Beyonce shows off her new itty-bitty bangs in Paris: cute or unflattering?


Here are some photos of Beyonce, Jay-Z and Blue Ivy leaving Paris after a lengthy hiatus. I mean, they were working too, but it was mostly relaxation and sight-seeing. They left out of Gare du Nord and Beyonce debuted her new bangs for all of the weary travelers.

Sigh… of all of the different kinds of bangs to get, I find the itty-bitty baby bangs trauma (Bettie Page bangs) the most heinous. Unless you’re Bettie Page or you work that kind of consistent vintage vibe, these bangs are not for you. But… I’m not going to get too mad about Beyonce’s bangs, mostly because I’m not even sure that’s her real hair. A few years ago, a lot of girls were doing those clip-in bangs, and that’s what this fringe look like. Either that or she’s just wearing a full-on wig, because her hair in these photos looks very unnatural.

I have a personal bangs trauma story for all of you, especially the people who always yell at me about how some bangs are okay. Over the weekend, I was dyeing my hair and I didn’t have my contacts in, nor was I wearing my glasses, so I completely missed this spot of dye that got on my forehead, right by my left temple. Long story short, I gave myself a minor chemical burn and I’m sure the discoloration will only last a few days/a week, but in the meantime… I totally gave myself some bangs to cover the burn. Isn’t that a delicious turn of events, bangs-defenders? The #1 Bangs Enemy got bangs to cover something unsightly. By the way, I still hate them even though I am now one of you. As I was cutting, I was cursing them the entire time.



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  1. Dani2 says:

    I’m sorry but nope, this wig looks so cheap. I KNOW she can do better than this.
    Blue looks so cute here though.

  2. NewWester says:

    It looks like a wig. Blue Ivy is such a adorable child.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      It looks like a wig and it is on crooked.

    • Lilo says:

      And her hair is fabulous, what a pretty braid!

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I am actually glad it is a wig (hopefully), because it would be tragic if she had her real hair cut that poorly. The way it sticks out over her forehead and the way the ends of the bangs kind of clump together looks really terrible!

      I agree, Blue is so cute!

  3. Mzizkrizten says:


  4. Kiddo says:

    I think she would look gorgeous in Gaga’s wig.

  5. don't kill me i'm french says:

    Has Blue cut Beyonce’s wing?

  6. Ollyholly says:

    Her hair looks like straw. Gross.

  7. Carrie says:

    They bangs are crooked but that is also an awful wig. In other shots you can see her natural hair poking out from underneath because she isn’t wearing a cap

    • zinjojo says:

      It’s like something went astray at the Beygency yesterday. It’s the worst look I’ve ever seen on Beyonce, and it seems way off brand. What I find so surprising is that she went out in public like this — maybe she was in a hurry to catch the Eurostar and just threw on a bad wig, but you’d think she’d have much better options than this one.

    • Sisi says:

      without a wigcap to flatten the volume of the real hair it’s not surprising that the wig’s curved all over the place and look so unfortunate & cheap.

  8. PHD Gossip says:

    Awful cheap wig. She looks horrific in it.

  9. lisa2 says:

    I think it is a wig.

    no one looks good with bangs cut that short.

  10. Darkladi says:


  11. mimif says:

    Come on, people. She’s just dropping an advance of her secret Halloween single hairdo.

  12. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I have mixed feelings. Most of you are too young to know this, but those are 1950s pixie bangs. I had those from kindergarten through fourth grade. I hated them, but seeing them on Beyoncé sort of makes me smile. But I still sort of hate them.

    • Esmom says:

      I have a soft spot for those bangs, too, but the way Beyonce has deployed them here kills my nostalgia. She looks exactly like my Barbies did when I decided to give them bangs. And the quality of her hair is on par with a Barbie, too.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Lol. I can picture you thinking how Barbie would look cute with bangs and cutting them yourself. They DO look just like homecut Barbie bangs!

