Jessica Chastain debuts her new bangs on Instagram: tragic or not that bad?


We last spoke about Jessica Chastain during the Cannes Film Festival, where I honestly thought she was one of the best-dressed ladies of the festival. Shocking! I really like Jessica but bless her heart, she usually gets at least one thing wrong on every red carpet, whether it’s an ill-fitting dress or a bad color or terrible hair, you get the idea. But she looked pretty fantastic during Cannes – the violet Elie Saab was one of my favorite looks ever on her, and I think she’s gotten a better hair stylist too. I had high hopes that Jessica was finally over the last styling hurdles and that everything was going to be amaze-balls from here on out.

And then these bangs happened. Nooooo!!! Honestly though, they’re not that bad. That was difficult to say because you know how bangs-phobic I am. But these are far from “bangs trauma.” They’re a decent length, they don’t look too thick, and if she has second thoughts, it won’t take her too long to grow them out.

Jessica posted the header photo on her Instagram, and the Renato Campora IG posted the photos below. Jessica wrote: “Someone got a haircut courtesy of @renatocampora #hair #genius #brigittebardot #60s #fashion #iloveitsomuch.” Er… Brigitte Bardot? Jessica Chastain? Not really. More like Ann-Margret. Which is not bad at all.


Photos courtesy of WENN, Instagram.

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  1. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I like them. Cute.

  2. Mari says:

    She looks the same age as this Disney girl Bella Thorne……which is kind of mean to say about Bella lol.

  3. Renee says:

    I think that she deserves kudos for mixing up her look. The bangs make her look younger and a tad more stylish and interesting. She seems like a nice person but she gives off borings-ville energy…

    ETA: I just looked at the pictures again and she is still boring…oi

  4. Kali says:

    As someone who has to have the bangs to balance out an oddly shaped face/head (I’ve got decent self-esteem but I’m realistic!!), I will NEVER understand gorgeous woman who get bangs. Never! Don’t hide the pretty!! (Plus she looks like a Ginger Blake Lively in that last photo).

  5. SpookySpooks says:

    She looks much better with bangs. They soften her face.
    I’d say 9 out of 10 people look better with bangs.

    • Lollipop says:

      10 out of 10 people look beter with bangs.

      • Mrs. Darcy says:

        Not true, any curly girl will tell you = bangs trauma! Even when my hair was straight they didn’t suit me either at ALL. And I love them so on other people….not fair wah. Jessica’s look really pretty and they do give her a softer look.

      • Dani says:

        Agree with Mrs. Darcy. I had bangs at one point in my life and I have very curly very fine hair. MAJOR UPKEEP and my hair had to be straight or I’d look like a washed up Shirley Temple. When my hair was done, it looked nice but just the annoyance of having to do it everyday made me grow them out.

      • BooBooLaRue says:

        Not me! I tried them and loathed them from the first day.

    • ds says:

      Agree. She has really strong features and bangs give her some warmth. They suit her. I don’t really get the bangs hate here. Some women really rock them. I had them for years and always loved them.

    • Amy Tennant says:

      Exactly. They do soften her face. I always thought her forehead was a little high, and these bangs are very flattering. Why the fringe hate?

  6. birdie says:

    She looks good.

  7. GiGi says:

    I’m not a bangs fan, generally – but they really suit her. It brings the focus right to her eyes, which I’ve never noticed before. So +1 for bangs. This time.

  8. Kiddo says:

    I think it’s only the hair color, but this look is reminding me of Kathy Whatsherface with D-list.

    • Esmom says:

      Yes! It’s not only the hair color but the length and heaviness of the bangs, too. Spot on.

  9. D says:

    Love it, but I really like bangs. :) I feel like almost everyone looks younger with bangs.

  10. PunkyMomma says:

    Big “no”‘ here. I prefer seeing her full face – she looked gorgeous at Cannes. The Instagram pic reminds me if the crappy ‘do Dakota Johnson sports for Fifty Shades of Whatever.

