Stars prove bangs are back (again)

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"Glee" star Lea Michelle's sideswept look was a last-minute decision.-
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 3:23 PM EDT
If you follow fashion even a little bit, you know that bangs never actually go out of style. And yet, somehow, forehead-fringe comes "back" every other season or so, usually when a certain number of celebrities suddenly sport the style in a short period of time. This week, bangs hit their Spring 2010 tipping point when a majorly hot star - "Glee" actress Lea Michelle - showed up to the hit show's premiere party with freshly-cut sideswept bangs in honor of the occasion. Michelle told at the event that she didn't plan the cut, which is reminiscent of Penelope Cruz's classic style: "I was just at home getting ready tonight and I was like, 'I think I would like some bangs.' So we cut them." In fact, she says she didn't even check with the show before cutting her hair: "This is real and they don't know it at work right now," she said. "We'll be using some headbands for a couple of weeks I think."

Michelle might have been subconsciously inspired by Angelina Jolie's new cut - after all, pictures of Jolie on and off the Venice set of the movie she's currently filming, "The Tourist" with Johnny Depp, have been splashed across magazines and the internet for weeks now. Jolie - always a trend-setter - got her longer bangs for the movie shoot, but the style, along with her elegant wardrobe in the film, have gotten so much praise that she might want to hang onto the hairstyle for a while.

Supermodel mom and "Project Runway" host Heidi Klum was seen walking around New York City sporting wavy, longer, casual bangs with a medium-short cut recently. It's a more casual look than Jolie's, with what seem to be coordinating highlights.

While Michelle, Klum, and Jolie have opted for longer, wavier bangs, other stars are going for a blunter look. Country singer LeAnn Rimes debuted a super-straight, shorter platinum fringe Tuesday night when she sang the national anthem at Dodgers Stadium. And actress Selma Blair showed off her bangin' bob at the Zac Posen for Target Collection launch party in NYC earlier this week, noting her inspiration: "It's an old standard Louise Brooks 'do," Blair told Us Weekly at the party, referring to the 1920's actress who helped make bangs a classic look. Check out our slideshow above to see all the looks.-Lindsay Robertson