Have you ever had a debate with yourself or with friends about what sort of fringe would look great on you.
It can be a big decision especially if you happen to be wondering about whether to cut a fringe into your long hair.
Believe me by cutting the correct shaped fringe or bangs as they are otherwise known as. Can and will instantly transform your look. As it can take years off your face and really enhance your eyes and cheekbones.
This transformation will depend upon which one of the various fringe shapes that you decide to have. Because each one will give your face a slightly different look.
The 7 Most Popular Fringe Types.
Curtain Fringe – Where your bangs are parted generally in the centre. A versatile fringe with longer sides and each side is swept away from your face. Or tucked behind the ear for a change of look.
Rounded Fringe – A full fringe but rounded in shape being longer towards the edges.
Full Blunt Fringe – Bangs that are cut very straight and tend to be thick and heavy looking.
Side Swept Fringe – Produced from a side parting and covers only part of your forehead.
Baby Fringe – Cut very high on the forehead. Creates a strong statement but not a look for the faint hearted.
Wispy Fringe – Bangs that have a thinner appearance.
Asymmetrical Fringe – Full bangs that are cut from short to long across the forehead.
Before Choosing Your Type Of Fringe Ask Yourself These Questions First.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself that will help give you an idea on the shape and sort of fringe length that will work best for you.
Q1. Do you mind hair on your face?
The answer you give to this will help you to decide whether you want a full fringe or more of a curtain fringe look.
Q2. Will you do regular trims?
And I don’t mean home trims. A lot of stylists will probably offer as I do at the salon a free fringe trim in-between haircuts. To ensure that you don’t pick up the scissors yourself.
Q3. How much time do you spend styling your hair at home?
This is important because if you are not into spending a lot of time on your hair. You are best keeping to a simple fringe look.
Q4. Do you wear glasses often?
If you do make sure that you take the along to the salon when you get your fringe cut. So that your stylist can take them into account when advising you on a fringe.
Bangs Will Flatter Any Face Shape.
There is a style of fringe for every woman.
It is just knowing which will look best with your face shape. And at the same time enhance and bring out your best facial features.
Because your bangs/ fringe will become the focal point of your hairstyle.
There are many different styles of bangs and they are a great way to change your look.
Here are a few helpful tips on which type of fringe works well on different face shapes.
Although personally I feel that if you are very confident. You can look and feel great with any type of fringe.
Side Swept Bangs Look Great On Round Face Shapes.
Side fringes happen to be a very popular look. And if you happen to have a round face shape the effect will be a very flattering.
Because the angle that the fringe produces across your forehead will create a look of more length to your face.
So creating a visual effect of a more oval face shape.
Full Heavy Fringes Work Well On Long Face Shapes.
If you have a longer face shape having chunky heavy bangs cut into your hair.
Will help to create the illusion of a smaller face shape.
But if after having a heavy fringe cut into your hair you feel that it is to block looking for your taste.
Ask your stylist to break the fringe up a little for you. The illusion will still be the same but without the solid block look.
Another look is an asymmetric type of fringe.
Because this will draw attention to the centre of your face your eyes and lips. Instead of to your forehead and lower part of your face.
Long Layer Fringes Are A Good Look For Square Shape Faces.
If the widest part of your face is your cheekbones and your jawbone is angular. You have what is known as a square shaped face.
It is best to stay away from straight across bangs as this will only emphasize these angles.
Instead think more on a long fringe cut to just below the eyebrows with a textured or wispy look.
Because this will create a softness to the angles of your face. Whilst at the same time emphasizing your eyes.
Alternatively for bangs that will give you more versatility plump for a centre parting with curtain bangs.
All Shapes Look Fantastic On An Oval Face.
If your face shape is an oval shape. You are very lucky when it comes to deciding upon what type of fringe will look great.
You have the freedom to wear anything from a straight heavy fringe to curtain bangs and even a baby fringe.
Why not go for something daring as it will look great on you.
Long And Side Swept Bangs Suite Heart Shaped Faces.
If your face is wider at the top drawing down to a defined chin you probably have a heart shaped face.
Cutting an asymmetric sweeping layered fringe will balance your forehead with your thinner jawline. By narrowing the width of your forehead.
With the bangs cut on the shortest side at the eyebrow then progressing down to around the cheekbones on the other side.
Will create attention to your eyes and lips.
Personally I feel that if you are a very confident person. You can look and feel great with any type of bangs.
How Best To Dry Your New Fringe.
Knowing how to blow dry the new strands of hair that fall over your forehead is essential to keep them looking there best.
Because how your hair grows at your forehead area can dictate how it will dry naturally. Which may not be the look that you want.
When you blow dry your hair always start drying the fringe area first. Especially if you spend time styling your long hair. Otherwise your fringe will have dried in its natural growth pattern.
To avoid this be sure to dry your fringe from wet before your natural hair pattern has chance to set in.
For a straight fringe.
First style your fringe by brushing the hair diagonally across your forehead from left to right. And then back the other way with your hairdryer on a medium heat.
Alternating back and forth until your bangs are dry.
By working this way you can relax all your hair’s natural movement.
For a wispy or ruffled fringe.
If a ruffled finished feel is what you are looking for. Dry you fringe as mentioned above until virtually dry and then finish off by using your fingers with the blow dryer.
For lift or movement in your curtain bangs.
Alternatively if you want to put a little lift or movement into your fringe. Pick up and use your round brush to finish the look when your fringe is almost dry. Such as with curtain bangs when you need to use the round brush to blow the bangs under with a slight bend.
Be careful if using your round brush straight away on the root area. As you can end up with what looks like a bump in the root area. If you lift the roots to much when drying.
The Most Asked Question By Clients.
How often will I need to trim my fringe?
The shorter and blunter the cut of your fringe the more often you will need a trim. I would suggest every 4 to 5 weeks to keep it looking it’s best.
If you have a regular stylist. They will like me probably offer this service to you free of charge.
Now if you have chosen to have a curtain fringe or side swept bangs. You will be able to go eight weeks or more before needing touch up.
Is it okay to try and trim my fringe at home?
This is not a good idea unless you really know what you are doing. And own a pair of hairdressing scissors.
It may look easy when you have watched a you tube video. But believe me it is not.
Very often you will most likely find that your fringe does not turn out the way that you expected.
I would recommend a five-minute visit to your stylist as a better alternative to a home snip.
Will I need to wash my hair every day if I have a fringe?
It will depend a lot upon your skin type and the sort of activities you participate in.
If you happen to have a full fringe sitting against your skin. You may find that it gets an oil build up which in turn will give your fringe a flat look.
I would recommend pinning your bangs back off your face while participating in any sort of workout or sporting activity. To reduce the chance of your hair absorbing the oils and sweat from your skin.
A dry shampoo is a good friend to have when you have a fringe. Because this can quickly spruce up your fringe. Especially on the days that you don’t need to shampoo your whole head.
My Final Thoughts.
Cutting a fringe is a great way to spice up your hair look whilst at the same time leave the rest of your hairstyle untouched.
You can wear the strands of locks falling over your forehead in many ways.
From straight and solid to wispy, choppy, or side swept.
In the salon one of the most popular is the curtain fringe because the length makes it very versatile. As well as looking great on most face shapes.
When you visit your stylist for your fringe cut listen to what they suggest.
But at the same time show them some pictures of what you like and don’t like.
As you do want the final look to enhance your best facial features.
Thank you for spending the time to read my post. If you found it interesting maybe your friend will to.