This article originally appeared on InStyle U.S.
Some beauty looks are simply transformative. They have the ability to revamp your closet and change your entire personal aesthetic. Going platinum or adding a swipe of red lipstick can prove the point, but nothing achieves this more than getting bangs (or a 'fringe', if you live in Australia).
"Bangs can change the entire structure of your face,” explains Gloria Witherspoon-Friskco, a hairstylist at Oscar Blandi Salon in New York City. "Bangs can also create the illusion of having prominent cheekbones. For example, softer side-swept bangs cut off half of the circular shape for round faces, helping to create a more angular look."
The InStyle Beauty team can vouch for the full capabilities of a well-chopped set of bangs, but so can your favorite celebrities. From bangs veterans like Jessica Biel to those that just clip them in for a night (we’re talking to you, Emily Ratajkowski) and beyond, these 12 pictures confirm the case.