Micro Bangs


Monday afternoon, a certain celebu-tot was photographed with seriously shorter locks. World, listen up: Little Miss Suri Cruise has bangs, and not just any ol' bangs, but a set of micro "fringe" (as the Brits would say). Though hers appear to be courtesy of her own hand and Katie can't be super pleased about it, she is not far off-trend—obviously (!!!). Just last September, Annabelle Dexter-Jones stopped by the Gloffice rocking some tiny bangs, courtesy of Ashley Javier. And, of course, there were Amélie, Audrey, and others before her... Anyway, take a look at some stylish ladies—young and old, of days past and present—who've sported the forehead-baring style.

Anyone inspired to make like Suri and D.I.Y.?

[1] Suri Cruise, [2] Grunge and Glory shot by Steven Meisel for Vogue December 1992, [3] Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element, [4] Christy Turlington, [5] Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander shot by Jean-Baptiste Mondino for W Magazine February 2011, [6] Shannyn Sossamon, [7] Angelina Jolie in Girl, Interrupted, [8] Tokyo Man shot by The Satorialist, [9] Audrey Tautou in Amélie, [10] Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, [11] Beth Ditto for Love Magazine Issue 1, [12] Marion Cotillard, [13] Cara Delevingne for Chanel Resort 2013, [14] Jessica Stam backstage at Prada Spring 2012, [15] Yolandi Visser of Die Antwoord, [16] Charlotte Tomaszewska by Raphael Delorme Thierno Sy for S Magazine, [17] Shannyn Sossamon, [18] Angelina Jolie in Girl, Interrupted, [19] Diana Silchenko shot by Johan Sandberg for Glamour Italia April 2013, [20] Gisele Bundchen for Dior Spring 2009, [21] Grunge and Glory shot by Steven Meisel for Vogue December 1992, [22] Backstage at Versace Fall 2012, [23] Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element, [24] Annabelle Dexter-Jones for ITG, [25] Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander, [26] Saint Laurent Spring 2012, [27] Penelope Cruz in Broken Embraces

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  • http://twitter.com/theminxblog The Minx

    I love little bangs! you should have included Grimes in your slideshow, her bangs are killer

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=621425764 Heather Smith

    wish I had a copy of my old driver's license pic -- would have been early "aughts" and I had some neon red baby-bangs (they photographed like a seeping head wound, but looked pretty badass --at the time -- in person).

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.monforton.79 Jennifer Monforton

    Definitely a strong look and one I could not pull off. Oh well, I can live vicariously through Rooney Mara. Think she wears it the best! xo

  • Guest

    I think Suri's bangs look exactly like what they are: a child's misguided attempt at hair dressing. I remember my own Edward Scissorhands moment when I was just about her age. Growing it out was it's own punishment. I don't think this is a good look for anyone.

    • Bells

      That's most likely, or maybe someone put gum in her hair at school and they had to cut it off.

  • mlle p

    You are channeling my brain here - have been thinking of microbangs lately, especially that photo of Annabelle D-J. I love that look. At the present time, I have not had bangs for many, many years and now wonder if I would look somehow silly with the tiny ones....

  • Hayfa

    hm, not entirely sure how I feel about those bangs. They look just a little too choppy for my taste I think!




  • bluesky557

    This post just reminded me how much I dislike Shannyn Sossamon. She named her kids Audio Science and Mortimer. Who does that to their children?

  • http://thoseporegirls.blogspot.com/ Vanessa

    My favorite kind of bangs! I used to have some myself and they were awesome.

  • Angela_E

    Juliette Binoche (aka La Binoche) cut her own micro bangs for films such The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Blue.

  • http://www.fancyalterego.wordpress.com/ Heather P.

    Ha...no thanks! They always look like a bad mistake...or they give me the flashbacks to, like, 1995...and that was not a graceful time for 12 year old me. :-)

  • Julia

    You forgot Ally McBeal and her tiny bang !

  • srnhrrs

    No Grimes?

    • amelia

      hers are some of the best mini- bangs around, for sure

  • http://www.facebook.com/juliajuliajuliajuliajulia Julia Silverman

    I love that Yo-Landi made an appearance. I can only image what her top shelf would be...

  • http://www.vintageobserver.com/ Couteau

    There something missing, long wavy hair, with short bangs looks divine. Can't think of an example.

  • http://twitter.com/piabergman Pia Bergman

    you must have a large forehead though! my short fore-headed existence is no joke

  • Ms. Minnow

    Love it but could never pull it off (or be bothered styling it, tbh).
    And (just for the record, not being picky or anything) fringe is only ever singular - like she got a micro fringe, not a set of fringe. I always wondered why bangs was plural actually.

  • Blou lapin

    Never DIY a bang! Or as us Brits call it a 'fringe' trust me you need a hair dresser to work out where to start and part your bangs! I made a very micro but huge mistake at this one ill be living out for a while! Boo! I just come back from a undercut grow out also!
    Go see a professional scissor hands.

  • Marla Vender

    I had the Suri style which worked great for curly hair and were easy to hide and grow out. If I were younger I'd do it again.

  • photogrann

    hayley williams

  • francie

    I got some in November and love them. Only thing is, you have to stay on top of them, maintenance-wise...

  • http://twitter.com/CaptiveLouise Captive Louise

    I had a micro fringe once.. a dented one, to be precise. Combined with a mullet.
    I should have sued that monster of a hairstylist, took me 4 years to grow it out and I've started cutting my hair at home. Never again shall I have a mullet against my will!


  • alee

    I love microbangs and I actually had them when I was younger. Sadly it just didn't work with my wide and flat asian face. plus, my stubborn asian hair is ruler-straight that my microbangs would just stick out forward.. I was able to "get away with it" because i had pinkish hair and I was young and wild. I definitely encourage younger girls to try microbangs. they try new things and be bold! it's harder to pull of challenging look once you age....


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