Full disclosure—we’re big fans of bangs. We think they’re a great way to style hair, but it’s also a hairstyle that’s difficult to get right. Whether or not you’ll look like a model depends on both the skills of your stylist, as well as you if you decide to wield a pair of scissors yourself.

But we also believe that bangs are something that everyone should have at some point in their lives (even if it’s to say ‘never again’ and grow them out). To that end, the team here at Bored Panda has gone all over the internet to bring you the most fabulous before-and-after transformations where women decided to freshen up their looks with a fringe. Scroll down, upvote your fave pics of these confident women, and be sure to let us know which hairstyles you loved the most and why.

#1

I Did It. I Chopped Everything Off And Now Rocking A Pixie Cut

I Did It. I Chopped Everything Off And Now Rocking A Pixie Cut

reddit.com Report

Jumilicious
Community Member
1 year ago

Definitely rocking that Pixie!

View more comments
#2

My Cowlick Has Always Been The Bane Of My Existence And Deterred Me From Ever Getting A Fringe. But I Was Feeling Impulsive Yesterday So I Grabbed The Kitchen Scissors And Cut Myself Some Bangs Anyway

My Cowlick Has Always Been The Bane Of My Existence And Deterred Me From Ever Getting A Fringe. But I Was Feeling Impulsive Yesterday So I Grabbed The Kitchen Scissors And Cut Myself Some Bangs Anyway

reddit.com Report

BananaAnna
Community Member
1 year ago

softens your face, very good job.

View more comments
#3

I Posted A Bit Ago About Whether Or Not I Can Pull Off A Pixie - I Think I Can!

I Posted A Bit Ago About Whether Or Not I Can Pull Off A Pixie - I Think I Can!

reddit.com Report

Akalvin
Community Member
1 year ago

what a difference! you look very pretty on both pictures but the new style is awesome

View more comments

Even though bangs are great, how they turn out doesn’t just depend on who cuts your hair (whether it’s you yourself or your trust stylist… if they’re even open during the Covid-19 pandemic). Some people naturally wear bangs better than others.

You have to take into account your natural hair texture, the shape of your face, as well all the small and minute details that make you, well, you. From your build and your body language to what style of clothes you wear on a daily basis. Lost and confused? Talk to a hairstylist whom you trust completely before committing to snipping off your fringe.

#4

I Took The Leap And Got My Hair Cut Off!

I Took The Leap And Got My Hair Cut Off!

reddit.com Report

Suzy the observer
Community Member
1 year ago

Big improvement.

View more comments
#5

I Finally Got Bangs After Consistently Feeling Bad About Myself The Past Few Years. I Needed A Change. Here’s To 2021 And Finding My Self Confidence!

I Finally Got Bangs After Consistently Feeling Bad About Myself The Past Few Years. I Needed A Change. Here’s To 2021 And Finding My Self Confidence!

reddit.com Report

Little Dino
Community Member
1 year ago

yass, queen! you look GORGEOUS

View More Replies...
View more comments
#6

Got Bangs After Thinking About It For Months!

Got Bangs After Thinking About It For Months!

reddit.com Report

Jumilicious
Community Member
1 year ago

Gorgeous face looks great both ways.

View more comments

Oprah Magazine writes that you should be honest with yourself about why you want bangs: whether you actually want a fringe cut or if you simply want a change. If it’s the latter, you can always go for something that suits you better instead of going for a quarter-bowl-cut.

Bangs aren’t a one-and-done type of thing, however. They need a minimum amount of upkeep. Just like any other hairstyle. Shocker, we know! That means using quality shampoos and conditioners, as well as any additional materials like oils for your particular hairstyle. You know your hair best, so go for everything that you know works in keeping your hair healthy and you looking gorgeous.

#7

How Would You Describe The Haircut On The Right?

How Would You Describe The Haircut On The Right?

reddit.com Report

BananaAnna
Community Member
1 year ago

Casual, up-to-date, cute.

View more comments
#8

Took A Few Months To Build Up The Courage & Cut It Myself But I Did Pretty Well I Think

Took A Few Months To Build Up The Courage & Cut It Myself But I Did Pretty Well I Think

reddit.com Report

Shelly Jackson
Community Member
1 year ago

CUTE😀😀😀😀

View more comments
#9

I Love My New Cut I Just Had To Share

I Love My New Cut I Just Had To Share

reddit.com Report

Shelly Jackson
Community Member
1 year ago

CUTE.....😀😀😀

View more comments

Whatever length you decide to go for, bangs need to be trimmed around every two to three weeks. If you let them grow too long, soon enough you won’t be able to see anything around you (unless that’s what you’re aiming for because of how difficult the last year has been) or your hair will start curling weirdly at the ends. As someone whose sideburns start curling in a really, really bizarre way whenever they end up too long or I wash my hair, I feel this pain.

