Bangs. They change everything. Blunt or side swept, choppy or wispy, super short or eyebrow-grazing, adding strategically-cut forehead hair (lol) is a sure way to really switch up your look. Yesterday, Laverne Cox of OITNB stepped out and gave us major bang envy — and we are loving it.


In case you’ve been living under a rock (a DIY concrete rock lamp, that is), OITNB season 3 debuted (a few hours early!) on June 11 and the ladies of Litchfield Pen definitely brought it this season. Cox has been doing press all week for the new season and we couldn’t help but notice her killer looks and awesome new hair style.

A handful of skilled snips and, voila, you’re a new person with a refreshed ‘do and oftentimes, an invigorated attitude (anyone else feel emotionally changed after a haircut?! Because… same.) There are countless styles you can choose for bangs, so it’s important to understand your face shape before you take the plunge.

Cox opted for some layered, side-swept bangs that frame her gorgeous face and somehow, make her look even better, if that’s even possible. The cut of the fringe highlights the dimension in her haircolor, so consider a look like this if you’re looking for a fresh way to show off your unique color.

Frequent trims are crucial to maintain a clean, styled look and are easier to do at home than you think. No one likes shaggy bangs, y’all. This leading lady is sure to inspire others to make a similar chop.

Do you dig Laverne’s new bangs — and would you take the plunge yourself? Weigh in on the comment section below.

(Featured Photo via Jamie McCarthy/Getty, Photos via @lavernecox)