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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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The Big Bang Theory; Hairstyles with Bangs

Kelly Osbourne with angular bangs
How to wear bangs

To bang or not to bang, that is the question . . . How often have you asked yourself “Should I get bangs?” Adding bangs to your hairstyle is a tricky proposition; done well, hairstyles with bangs add an element of edginess and flair to your look. Done poorly you are doomed to a partnership with headbands and barrettes for many moons to come, and the “should I get bangs” question is one that you will wish you never asked yourself.

Before making that first snip, consider this . . .

Before choosing a hairstyle with bangs, consider the shape of your face. Bangs will alter the look of your face shape, so if you have a very round face or a very square face with width at your jaw line, bangs probably aren’t for you. Remember how ridiculous Kelly Osborne looked with bangs? Her face shape is too round to carry them off. If you want the effect of bangs without the drama, try a few soft wispy pieces before making a commitment to a deeper cut. Think Maria Schwarzenegger. Her jaw line is particularly square, and the fringe hairstyle with side swept bangs give softness to an otherwise angular face.

Side by Side Reese Witherspoon and Rooney Mara both with bangs

If you have a heat shaped, triangular or oval face, bangs can work for you. Rooney Mara is doing a fantastic job making her angular cut work for her. Her hairstyle with bangs is dramatic and edgy and gives her lots of fashion options. Reese Witherspoon is another good candidate for bangs. Her heart-shaped face is complimented by her long hairstyle with bangs that can be combed down for a full fringe effect, or swept to the side for a softer, more romantic look.

Remember if you choose a hairstyle with bangs or a fringe hairstyle, work your way into it. Try cutting bangs a bit longer than you think you want them to be. Hair shrinks a bit when it dries, and it’s always easier to go shorter but only nature can correct a haircut that’s too short. If your hair is long – shoulder length or below – you may want to start with a tapered cut around your face. Cutting bangs directly into your hair at the brow line can be too harsh a look for some people, so consider fringe that begins at your jaw line and tapers to a shorter bang as you approach eye level.

For more great bangs styles check out our Pinterest Beautiful Bangs Boards.

  



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Fringe Hairstyles, Who Can Wear Them?

Swept Fringe Hairstyles

Love this fringe hairstyle on Lea Michele

The sleek style of it suits her well, don’t you think? Lea’s face shape is a longer oval with some oblong features and the full fringe shortens the overall look of length to her face. It’s ‘eye catching’ and just a cute look on her!

I also like the amount of ‘chipping’ her hairdresser did on the ends of the fringe. Chipping is a way of softening the edges of the fringe, it gives an uneven edge to an even cut. The hairdresser ‘chips in’ to the ends, cutting out random pieces with the tip of the shears.

Her hair was straightened with a flat iron after blow drying it smooth. He also used a frizz free cream, over the finished hair to smooth and give more shine.

Swept Fringe Hairstyles

Heidi Klum – a face framing fringe hairstyle

This long hairstyle with bangs works great on Heidi’s square face shape by elongating, softening and framing her face shape. You might argue that she doesn’t have a square face shape, but maybe a round face shape or an oval/square face shape. It’s common that some face shapes can look different from different angles, or when smiling or not smiling. Heidi’s face shape is one of those face shapes that looks different from different angles. None-the-less this is a great look on Heidi and would flatter any face shape as well!

These straight styles are a fun way to change things up when you are bored with your same old same old. And you don’t even need to worry if you fight cowlicks or wavy/curly bangs, a flat iron will take care of it . . . no worries.

 

  



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