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The Evolution of "Bangs"

I've had bangs (or fringe) since I was about 15 years old, and I can't even imagine being without them! Inspired by my affection for style, I've researched the evolution of bangs.

1930s: Finger waves were an extremely popular hairstyle during this time, but the most influential bang-wearer of this decade was undoubtedly Louis Brooks with her blunt bangs. It was classic yet edgy. 

1950s: A short, curled over bang (much like Katy Perry's today) was super popular during the fifties. Here, Bettie Paige sports the most popular bangs of the time--slightly angular with a little curl for body. 

1970s: Jane Birkin was effortlessly cool with brow-length bangs and long straight hair, quite an outstanding contrast from the 1950s. 

1980s: Bangs got totally big. In the late 70s and early 80s, Farrah Fawcett's iconic hairdo inspired ladies everywhere to have big poofy hair and super curly bangs. 

1990s: Jennifer Anniston's widlly popular hairstyle introduced the side-swept bangs! In the early 90s, bangs were still big and bold but as the decade moved on the popularity of noticeable bangs decreased. A side-swept bang was really the only way to go during that time!

Late 2000s: Kate Moss brought bangs back in 2007! She opted for trendy, straight across bangs with straight hair, and the bang revival began. 

Today: There are several popular styles of bangs today, but a popular style is Michelle Obama's classic fringe!

Posted on May 08, 2013 at 9:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments


  1. jeniferex's picture jeniferex reblogged this to Health Products and added:
    I strongly believe bangs enhance the beauty of a woman, when my hair was long I rarely showed my forehead . Today... I wear wigs with bangs...)
5/23/13

Hey,
congrats on making this week`s Links a la Mode! Well deserved!
Best, Jenny


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5/24/13

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8/31/16

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