18 Blunt Bangs Hairstyle Ideas To See Before Your Next Appointment
Celebrities are known for spreading current trends across the globe, and the blunt bang trend is no different! Although it was most popular in the 1960s and is a trend well loved by French actress Brigette Bardot, recently the style has come back into fashion better than ever!
Blunt bangs are a surefire way to change your look with the slice of a scissor blade; a split-second.
It’s bold, it’s daring, yet timeless and classy. It’s the easiest way to enter a room and get everyone’s attention. You’ll feel like a million bucks, all from a simple cut that takes less than 5 minutes to do.
Unleash your free-spirited, strong and confident self with blunt bangs.
Blunt Bangs Inspo
To help with inspiration, here are 18 different celebrity and influencer looks for your new blunt bangs.
At the Met Gala this year, Madelaine Petsch (@madelame) debuted a blunt bang look for her signature fiery red locks. Offset by her whimsical mint green, Camp-themed fairy gown, the bangs were a beautiful addition to the look. The rest of her hair fell straight down her back. The bangs are radically different from her everyday wavy hair, but I still love them on her!
Stella Hudgens (@stellahudgens) showed off her new hairstyle this past week, complete with her own blunt bangs. The bangs are a sweet complement to the shape of her face and fall in line with her eyebrows. The rest of her hair surrounds her cheekbones in soft waves. Her bangs look draws the eye down to her own big, brown eyes, and I couldn’t be happier with the result.
Model Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) rocked her blunt bangs back in early 2018, paying homage to the more vintage stylings of the look. With her classic facial structure, blunt bangs and a tightly knotted ponytail enunciate the sharpness of her cheekbones and create a look reminiscent of young Audrey Hepburn. Talk about a sexy and intense Breakfast at Tiffany’s!
Nicki Minaj’s (@nickiminaj) blunt bangs took a front row seat when she paired them with an extremely long, high ponytail ‘do in early 2019. She was one of this year's first celebrities to bring back the blunt bang trend. When she takes center stage rocking her bangs, the crowd goes wild! We love them on her, and I can’t help but wish she wore them more often.
Scandal actress Kerry Washington (@kerrywashington) looks adorable with her blunt bangs! She wore hers with a blunt bob whose length was perfect alongside them. The pairing made for a much more youthful look to go along with the premiere of Cars 3 she was attending at the time. The bangs are a perfect addition to her well-loved girl boss nature as Kerry plays Olivia Pope on Scandal, and if Olivia approves we can’t help but side with her!
Zendaya’s (@zendaya) blunt bangs made an appearance with her 2018 Met Gala Joan of Arc look, and they are honestly one of my favorite looks on her to date. The bangs were fierce and unexpected. She pairs them with a textured orange bob; a dazzling image. Zendaya is well known for her bold fashion statements and heck if this wasn’t one of them!
Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamilofficial) is known for keeping it real, so let’s keep it real; her bangs are where it’s at. She styles them parted down the middle and lets the rest of her locks cascade down the center of her back; the bangs are honestly just as blunt as she is! They make a statement, and we can’t wait to see what tea she spills next.
Taylor Swift’s (@taylorswift) blunt bangs have been her signature look for the last couple years, and it is easy to see why! They bring out her blue eyes in the best way, and she has figured out at least thirty different ways to style them. The bangs balance her square jawline, and the look is gorgeous on her! Her apparent favorite style to pair her bangs with is a messy bun that looks easy to put together (but we all know how hard it is if we are being honest).
Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) is known for her dark locks and smoldering eyes, so you know she looks incredible with blunt bangs! On her, the look creates a sweet, youthful vibe that I would love to see more of. The bangs balance out the chin-length bob she pairs them with in a look reminiscent of Dora the Explorer, but Selena brings spice to them that is unparalleled!
Dove Cameron’s (@dovecameron) blonde locks took a short break in mid-May to lend room to a black hair and blunt bangs look. They lend her a more exotic and ethereal appearance and look amazing against her baby blues! The rest of her hair falls back around her face in a past shoulder-length, blunt lob. Fierce!
Taraji P. Henson (@tarajiphenson) hopped on the blunt bangs bandwagon in mid-2017 with a short, burgundy bob for her character, Cookie on Empire. Although Empire is currently in its last season, I feel this is a look well worth its mention! The bangs fall perfectly in line with her brows, and we love it!
Supermodel Naomi Campbell (@naomi) debuted her own blunt bangs this year in early April on the red carpet for TIME Magazine’s 100 celebration. The bangs fall directly into her eyes, bringing the well-deserved attention there. The sleek bob she pairs them with is stunning on her, not to mention chic.
Kelly Osbourne (@kellyosbourne) is constantly changing her hair, and her newest look is none other than blunt bangs (and lavender no less). While the bangs lay about an inch above her eyebrows, I think this is a great hairstyle for her! Paired with a soft bob, the bangs balance the curve of her jawline. In love!
Doom Patrol and Orange Is The New Black star Diane Guererro (@dianexguererro) recently chopped her hair into a new shoulder-length, fun bob, complete with blunt bangs. The look is absolutely adorable on her, and we love it! The bangs are long enough to fall into her brown eyes and bring attention to their size. “Jane” makes it work!
Instagram makeup guru Mari Maria (@marimariamakeup) wears her blunt bangs in a way that is super soft, feminine and flirty. She wears the rest of her bright red locks across her shoulder and sweet black headband to keep her bangs in their place. The bold, red lip really goes the extra mile to complete her look and adds to the alluring effect.
Celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury (@ctilburymakeup) is well known for her blunt bangs, which add a youthful quality to her poised facial structure. I love how she wears her strawberry blonde mane flowing in waves down her shoulders. The look is extremely classy on her and adds to the elegance that she exudes on a daily basis.
Laila Loves (@lailaloves) is a bright and bubbly, London-based makeup artist and model. She debuted her fun, blunt bangs in late 2018 and I actually like them on her way more than without. They add a whole new dimension to the perkiness of her personality. Yes, girl!
Instagram influencer Heidi Mae (@heidimaetrix) is a petite girl whose blunt bangs lend a pixie-esque quality to her appearance. They give me a very Tinkerbell vibe, and I am here for it! All we are missing is a little bit of faith, trust and pixie dust!
So What Do We Think?
We think blunt bangs are a gorgeous and timeless trend that will stay for years to come. It has since the 60s, and it probably always will!
Don’t be afraid to have fun with this trend. Add super cute accessories to your hair, like a fun headband or bright barrettes. Put some space buns in, and let your bangs do all the talking.
Be playful, have fun and most importantly, post all the pics on the Gram.