  11. Bshg says:

    she’s just as beautiful as always! I don’t get the bangs-hate. They’re not for everyone, sure, and I have seen many horrendous attempts. But! It’s not logical to just assume that switching to bangs will be a makeunder. Personally, I love bangs and I think I look really good in them. The only problem is getting the hairdresser to actually do a decent job and work with the right lenght/ thickness/ style that suits your face. It’s very tricky.

  12. Lizzie says:

    She looks like Doctor Quinn, Medicine Woman.

    Also that violet Elie Saab makes me gag everytime I see it. It’s like something my grandmother would want me to wear.

  13. Esmom says:

    Maybe it’s just me but despite what she says, her facial expressions indicate she’s not all that thrilled with her new look. Her smiles don’t look very genuine.

  14. Eleonor says:

    She looks A LOT like Angelina Jolie in that photo!

    • Delta Juliet says:

      I was scrolling through the comments to see if anyone else saw that. When I saw the header pic and hadn’t read the title, I thought Angie had colored her hair.

    • lauren says:

      To me the header pic looks like Sandra Bullock with red hair. But you are right- there is also an Angie vibe.

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      ???? She looks like Bella Thorne

  15. feebee says:

    I’ll never understand your bangs-hate Kaiser :)

    Not tragic or not that bad. Perfectly fine.

  16. aenflex says:

    I don’t find her attractive at all, with or without bangs…

  17. Lily says:

    I like it! she needed a change asap.

  18. Kiki says:

    I love Jessica Chastain’s bangs, it makes her face look softer and youthful looking. I think she is a beautiful actress and I hope for her many award best for her future. Besides at least she didn’t cut the hair. That would be a total disaster .

  19. Lucy says:

    I like them! She has lovely hair and a beautiful face.

  20. QQ says:

    jessicaIslaAmyFischerChastainAdams Looks really young!

  21. Isadora says:

    I don’t hate the bangs, they are fine. But I guess I like her better without… maybe I’m also a bit bangs-phobic. Or maybe the bangs just make her look more average and not like the beautiful and unique woman she is.

  22. Duri says:

    why is she trying so hard to look young these days??? Is ageing giving her nightmares, proves she is shallow like the other in Hollywood (even when she pretends she isn’t)

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      Because she’s more 35 years old and in Hollywood 35 years old is old ( my theory doesn’t work if she’s younger )
      In Hollywood,you never are too thin or look too young

  23. Becks says:

    She looks so much better with bangs. They really make her look younger and soften her look. She looks great!
    Isn’t she the one who got caught lying about her age? I can’t remember.
    Either way , she looks good.

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      She wanted to hide she’s born in 1977…pooo !

      • Isadora says:

        Yeah. But given the ageism in Hollywood or the film/fashion industry in general it’s not surprising. Agness Deyn also lied about her age and with good reason. It’s the same reason why models lie about their height.

        I say if there are some stupid standards to begin with, lie all you want. If it helps to destroy those “standards” because you can’t believe them anymore, I’m all for it.

    • jammypants says:

      She never lied. The press made an assumption.

  24. Sasha says:

    Love! She looks much younger. I love this style where it doesn’t look too ‘done’ and severe. Very cute!

  25. Lydia says:

    Yikes. But I guess at a certain age the forehead lines start to show and you gotta do something.

  26. pam says:

    She always looks lovely as far as I’m concerned.

  27. ataylor says:

    Count me in as a bang fan. I think she looks lovely.

  28. pixie-stix says:

    It’s a great look on her.
    I like the look of bangs but the downside is growing them out when it’s time for a change takes ages.

  29. flotsamrose says:

    LOVE THEM… Nothing new here, folks.

  30. moo says:

    the bangs look good on her.

  31. kitty-bye says:


  32. Amazing says:

    She always looks amazing and classy. Love her with the bangs and without them. Beautiful and talented.

  33. Rose says:

    The bangs make her nose look big.