      • Ag says:

        they DO look like that! lol

        my grandma cut my bangs this way when i was in 4th grade (she cut my hair when it was wet). i’m still traumatized by that. haha

      • delorb says:

        That’s exactly what they look like. I’ll defend her when I think its necessary, but those bangs are bad. Just. Bad. I’m also amazed that someone as into wigs as she is would think this was a good look. Its something I’d wear, since I never wear wigs. I don’t know any better, but she does.

    • mimif says:

      Her bangs look like mine after 19 gin tonics and a “omg I shhhould tolly cut my bangthhh”.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Yeah, or one of my Bloody Mary fed episodes of “how hard could it be?”

      • Kiddo says:

        @mimif, This explains your absence.

      • mimif says:

        @GoodNames, I kind of want to get you drunk, give you those bangs, and then take you to the dentist because I heard you really know how to party with your mouth open.
        Wait, that totally didn’t come out right.

        @Kiddo, I’ve been extreme crafting!

      • Antonym says:

        Beyonce’s new wig = boring

        Beyonce’s new wig stream of consciousness discussion as done by mimif, GNAT & kiddo = The best thing ever!

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I like the idea of being drunk at the dentist. Maybe I’ll try that next time. If there is a next time.

      • Kiddo says:

        @GoodNamesAllTaken, Bring a shank or a Sheen for protection.

      • mel says:

        Wow, 19 Gin and Tonics? I’m toast after 3.

        Those are some awful bangs though, wig or not. I like her bob cut better.

    • Azurea says:

      Ha! Yes, I had those bangs, too, at age 3. They looked adorable, because I had fine, straight hair….and I was 3. That wig is ghastly.

    • Sea Dragon says:

      She been drinking, She been drinking
      She wants to cut her wig when that liquor get into her. na na
      Then she woke up in the kitchen saying,
      “How the hell did this shit happen?”
      Oh baby, drunk in love with her bargain basement wig she was all night.

  13. GiGi says:

    NOOOOO! These type of bangs always look like what happens when the stylist fixes what your 3 year old started. Also – it looks like she just didn’t feel like messing with her lace-front, so she cut some bangs with some kitchen scissors. This. is. awful.

  14. Birdie says:

    bad wig

  15. kibbles says:

    Fake hideous hair. I know she could have gotten a better wig than this in Paris. Well, money can’t buy taste!

  16. Val says:

    Looks fug!

  17. Tracy says:

    Looks like Blue grabbed some scissors and gave mommy a makeover.

  18. Lucy2 says:

    That looks terrible! She’s a very pretty woman but not even she can make that look work.

    • nah mean? says:

      Its hard for anyone to pull off a Friar Tuck mullet….I’m glad she got it out of her system and hopefully into a trash bin

  19. smee says:

    Inspired by Yolandi VIsser and nowhere near as good.

  20. OhDear says:

    Very few women can look good in those bangs. It unfortunately doesn’t work on her.

  21. Loopy says:

    That is the most horrendous wig i have ever seen, like those wigs at hair beauty shops people buy to wear for Halloween purposes.

  22. Valerie says:

    As someone who has had bangs for basically her entire life, and all of my friends and my husband tell me that I look much better with bangs, I get a little tired of the bangs hate on this site. It really does work for some women if it frames their faces well. But this is just a big no. Itty-bitty bangs rarely work and even Beyonce can’t pull this look off.

    • Delta Juliet says:

      Add me to the list of always having bangs. The few times I’ve tried t grow them out……it’s not a good look on me. I need something on my forehead.

      These bangs are horrible but I also don’t believe it’s her real hair.

    • swack says:

      Bangs on other people don’t bother me, unless they are haning in their eyes and then I just want to see them cut. For me, I don’t like bangs on me. It’s an individual thing.

    • mimif says:

      Fellow life long bangs lover over here, but Bey’s are just…atrocious. She gives bangs a bad name, bad name.

    • mernymerlyn says:

      I have a huge cowlick in the middle of my forehead so I could never rock bangs. My friends have bangs, even short bangs like this and I love how it looks on them. It would never work on me.
      She had a similar look to this in her Video Phone video but it looked much better. I don’t like this too much.

    • mel says:

      I like bangs on people. Unfortunately, I have a tiny little forehead so I can’t pull them off. Sad face.

