Fringe ben­e­fits

True Love Hair - - CONTENTS - By LER­ATO SEUOE

OVAL FACE

Oval faces tend to be sym­met­ri­cal, with the jaw be­ing only slightly wider than the tem­ples.

FRINGE: If you’re lucky to have an oval face, you can get away with most kinds of bangs and re­ally ex­per­i­ment. Just make sure you keep them in good con­di­tion. With all the op­tions open to you, airy fringes will com­ple­ment your face shape more. A heavy bang may ap­pear too bulky – if you have them thinned a lit­tle, you’ll have the op­tion to style them to the side as well.

When opt­ing for a style or cut, use your face shape as a guide. A fringe can work won­ders for en­hanc­ing your best fea­tures and bone struc­ture. We help you choose the bang that’s per­fect for you.

SQUARE SHAPE

A square face tends to have a prom­i­nent jaw and a very de­fined bone struc­ture.

FRINGE: Square faces can look quite se­vere with cer­tain types of bangs, so avoid any type of blunt-cut bangs be­cause th­ese will make your face look harsh. Try to stick with feath­ery, longer side-bangs to help soften your fea­tures. Bangs that go just be­low the brows, almost touch­ing your lashes with a ta­pered ef­fect, bring a soft­ness to the strong square shape.

The den­sity should be feath­ery, let­ting your fore­head peek through.

ROUND FACE

A round face is char­ac­terised by a short fore­head, with the tem­ple often the same width as the jaw. Those with round faces tend to look more youth­ful.

FRINGE: If you have a round face, try to choose longer, feath­ery side-bangs, keep­ing th­ese tucked to the side of your face. Th­ese will ap­pear to slim your face and re­duce the em­pha­sis on your cheeks. An in­cor­rect fringe can make your face look fuller. Rather give the fringe an arch to ac­cen­tu­ate the fem­i­nine char­ac­ter­is­tics of your face. Your bangs should be graphic and curved. Keep them thick for a more dra­matic feel.

HEART FACE

The face goes nar­rower to­wards the chin, the fore­head is pro­nounced and the chin is thin.

FRINGE: Brow-graz­ing fringes are a great look on heart-shaped faces. Skim­ming the eyes with a straight fringe will de­tract at­ten­tion from the point of the chin and hide a larger fore­head, while bring­ing out your eyes. Side-swept fringes can soften and bal­ance the fa­cial struc­ture, while draw­ing at­ten­tion to the eyes. The stylist needs to layer and feather the bang, mak­ing the short hair strands stop right at the arch of your brow and the long­est stretch fur­ther down to the cor­ners of your outer eyes.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.