With the 2013 Presidential Inauguration now behind us, we can know fully focus on the year ahead – and really address Michelle Obama’s great new bangs. Hey, this was a huge change! You know it, we know it, even the President himself knows it: at a pre-Inauguration event, President Obama stated, “to address the most significant event of the weekend, I love her bangs.” To celebrate taking the plunge and making the chop (doesn’t the FLOTUS look amazing?!), we’ve chosen the best looking bunch of bangs. Take a peek and let us know: Do these inspire you to make the cut?
1. Bangs: Salma Hayek
Salma rocked the brow-grazing bangs at the LACMA 2012 Gala. We’d lose the side pieces, though.
2. Bangs: Demi Lovato
Demi is known for changing up her look – and bangs aren’t exempt. This full look rounded out her features and drew attention to her eyes. So pretty!
3. Bangs: Victoria Justice
A new set of bangs added interest to her sleek ‘do.
4. Bangs: Adrienne Bailon
Talk about dramatic! The star’s full bangs took center stage in 2009.
5. Bangs: Yaya DaCosta
The beauty showed that even curly girls can get in on the hair trend.
6. Bangs: Eva Mendes
Eva went for the side-swept bang look in 2010, which really softened her features. We’re fans!
7. Bangs: Nicole Richie
Nicole is the ultimate bang lover, with styles that range from super long to side swept and romantic. We’re obsessed with this fresh look she sported at a press day in 2012.
8. Bangs: Penelope Cruz
Blunt and beautiful – the actress was seen with choppy, short bangs at the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides premiere in 2011.
9. Bangs: Jennifer Lopez
J.Lo never misses a style beat, and she was no exception in 2009 with a honey ‘do and soft, long bangs that hit just right.
10. Bangs: Jessica Alba
The proud mami and actress wore an interesting parted style at a 2010 event. A new take on the usual style!