Every once in a while, we all ask that all too important question, should I get bangs? Is it time for a fringe?
If you want to upgrade your hairstyle this winter or wanting to try something new and different, we have expert tips on how to get the perfect fringe to suit your face shape, so you don’t end up leaving the hairdressers on the verge of tears.
Here, we spill the beans on all things fringes to help you decide whether to fringe or not to fringe;
Determine your face shape
Different fringes suit different face shapes, so before you make the chop, work out what your face shape is so that you can choose the best fringe to suit your look.
For example, if you have a narrow face, a full heavy fringe will be too overpowering and make your face look even smaller. A round face shape would suit a side fringe with some layers around the face to even out the roundness.
Consider your hair type
The texture and thickness of your hair will also determine what type of fringe will work best for you. Basically, the thicker your hair, the more maintenance it will require to look its best.
Ditto if you’ve got curls or a wavy texture, you’ll need to train your hair to sit how you want it to. If your hair is fine, you’ll need more of it for the fringe to look voluminous, so you should start the fringe line deeper back towards the center of your head if that full look is what you are after.
Take your lifestyle into consideration
Are you a frequent gym junkie? Do you ‘do’ your hair daily or are you more of a dry shampoo and topknot kind of gal? “Fringes require maintenance.
They’ll need trimming every 3-4 weeks and since they sit on the oiliest part of your face – your forehead – they’ll need regular washing and styling to look their best. If that sounds like too much hard work, maybe a fringe isn’t for you.
Fake it before you make it
If you’re not sure about taking the plunge with a fringe then get hold of a clip in fringe – there are loads of great ones on the market – and have a play around with that. Try cutting it and tweaking it to see what kind of look suits you best or better yet, get your stylist to do it for you so they can see what you’re after.
Know what you are getting into
As your fringe sits on one of the oiliest parts of your skin – the forehead – it will likely get greasy quicker than the rest of your hair.
A pro tip: “If you don’t want to wash your hair, put some cold water on the roots, rub it in, then dry your fringe from side to side. As opposed to warm, the cold water refreshes the hair and makes it more manageable. Also, you can just wash your fringe over the sink and don’t both with the rest of your hair, then style it as usual.”
Whilst your fringe is in training, use a texture dust to style your fringe into the look you want. The dust will help your fringe behave and keep it in place.