From Beyonce to Sienna Miller, grab some hair inspiration with the all-time greatest and most stylish celebrity fringes and bangs

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When Beyonce starts rocking bangs, you know it's time to start cutting your teeth on the trend.

The 33-year-old hit Paris this week with a brand new blunt fringe in tow. Whether or not it's a clip-on (the debate reigns on), it's an apt reminder that there's no more multitasking hairstyle in the book than the humble fringe. 

Not only is it the easiest way to update your look, it's also surprisingly flattering and was a major hair trend on the SS15 catwalks (we loved the elegant, full fringe look at Chanel). 

So if you haven't dabbled with a fringe since your school days, now may be the time to embrace it.

Celebrities are, of course, already there with all kinds of fringes gracing the red carpet thanks to the likes of Emma Stone, Alexa Chung, Sienna Miller and more. But which style will most suit you?

From the cute and classic schoolgirl fringe to opulent side-swept bangs, we've hand-picked the forty best celebrity fringe hairstyles to inspire your next salon trip.

Photos: Rex Features

  • Sienna Miller

    Sienna Miller goes for a casual crop that can be dressed up or down at leisure. 

  • Reese Witherspoon

    Reese Witherspoon's feminine bangs frame her face exactly. 

  • Jessica Chastain

    This cute side sweep works straight into Jessica Chastain's curls. 

  • Edie Campbell

    A blunt elfin "either side" fringe goes down a treat on model Edie Campbell. 

  • Lily Allen

    Lily Allen's statement fringe stands to attention in a perfect line. 

  • Taylor Swift

    This layered effect adds volume and dynamism to Taylor Swift's look. 

  • Emma Stone

    It's a chic and ladylike effort from Emma Stone. 

  • Karlie Kloss

    Karlie Kloss's side fringe is the definition of low-maintenance beachy chic. 

  • Felicity Jones

    It's an elegant look indeed from actress Felicity Jones. 

  • Dakota Johnson

    The 50 Shades Of Grey star works blunt bangs with flair. 

  • Suki Waterhouse

    The model's barely-there cut is ideal for anyone who hasn't quite made up there mind on whether to fringe or no. 

  • Alexa Chung

    Alexa Chung's choppy but messy fringe is the epitome of indie girl cool.

  • Rooney Mara

    Rooney Mara's super-short straight fringe is only for the brave.

  • Beyonce

    The 33-year-old singer arrives at the Gare du Nord in Paris showcasing a short, blunt fringe.

    It's a new and bold look to add to the Queen Bey hairstyle repertoire, albeit a temporary one - we have a feeling this is a clip-on. 

  • Daisy Lowe

    Daisy Lowe's fringe is long, not too heavy and mussed up for a carefree look.

  • Rose Byrne

    The actress works her heavy fringe with a sleek mid-length cut.

  • Kate Moss

    Kate Moss showcases the perfect rock chick hairstyle - a choppy, messy fringe.

  • Carey Mulligan

    We adore Carey Mulligan's cute crop and side-swept fringe.

  • Gemma Arterton

    Got mid-length locks? Pair a straight fringe with voluminous, tousled hair, like Gemma Arterton.

  • Anna Wintour

    Anna Wintour's sharp bob and neat bangs make for an iconic cut.

  • Hilary Duff

    Hilary Duff makes a simple fringe interesting with dark caramel tones.

  • Gizzi Erskine

    Gizzi Erskine works her short but sweet fringe with a retro beehive.

  • Jameela Jamil

    Jameela Jamil's signature fringe is short, super-choppy and slightly parted in the middle.

  • Jessie J

    Bold graphic bangs suit Jessie J's statement look.

  • Lea Michele

    Lea Michele's laid-back waves look chic with a thin, piecey fringe.

  • Leigh Lezark

    Leigh Lezark's prim side fringe adds a girly touch to her super-cool look.

  • Leona Lewis

    A thick schoolgirl fringe looks rather grown up with straight and sleek hair.

  • Lily Collins

    Lily Collins is inspired by Audrey Hepburn with her short, retro fringe and elegant up-do.

  • Mia Wasikowska

    Mia Wasikowska's cool crop has an edgy swept forward fringe.

  • Mischa Barton

    A cool, Caifornia girl fringe from Mischa Barton.

  • Nicki Minaj

    A relatively conservative look from Nicki Minaj, this twenties style bob and thick fringe never goes out of style.

  • Nicole Scherzinger

    A short, square fringe like Nicole Scherzinger's brings to mind the old-school glamour of fifties pin-up girls.

  • Olivia Wilde

    Olivia Wilde shows how a heavy fringe can work for fine hair.

  • Florence Welch

    The singer's thick red fringe is all part of her bold beauty look.

  • Rachel Steven

    Rachel Steven's glamorous seventies style fringe is perfect for the party season.

  • Rachel Bilson

    Too scared to go for a full fringe? Try a longer, not quite full fringe like Rachel Bilson.

  • Karen Gillan

    Karen Gillan's layered and feathered fringe has a mod, 1960s vibe.

  • Sophie Dahl

    The model shows fringes can work with curly hairstyles.

  • Zoe Kravitz

    Zoe Kravitz's choppy, short fringe is kooky but cool.

  • Zooey Deschanel

    Zooey Deschanel's choppy fringe is the finishing touch to her bouncy curls.

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