April 24, 2020 at 06:30AM
Cutting in a fringe can seem like a big commitment, yet it’s a hairstyle most of us have likely at least considered over the years. Fringes come in all types of shapes and cuts, and there are some that can suit everyone, with others being a little harder to pull off, depending on your face shape and how you style your hair usually. If you’re currently feeling tempted by a fringe, there are certain looks that can suit any of us, regardless of these elements. “A parted sweeping fringe will suit any face shape,” explains Maxine Cooke, creative stylist at Nicola Clarke at John Frieda salons. “The length just needs to be adjusted to complement the face shape.”
Maxine also recommends opting for a side-swept fringe if you want minimum commitment, and Paul Windle, founder of Windle London, suggests picking a fine long fringe with a couple sections, getting longer from the centre into the sides. As for which styles can be hardest to pull off, Maxine says micro-fringe requires a lot of commitment. “That being said,” she explains, “when it’s done right on the right person, it’s the most striking and beautifully edgy fringe there is.” And, while we do urge that you wait until you can get to salon before you take the plunge, taking inspiration from these 18 chic fringe hairstyles can’t hurt, right?
The classic fringe style for a bold, timeless look.
It’s not full, it’s not side-swept—it’s somewhere in-between.
A brave, alternative way to wear the fringe that requires the most commitment.
The perfect introductory style to fringe (or a chic exit style if you’re growing out an existing fringe).
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