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Use Fringe to Spice up Your Hairstyle

short blunt bob with bangs and caramel highlights

Fringes can be cut like layers to fall precisely where you want

Have you heard the word about fringe? It’s the newest way to make any haircut unique. Forget those old, blunt cut bangs, today’s fringes frame your face, cut out a curve, add softness to look or make a bold fashion statement. The best fringe hairstyles are cut with a razor when hair is dry. This permits the ultimate in customizing. For a business hairstyle, small individual pieces are razored to frame your eyes and blend into the sides. If you like a more high-fashion approach, super-thick chunky fringe and even ones cut to two different lengths and tinted two-tones are the way to go. To choose the best fringe hairstyle for you, consult with your hairdresser. If you have a broad forehead or a high hairline, a fringe is must. However, if you have a small forehead or a disproportionately long low facial shape, skip the fringe. Next, have your hairdresser recommend fringes that work with your haircut and hair type, In general finer hair looks best with longer, wisp fringes, while thicker hair can be used create thicker, chunkier looks.

  • FRINGE EFFECT: FRESH & FEMININE ~~ A soft, wispy approach to fringe makes a layered bob look ultra-feminine. Frances DuBose of London Hair in Mt. Pleasant, SC, loves the look for thick hair that’s highly graduated in back. The longer length in front allows eyes to peek out while the sides frame the cheekbones. By razoring in layers, DuBose makes the effect extra-soft. When you dry, direct the back and sides forward to enhance the textured feeling.

blunt bob and bangs and color blocking

  • FRINGE EFFECT: PLAYFUL ~~ Use longer hair to create a side swoop, and you’ve got a playful look that you can change at a moment’s notice. George Panagiotopolos of Yellow Strawberry Global Salon in Sarasota, FL, parts hair on the far side clips one front piece a bit shorter and dries all the hair to the side. It can also be swept to the opposite side or styled straight back for no fringe at all. This version is best paired with little crops and bobs that fall to ear lobe length.


  • FRINGE EFFECT: FLIRTY ~~ Convertible bangs like these feature layers that are directed to the sides. George Panagiotopolos of Yellow Strawberry Global Salon in Sarasota, FL, designed the look to put more focus on your eyes while adding volume and lift at the sides. Pull a few more pieces forward at nighttime; during the day, play up the style’s fashionable edge. Golden high lights, positioned where the fringe splits, add a touch of shine.

Article courtesy of Harris Publications

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  1. hi nice post, i enjoyed it

    Comment by Claire — August 18, 2007 @ 9:28 pm

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