Sofia Vergara got bangs (trauma) for her 45th birthday: love it or hate it?

New haircut 😁gracias !!#kellyklain💇🏽

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I understand that my bangs-hatred is not the most popular opinion on the internet. There are a lot of bangs-defenders and bangs-apologists in the world. For my part, I’ve tried to moderate my bangs hatred over the years, and I fully admit that there are SOME women – not many, but some – who look good-to-great with bangs. I would argue that there are some women who have the face to pull off certain hairstyles more than others, and for the most part, women who do look good with bangs will tend to look good with any hairstyle.

So, where does my bangs-hatred take me this week? Sofia Vergara generally “stays in her lane,” style-wise. She rarely changes up her look – her hair is usually either a medium brown with highlights, or a lighter brown with highlights. Her style is generally prom-tastic, like a game show hostess. She favors body-con to sack-dresses and when in doubt, she’d rather go glam and sparkly. It works for her. But she decided to change it up for her 45th birthday, which was Monday. Sofia got bangs. Should I call these “bangs trauma” or are they just ho-hum bangs, neither awful nor awesome?

The thing is… I think the bangs were a bad idea for Sofia, but I mostly think that because she doesn’t really look like herself, and I think that’s bad branding for Sofia. She looks SO different with the bangs and the darker hair. I have to admit it though… she looks younger? Like, she looks like a young Real Housewife. The Real Housewives of Bogota? I would watch that.

Sofia also did a “style inspo” Instagram where “she compared her look to the fictional character La Chilindrina from the Mexican hit show, El Chavo de Ocho.”

I stole her look😂#lachilindrina😍

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  1. nemera34 says:

    reminds me of Jessica Biel.

  2. WeAreAllMadeofStars says:

    Oooohhhh! If that first picture is real, she does look a lot younger! Long hair with long bangs is officially my favorite hairstyle. She can’t win though. If she sticks to her look, she gets criticized for being predictable, but when she changes it, she isn’t being herself.

    • D says:

      She does looks younger, I think bangs often make people look a bit younger.

    • Ghost says:

      I love the bangs. Most people look better with ( the right kind of) bangs.
      And she looks so si much better with brown hair. I know she’s naturally a blonde, but dark hair does wonders for her complexion.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I love the bangs on her too.

        I also think her non-natural dark hair looks great on her. It makes her eyes stand out so much more than when she has lighter hair.

  3. Nica says:

    I think the bangs suit her really well, and it’s a more interesting look.

  4. Snowflake says:

    I love it on her. She looks better than 41 yr old me. Do you think she does fillers and botox?

    • Anna says:

      Yes, love it! She is so gorgeous. And yes, she’s talked a lot about how if she could get every botox, filler, surgery, she would. She’s very open about getting work done.

  5. Ann says:

    Fellow bangs hater here. Bangs must be banned.

    • Lady D says:

      I look great in them.

    • AnnaKist says:

      I’ve always loved fringes, or bangs, as Americans call them. My hair is rubbish, and I look so bad without a fringe. I love the hairstyle (and colour) she’s got now, and would kill to have it. She looks half her age, but I suspect that’s also down to a lot of good cosmetic work, makeup and clever photoshopping.

    • Anna says:

      Other than when I don’t have a pixie, I tend to do the bettie page bangs. They are a saving grace for me, my hair tends to thin front and center when I am stressed, and bangs and powder are the only things that cover it up. I’ve tried growing them out, and it just looks weird, my big ol oval head needs that sassy seperation.

    • Zuzus Girl says:

      I love them too. I look immensely better with fringe.

  6. Google says:

    Hairstyle changes to distract from possible work done … But seriously, she looks great, and the bangs are nice. However, I suspect she’ll get sick of them and grow them out quickly — just like the rest of us lol.

  7. i dont know her says:

    this style on her works for me.

  8. greenmonster says:

    I usually love bangs, but I don’t like them on Sofia. It looks just meh… Maybe I just don’t like the long hair/bangs combo.

