40 Striking Wispy Bangs Hairstyles You'll Love

Wispy bangs are a trend that changed the hairstyle game. What are they, you may ask? Well, they are exactly what they sound like. These bangs are super light and airy and can create an incredibly versatile look, whether you have short, long, thin, or thick hair. Wispy bangs offer a great way to flatter your facial features, and there are so many different ways they can be styled. Looking to commit to a full fringe look? You got it. What about long layers and bangs that are a bit shorter than usual? Yup, totally do-able. 

Wispy bangs look great on just about anyone, regardless of your hair or how you choose to style it. We've gathered some of your favorite celebs who have styled this hairdo so well that you'll want to try it out yourself! If you are thinking of deciding on a new 'do, you are going to want to show your hairstylist some of these photos for inspiration. Scroll down for 40 wispy bangs hairstyles you will absolutely love!

Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen ditched her classic blond locks for an iconic shaggy, brown bang moment at the 2021 MTV Movie and TV Awards with the help of her hairstylist Mark Townsend (via Us Weekly). Want to recreate the 'do? Throw your hair in a tight bun and start pulling out those loose layered bangs for an effortlessly classy look.

Halle Berry

Wispy bangs can be achieved with any length of bangs or hairstyle. Halle Berry's short bob was the perfect example as she showed off her look on the red carpet at the 2021 Academy Awards (via Page Six). Talk about making a statement!

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington rang in autumn 2021 the right way with these long, beautiful braids featuring gold-beaded bangs. Pairing the new 'do with a brown leather dress and gold rings created such a sleek look, and we are totally here for it. 

Rashida Jones

Like many celebs with shoulder-length hair, Rashida Jones styled her wispy bangs with short, slightly curled hair when she stepped foot on the red carpet of the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in February 2019 (via Daily Mail). Is there anything more iconic than curls and a red lip?

Margot Robbie

Let's be honest: The big moment at the 2021 Oscars was Margot Robbie's debut of her golden brown hair (via Elle). The long layers of her bangs and super loose ponytail made this look elegant and perfect for the red carpet.   

Selena Gomez

Can you say curls?! Selena Gomez really blessed our Instagram timelines with this curly 'do. Not only are her bangs equally as fringed and curly, but she also paired her locks with some light caramel highlights. It's safe to say we are obsessed with this style.

Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello gave us major princess vibes with this long, dreamy braid at the 2018 BRIT Awards (via MTV News), and we are totally here for it. Wispy bangs flow easily with any style, but a hairdo that looks like it came straight from the Renaissance might take the cake. 


Not only did Zendaya debut some fresh bangs that perfectly shaped her face for the "Dune" photo-call at the 2021 London Film Festival (via Elle), but she also wore the most iconic chained-corset that we seriously can't stop thinking about. Her loose brown curls work so well with this bold and daring look.  

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel rocked her classic bangs at the 2021 Environmental Media Association Awards Gala (via Just Jared), and can we just say, she looked stunning as per usual. The highlights. The light pink lip. The shiny silver earrings. Is there anything about this glowing ensemble that isn't perfect?

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson is no stranger to the wispy bangs hairstyle that we all know and love. Her long brown locks and dangling silver earrings tied perfectly together with her high-neck, sequin dress at "The Lost Daughter" screening at the 2021 London Film Festival (via Vogue). 

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is known for having the most iconic and boldesty hairstyles ... who could ever forget her platinum blond mullet? These short shaggy curls with wispy bangs and floral suit from Gucci and Balenciaga at the LACMA Art + Film Gala was truly a style moment (via Us Weekly). 


Beyoncé released the music video for her single "Me, Myself, and I" back in October 2009, where she debuted straight blond hair with wispy bangs. Her hairstylist Neal Farinah is still seeking inspiration from the iconic 'do in her hairstyles today, as he shared on Instagram. What a throwback!

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks can make any shaggy, wispy bangs hairstyle look good! "The Chain" performer attended the "Breaking Dawn — Part 2" premiere back in November 2012 with some long, loose blond curls and a silver necklace (via Entertainment Weekly). How much more rock 'n' roll can this look get?!

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift stepped into her "Folklore" era back in 2020 and has been rocking her wispy bangs since! These bangs match perfectly with a high pony, and can be styled whether you are chilling at home in a comfy sweatshirt or walking the runway. Either way, the "All Too Well" singer understood the assignment with this hairdo. 


Have some fun with your bangs by incorporating pops of color! When Halsey performed at New York Fashion Week in 2019 at Saks Fifth Avenue (via WWD), she rocked a glittery blazer and bright orange hair. A fire ensemble, if we may say so ourselves. 

Debby Ryan

Debby Ryan added lots of texture and fringe to her hair when she attended the October 2021 Giambattista Valli Fashion Show in France (via Instagram). Pairing her layered wispy bangs with a low bun tucked in the back, she definitely made heads turn.

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis is here to prove that, even with short hair, you can create a super sleek hairstyle with shoulder-length curls and wispy bangs. Not only does it look beyond flawless, but it also frames her face perfectly. Who says you can't style a bob in different ways?

Hailey Bieber

Hailey Bieber debuted bright blond wispy bangs as her hairstylist, Panos Papandrianos, was prepping her for her shoot with British Vogue. He captioned the post, "#HaileyBieber is in a [70s] mood for @britishvogue," adding, "Custom made fringe by moi." Her straight hairstyle is loose and has a very natural look.

