I don’t think I know many people that haven’t considered a fringe at some point in their lives. They have an uncanny way of drastically changing your vibe with a snip of a scissor and I have fallen prey to the urge a few times now. The first one I got cut was a very harsh full fringe that I thought looked chic on me but in hindsight, my relaxed hair was too wispy to pull off. I then moved into the side fringe era thanks to MTV shows leading me astray. I usually capped my hairdo off with a padded hairband a la Blair Waldorf and felt like an upper west sider.
Most recently I got a bang on trend curtain fringe which I adored. I love a fringe– I just hate growing them out; it’s the thing that prevents me from trying out new styles. It inevitably gets to an awkward stage where you can’t style it as a fringe anymore but it’s too short to blend easily with the rest of your hair.
If you’re like me, the tips below from top stylist Andrew Barton will be a life line for your fringe maintenance.
Constantly having a longer fringe fall in your face is beyond annoying. So, Andrew has a trick for keeping it pulled back. “Add a little styling spray to damp hair and style the fringe over to one side,” he advises. “This will give the hair hold and add a little shine too.” Then you need to set it in place. “Either blow-dry over to one side with a round brush for a little lift or blow-dry using fingers to create a flatter effect.”
“Hair accessories, especially for summer, like jewelled clips are a great “cheat” as the fringe gets longer, hiding what was once an old fringe and adding instant glamour to the overall style,” says Andrew. It might be called a ‘cheat’ but surely this is one of the most stylish ways to disguise a long fringe? As Andrew notes, hair grows about 1.5 cm on average per month so if you’re planning on getting a fringe trim this is a good in-between option too.
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