Hollywood's Big Bang

Break out the scissors – bangs are back! Whether they wear them long or short, stars are getting the fringe benefits.

RETRO COOL

While at Harvard, Natalie Portman was a typical co-ed with shoulder-length layers and a fresh-scrubbed face (left, in New York in February 2003). Ten months later and post-grad she transformed herself into a sexy young adult with a chic, flapperesque do (right, in L.A.).