    • Erinn says:

      I’ve never not had bangs. I have a high forehead, and not having bangs certainly does me no favors. I switch them up relatively often, but they’re always there – whether straight across or swooping to one side. I just had some kind of heavy ones cut on Thanksgiving Monday… they push to the side just enough that they’re not Zooey bangs, and I love them. Long live the bangs!

  23. TX says:

    I think we can say with near certainty that is not her real hair. We can also say with near certainty that style is awful and she needs to burn that wig ASAP.

  24. Green Is Good says:

    People were commenting on her hair- do for the Louvre visit. I give her props for good wig game. This? Lordy no!

  25. becki says:

    EW. Not her best look….you KNOW it’s bad when Beyonce can’t even pull it off.

  26. aang says:

    I think we all agree that is not her real hair. Have we ever even seen her real, unproccessed, unextentioned hair? I doubt it.

  27. Sisi says:

    Google “Betty Page Bangs Beyonce” and you’ll see that she’s worn this wig or similar looking ones before in shoots and videoclips. Only then the wig was put on well, combed to perfection and photoshopped. Maybe Blue snatched her wig off right before leaving the building or something, lol. It looks a mess here.

    • Chris2 says:

      True Sisi
      It looked more as it should do when she got to London….thr photos from the Chelsea Arts Club are far more, er, soignée.

  28. DavidBowie says:

    That wig is…unfortunate.

  29. OriginallyBlue says:

    That is a cheap ass wig and she should feel bad. All that money and she can’t get a “I just need this for a minute” wig that doesn’t look like it was found at the bottom of the bin at the dollar store?

  30. swack says:

    Looks like Blue Ivy got a hold of a pair of scissors. Wig or not, it is a terrible look for her.

  31. Ag says:

    i like bangs, on the right face, they can look great.

    but this is cheap AND ugly.

  32. Denise says:

    Lloyd Christmas. Dumb and Dumber.

  33. notleo says:

    This wig=no bueno.

  34. iseepinkelefants says:

    I guess she thinks she’s Amelie now? I’m surprised we didn’t get photos of her in Montmartre.

    I’m a little disappointed. They’ve been everywhere I’ve been and I never caught sight of them once. In fact without updates from this site you wouldn’t even know they were in town. I guess it was mostly American tourists who were following them?

  35. Lis says:

    And I thought my new haircut was bad … :S

  36. Artemis says:

    Lol, BIC already snatching her mother’s hairdresser. Look at that child’s hair, all picture perfect and then you have…the bangs. Beyoncé’s hair can wait :)

  37. crab says:

    Am I the only one who doesn’t think Beyonce is pretty? I think her features are very manly!

    • lucy says:

      You’ve got company, crab.

      It’s not the manliness, it’s the vanity, false modesty, and brazen lack of intelligence which void beauty.

      This broomstraw is well-suited to my opinion of her tackiness and lack of substance.

  38. Cupcake says:

    How could someone with so much money and so much vanity end up with bangs like this?!?!?

  39. Hissyfit says:

    What in the hell? It looks cheap and tacky as hell! Lol.

  40. kri says:

    Girrllll Interrupted territory here ! My gawd, at least cut them straight across.

  41. Chris2 says:

    I reckon Bey, after Angelina, is the most beautuful dame in showbiz. (I love that wine shade on her, and is that a Stella McC bag?) Her hair……my immediate thought was an Egyptian statue I remember in the Louvre with exactly that fringe…..maybe she was moved to copy it. I think she’s gawjus enough to wear even this look, but she has looked better, tis true! Actually…..just a bold lippy would pull it all together and make sense of the style, imo.

  42. Aminta says:

    Kaiser you got bangs!!!!!! You secretly love them now don’t you? Just kidding you’re prob counting down the days till you can pin them back :p

  43. Blythe says:

    A billion dollars in the elevator, but she can’t wear a decent wig.

  44. Hello Catty says:

    That is one ugly hair unit.

