Maggie Gyllenhaal's New Bangs -- Love 'em or Hate 'em?

11/13/2007 at 01:00 PM ET

Steve Granitz/WireImage; Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage

We’ve seen our fair share of celebs totally transforming their look with just a simple snip, but that doesn’t mean we’re not still amazed by what a difference bangs can make. And when independent film star Maggie Gyllenhaal worked glam new bangs at last night’s Elton John-hosted opening for luxe jeweler Chopard’s new flagship store in N.Y.C., the jewels weren’t the only things that left us dazzled. We’ve always admired the new mom‘s edgy style and love how this new look frames her face. But we want to know what you think. Tell us: do you like Maggie better with bangs? Or did you like her without bangs?

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Steffi on

Bangs are fine, but look at those eyes… She doesn`t look healthy!

Heather on

I’m not a fan of the bangs in this particular picture..but I like the fact that they are versitile, she can wear them to the side or straight. Also, I never realized what a beautiful color her eyes are.

catty on

She is just not pretty, bangs or no bangs. I am happy with her being an actress, she’s talented. But making her a model/ style icon is like making me a singer– my voice sucks and the fit does not make sense. Agent Provacateur (sp.) paid her for a modeling contract, but nobody wants to see her in her underwear, or look like she does in underwear. Nothing against her, but magazines try to make her what she’s not. Just let her act, nobody is looking to Nicolas Cage for hair/ style tips.

casey boss on

Never have bangs again or wear that thick black eye liner. Makes you look very tired and old.

Anonymous on

who cares

lanie on

i think she looks great

Sara on

She does have beautiful eyes, but I like the no bangs look better.
Maggie really doesn’t look healthy in a lot of picture lately. She looks very, very skinny.

Kari Ann on

The bangs?! How about the eyeliner! Her eyes are SO beautiful and expressive, but the liner under the eyes makes her look so much older, I didn’t even recognize it was her at first! The bangs look good, she pulls them off well. However, even with as pretty as she is, I don’t think that the “heavy under-eye liner” looks very flattering on her at all.



Kristie on

Don’t like the bangs….and she doesn’t look good in that photo. Too much eye makeup.

Laurel on

I like the bangs, but her eyes are totally throwing me off. She needs a new make up artist

Jada on


Chrisie on

I think her bangs are ok. She just isn’t attractive. She’s extremely talented though.

Livie on

Without! She looks better that way

shannon on

i love the bangs on her, it brings the attention to her beautiful baby blues.

Heather S. on

I think it hilarious how anonymous people come on here and say who cares? Obviously you do or you wouldnt be on here.

fashionexpert on

UM well I like her without the bangs, she looks like a billion years old with the bangs

Rebecca on

Maggie looks nice with either hairstyle, but I prefer her without bangs. The second picture is not a very good one- it looks like she has tinted contacts that make her eyes look a little spooky and a make-up touch-up would have helped!

Donna on

She looks much better in the photo on the left…there is no comparison. She looks younger and healthier…goes to show that sometimes keeping it more natural is a better choice.

ann on

I like her hair both ways, but I agree on the eyeliner… it is too harsh and for a new mom who probably doesn’t get enough sleep, not a good look.

Tara on

I have nothing against this actress. I strongly suggest she go back to the other way that she looked. The way she doesn’t have alot of makeup on and she really doesn’t have bangs in her face. I just don’t think the other look is for her. She isn’t bad looking, but this new look for her is definitely not a keeper. Please go back to your other look, it does you more justice I think.

hillary on

Give her a break she just had a baby.

Tatum on

no bangs they age her!!

aom on

where can i find the scarf and boots sjp is wearing in the 11.13.07 pic “car service”? pleaseeeee find these goodies :D

Vonnie on

not a fan of those or the black liner in the second picture…she looks like a hooker…first pic is much cuter

Denise Corrigan on

This ia a smart babe!!!She looks Hot with bangs…you go girl.. AND HAD A BABY NOT SO LOMG AGO!!!!!!

Maddy on

I like Maggie better without bangs.

The picture on the left expresses what she should look like. Her make-up is done much better, and she has a great complextion on her, plus she still looks fresh looking.

Maggie looks really tired looking in the picture on the right. Her make-up is done badly; the eyeliner lining the bottom of her eyes is horrible looking on her, the black is way too bold and just makes her eyes look like huge tired almonds, with an almost deer in the headlights look, she looks so much better when her make-up is done in a pleasantly understated natural way, and there is no nice vibrant skin color on her, although I’m NOT saying she looks bad with bangs, but I just prefer her without them.

Also, the picture on the left of Maggie, really reminds me of a Katie Holmes {I don’t know if anyone else sorta notices}. Maggie’s eyes are gorgeous by the way.

Ruby on

Well, I kind of like the hairstyle. It’s cute and WOULD make her look a bit younger if her face wasn’t looking so haggard in the picture on the right. I’m going to chalk that up to bad lighting and eyeliner. Thumbs up on the ‘do though!

Connie Dean on

I really think that Maggie’s hair looks like a mop. She needs it thinned out and layered. She does have bright eyes but the liner doesn’t do her much good. She really needs a makeover. The first picture looks best.

Anon on

I think she looks better without the bangs. catty: I agree with you in the sense that she isn’t a classic beauty or the prototype for a glamour model, but I loved the Agent Provocateur ads with her. It’s nice to know that there are many kinds of sexy, and a gal doesn’t need to look like a Playmate to look sexy in lingerie.

shenika on

her bangs are fine but they are making her look old along with her eyes and maybe she’s not getting any sleep since she had the baby.

Anonymous on

i think she’s ugly

Sandy on

I think she is ugly.

marsha on

love the bangs — it really brings out her eyes.

Cindy on

Get tweezed, please! Not a fan of the heavy brows/bangs combo, on anyone. The right picture of her looks like it came out of a “Celebrity Mug Shots” pictorial.

lauren on

I LOVE HER BANGS! They give her face a much more chic look, they suit the color of her hair very well. How does she do it?

shelby on

EW! she looks old and tired..
in both pictures!

lis on

She looks better with bangs…it gives he a youthful look and she looks wonderful.

Anonymous on

She is not very attractive!! I think she needs plastic surgey!!!Droopy eyes!!!

lindsay on

she has the worst makeup on. its disgusting. it makes her look 50. her hair is horrible too.

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