Big bangs! The 25 most iconic celebrities with fringe ever

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Bangs or fringes are definitely a cool thing! For many decades to be precise. I’ll show you the most famous style icons ever of a fringe, starting with Julius Caesar, to Louise Brooks in the golden 1920s, Audrey Hepburn in the 1950s to the current hip fashion muse and icon Alexa Chung.

 

An inspiring journey through the times of fringe hairstyles with a guaranteed Wow Effect!

 

Fringe up your life!

Bangs, known as a fringe in the United Kingdom and Ireland, is a shaped cutting of the front part of the hair so that it lies over the forehead. Bangs are usually cut fairly straight at or above the eyebrows, but it can also be ragged or ruffled, spiked up with hair gel, swept to one side or the other, or cut longer to fall over the eyes. That´s what Wikipedia says about bangs!

Bangs are not simply another popular hair fashion by celebrities around the world – we all have fallen in love with its magical charm. And not just since yesterday.

 

4000 years of bangs

Ancient Egypt monarchs and their Gods were already wearing fringe hairstyles, apparently later on so the simple people. We can see that on many wall paintings at the pyramids.

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Even ancient Greek and Roman men flaunted their short bangs. 

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Later in the medieval times and in the Renaissance bangs were quite popular for both woman and men.

However, bangs weren´t always in vogue. At the time of Queen Elizabeth I, the fringe was considered a bad hairstyle. The fine ladies actually pulled their hair away from their foreheads.

 

THE FRINGE GOING FAMOUS

Since the 1920s of the last century the fringe finally started its big breakthrough. So-called “Flappers” – young woman wearing short skirts and listened to jazz – and silent movie actors definitely made bangs famous in western civilization. Since then, the fringe in one way or another is super popular throughout the world until this day.

That’s reason enough to dedicate a little homage to the bangs, its famous pioneers and those who still keep up the spirit. A journey through history – from the legendary style pioneers to the today´s most iconic trendsetters.

 

NO. 1: LOUISE BROOKS

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Louise Brooks, 1920s – seen on Pinterest

 

NO. 2: BETTIE PAGE 

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Bettie Page, 1950s – seen on Pinterest 

 

NO. 3: AUDREY HEPBURN 

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Audrey Hepburn, head up, Paramount Studios, 1953 – seen on Pinterest

 

NR. 4: PEGGIE MOFFITT 

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Peggy Moffitt modeling Rudi Gernreich design, 1966, photo by William Claxton – seen on Pinterest

 

NO. 5: ANNA KARINA 

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Anna Karina on the set of Pierrot le Fou, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 1965 – seen on Pinterest

 

NO. 6: MARIANNE FAITHFULL 

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Marianne Faithfull, photo by Jean-Marie Périer, 1966 – seen on Pinterest

 

NO. 7: MIA FARROW 

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Mia Farrow with Laurence Harvey during the filming of A Dandy in Aspic. London, 1968 – seen on Pinterest

 

NO. 8: PENELOPE TREE 

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Penelope Tree, photo by Lord Patrick Lichfield, June 1967 – seen on Pinterest

 

NO. 9: PATTI SMITH 

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Patti Smith reading “The Soft Machine” by William S. Burroughs, in the late 1960s – seen on Pinterest

 

 

NO. 10: JANE BIRKIN 

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Jane Birkin, in the late 1960s – seen on Pinterest

 

NO. 11: CHRISTA PAFFGEN (NICO) 

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Christa Paffgen….better known as Nico, Velvet Underground, early 1970s – seen on Pinterest

 

NO. 12: JANE FONDA 

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Jane Fonda, 1970 – seen on Pinterest

 

NO. 13: FARRAH FAWCETT 

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Farrah Fawcett on set of the film “Logan’s Run”, 1976  – seen on Pinterest

 

NO. 14: DEBBIE HARRY / BLONDIE 

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Debbie Harry…better known as Blondie, photo by Brian Aris. New York Studio, 1981 – seen on Pinterest

 

NO. 15: MOLLY RINGWALD 

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Molly Ringwald, The Breakfast Club, 1985 – seen on Pinterest

 

NO. 16: KATE MOSS 

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Kate Moss by Peter Lindbergh, 1994 – seen on Pinterest

 

NO. 17: UMA THURMAN 

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Uma Thurman, Kill Bill, 2003 – seen on Pinterest

 

NO. 18: JACQUETTA WHEELER 

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Jacquetta Wheeler by Patrick Demarchelier, Vogue, May 2006 – seen on Pinterest

 

NO. 19: CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG 

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Charlotte Gainsbourg by Casper Sejersen for Nymph()maniac, 2013 – seen on Pinterest

 

NO. 20: ZOOEY DESCHANEL 

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Zooey Deschanel, 2012 – seen on Pinterest

 

NO. 21: KARLIE KLOSS 

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Karlie Kloss for Victoria’s Secret Swim, 2013 – seen on Pinterest

 

NO. 22: FLORENCE WELCH 

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Florence Welch – seen on Pinterest

 

NO. 23: FREJA BEHA ERICHSEN

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Freja Beha Erichsen for Saint Laurent Paris, photo by Hedi Slimane, 2013 – seen on Pinterest

 

NO. 24: GRIMES 

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Grimes by Tara Darby, 2103 – seen on Pinterest

 

NO. 25: ALEXA CHUNG 

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Alexa Chung, 2014 – seen on Pinterest

 

BANG MY HAIR, SCOTTY

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One of the most outstanding fringes I saw so far on men was definitely Mr. Spock himself ;-) Seen on Pinterest

 


CONCLUSION

After observing the trend from then to the present I realized one thing: The fringe is wonderful feminine and versatile, it is amazingly timeless – just beautiful – then and now!

Long live the fringe!!


For more inspiring pictures of fringe hairstyles just visit my pinboard “BANGS BANGS” on Pinterest!


Hope you liked this blog post!

Best regards from Majorca!

Sincerely yours,
Silke von Rolbiezki

 

Silke von Rolbiezki Coiffure,  Palma de Mallorca

This article was written by Silke von Rolbiezki, hairdresser, hair stylist and owner of ‘Silke von Rolbiezki Coiffure’ in Palma de Mallorca – has been involved and connected for more than 18 years in the high end hairdressing industry. She has perfected her skills over time with top hair stylists in Germany and Spain. In addition to cutting and styling, Silke is very well known for her extensive expertise in hair coloring.

 

Text: © Silke von Rolbiezki Coiffure, 2015
Pictures: all Pictures seen on Pinterest – except des profile picture of Silke von Rolbiezki © Soravit Lertphiphat, 2014

 

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