    Also on the second pic I mistook her for Lena Dunham for a second (when I just saw bangs and eyes).

  9. Beth says:

    I think they look great on her. I haven’t had bangs since the early 90′s when everyone used tons of hairspray to tease them up. Her bangs look at million times better than mine did

  10. perplexed says:

    Bangs look fine on people. It’s plastic surgery that makes people look different, not bangs.

  11. SoulSPA says:

    I always wanted bangs. Got them for the first time after I finished uni against all advice. Got to see a picture of myself afterwards and I looked bad. My hair grew quickly and despite the initial embarrassment, I was still happy I had tried that style. Same with nearly black hair, then blonde highlights (that were eventually badly done by a professional though). I’m sticking to my natural colour now, without the bangs.

  12. GO says:

    Her face looks a bit cat-eyed in the first picture. Tbh reminded me of Melania

  13. pyritedigger says:

    I like bangs, and she looks bangin’!

    Definitely my hair crush right now.

  14. KiddVicious says:

    She looks good with bangs, they make her eyes and cheekbones pop.

    I look so much better with bangs, I used to do the long hair with long bangs, but my hair grows so fast it was a pain to keep up with. It was almost weekly pop-ins to my stylist for a quick bang trim. I finally gave up, grew them out and settled for looking older.

  15. noway says:

    I don’t usually like straight bangs, wispy bangs I like sometime. Still this makes her look a lot younger!! She may have had some work done, but I think it is mostly the cut. I guess it was a 45 year old make myself look younger cut. Good for her.

  16. reverie says:

    You know what’s worse? Fiveheads. If I could look like that with bangs I’d say goodbye to my fivehead.

  17. kay says:

    lol, as someone who turns 45 next month, i confess i have considered bangs to cover up those interesting forehead furrows…but i have a small face so can’t really rock the bangs.
    i guess i will rock the furrows.
    glitter gel and glue on bling IN the furrows? ;p

    • Prairiegirl says:

      48 here. Bangs took years off my face. Seriously. I can’t afford botox but I can afford bangs. People who hate bangs must be very young or past caring!

  18. Pandy says:

    What can’t she wear really? It emphasizes her eyes, she looks more interesting.

  19. Lionika says:

    I have to say, I don’t really understand people who “hate bangs”. I mean, it is just a hair style, looks okay on some people, great on others. Plus there are so many different types of bangs, you mean you hate those really tiny baby bangs, or really blunt thick bangs, or you hate *all* bangs? That’s like saying you hate layers, all layers. So random. Now if someone says I hate bangs on myself, that I can understand.
    Sofia looks fresh and young, and lovely with the bangs.

    • perplexed says:

      I agree.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I agree. I also don’t understand the blanket hate, because off all of the variations that are possible with bangs. Faces are shaped differently. Someone with a tiny little forehead might look bad with bangs, but for people with larger foreheads it can really bring balance to the face and focus to the eyes.

  20. Sylvia says:

    She looks great with the bangs! Young and pretty.

  21. Ana says:

    I think she can pull off anything, but I’m definitely a bang supporter.

  22. Otaku Fairy says:

    To me bangs usually only look good with long, straight hair- and only on some people. She looks good here though.

  23. OnyxXV says:

    Even a woman as phenomenally gorgeous as Sofia Vergara cannot pull off bangs. Bangs should be worn on no one older than the age of 5. So many others here are being very sweet and complimentary about the look on her, but I cannot co-sign. I feel very strongly that bangs are for children only. And they don’t even look that great on them. Just a thing I have *shrug* Sorry, Anna Wintour! ;-)

  24. G says:

    I’m a sometimes bangs-apologist, but not a fan of them on her. I think it throws off the balance of her face by covering up her eyebrows, making her face look a bit bottom/jaw-heavy. I may be overly sensitive about this though, because it’s exactly what bangs do to my face.