Gemma Chan Debuts Dramatic Clip-In Bangs on the Cannes Red Carpet

Gemma Chan temporarily switched up her signature look at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17. While walking the red carpet, Chan debuted a faux set of blunt bangs. A major departure from her face-framing curtain bangs and sleek side bangs of the past, Chan's wispy bangs may be her shortest ever.

While attending the unveiling of Hirokazu Kore-Eda's "Monster," Chan walked the red carpet in a white Louis Vuitton cape dress adorned with shimmering paillettes and a messy updo. Chan's faux fringe, cropped just below her eyebrows, framed her face beautifully. Turning to the side, she revealed a few asymmetrical face-framing pieces that curved along her cheekbone and against her ear.

The rest of her hair was tied back into a loose bun at the crown of her head, beautifully elongating her neck as she floated down the red carpet. Chan's beauty team completed the look with a shimmery pink lip, rosy blush, and bold mascara. The next day, she walked the "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" red carpet with her face-framing pieces back in place and no blunt bangs to be seen. The clip-in bangs, while fake, were convincing and gave a glimpse at how Chan would look if she ever did decide to give her fringe a snip. (Read: incredible).

Chan is no stranger to experimenting with elegant haircuts and sophisticated styles. From glossy waves to expertly styled buns, her hair catalogue is nothing short of stunning. In January 2022, the actor even shared a glimpse at a shaggy set of layered bangs interspersed with subtle highlights on Instagram. Her latest chop, while unexpected, has us tempted to follow suit. Other celebrities who have hopped onboard the bangs train this season include Emily Ratajkowski, Ariana Grande, Reese Witherspoon, and more.

Ahead, admire Chan's blunt bangs on the Cannes red carpet from all angles.

Gemma Chan's Blunt Bangs at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival
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Gemma Chan's Blunt Bangs at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival