A style chameleon in her own right, Nicole Richie is not afraid to experiment with her fashion sense, hair color or makeup style. At TheHairStyler.com there's one thing we always notice staying the same in her life: those boring bangs! Whether her hair's long, blonde, brunette, or even in a bob-the bangs, she bounces back and forth with her bangs, sometimes wearing a fringe and other times leaving them to grow out. The question is, what style suits her square face shape better?

Nicole Richie short, side-swept fringe with long layered hair

Whether it's the high life or the Simple Life, Nicole's hair always attracts attention. This style is where it all started. Nicole was wearing a short, side-swept fringe with long layered hair and a flirty finish. This length of bangs suited her face shape but she needs more layering and thickness to properly frame her eyes. 


Nicole Richie funky bob

Again and again Nicole keeps coming back to those bangs. With this funky bob, her hair is cut to one length and layers have been added for softness, shape and definition. Long, side-swept bangs have been cut to blend in with this cool look-but we think they're not the best for Nicole.


Nicole Richie Casual Dark Updo with a long peek-a-boo fringe

Nicole at the 2006 American Music Awards. In a dramatic dark hair color, Nicole looks fabulous with a long peek-a-boo fringe. This type of fringe is perfect for square face shapes as it makes the face look less horizontal. Her long hair is pulled up into a style at the side of her head. Her thick bangs are styled to the side to blend in with the swept design. Sure, this is a great hairstyle for most occasions and suits square faces, but Nicole's been-there-done-that with those bangs. We think she could do so much more.


Nicole Richie Dark hairstyle with grown out bangs

For a sophisticated look, Nicole has grown her bangs out to match her wavy shoulder length style. This hairdo softens up her face shape and is a great choice for squares. 


 Nicole Richie Blonde Updo

One more time: here we see her at the Los Angeles Film Festival. She's chosen a simple hairstyle, which might work.


Nicole Richie Long wavy hairstyle with an eye-skimming fringe

Here, Nicole channels a hippie look with long waves and a layered eye-skimming fringe. If you want a full fringe like the one pictured here, make sure the hairstylist adds lots of texture to the bangs and creates longer sides to give a rounded shape to the fringe, rather than a blunt square shape.


At TheHairStyler.com, choosing the right style for you face shape is important. If you have the same face shape, you can see here that it is possible to wear bangs and no bangs if you have a good stylist. In Nicole's case, bangs look more rock-chick and edgy, whereas a grown out fringe looks more elegant. What look is your favorite?

To see how you'd look with any of the great hairstyles pictured in this blog, click on the above images to try the virtual hairstyles with your own photo!