Are bangs “back” as a trend, or are Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears just a decade behind? You may ponder that after you ponder the implications of Kim Kardashian wearing something better than someone else, for once.

For a recent photo shoot, Kim Kardashian got banged out by “Hollywood stylist” Chris McMillan, who immediately posted the results on Instagram. I’m only going to say this once, really quickly: Kim Kardashian has made a good style decision. The bangs look nice on her! Something about the combo of heavy fringe and high cheekbones does very good things for people. (Let’s pretend for a moment that Kardashians are people.)

Alas, the same cannot be said of Britney Spears, whose thin, flat ironed bangs make her extendo-hair look even more like a wig than usual, although they do, in a strange way, compliment her benzodiazepine smile. Speaking of which…I am slightly concerned about Brit Brit. I’m not saying her conservators (captors) necessarily found a doctor willing to perform a lobotomy in 2012, but if they were to find one, they would certainly hide it with bangs, no?

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Welp, that’s it. My bangs and I have had a nice, face framing run of things these past few years, but it’s time to grow them out now so that if anyone lobotomizes me, people will know. Except I’m lying, because 1.) I like them, 2.) Boys like them, 3.) They look good on me, and 4.) My lobotomy scar healed long ago. Phew!

(Via Styleite)

Photos: Chris McMillan, WENN