Katy Perry: Better With or Without Bangs?

01/28/2014 at 01:18 PM ET

Katy Perry bangsKevin Mazur/Wireimage; Frazer Harrison/Getty

Did you notice that Katy Perry was wearing bangs last night? That’s okay, we wouldn’t blame you if you missed them altogether. After all, she was wearing a whole lotta dress to the Beatles tribute event: a giant pink-and-purple rose print ballgown with matching cape.

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But now that we’ve drawn your attention back to her hair, it’s time to discuss. The star is revisiting a look that used to be her signature — thick, full bangs — though this time, they’re less blunt than they used to be when she was in her pin-up girl phase. The new fringe was choppier, piecier and more gamine, peaking in the center of her forehead.

We’re guessing these are bangs are likely “one night only”: A clip-in piece worn to add a little edge to a toothache-sweet outfit. However, they look so natural on her that we forgot for a moment that she’s been bangs-free for months. So we’re wondering if Perry is testing the waters for a return to fringe? And more importantly, should she commit? Do you miss the bangs or do you like her best without? Tell us below!

–Alex Apatoff

FILED UNDER: Hair , Katy Perry
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t on

Without bangs! It makes her look like a little girl! :)

Enough on

Looks like she cut them herself….

blair on

Without bangs because these are cut way too high!

Andrea on

Without! So much more sleek and mature looking without them.

myuntidydesk on

I like the bangs… cute!

kim on

looks more elegant WO
looks like she cut her own bangs in
th dark wo a mirror
she looked like a woman and now shes
back to a little girl

cheyanne garcia on

In my opinion she looks good with her bangs but at the same time she does look younger with them. I think she should go without bangs for a little while longer and then try to have them again later down the road

Pashun on

Without bangs, they make her look older.

Hugh on

I wanna see her boobs

Susanna Karam on

Prefer no bangs

Susanna Karam on

Bangs make her look as immature as she is!

BusyBee on

I do not like the bangs. They don’t even look professionally done! I love Katy Perry and love her unique style but this just isn’t doing it for her.

Christine on

Talented musician but complete flake

m on

I think the bangs do suit her, but if her hair is down it would look better with them. If it is pulled up, without is better.

Lisa on

Yuck. Definitely without bangs.

Charli on

Those are not good bangs. They look like she has breakage.

Stefanie on

I’m hoping this is just a bad picture of her (with the bangs)…I think they’re WAY too short.

barbara winslow on

She s so beautiful either way but for me she looks older without them . I think she s beautiful just the way she is why spoil a good thing. ? Katy do what makes u happy ur beautiful my dear. God Bless.

Nannyto1 on

Love the bangs… the outfit – not so much.

Guest on

I don’t care for the updo. The bangs would look better if her hair was down.

Jean on

her forehead is too high to wear without bangs. Don’t particularly care for this particular style but she surely needs something. Bangs done right don’t have to look little girlish.

Pattimelt on

Is it me, or does she look insane in the pic with the bangs?

Andrea on

This woman could shave her head and still look good.

Dr. Phil on

I personally like her with bangs, but in these photos it looks like someone pulled her hair back too tight.

Susie on

Without i dont like the bangs one bit she has a beautiful face and that style dosnt suit her.

Janet697 on

I like the bangs she looks cuter and younger

Janet697 on

the bangs are cute and make her look younger

Diane on

She’s got a sweet and cute face, and although I don’t care for the bangs, they look playful and funny, and that’s the kind of pop star she likes to be.

jb on

Now I’ll never be able to tell her and Zooey Deschanel apart….

kitty62862 on

She looks great either way, which is rare. Most of us have to choose!

lindy on

Maybe she would look good with bangs if a five year old didn’t cut them

Nancy on

They are all WIGS. Duh.

emma on


Merin on

Bangs good. Dress bad.

mommytoane on

I prefer her without, with makes her face look much more round and pudgy.
Not a bang fan myself. Never understood the stress of cutting them, keeping them trimmed then growing them out in the end because they do nothing but frustrate. Nothing is worse than growing out bangs!

Rhonda on

I don’t like her bangs. They looks shaggy. Also, her hair is way too dark. It does not look natural, especially with her eyebrows.

aly on

without bangs..But,she is gorgeous either way :-)

Mary Harding on

I think Katie looks good both ways but the curls on top would look better with a bun,with her hair back !the curls with no banks like they put on some of the stars makes them look not as pretty!it just looks like such an old style on them!they could of put Katie’s hair all the way back but to a side bun on top

Phil on

With or without bangs, I would bang her.

Marge on

Awww – she’d look pretty no matter how she wore her hair – and such talent!

Sarah on

bangs are too short and appear to be uneven! a straight cut fringe lying slightly above the eyebrows would be better for her face shape if she wanted bangs!

jeff on

Bangs??????? I didn’t even know she had eyes. Guess I never made it up that far.

Jstme on

Ick on the bangs…

Bill on

She’s gorgeous either with or without bangs, so it doesn’t make very much difference. Her bangs have become somewhat of her trademark, so maybe I do prefer them a little.

diana winters on

Better with bangs, but not those bangs!!! She has not got a pretty forehead — it is waaay too big and has no shape.

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