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Lily Collins Is Bringing Back Bangs: The 60s Haircut That Suits Most Face Types 

The newest season of “Emily in Paris” is here, and with it we also have a hairstyle comeback — blunt bangs. No more curtain bangs, if you want to be on trend for this season, it’s time to be bold. Lily Collins is bringing back bangs, and it all has to do with her role as Emily and her on-again off-again relationship/affair with her hot downstairs neighbor. 

After releasing that her life is going to do complete a 180, Emily decided to take matters into her own hands during the first episode of the newest season. She did the cut, and ended up with what her roommate described as “trauma bangs”. To me, this scene was completely relatable. Haven’t we all been there at some point in our lives? Luckily for Emily/Lily, bangs suit her delicate face perfectly. 

Trauma bangs or 60s chic? 

While “trauma bangs” doesn’t sound that appealing, the hairstyle that the actress is wearing is better described as “60s chic”. Lily was always open about the fact that Audrey Hepburn is one of her biggest role models. And it’s also Audrey that made the blunt bang style so trendy back in the 60s. 

Collins and Hepburn also share a lot of similar features. Both have a delicate and soft face structure, with darker hair and almond shaped eyes. Both of them have a heart shaped face and full and thick brows. So it’s no wonder that Lily looks just as good with bangs as Audrey did. But does this style suit everyone?

Lily Collins at the 2nd Annual Academy Museum Gala held at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, USA on October 15, 2022.

Blunt bangs and face shapes

Bangs could in theory work for most face shapes. It is the style of bangs that matter. But it also depends on your hair type, and how willing you are to make those bangs work for you. But we will talk more about maintenance later. 

First, let’s go back to the face shapes. There are seven basic face shapes: oval, round, square, diamond, heart, pear and oblong. Round, oval, and heart-shaped faces are the most common ones amongst women. When it comes to blunt bangs, they would work for all three of these shapes.

However, people with square, diamond, pear, and oblong faces may rather do a different variation of the bang style, such as A-shaped bangs or side bangs. You can buy a pair of cheap faux bangs from sites such as Amazon or Shien, and play around with them for a bit. See what suits you the most. 


Emily’s bangs looked absolutely flawless in every episode of the show. No matter if she was relaxing next to a pool, exploring Paris on her Instagram live, or tracing new clients for her marketing firm. But anyone who had bangs in real life knows that this just isn’t realistic.

To keep your bangs in the best shape, you will have to do a lot of styling. Be prepared to wash and blow dry them every morning. If blow drying isn’t really a talent of yours, you can use a heated round brush to help you out. Add a little bit of hair spray, and you should be ready to seize the day in Emily Cooper style.

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