Get Ready, Because Micro Bangs Are Taking Over as One of the Biggest Trends This Fall

Every year when fall rolls around we contemplate new ways to freshen up our look, and we always come back to the same question: should I get bangs? Last year, curtain bangs came out on top as the most popular bangs style, but that may change very soon. Beauty professionals have started sharing this season's biggest hair trends, and a much edgier style is gaining ground: micro bangs.

You may or may not already be familiar with this forehead-grazing type of haircut — micro bangs, otherwise known as baby bangs, fall above your eyebrows. "They're known for being super blunt and short, but there are actually many types," Devin Toth, a hairstylist at Salon SCK in New York City, told POPSUGAR. "They can be curly, curtain, choppy, wispy, and so on."

You've seen the style on quite a few of your favorite celebrities in past years. Zendaya wore micro bangs at the 2018 Met Gala (and 2017, for that matter), Emma Roberts tried them out at Critics' Choice that same year, Lupita Nyong'o wore a beaded micro fringe at Paris Fashion Week in 2020, and Halle Berry rocked the look, albeit temporarily, at the 2021 Oscars.

"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," said Toth. The list goes on and on.

To get more inspiration for the micro bang hair trend that's headed your way this fall, keep scrolling.