Should You Get a Fringe? – Advice from Hairstylists

If you want a change but don’t want to do anything too drastic, a fringe can be a great way to shake up your look. It’s a quick and easy way to change your hairstyle and it makes basic styles like ponytails look a little more interesting. But fear of getting a bad fringe can stop us – and as anyone who’s had a bad fringe knows, fringes grow long enough to be inconvenient very quickly, but take forever to grow out.

We’re going to let you in on a secret – fringes look great on nearly everyone. It’s just a matter of finding the right style for you.

The first thing to consider when choosing a fringe style is how you will incorporate it into your usual hair routine. If you favour slicked back styles, a fringe will be difficult to work with. Talk to your Brisbane hairdresser about your everyday hairstyles and how you would like your fringe to complete them.

Another deciding factor is your hair’s texture. Thick hair can be difficult to mould into a new style, while thin hair looks great in wispy styles. Curly hair can be notoriously difficult when it comes to fringes.

The most important thing when it comes to choosing a fringe style is your face shape. If you’ve copied a celebrity fringe and ended up with something that didn’t look great, it might be because you chose the wrong shape for your face. Use the following guide for face shapes to ensure a great looking fringe:

Square face

If you have angular features and your jaw is as wide as your cheekbones, you have a square shaped face. Choose a long, sweeping fringe that softens your features.

Round face

A round face is also characterised by a jaw that is as wide as the cheekbones but the jaw is softer and not angular. The goal of a fringe here is the opposite of a square face – you want to create angles to make the face look longer. A thick, side swept fringe is the best look for a round face.

Heart shaped face

A wide forehead and pointed chin are the main characteristics of a heart shaped face. The ideal fringe for this face shape balances the dimensions of your face. A long side fringe that sweeps down to the chin is the best look.

Oval face

Good news all you oval face women – you can get away with all fringe types and styles.

Keep in mind that you might have to work at keeping your fringe look just-stepped-out-of-the-hairdressers great. If your hair is used to growing a certain way, you’ll have to train your fringe to sit properly. Blow dry or straighten you fringe after every wash and tease out kinks by keeping it in place with a headband while you sleep.

Talk to a COEV Hairdresser about the best fringe for you. Call us on (07) 3844 4766 or drop into our salon at 4/69 Boundary Street, West End.