Battle of the Bangs: Beyoncé vs. Britney Spears

11/05/2012 at 01:00 PM ET

Britney Spears, Beyonce Bangs FameFlynet, James Devaney/WireImage

To us here at StyleWatch, Beyoncé and Britney Spears are in a special category of stardom: anything either woman does style-wise is front-page news. So when we noticed Beyoncé’s new bangs Saturday night, we got excited to see she was trying something new … something that Spears tried just a few weeks ago. And that can only mean one thing: It’s a Faceoff!

Beyoncé — who’s tried several different ‘dos recently, including curls and a beehive braided bun — showed off her new, face-framing fringe while sitting courtside at the Brooklyn Nets game with Jay-Z. The star opted for mod, blunt bangs and new long, straight honey-hued locks.

Two weeks before, Spears swapped her dip-dyed tips for feathered fringe to complement her long, blonde layers, and test-drove the look while out in Los Angeles before bringing it to TV on last week’s X Factor.

Which star do you think pulls off bangs better, Beyoncé or Britney? Vote in our poll below! 

–Jennifer Cress


FILED UNDER: Beyonce , Britney Spears , Hair
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Jason Peterson on

Beyonce’s bangs are pretty but would look amazing if the hair was curly or wavy. Britneys bangs are pretty and the stylelised parting is pretty cool but would look amazing with curly or wavy hair. Britneys hair looks like a billion other girls and Beyonce is doing the early sixties thing.

Carla on

Beyonce is wearing a wig. That is not her hair. At least some of Britney’s hair is her own. Therefore, Britney wins by a landslide for not spending millions on wigs that will only be worn once.

Judicious on

Way to use pictures of a fair comparison. Clearly the author is trolling on Brit.

Nonetheless, they both look trendy – with Brit edging the lead

michael on

why do they always take bad picture’s of Britney just to make her look so sloppy, i seem to me like they always picking on her media.

kim on

horrible. bangs are flattering only to a select few people. she is NOT one of those “few”.

angela on

That’s not Britney’s hair either. Both of them wear extensions.

Kat on

Hairstyles aside, I like Britney but doesn’t seem like she gets enough sleep. I wish her well.

Kirsten on

Carla, have you seen the cover of Lucky magazine? Britney was straight up wearing a wig. Most celebrities will not cut bangs into their hair because they take so long to grow out. Britney is likely wearing a wig too.

Blue sky on

Neither look good. Yuck. Both need a new hair stylist or new wigs/weave.

Kitchy on

You mean her new wig with bangs?

Stephanie on

Beyonce looks like she is wearing a bad wig. It looks borrowed from the Scarecrow.

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Stephanie on

Beyonce looks like she is wearing a bad wig. It looks like it was borrowed from The Scarecrow.

Tiffany on

DO not like Beyonce’s hair or outfit for that matter. Yuck.
Even though Britney wasn’t posing for a pic, her hair looks good.

Tamera Grant on

Wow…i can die now. Beyonce has bangs!

Jo on

Not a fan, Bey!! Rock those curls girl! Poor Brit looks haggard :(

elysummers on

That is a (not good) wig on Bey.

danielle on

I agree with Carla- Beyonce just changes her weaves every few days- so Britney wins, at least some of her hair is her own.

Nikki on

I love Beyonce,

But these are not new bangs…this is an old wig that we’ve seen millions of times…

OhHappyDay! on

Well, first of all, Beyonce is wearing a wig, so therefore, her bangs look almost perfect! Britney, on the otherhand’s hair is her own, so to compare is really unfair. The picture of Britney is very unflattering and I am SURE she would look much better if she were groomed a little better !!!

Aspen on

Gee, I think writers need to put a little more effort in coming up with some material to write about. Bangs just doesn’t do it for me. Surely journalism school taught you something….

GiGi Eats Celebrities on

Yuck on both accounts.

public concensus on

It doesn’t take Einstein to figure out that Beyonce is wearing a WIG!

public concensus on

That’s a WIG!

public concensus on

That’s a WIG!
Not letting me post my comment? That’s ok, I’ll go to your competitor US Magazine and your other competitors.

