How to Cut and Style Your Bangs Like Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway sure does give good fringe, doesn’t she? Whether full, to the side, wispy, or in curtain form, the girl has bangs down to a tee. After showing off a ’60s bouffant that paid homage to Jean Shrimpton last week, Hathaway made her full fringe a focal point at an event in Los Angeles earlier this week.

Photo: Getty Images

As chic as they come, Hathaway’s fringe expertly toes the line between a wispy and full style and curtain bangs. The cut effortlessly frames her face and was styled with a gentle tousled wave through the ends, alongside an adequate amount of lived-in texture. Joining some of her other pitch-perfect fringes in the Hathaway hair gallery of fame—from a recent Andie-inspired (The Devil Wears Prada) choppy look to her side-swept French girl bangs from last year—the new look offers excellent inspiration for the season ahead.

“Anne Hathaway is never afraid to go there with a look,” says Luke Hersheson, “she is the reason why I don’t subscribe to the idea that your face shape should dictate your haircut—she’s able to pull off a fairly graphic fringe.” Despite being graphic and a rather strong cut, Hersheson says the reason it works so well is because it’s turned into a “slanted curtain bang” at the sides, which gives it a certain sense of softness.