Catherine Zeta-Jones's Blunt Bangs: Are You Loving Her Look?

04/16/2014 at 04:43 PM ET

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We’ve been fooled by bangs before (clip-ins are so popular, as you know from Kim Kardashian and Mindy Kaling), but no need to be skeptical this time: Catherine Zeta-Jones‘s fringe is the real deal. The actress debuted her new hair look for the first time on the carpet Thursday, and we almost didn’t recognize the star.

That’s probably because Zeta-Jones didn’t go for a subtle side bang or some piecey wisps. She went for a heavy, blunt straight across style that covers her eyebrows (and almost her eyeballs). It also looks like she also trimmed few inches from her long dark brown strands. The actress kept the rest of her beauty look simple with a brick-red lip and soft smoky eye to go with her plunging black dress.

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And the star’s hair isn’t the only buzz surrounding her right now. She was joined on the carpet (for opening night of The Library in NYC) by husband Michael Douglas, marking the first time the the couple has attended an event together since deciding to re-evaluate their marriage last June.

“It is so easy to just give up,” a longtime family friend tells PEOPLE. “But they wanted to put in the work. I’m really happy for them.”

We hope the new look celebrates a new chapter for the actress. Are you a fan of her fringe? Share your thoughts below.

–Brittany Talarico

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Celebs , Hair , Hair Changes

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gigi on

She’s a gorgeous woman,I think the bangs make her look younger.

Monica K on

CZJ’s blunt bangs aren’t as flattering as the wispy side swept bangs she had yrs ago. I wish I were her stylist or just a friend bse someone needs to tell this beautiful and talented woman to gain back a little weight and get some sun in a safe way. Her hair color these days is also too dark and one note for her complexion. I’d like to see her go back to very dark chestnut with lowlights. All the stress she’s been through is understandably showing but those tweaks would make her look like her younger self again. She’s only 44 after all!

Sloane on

a lot of times when a celeb has a forehead/eye lift, or massive botox in that area, they change their hairstyle to wearing bangs so the public thinks they look better and younger because of the bangs only- I’ve noticed that a lot actually over the years
… not saying that she’s had that done, just commenting on celebs suddenly getting bangs and their possible motive behind it

TEXAS13 on

She is a gorgeouse woman but I thing the bangs are not flattering to her at all

Seabot on

I think they add ten years to her and make her eyes look really heavily lidded.

Denverpeet on

She could shave her head and still look fabulous!

Lyn on

I do not care for the bangs. I think it makes her look older.

noorilhuda on

Looks horrible, old and haggard. She has lost her spark and looked awful in Red2.

Tandy on

Love her bangs! She looks amazing all around! Going to cut some for the summer too now!

Lisa on

Although she’s one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, I can’t say that I like this look.

slim on

so beautiful so completely nuts…shes hiding in plain sight.

slim on

an internet hall monitor

Jennifer A. on

Loose the bangs!

Amaryllis on

Almost no one looks good in bangs. No exception here. Turned a beautiful woman into blah.

KiKi on

She just added 10 years to her goreous face. Grow them out fast Catherine.

Sharon on

Yes, love them. I would maybe trim them just a hair and poof up the top a bit

Jules on

She’s a natural beauty. I think she has great eyes though and it’s too bad they are mostly hidden now! Bangs or no bangs, she looks good though.

Guest on

I’ve said this so many times, but women over the age of 12 do not look good with bangs! Why do they always make this mistake? Catherine was much more attractive before the bangs, which I’m sure that she will discover soon.

tnmup18 on

Lose the bangs Catherine, they make you look older and not as attractive as your previous photos.

Julie on

She is one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood.

skigirl25 on

NO! She looks older.

Dennis Morris on

Catherine is beautiful either way – and oh, soooo talented!

guest on

better without bangs. they instantly add alot of years. not a good look

Tess on

Not so much….

bitsy on

not the best look on her. she is still a beautiful woman though.

JC on

SHE WANTS TO HIDE SOMETHING…

psychics101psychics on

These comments are funny on here. Stress?? How does anyone on here know about that! She is quite vain as I have first hand knowledge of this. She is looking her age & trying to look younger! Not a crime just a fact. We all know she has had work done in the past. Frankly, this is about as interesting as when “Jen” Aniston was reported to have gained 5 lbs! Lol, who cares! The best thing a woman can have is a great looking, highly respected man on her arm. NOT TRUE here as we all know what a sleeze Douglas is. He lost his looks long ago & she is not the nicest person in Hollywood. But then again neither is he so they are perfect together. I agree with Monica, she needs a serious stylist ! She also needs a change in attitude as our minds are powerful & the nicest people are FAR MORE attractive than the not so nice.

isa on

Long side bangs would’ve looked better. This style does nothing for her.

guest on

She’s an incredibly beautiful woman but this is not a good look for her…. definitely makes her look older and doesn’t showcase that fabulous face of hers very well. Otherwise, I’d say she is aging gracefully.

Ventress on

Have fun growing them out! Bangs are the biggest P.I.T.A.

Guest on

Nope don’t like it she looks older with that hair cut.Bangs don’t look good on older ladies I should know did the same thing it took 9 months for my bangs to grow out to the same length as the rest of my hair.My hair was down to my butt.Not a good look for her

Meesh on

Ah, she’s trying out a new look. Happy to see her out and about. She’s beautiful.

Linda on

Seems the haircut aged her….not loving it at all. Sorry. SHE IS SO GORGEOUS BUT THIS MAKES HER LOOK WELL…..NOT SO GORGEOUS.

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