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.
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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.”
Two years later, she sported pretty, wavy tresses for the premiere of “Cruel Intentions.”
Gellar showed off her longer strands with a high, half-up ponytail at the 2000 Teen Choice Awards.
Two years later, she opted for soft, blond waves when she attended the 2002 MTV Movie Awards.
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.
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.
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.
Later that year, she debuted chic, full bangs at the opening party for Juicy Couture’s flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York City.
By 2012, she had said goodbye to bangs, rocking a sleek, high ponytail at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
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.
Last year, Gellar went back to brunette for a while, before returning to her signature blond strands in time for the new year.
Blonde, brunette, bangs, no bangs ... Gellar can do no wrong!