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One of the big stories for hair for Spring 2013 is the fringe. Whether you wear it long and casual, with a short, sharp bob or with a cute elfin crop you’ll be bang on trend. Michelle Obama, Ann Hathaway and the Duchess of Cambridge have all been recent converts.
Amazingly a fringe can give you the look and feel of a complete restyle without you necessarily having to cut any length off your hair or dramatically change the cut. Having said that a fringe is a big commitment and there are a few things to be carefully considered before going ahead:-
Will it suit your face shape?
Do you have the right hair texture?
How long will it take to grow it out if you change your mind?
These questions and more can be answered by your stylist or by popping into a good local salon and asking for a consultation. But even before that you can get a good idea of how you would look by doing a simple test at home. Stand in front of a mirror, take a section of your hair and drape it over your forehead, positioning the ends of the section just above your eyebrows. It will be fairly obvious to you if a fringe will suit you, if so and you like what you see then why not go ahead.
A fringe will suit most face shapes, although it might not be ideal on fuller, rounder faces or those with a long face shape or a high forehead. A fringe can be very flattering and can particularly enhance the look and feel of fine hair. A classic bob with a blunt cut fringe can make even the finest hair look fuller.
The secret of getting the look right is to ensure that the fringe blends in with the overall feel of the hairstyle. For example:-
- a short layered hairstyle will suit a choppy textured fringe
- long sleek hair would require a blunter, precision fringe
- for a longer tousled style, the fringe should reflect this and be worn a little longer to avoid that ‘just cut’ look.
To ensure your fringe always looks good it will need a little bit of attention -
Do – have it cut regularly
Do – blow dry out any annoying waves or kinks, work the fringe from side to side across the forehead using a small paddle brush and directing the nozzle of the blow dryer parallel to the hair.
Don’t – blow-dry the fringe under with a round brush as you will get too much lift and bounce.
As well as updating your look a fringe can be really liberating and take years off your appearance – what more can I say?