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By Lindsay Lowe

Sarah Michelle Gellar has started 2017 with a bang!

The 39-year-old actress debuted fresh fringe on Instagram Wednesday with the caption, “Banging into the New Year. #newyearnewdo.”

The new year is, of course, the perfect time to experiment with a fresh look, and we think Gellar nailed it with her choppy, platinum bangs that frame her cheekbones and draw focus to her gorgeous eyes.

Gellar is in good company when it comes to her new hairstyle. Celebrities including Jessica Biel, Kate Hudson, Katie Holmes and Hilary Duff have each tried out bangs in recent months.

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Gellar’s fringe is just the latest chapter in her rather fabulous hair history. The “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star has played around with many cuts and colors over the years, and they’ve all been basically flawless.

In 1997, she sported an elegant updo with side-swept, barely there bangs for the premiere of “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”

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Sarah Michelle Gellar at the premiere of "I Know What You Did Last Summer" in Los Angeles, 1997.SGranitz / WireImage

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Two years later, she sported pretty, wavy tresses for the premiere of “Cruel Intentions.”

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Sarah Michelle Gellar at the "Cruel Intentions" premiere in 1999.SGranitz / WireImage

Gellar showed off her longer strands with a high, half-up ponytail at the 2000 Teen Choice Awards.

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Sporting a spunky hairstyle to attend the Teen Choice Awards in 2000.Ron Galella, Ltd. / WireImage

Two years later, she opted for soft, blond waves when she attended the 2002 MTV Movie Awards.

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Waring a big smile at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards.Jeffrey Mayer / WireImage

And then, in 2005, it was brown hair, don’t care! Gellar underwent one of her most dramatic hair transformations to date. She showed off her new dark tresses at an event in New York on May 17, 2005.

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She even looks great as a brunette!Michael Loccisano / FilmMagic

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She stuck with her brunette locks for a while, showing off her lighter honeyed-brown strands at an event at New York’s Whitney Museum of Art in 2007.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar at the Whitney Museum of American Art on June 6, 2007 in New York City.Evan Agostini / Getty Images

By 2008, the actress was back to her tried-and-true blond shade — on display here in a braided updo at the premiere of “The Air I Breathe” in Los Angeles.

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Did Sarah Michelle Gellar start the braid trend?Kevin Winter / Getty Images

Later that year, she debuted chic, full bangs at the opening party for Juicy Couture’s flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York City.

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Apparently, Sarah Michelle Gellar can rock any type of bang.Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images

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Looking for a new 'do, but don't want to loose length? These long hairstyles inspired by celebrities are a great source of inspiration.

By 2012, she had said goodbye to bangs, rocking a sleek, high ponytail at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

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So sleek and stylish at the Golden Globe Awards in 2012.Jason Merritt / Getty Images

Two years later, Gellar chopped off several inches of her blond locks. She showed off her new, shorter cut at the Specsavers Fashion Show in Sydney, Australia, in 2014.

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How adorable are her glasses?!Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images

Last year, Gellar went back to brunette for a while, before returning to her signature blond strands in time for the new year.

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We love the reddish touch of her hair color.Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images

Blonde, brunette, bangs, no bangs ... Gellar can do no wrong!