We need to have a conversation about Bryce Dallas Howard’s bangs

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom

I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ve come back around on Bryce Dallas Howard. I used to not really care about her one way or the other, but at some point, I just became a fan. She seems like a real person, she talks about how expensive it is to be an actress, and she turns in some good work. These are photos of Bryce and Chris Pratt at last night’s LA premiere of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Try to sit there and figure out what I’m going to take issue with. Do you see it? THOSE BANGS. Granted, Bryce usually has bangs. Perhaps she even exists in the zeitgeist with some form of bangs trauma. But good God, I don’t remember them ever being this bad. They are too thick, too long, and I’m sorry… it’s 2018, no one should do the “bangs tendrils” on the sides. THIS IS A MESS.

Bryce’s dress here is Roland Mouret, a designer I generally enjoy. What are the thoughts on a redhead in red? I’ve defended redheads-in-red before, because I genuinely think Julianne Moore looks amazeballs in red. But is it too much on Bryce? I can’t decide. I do like the gown though, and I think the whole look would just look better without those shaggy-dog bangs. Ugh. Chris Pratt looks nice though – his suit is Tom Ford, and I would have thought that the tailors at Tom Ford could do something better with the pant leg, right?

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom

Premiere Of Universal Pictures And Amblin Entertainment's "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom

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  1. Rapunzel says:

    Forget the bangs. That makeup is horrible.

    • Honest B says:

      thats what I came here to say.

    • Mina says:

      I second this! She’s so gorgeous but that style and coloring looks awful on her.

    • lightpurple says:

      That’s what stood out to me. The red around the eyes. No. Just no.

      • Khadija says:

        I love that shade of lipstick on a pale redhead – but not with that eyeshadow. Should have been something completely bare or light looking with just a touch of mascara or liner.

    • broodytrudy says:

      I think it’s less makeup and more all of the awful things she’s done to her face. Like girl, lay off the lip fillers!

    • Jan90067 (aka Imqrious2) says:

      Forget the bangs,,,is that boob sweat under there???? Or a stain? She also looks SO uncomfortable in the way she’s standing.

      I like this orangey shade of red on her. Red and redheads are definitely doable 😊

  2. Margo S. says:

    I actually don’t mind the bangs. But I think the reason they look a bit off is the eye makeup and lips. The whole thing just isn’t working, but if she had a darker eye and nude lip, gorgeous! Just my opinion 😉

  3. sally says:

    I have bangs but not everyone can pull them off. This is a mess!

  4. Nancy says:

    I think she looks fine. Maybe the bow on the dress could go, but I digress. You never hear any negativity about her. She comes from a family that is as normal as a Hollywood family could be, which is refreshing. Rock your bangs and enjoy your life. Just stay out of Mayberry.

  5. Jane says:

    The hair is fine. It’s the dress that is not working for me. I AM dying for those earrings, though.

  6. BearcatLawyer says:

    From the bow down, this dress looks amazing on her. The bodice and “sleeves” are tragic though.

    I personally do not care for bangs, but I think they work on her. Not having bangs I cannot say for sure if she would look better with them cut and styled differently. What I can say is that they seem to start way far back on her head, which seems odd. Can any hair stylists explain what is going on with this look?

  7. Sash says:

    No, we don’t.

  8. Shijel says:

    The whole thing from head to toe is horrendous. I think she’s a real beauty, and I usually like gingers wearing red.

    But the neckline, the bow, the awful winged bangs, the sloppy make-up are all awful, and the neckline of her dress especially doesn’t do her any favours. She’d got broad shoulders and a short neck like me and this particular neckline just makes us look bulky, broad and hunched.

    Ah well. I still love you, B!

    • susiecue says:

      Yeah it is a bad look all around. That hair looks like something I rocked in elementary school.

    • Astrid says:

      Yup, a horrendous look all around. She’s a beautiful woman but this look isn’t working for a major event

    • Janet R says:

      The dress looks more orange than red to me and it looks off with her very pale make up. A true red maybe better? Whatevers…. I’m just happy to comment on someone’s make up and clothing vs. the fall of the US for once…

  9. K says:

    Those bangs look a little thick. That said, I love that dress. I wonder how she would look in green?

  10. Other Renee says:

    Gorgeous woman. Hideous dress. The bow is awful and ruins it. I’m one of those women who can’t be without bangs. I look ten years older without them plus I have an odd shaped hairline that just isn’t conducive to being exposed to the world. So I’m fine with bangs as long as they’re styled correctly. Here I could do without the wings.

