There’s a reason why bangs have been one of the most popular haircut styles for as long as we can remember. They instantly change your entire look, are perfect for short as well as long hair, can be styled in many different ways and go with both Western as well as Indian attire. But gone are the days when there were just one or two variations of bangs to choose from. Today, there’s a whole bunch of fringe styles you can experiment with. Wondering what they are and how they can be worn? Here’s some much needed celeb inspo…
Micro bangs
 

Micro bangs

Baby bangs, as seen on Lily Collins (or made famous by Rooney Mara in ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), are the ultimate edgy upgrade for regular bangs so get these if you have naturally straight hair and won’t have to spend twenty minutes styling them to perfection.

Side swept bangs
 

Side swept bangs

Anyone who’s got a pixie or a super shot do knows that growing it out can be a real, awkward-looking pain. If you’re getting over a bad haircut or trying to grow out your hair, let long, side swept bangs come to your rescue and draw attention away from the problem areas—a lesson we learned from Anne Hathaway.

Blunt bangs
 

Blunt bangs

If you’re not new to bangs and want to try something heavier, go for the traditional blunt bangs—cut in a straight horizontal line that just grazes the eyebrow (or longer if you wish for it) the way Sophia Bush chose to.

Asymmetric bangs
 

Asymmetric bangs

There are two ways to get these—you can either have them visually look asymmetric or choose a softer version where the slant is a lot easier to conceal especially with a side part a la Emma Roberts.

Bedhead bangs
 

Bedhead bangs

The just-out-of-bed, undone bangs are a big hit among celebs like Jenna Dewan Tatum. But before you get them, note that the fringe is rather heavy, sits untidy and might not be the best idea if you’re required to spend the whole day in business formals.

Wispy bangs
 

Wispy bangs

If you’re unsure about whether or not bangs suit you, this is a good place to start. They’re soft, very light, long and blend into the rest of the hair quite easily as seen as Dakota Johnson. Plus, super easy to style too—tuck them behind your ear, pin them, braid them or wear them on the either side.