “Big Little Lies” star was rocking this popular mid-2000s hairstyle over a decade ago and she still wears different styles of bangs on red carpets today.


Witherspoon often styles her hair bangs-free.

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Reese Witherspoon starred on “Big Little Lies.”
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These days, Witherspoon usually opts for a middle or side part and a soft blowout.


Unlike other stars, Owen Wilson has mostly stuck with his signature hairstyle.

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You’ve probably never seen Owen Wilson without bangs.
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It seems like this actor has had this hairstyle for decades.


In 2009, he shook things up for a “Night at the Museum” premiere.

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Owen Wilson went bangless for the “Night at the Museum” premiere in 2009.
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It’s unusual to see him without his typical blonde bangs.


Rihanna sported a fringe for the 2017 Met Gala.

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Rihanna switched up her hairstyle in 2017.
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For the 2017 Met Gala “Comme des Garçons’s Rei Kawakubo,” Rihanna had a high bun and bangs.


Rihanna usually doesn’t rock bangs.

The beauty mogul and singer styled her hair in a bangs-free ponytail in this photo.


In the early days of the Jonas Brothers, Joe Jonas rocked bangs.

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For much of 2012, his hair covered his forehead.
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He rocked full bangs and side bangs for quite some time, including in 2012.


Jonas no longer wears bangs.

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Joe Jonas is married to Sophie Turner.
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These days, this Jonas Brother is often seen wearing his hair slicked back or up.


Mila Kunis wore the bangs trend back in 2018.

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Mila Kunis at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.
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The actress wore a full fringe to the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.


But it seems she usually doesn’t have bangs.

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Mila Kunis with a parted hair look.
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The actress wears her hair wavy and free with and without bangs.


Beyoncé has been known to rock bangs now and then.

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Beyoncé is frequently photographed at basketball games.
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In 2012, the singer wore full bangs to a basketball game in New York City.


However, on many occasions, Beyoncé prefers to go bang-free.

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Beyoncé at a basketball game in 2012.
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Whether she’s rocking a bang-free blowout or a pulled-back ponytail, Beyoncé is known to switch up her style.


Demi Lovato has worn a lot of styles over the years.

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Demi Lovato rocked bangs in 2012.
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Demi Lovato has dyed her hair blue, black, and blonde over the years. She’s also had side-swept and full bangs.


Lovato doesn’t always have bangs.

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Her hair has been sans-bangs many times over the years.
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Over the years, the singer has also opted for darker styles without bangs.


For years, Selena Gomez wore side-swept bangs.

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Selena Gomez may be best known for her side-swept bangs look.
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In 2011, Selena Gomez wore dramatic side-swept bangs and a deep side part in her hair.


But Gomez doesn’t always have bangs.

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Selena Gomez in 2013.
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The singer has also been spotted on many occasions wearing almost all of her hair pulled back.


Kacey Musgraves rocked some full bangs in 2019.

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Kacey Musgraves tried out bangs in 2019.
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While attending a November 2019 screening of “The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show,” the musician debuted full bangs.


But Musgraves doesn’t usually have bangs.

Musgraves typically wears her hair sans bangs, but she will occasionally switch it up. To complete her Barbie look, Musgraves went blonde for the 2019 Met Gala.


Jennifer Hudson has shown off a few different bangs styles.

Throughout the years, Jennifer Hudson has tried out straight-across bangs, pixie bangs, and side-swept bangs.


But Hudson has also gone bangless plenty of times.

Hudson has switched up her look a number of times, especially for the red carpet, testing out everything from sleek ponytails to cascading curls.


Saoirse Ronan debuted her new baby bangs at the Oscars.

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Saoirse Ronan was nominated for best actress at the 2020 Oscars.
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Saoirse Ronan walked the red carpet at this year’s Oscars with a brand new accessory: bangs.


Ronan has tried out a number of hairstyles.

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Saoirse Ronan at the 2018 Oscars.
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Ronan may be rocking fringe now, but the Oscar-nominated actress has tried out a number of looks over the years. From short bobs to swoopy side bangs, she’s never stayed tied down to a hairstyle for too long.


Billie Eilish has been wearing a few kinds of bangs since she dyed her hair green.

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Billie Eilish has had side bangs.
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Billie Eilish is known for her statement hairstyles, and her bright side bangs are no exception. She also regularly wears her bangs parted down the middle.


Eilish has also worn some less layered hairstyles.

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Billie Eilish has debuted several hairstyles and colors on the red carpet.
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The musician often opts for longer parted looks when she isn’t wearing layered bangs.

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