  11. lightpurple says:

    She may be trying to grow the bangs out in which case, they will be too long and thick for a while until they are long enough to be swept to the side.

  12. Jillian says:

    I miss my bangs a lot. They are so awful to grow out.

    I don’t like when bangs are in people’s eyes.

  13. Cali says:

    She could be growing them out. Or she might not like the way she looks without bangs… The makeup is definitely not her best look.

    I love her, too! I think my favorite movie of hers was The Help, but she’s good in anything. 🙂

  14. Kaye says:

    She looks like she has her arms clamped to her sides so her dress doesn’t fall down.

    • Anguishedcorn says:

      This. She is posing so awkwardly; hunched and unnatural. And I love her! Just not this.

    • Day Old Danish says:

      To me it looks as if the only thing that is keeping the dress up is boob tape.

  15. Christin says:

    She has beautiful eyes. The bangs are just a bit too long and overpowering to properly frame her eyes.

    She may like bangs if she has a high forehead.

  16. Winnie Cooper's Mom says:

    The dress is frumpy. I’ve read interviews with her before where she discusses dresses for the red carpet, that instead of a stylist or designer bringing her options (which is the norm), that she goes and gets something off the rack. She said it’s mainly due to her being a size 6, rather than say a 2. I get it, but I know that Neiman Marcus etc has to have better options on the rack than this monstrosity. Still a fan of hers though!

  17. Lala says:

    I ALWAYS mix her up physically with Jessica Chastain…those bangs are start way too high up on her head..the dress is lovely…it just seems to be too heavy for the time of the year…color/fabric wise…love the fit/cut…

    • Dee Kay says:

      I like both Chastain and Howard and think they should play sisters!!!!!!! Don’t they look like they’re related??

  18. Tania says:

    I have had a scar on my forehead since I was a kid – this is why you shouldn’t jump on a bed! – and have had bangs for most of my life to hide it, so I’m not a bang hater at all.

    Also, does Chris Pratt look like he put on some weight or is the suit just not fit properly?

  19. Starkiller says:

    Looks like Pratt also buys his clothes off the rack. No way would Ford send someone out in that ill-fitting mess.

  20. Abbess Tansy says:

    I don’t like how far back her bangs go. It elongates her head a little bit. Her makeup is bad, esp. the eyes.

  21. ASHBY says:

    I really dislike this hairstyle, it looks like something a little girl would rock in elementary school and the bangs start too high up in her head which elongates her head somehow.

    I love my bags and I don’t think I will ever be able to give them up, they frame my huge green eyes beautifully and they work really well with my bone structure.

    I don’t understand the irrational hate for bangs on this site, some people look great in them and some don’t, like many other things in life.

    I think that her make up is horrendous here and there is too much red : RED HAIR, RED EYE SHADOW, RED LIPSTICK, RED DRESS, RED BELT and maybe even red shoes under that awful looking dress.

    She is a big girl for Hollywood and this dress is making her look even bigger, she has big shoulders and a short neck.

    A nice navy blue dress or green dress would have worked great with her lovely red hair and pale skin much better.

  22. says:

    No one needs to have a conversation about her bangs. Well except Bryce with her hairdresser if she happens to not like them.

  23. laura-j says:

    Bangs before Botox!

  24. Bailie says:

    Why so much RED?
    What is she a Christmas present?
    I really like bangs, much better for you than botox.

  25. Bailie says:

    Why so much RED?
    What is she a Christmas present?
    I really like bangs, much better for you than botox.

  26. Bailie says:

    Why so much RED?
    What is she a Christmas present?
    I really like bangs, much better for you than botox.

  27. Bailie says:

    Why so much RED?
    What is she a Christmas present?
    I really like bangs, much better for you than botox.

  28. amyston says:

    Chris Pratt is wearing SO MUCH MAKEUP. Yikes. That’s all I can see.

    I like BDH a lot (and always have), and I really feel for her with the boob sweat! Stars…they’re just like us! I pretty much live in black tee-shirts because I’m a sweater. I can’t imagine wearing a heavy gown in the summer heat.

  29. blueskies says:

    There’s no such thing as bangs trauma, it’s just one way of wearing your hair. I don’t understand the analysis over it, it’s just hair! How about perpetually exposed forehead trauma or everyone looks the same trauma?

    Signed, 47, have tried it all and am keeping my bangs. 🙂

  30. Misty says:

    Her bangs are fine. Good lord. Some people like them (says I with bangs to cover my big forehead).

  31. raincoaster says:

    I don’t mind the bangs at all, not even the tendrils, but she looks terrified the dress may fall off at any moment.