Just wait until gossip girl sees Leighton Meester's new haircut. At the "Shazam! Fury of the Gods" premiere on March 14, Meester completely transformed her signature brunette style with a set of choppy micro bangs. She left the rest of her long hair in loose waves, showing off a fringe alongside her husband, Adam Brody. While Meester is most recognizable with straight brown hair and love of headbands on "Gossip Girl" as the iconic Blair Waldorf, her new bangs should come as no surprise.
"I like bangs!" she told Elle in 2018, reviewing a hairstyle from 2011. "I was really into short bangs for a while but they're really hard to disguise, so you have to just be able to rock them." With this attitude in mind, Meester debuted bangs back in November 2022, leaving them long and wispy so that they reached her eyebrows. At the recent premiere, however, her forehead-grazing bangs hovered quite a bit higher, with a choppier finish for added texture.
As previously explained to POPSUGAR by Devin Toth, a hairstylist at Salon SCK in New York City, "Micro bangs can add flair to any hairstyle and work on all hair types — super curly, pin straight, updos, pixies, long, short, thick, thin, box braids, Afro." Celebrities who have already shown this style of bang some love include Florence Pugh, who wore hers with a spiky updo, and Bella Hadid, whose blunt micro bangs served as the perfect complement for her edgy paint-splattered corset.
Now that she's become a part of the micro bang community herself, will Meester make this her new signature look? That's one secret she'll never tell. Read on to see her new micro bangs in closer detail.