Lauren Conrad Gets Bangs — Are They Real?

Lauren Conrad debuted her new bangs on Instagram. Courtesy of Lauren Conrad

To bang or not to bang: That was the dilemma reality star-turned-fashion designer Lauren Conrad posed to her Twitter followers on May 21. The very next day, she seemed to have made up her mind — at least for the day.

"With @Kristin_Ess and flirting with the idea of Bardot bangs… Thoughts?" the former Hills star tweeted to her 3 million-plus fans on Tuesday (Kristin Ess, founder of The Beauty Department, is a celebrity hairstylist). On Wednesday, May 22, Conrad Instagrammed a selfie of her sporting long bangs, with the caption "bow bow bang bang @kristen_ess."  An oversized tulle bow completed her makeover.

Whether the fringe is a true cut or just a trial run has yet to be determined, though. Fellow reality star Kim Kardashian faked bangs with clip-ons in December 2012, faking out fans and the media in the process, before she committed to a real chop a month later.

If Conrad, 27, is simply crowd-canvassing the hairstyle before actually getting real bangs, she should think about booking her hair appointment now. The photo has so far elicited almost 72,000 likes.

Conrad colored her hair blonde earlier this year after two years of being a brunette. The Orange County, CA native spoke to Us in March about her fashion sense. "My style is definitely California, but I tend to go a little girlier," she said. "I tend to gravitate towards a classic button-down, a clean denim."

Tell Us: Do you like Lauren Conrad's bangs?

UPDATE: They're real! A rep confirms that Conrad's bangs are not clip-ons.


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