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa has officially entered the chat. The "Levitating" singer served major '70s vibes as she shared this retro look on Instagram in June 2021. Captioning the post, "We're back bestieeeee," she showed off lightly fringed bangs with a cocktail in hand.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff attended the Golden Globes in January 2017 (via Daily Mail), and she came out with a fierce blond ponytail and wispy bangs style to go along with her pillar green dress. Paired with a set of gold earrings, this hairstyle is classy and elegant for any fancy event. 

Yara Shahidi

"Grown-ish" star Yara Shahidi's voluminous hairdo is flawless, adding to her look that featured big gold hoops and eye-catching maroon two-piece set. From her tight dark curls to her minimal makeup, this look is so beyond chic. Anyone know how we can contact her stylist to give us the same look?

Kacey Musgraves

Wispy bangs can be styled in any way! Kacey Musgraves hairstyle set the perfect example at the "Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show" premiere (via PopCulture). She kept her look super simple and sleek with long, straight black hair and choppy fringe bangs. 

Constance Wu

"Crazy Rich Asians" actress Constance Wu totally rocked the red carpet at the 2019 Critics' Choice Awards when she debuted her baby wispy bangs and pink sequin dress (via PopSugar). Run — don't walk — to your hairstylist to recreate this style to make the biggest hair statement yet. You won't regret it!  

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez's hairstylist, Chris Appleton, outdid himself yet again with the "On the Floor" singer's hair. J.Lo has rocked so many different versions of bangs over the years, but this look with wispy bangs and a textured high ponytail is absolutely gorgeous.      

Bebe Rexha

Bebe Rexha's car selfie is giving us life. The "In the Name of Love" artist is glowing with her neon purple top and messy high ponytail. Her wispy bangs are short enough to showcase her eyes and light makeup. This is pretty much the perfect hairstyle when you want to make a statement on your run to Target.

Reese Witherspoon

Calling all women with lobs! Reese Witherspoon proved that you can upgrade this hairstyle when you have a side part and wispy bangs. This look can be easily recreated by cutting hair a few inches above your collarbone and adding some thin, short bangs. 

Priyanka Chopra

Like many, Priyanka Chopra debuted a new 'do in 2020 by sharing her fresh bangs and caramel highlights in a post on Instagram with the caption, "New hair, don't care." If you are looking to try out a different hairstyle, this one is definitely it.

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton's hair has evolved over time, but the one thing that has stayed the same is her shaggy bangs. Her voluminous hairstyle — along with the bright red beaded dress — made such a statement at the 2019 Grammys (via PopSugar).  


Seeing Rihanna's bob might just be the encouragement you needed to hit up your hairstylist and cut your hair, too. The "Love on the Brain" singer has rocked just about every length — yet, this bob is so eye-catching and flatters her facial features effortlessly. Her curls are loose, her bangs are straight, and her look is iconic.

Billie Eilish

When Billie Eilish first debuted her album "Happier Than Ever" and introduced her new blond locks to the world, she shook the internet to its core. This layered blowout style with wispy bangs is trendy, super sophisticated, and perfect for those who are looking to try something new. 

Emma Chamberlain

Emma Chamberlain can pull off quite literally any look. When hairstylist Laura Polko shared this behind-the-scenes photo of Chamberlain for her shoot with Numéro magazine, followers quickly showed their love in the comment section. Her caramel-colored curls with flowy bangs and white-colored sweater is the definition of chic. 

Kendall Jenner

We've seen Kendall Jenner rock plenty of different hairstyles over the years, but this high bun with wispy bangs might just be one of her most daring hairdos yet! Throw your hair up in a bun, style your long bangs to add some drama, and have yourself a day!

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco gave thanks to her incredibly talented makeup and hairstyling team for helping her achieve this look in a post on Instagram. Honestly, we want to say thank you, too, because we are equally as obsessed! Her ponytail really shows off her cheekbones, while her bangs highlight her eyes.

Tia Mowry

Attention, world: Tia Mowry has gone blond! This style is super easy to obtain — just ask your hairstylist for some choppy bangs, soft layers, and maybe some dye (if you are really feeling the blond moment) to replicate her look. 

Sandra Oh

Another incredible high bun for the books! Except this time, Sandra Oh let her cute curly bangs run wild and free. There is nothing like a good hairstyle with loads of texture that is equally as acceptable to wear in bed at home and on the red carpet.

Kristen Bell

Think your hair is too short to curl? Think again! Kristen Bell debuted her new bangs back in March 2021 with these bright blond curls in an Instagram post. All you need is some heat protectant and a curling iron, and you are ready to recreate the look!

Heidi Klum

We are living for all of the texture! Heidi Klum rocked the red carpet at the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum with some shaggy, straight hair that flowed naturally and framed her face effortlessly (via Just Jared). Pair this hairstyle with a high neck top or dress, and you could never go wrong. 

Anne Hathaway

Who could ever forget Anne Hathaway's short-hair era? Debuting this look at the 2013 Critics' Choice Movie Awards (via Us Weekly), she had her bangs swooped to the side for a look that left everyone blown away.

Emma Stone

When Emma Stone arrived at the "Magic in the Moonlight" premiere in April 2014 (via Vogue), we fell head over heels for those big, bright auburn curls and long wispy bags. If you want to create this style, grab a curling wand with a bigger barrel to get those beautiful loose, wavy locks.