Since I’m considering growing out my hair to donate it to Locks of Love for the second time, it’ll be a while before I do a major chop. I’ve learned to experiment with a variety of braids and cute ponytails, but on days I simply just want to show off a great blowout, dealing with down-to-there hair in the swampy summer heat is a challenge. The easiest solution to lighten up your hair this season? A set of amazing bangs! Luckily, there’s no shortage of inspiration out there: practically every celeb has gone through a bangs phase at some point, for many obvious reasons. For starters, bangs flatter basically any face shape, complement most hair textures and allow you to lighten up your hair without taking away from the overall length.
Above, you’ll find some of our favorite celebrity bangs moments—both past and present—to bring to your stylist for inspiration. Click through to find your new summer look!