Bangs Are Back

Ten W editors share who they’ll channel if they make the chop.

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The inspiration: 1960’s fashion model Jean Shrimpton brushing her hair in the back of a car. Photo by Meagher/Getty Images.


“The last time I had bangs, I painstakingly fought my naturally curly hair and blow dried them straight every day. This time, I’d embrace my hair’s natural texture and opt for look like model Mica Arganaraz.” — Sarah Leon, Digital Editorial Director

Mica Arganaraz at Louis Vuitton Spring 2016 at Paris Fashion Week. Photo by Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.


“Good timing. I just flagged this photo on Instagram. I’m going to take it to my hair cutter when I update my broken bob for summer!” — Alix Browne, Features Director

Winona Ryder in Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael, 1990. Photo © Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection.


“With Jane Birkin, you can’t go wrong.” — Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director

Jane Birkin, circa 1960. Photo by Reporters Associes/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.


“If I were a braver soul, I would chop my hair like Carrie Mulligan’s pixie cut in an instant.” — Ryann Foulke, Assistant Fashion Editor Carey Mulligan at a press conference for Shame in West Hollywood, California, October 2011. Photo by Getty Images.


“If only the bangs came with perfect cheek bones.” — Samantha Andriano, Social Media Manager

Instagram by @lilyaldridge.


“My friend Jess Hart pulled off bangs better than anyone I know.” — Grace Fuller, Jewelry Editor

Jessica Hart at the Zimmerman Fall 2015 show in New York, New York, February 2015. Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Zimmermann.


“Décontractée and low-maintenance, this is how I would wear bangs if I had the face for them!” — Sarah Zendejas, Associate Fashion and Market Editor

Lou Doillon in Los Angeles, California, May 2012. Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic.


“I already have bangs but where I once strived for the perfect eyebrow-grazing, straight fringe, I’ve been craving longer, more laid back bangs, like these.” — Kristin Auble, Research Editor

Julia Stegner at New York Fashion Week Fall 2004. Photo by Djamilla Rosa Cochran/WireImage.


“I took this picture of Mica Arganaraz from W magazine when I got mine this winter. My stylist said, ‘You wish!’” — Emilia Petrarca, Associate Digital Features Editor

Photo by Diego Uchite, styled by Samantha Traina.


“The girls in the digital department sport some serious fringe. I might follow suit with a few baby bangs à la Hardy.” — Mia Adorante, Assistant Beauty Editor

Françoise Hardy. Photo by Reporters Associes/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.