#10

Before And After I Cut And Dyed My Own Hair Last Night; Not Sure If Bangs Suit Me, But That’s Ok

Before And After I Cut And Dyed My Own Hair Last Night; Not Sure If Bangs Suit Me, But That’s Ok

reddit.com Report

Drew Sauveur
Community Member
1 year ago

They really do work for you

View more comments
#11

These Are My Final Bangs

These Are My Final Bangs

hugses Report

yes.
Community Member
1 year ago

looks cute! main character in hallmark movie type vibes

View More Replies...
View more comments
#12

I, Among Many, Have Fallen Victim To The Quarantine Bangs

I, Among Many, Have Fallen Victim To The Quarantine Bangs

reddit.com Report

Barbora Matýsková
Community Member
1 year ago

You look beautifull both ways!

View more comments

Oprah Magazine suggests that you don’t cut your hair yourself. I feel like we’ve all done this at least once, though, especially during the pandemic (from buzzcuts and trims to bangs and ‘I’m-never-leaving-the-house-again’). Dove celeb stylist Mark Townsend told Oprah Mag that it’s very noticeable when bangs are uneven because they’re right above your face. So they need a professional’s touch.

#13

I Feel Like It Turned Out So Well!

I Feel Like It Turned Out So Well!

reddit.com Report

Sara Marie
Community Member
1 year ago

Yesss!! It did!!):

View More Replies...
View more comments
#14

Decided To Switch Up My Hair For Fall!

Decided To Switch Up My Hair For Fall!

reddit.com Report

tw 72
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks really good.

View more comments
#15

New Hair, Done By Chair In Cork Ireland

New Hair, Done By Chair In Cork Ireland

reddit.com Report

Doggo Froggo
Community Member
1 year ago

A little off- topic, but your eye colour is stunning!

View more comments

However, if you’re not afraid of experimenting a tad and you’ve got the self-confidence of a star, go for it! But in that case, if you plan on cutting your hair and trimming your bangs quite often, it’s probably not a bad idea to invest in some quality tools. Why settle for a pair of rusty and wobbly kitchen scissors when you can get something ideally suited for cutting hair? We know, we know, it’s the skill, not the tool that’s important, but why make it harder for yourself to look beautiful?

#16

I’ve Pretty Much Had My Hair Like The Picture On The Left My Whole Life, So It’s A Huge Change For Me But I Kinda Love It!

I’ve Pretty Much Had My Hair Like The Picture On The Left My Whole Life, So It’s A Huge Change For Me But I Kinda Love It!

reddit.com Report

Jumilicious
Community Member
1 year ago

So you cut your long hair off, too! Liked it in the other post as well.

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#17

Shy Of 10 Months Of Hair Growth! (And -30lbs)

Shy Of 10 Months Of Hair Growth! (And -30lbs)

reddit.com Report

Becky Scott
Community Member
1 year ago

Congrats on the weight loss! You look great! But you were rockin the buzzcut, too!

View more comments
#18

Before And After From Today!

Before And After From Today!

reddit.com Report

Connie Wade
Community Member
1 year ago

Love the new cut!

View more comments

Townsend explained to Oprah Mag that most bangs work well with an oval face shape. However, if you’ve got a square or an oblong face shape, you might want to opt for A-shaped bangs or longer layers, according to the professional. Meanwhile, choppy bangs are the jack-of-all-trades and suit pretty much anyone and everyone.

#19

Took The Plunge And Got The Aquamarine Hair Of My Dreams

Took The Plunge And Got The Aquamarine Hair Of My Dreams

reddit.com Report

52 Blue
Community Member
1 year ago

:D

View more comments
#20

I Did A Big Change Yesterday, I Look Like A New Person, And Feel A Bit Edgy

I Did A Big Change Yesterday, I Look Like A New Person, And Feel A Bit Edgy

reddit.com Report

Rowan_boi
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes yes yes looks amazing

View more comments
#21

Bangs Or No Bangs? Getting A Cut Soon And I Can't Decide If I Want To Grow Them Out Or Trim Them. Thanks For Your Help

Bangs Or No Bangs? Getting A Cut Soon And I Can't Decide If I Want To Grow Them Out Or Trim Them. Thanks For Your Help

reddit.com Report

SweetKristy
Community Member
1 year ago

You look pretty either way

View more comments

Note: this post originally had 49 images. It’s been shortened to the top 21 images based on user votes.

See Also on Bored Panda

Celeb stylist Laura Polko on the other hand believes that heart-shaped faces are wonderful when it comes to matching them to any type of bangs. They’re also a youth-focused hairstyle, so they’ll end up de-aging you quite a bit. Of course, your wardrobe and body language both have to fit your youthful and energetic hair!