The 60’s fringe (or “bangs”) is back with a vengeance. This hairstyle trend started coming through last year and who better to sport it so perfectly than Reese Witherspoon at last year’s Golden Globes. Katie Holmes created her fringe a few months ago and celebrities like Heidi Klum, Liv Tyler, Agnes Deyn and Kate Moss have followed suit.

I love this look. I think it’s a refreshing change from the bouncy longer layers we’ve been seeing for years. It’s modern, practical and pretty. I think straightish hair works well with this style, but I’m unsure which face shape is best. I’ve always thought that my forehead was too small and my head the wrong shape for bangs, but I recently added a fringe to my short crop and it seems to work for me.

I say give bangs a bash if you dare. You might be surprised with how nice they look. In the worst case scenario you grow out your fringe. It’s a painful thought, I know, but perhaps worth the risk.

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Heidi, Reese and Katie from the celebrity pages. Follow the thumbnails to fullsize images.