  45. Jenna says:

    The best thing about this article is that Kaiser now has bangs. LOL

  46. Tdub30 says:

    I think this is the wig she’s been wearing and someone got ahold of it and chopped those horrid bangs. But as an aside, she wore a look like this in her “why don’t you love me” video so maybe she thought she could pull it off in real life. At any rate, it’s hilariously tragic LOL.

    • Somenestolemyname says:

      Yes, it looks like the same wig she’s been wearing, but for whatever reason she had Bangs cut into it.
      The problem for me is the bangs look like the wig is venturing into a bowl cut then stopped and they don’t look good with the rest of the hair and also she entire wig looks like dry straw. She should just throw that one in the trash and start over.

  47. HK9 says:

    Anyone who has that kind on money shouldn’t have hair that looks like that- EVER.

  48. FingerBinger says:

    It’s almost like Beyonce is wearing a toupee. Blue Ivy looks adorable.

  49. DrFunkenstein says:

    LOL it always cracks me up when people talk about her “hair”. I mean, she’s not much different from a Playskool character. You pop a different hair hat on to suit the occasion.

  50. L says:

    That is a straight up wig. It’s so bad it looks like it’s trying to leave her head LOL.

  51. lile says:

    I think Blue cut Bey’s bangs while Bey was sleeping.

  52. Reece says:

    Time to change those extensions.

  53. Mingy says:

    Kaiser with bangs trauma! Hell has frozen over.

  54. Happy21 says:

    LMFAO! She’s joking right?

  55. Steff says:

    Bey’s wig is tragic. Blue’s hairstyle on the other hand is super cute. I really like how the Carters handle those paparazzi situations with her toddler, you can really tell that they try to protect little Blue and have her best interest at heart. Blue is also always appropriately dressed and just seems loved. North on the other hand has the most disgusting and narcissistic people as parents and has to wear all black and leather all the time and is paraded around like an acessoir.

  56. jasmine says:

    oh lord that’s a terrible look! terrible wig and all around horrible! she does not have the face for those type of betty page bangs…most people dont, just betty page and jim carey from “dumb and dumber”

  57. Kate2 says:

    Oh my god. This is a no.

    She looks like Simple Jack.

  58. MadameJ says:

    No, this isn’t a good look. She has a stylist/hairdresser that travels with her doesn’t she? She should, she certainly can afford one. I think this is just a wig gone wrong and we won’t see it again. Also, I don’t think bangs suit her face. I like her with slightly darker, less brassy colored hair. She’s such a beauty though.

  59. Catlady says:

    She looks great with bangs in the Lady Gaga Telephone video:
    Here? Not so much…

  60. G says:

    This looks like she got irritated at her wig and let Blue Ivy take her baby scissors to it.

  61. JenniferJustice says:

    I have a ceramic scarecrow I painted for Halloween. His hair looks exactly like Bey’s.

  62. Somenestolemyname says:

    Bey is a gorgeous woman and usually her hair looks beautiful, but Nooooooooo just Nooooooo.
    Maybe the little sweetie Blue Ivy was grabbing the front and Bey decided to chop it.

  63. serena says:

    Lmao Kaiser!

  64. pnichols says:

    looks like she cut them with a butter knife. No bueno.

  65. Marybel says:

    Totally fug. On par with JayZero

  66. Jana says:

    Who hacks up a perfectly good wig so that she can look just like a Cabbage Patch doll? If she had any taste, she would have photo shopped that awful fringe.

  67. Elisabeth says:

    all that’s missing is the chin strap

  68. alibeebee says:

    this looks like but her bangs herself with a dull pair of scissors

  69. miasys says:

    I can’t believe I’m saying this because it’s so mean…but her hair reminds me of James Earl Jones in that old Conan the Barbarian movie.

  70. briajohnni says:

    I think she’s like “I need to take attention off of my belly! I know! I’ll pull my wig back off my head and I’ll look crazy enough so they will forget all about my baby bump belly!” …lol She is not fooling me with this foolishness. But Blue is a cutie!

  71. Dorky says:

    She looks just like her sister in that second photo. Kinda heavy-jawed or something. I think both of them are very attractive.