To Fringe or Not to Fringe...That is the Question!? March 09, 2019 12:56
We’ve all been there—staring at ourselves in the mirror, fussing with our hair and wondering, "Should I get a fringe?” We take section after section of our strands and drape them across our foreheads pretending to have flawless blunt bangs or chic wispy fringe. Well, it’s time to step away from the mirror and turn to the one person who knows your hair best—your stylist.
So we asked our new Director Hairdresser Emma Bleackley to give us her thoughts on this seasons hottest trend..."The Fringe"
As any stylist will tell you, the type of fringe hairstyle you should get really depends on you and your everyday routine. From how much you exercise to how long you plan to style your new ‘do all factors into the type of fringe hairstyle that is best for you. Wondering what you should be considering? Here are a few factors to keep in mind when deciding to try it or not!
1. THE MAINTENANCE FACTOR
An area that many tend to overlook when beginning their fringe journey is maintenance, Whether your blunt fringe isn't looking so blunt or your side sweep seem to have a mind of its own, daily styling and regular trims are often needed for those with a fringe. Next time you chat with your stylist, see what type of hairstyles, products, and scheduling is needed for your desired type.
2. THE TEXTURE FACTOR
When it comes to finding your perfect fringe style keep your hair’s natural texture in mind. Not all hair textures pair perfectly with every style, so be sure to chat with your stylist to see what options would work best for you. For instance, those with curly hair should steer clear of razor-cut fringed as this can cause the hair to look frizzy.
3. THE INDIVIDUALITY FACTOR
Everyone has a little something that makes their hair and head shape different. Some of us have widow’s peaks, while others have dramatic cowlicks. These different factors determine how certain shapes will fall on certain people. For instance, if someone has a cowlick right at their hairline, side fringe may not want to swoop to your desired side. Don’t be deterred—work with your stylist to decide what other shapes will work with your unique set of strands.
4. THE LIFESTYLE FACTOR
One of the biggest factors for helping a client decide on a fringe type is their lifestyle. A certain shape may complement your face, but mostly a client’s lifestyle will be a determining factor. For example, if you work out a lot and can’t stand hair in your face, a fringe may not be for you. As this is a factor that is really going to differ from person-to-person, it’s best to chat with your stylist to see what will work best for you.
5. THE PHOTO FACTOR
One of the best ways to ensure that you get the absolute best hairstyle for you is to bring along photos of what you do and don’t want to your appointment. Not feeling the big, poufy bangs of the ‘80s? Show that to your stylist. Don’t want to look like your old Myspace photos either? Show them that too. By having a clear idea of what type of fringe you’re looking for, your stylist can help tailor that particular style to you.
For more inspiration, click here to see our gallery of styles