Annie on

She can have long hair tomorrow and short today, lucky her.

me on

Brittany looks a f’ing mess all the time….Beyonce is a beautiful queen…and that ain’t Brittany ‘s hair either….dumbasses!!!

isis2012 on

Does anybody care about a nut job named Brittany Spears?

Betsy on

Britney always looks so droopy and sad/bored in pictures of her everyday life. :(

cp on

Britney’s: real
Beyonce’s: not so much

Teresa on

Beyonce’s bangs are a story. Wow – People mag must be desperate for stories. I used to look forward to People magazine. Go back to what the mag was at the beginning. That would set you apart from all the other rag mags out there.

yathink? on

Beyonce looks absurd. What does she call that color???? jeez. Go black, girl, go BlACK! Glossy shiny reflective black. It works for Salma Hayek, it works for Demi Moore (well, it does!), it works for Elvira (OK, wig) and Rihanna (when she leaves it black), it works for Catherine Zeta-Jones. Black hair is beautiful! But I don’t know what Beyonce’s “real” color is. I definitely don’t see the appeal of this orange-sherbet colored hair, or the Tang-colored hair Mariah Carey sports. Whitney Houston looked great with black hair too.

Alladin on

Both are cute but brit leads knowles

Kim on

She got a new wig. Big deal.

Becky on

Carla is right…Beyonce is wearing a wig. A wig is different then extensions Angela…a wig is Beyonce’s “go-to” whenever she feels like mixing up her look. Besides, a close friend of mine styled Britney’s hair for a magazine photo shoot and that styling did NOT involve a wig whatsoever. With all that being said…Britney gets my vote!!!

Rhonda on

Beyonce’s hair looks like straw. It’s in desperate need of hydration.

Tom on

NOBODY looks good in bangs, except 3 year old girls.

sakeenah on

Between Britney and Beyonce i’d say Britney looks better! Especially knowing that is her real hair….just picture beyonce taking that wig off.

B. on

Beyonce’s outfit is horrendous! And for that to be fake hair, it sure looks damaged and dry. Why, oh why is she trying to be a White Barbie?

Sukhoi on

The pictures are in now way biased……

Anyways Briney’s bangs look better than Beyonce’s.

ify on

Beyonce is wearin wig, brit is her hair, were is ur own wig or hair? Can’t u vote an congratulate them ur dere talkin lik jobless people. Congrat queen Bey!!!, congrat Brit!!!

NickyAngel on

Beyonce should go back to a darker shade because her hair looks a bit dry and stringy now

itznia on

I am soo mad I clicked on this article!! Boredom!!

Jeni on

This is worthy why? This story makes me sad. This reporter must have eaten the bosses lunch out of the fridge and is being punished. Ridiculous.

Mia on

Britney looks sooooo old and washed up. For Beyonce and her to be the same age it’s crazy.

But Beyonce looks Beautiful with her new bangs , Britney looks a mess like always

Mia on

That’s NOT Britney’s HAIR!

Rita Mae on

How do you compare a wig and natural bangs? I vote for Britney.

Devara on

Last time I saw bangs like that, Tenille was crooning with the Captain.

Lili on


Kat on

Why is the link at the top of the page saying check out Beyonce’s bangs when there is a picture of Britney? Is that just to make us click into the article to see Beyonce’s bangs?

Brooklyn on

I don’t know what the big deal is with Beyonce having bangs, I am sure by the next day they will be gone. Celebrity’s hair can change daily with all their wigs, extensions, and clip-ons. I wish I had the money to change up my look every other day.

Fritz Severe on

Hey! what up?

foxbach on

Uh…yeah…obvious wig for Beyonce.

Peggy Smith on

Women over the age of 12 should not wear bangs! Yuck!

a on

this is hardly fair…they captured beyonce all dolled up for a basketball game with her husband. But they catch britney casually running errands….

Just for that, i voted for britney.

me on

first off-britney looks like an old hag!! second, this bang trend is HORRIBLE!! get rid of it ….quick!

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