Bangs make a comeback "I saw Kate Middleton wearing bangs, so I got bangs." — Everyone in 2016. Seriously, Middleton's statement haircut was basically the best thing that could have happened to bangs — or fringe, as she likely calls it. Bangs are no longer mom-ish or childlike; they've officially transitioned into chic. If you're new and/or nervous about this cut, we suggest channeling the duchess herself and opting for a shaggy, layered look.