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This Fetching Fringe Will Make You Want to Grab the Scissors!

Whether You Call Them Bangs or Fringe They Are an Essential Hair Styling Advantage

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 fringe frame your face, cut out a curve, add softness to look or make a bold fashion statement.

Every woman at some time or other asks “should I get fringe?” and “what fringe is right for me”? Whether you call them bangs or fringe . . . Lots of attention is being paid to the look by Hollywood celebrity hairdressers these days. Personally, I’m glad to see it. I think hairstyles with fringe are often overlooked as a style option. It can be wonderful for those of you that have great eyes.

short blunt bob with bangs and caramel highlights
The best fringe hairstyles are razor cut when your hair is dry, razor cutting permits the ultimate control and customization of the texture. 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.

Blunt Bangs

Fringe will draw the visual focal point toward your eyes. Fringe is a must for those of you with oblong face shapes and high foreheads. If you have a broad forehead or a high hairline, fringe can be a lifesaver. However, if you have a small forehead or a disproportionately long, low facial shape, skip the fringe.

To choose the best fringe hair-style for you, consult with your hairdresser, have your hairdresser recommend a fringe style that will work with your haircut and hair type. In general, finer hair looks best with long, wispy fringes, while thicker hair can be used to create thicker, chunkier looks.

 

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 the 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.

Wispy Fringe

PLAYFUL FRINGE

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.

cameron-diaz-hairstyle-with-bangs

LAYERED FRINGE

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, adds a touch of shine.

Long Layered Hair Style with Bangs

FLIRTATIOUS FRINGE

It’s taken years of work, but women have discovered how femine and flirtatious, they can look by simply adding soft fringe to any hair style. What’s great about using clip-in fringe to achieve this look is that its non-committal . . . You can add fringe without ever cutting a single strand of hair in an instant. If you haven’t checked out the clip-in fringe section of your local beauty supply store in a while,  you’re in for a pleasant surprise as the recent additions are amazing.

clip in bangs

20 Different Ways to Style or Hide Side Bangs/Fringe

Fringe gives women dozens of options and new versatility in choices of her looks. A little flip of the wrist with a curling iron or a few snips with the scissors and presto . . . A whole new you. And if you’re looking for lots of head turning fringe ideas, check out my Pinterest Beautiful Bangs and Fringe Board.

  



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Back to School Hairstyle Trends and Fads

Jane Fonda In the Klute Hair Style

Early warning on hairstyle trends and fads for Back to School

  • The Klute Hairstyle ~~~ The New York Observer is reporting that the hot new hairstyle trend seen on the streets of New York right now is a hairstyle made popular by Jane Fonda in the 1971 movie Klute. Watch for this hairstyle to start showing up in other parts of the country. Avoid this hairstyle if you have an oblong or rectangular face shape. Round faces should also pass on this one.

  • Bangs Return, and With Them, Naysayers and Chopaholics ~~ Reese Witherspoon started it all off in January at the Golden Globes and perpetuated in hairstyles on Bettie Page, Jane Birkin, Rihanna and Cat Power recently, according to a July 26, 2007 New York Times article by ANNA JANE GROSSMAN. Bangs or Fringe for all my European readers is making a comeback in the la, dee, dah hair styling salons on both coasts, so start letting those bangs grow out if you want to be in on the trend.

  • Big Hair is Everywhere ~~ The movie Hairspray is causing almost a stampede by the media and hairstyle salons to predict a new hairstyle fad or trend in big hair. Here is just a few of the dozens of articles that I have seen theses past few days. Salon does ‘Hairspray’ for the day, The Secret Behind Hairspray’s Big Hair!, Huge hair makes a comeback, Big Hair is back. I’m not willing to jump on this band wagon, mostly because very few women can look really good with big hair. If you don’t have an oval or a heart-shaped face, don’t even bother with this hairstyle trend, its is likely to be a hairstyle fad that fizzles. For certain, listen carefully to any advice you’re getting from your hairdresser.

 

  



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Bobbed Hairstyles for Straight, Wavy and Curly Hair

Bobbed Hair Cuts

Bobbed Hairstyle for Wavy Hair

Bobbed hairstyles for your hair type

Bobbed hairstyles like Scarlett Johansson’s layered bob, are the perfect mid-length hairstyle. The layered bob hairstyle fits all face shapes; round face shapes, oval face shapes, heart face shapes, square face shapes and oblong face shapes. And even more impressive is how quick and easy layered bobbed hairstyles are to style, that is, as long as it is cut right to suit your hair texture. If you don’t have a hairdresser you have faith in, take the time now to find a good hairdresser!“Bobbed Hair Cuts for Every Face Shape”

Layered Bobbed Hairstyles

Bobbed hairstyles that are layered are perfect for wavy hair that is fine, medium or thick. Layering your hair will maximize your natural wave. The chipped-in layers like Scarlett Johansson’s bobbed hairstyle work especially well as a quick and easy hairstyle with summer’s heat and humidity. The layers are the right length and the shape of the haircut is perfect to achieve an undone, piece-y look with little to no effort.

To get the layered bob look:

A small bit of mousse and a little bit of scrunching will be all that’s necessary for most wavy haired ladies. I like Paul Mitchell’s Sculpting Foam with conditioners because it gives the hair a bump-up in volume, sets in the wave or curl just by scrunching and leaves the hair soft, not crunchy!

For a more finished look, use a curling iron, curling random sections vertically, starting at mid length, alternating curls towards and away from the face. (Leave ends uncurled for a more piece-y look like Scarlett Johansson’s.

Wedged Bobbed Hairstyles

This bobbed hairstyle has a more edgy look to it with wedged layering that updates it with a geometric shape to it. Once again, all face shapes can wear these bobbed hair cuts by simply styling the shape into it that suits you best.

Wavy and straight hair types can wear this wedged bobbed hairstyle best! The interior layers work best with hair that has some natural bend. Curly hair types may be able to wear this bob if the hair is receptive to styling and you’re willing to shape it with a little hair care product.

To get the wedged bob hairstyle look:

Shaping layers around the perimeter using a light flat iron technique should be all you need. Shaping top and sides with fingers, backcombing where needed and finishing spray to hold, will give this bobbed hairstyle a definitive shape.

Bobbed Hair Cuts

Jennifer Aniston’s shoulder straight bobbed hairstyle

Straight Bobbed Hairstyles

Jennifer Aniston took the plunge and lopped off about 6 inches of her famous hair in Madrid when making her new film, “Just Go With It.” A cute shoulder grazing bobbed hairstyle was an easy hairstyle change for her to go to from her signature haircut on “Friends.”

This bobbed hairstyle will work well for oval, heart, round and square face shapes. An oblong or rectangular face shape may look too elongated with this bobbed hair cut, unless width can be created at the sides with styling. Curly hair types would find this bobbed hairstyle hard to work with and it would have a tee-pee type affect to it (think Rosanna Rosanna Danna.)

Both straight and wavy hair is easy to style with a shoulder length bob and chipped-in face framing layers. Wear it smooth and straight or with loose waves for a more casual look.

To get the straight bobbed hairstyle look:

Blow dry straight using mousse or a styling spray and a round brush. Apply a small amount of shine serum like Paul Mitchell Shine Drops, and smooth lightly with a flat iron. This length is long enough to be styled in a updo like a chignon, or a ponytail, for either a casual or a more formal event.

 

  



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