Catherine Zeta-Jones's Blunt Bangs: Are You Loving Her Look?

04/16/2014 at 04:43 PM ET

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We’ve been fooled by bangs before (clip-ins are so popular, as you know from Kim Kardashian and Mindy Kaling), but no need to be skeptical this time: Catherine Zeta-Jones‘s fringe is the real deal. The actress debuted her new hair look for the first time on the carpet Thursday, and we almost didn’t recognize the star.

That’s probably because Zeta-Jones didn’t go for a subtle side bang or some piecey wisps. She went for a heavy, blunt straight across style that covers her eyebrows (and almost her eyeballs). It also looks like she also trimmed few inches from her long dark brown strands. The actress kept the rest of her beauty look simple with a brick-red lip and soft smoky eye to go with her plunging black dress.

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And the star’s hair isn’t the only buzz surrounding her right now. She was joined on the carpet (for opening night of The Library in NYC) by husband Michael Douglas, marking the first time the the couple has attended an event together since deciding to re-evaluate their marriage last June.

“It is so easy to just give up,” a longtime family friend tells PEOPLE. “But they wanted to put in the work. I’m really happy for them.”

We hope the new look celebrates a new chapter for the actress. Are you a fan of her fringe? Share your thoughts below.

–Brittany Talarico

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Celebs , Hair , Hair Changes
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gigi on

She’s a gorgeous woman,I think the bangs make her look younger.

Monica K on

CZJ’s blunt bangs aren’t as flattering as the wispy side swept bangs she had yrs ago. I wish I were her stylist or just a friend bse someone needs to tell this beautiful and talented woman to gain back a little weight and get some sun in a safe way. Her hair color these days is also too dark and one note for her complexion. I’d like to see her go back to very dark chestnut with lowlights. All the stress she’s been through is understandably showing but those tweaks would make her look like her younger self again. She’s only 44 after all!

Sloane on

a lot of times when a celeb has a forehead/eye lift, or massive botox in that area, they change their hairstyle to wearing bangs so the public thinks they look better and younger because of the bangs only- I’ve noticed that a lot actually over the years
… not saying that she’s had that done, just commenting on celebs suddenly getting bangs and their possible motive behind it

TEXAS13 on

She is a gorgeouse woman but I thing the bangs are not flattering to her at all

Seabot on

I think they add ten years to her and make her eyes look really heavily lidded.

Denverpeet on

She could shave her head and still look fabulous!

Lyn on

I do not care for the bangs. I think it makes her look older.

noorilhuda on

Looks horrible, old and haggard. She has lost her spark and looked awful in Red2.

Tandy on

Love her bangs! She looks amazing all around! Going to cut some for the summer too now!

Lisa on

Although she’s one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, I can’t say that I like this look.

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