THE DIY FRINGES Be brave!

Feel­ing brave? Then grab a mir­ror, some scis­sors and say a prayer

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1 THE SIDESWEPT FRINGE DIF­FI­CULTY 2/3

“This fringe will help to add width to a nar­row face,” says Roi Nadin, head stylist at Ge­orge Northwood.“Hair needs to be smooth, man­age­able and sleek, and you’ll need a steady hand with those scis­sors.” Al­ways do this cut when hair is wet. Make a side part­ing at the op­po­site side to where you want your fringe to fall, then grab the sec­tion of hair you want as your fringe. Pull that down to the tip of your nose and across to the op­po­site side (so the same side as your part­ing), and snip. Don’t worry if you get a tad scis­sor happy and cut too short – putting in a mid­dle part­ing will make hair fall into the per­fect full fringe – yeah, we know, we didn’t be­lieve it un­til we tried it ei­ther.

2 THE MI­CRO FRINGE DIF­FI­CULTY 1/3

A mi­cro fringe doesn’t so much rely on face shape, but rather your fea­tures – they need to be del­i­cate and elfin.“You also need man­age­able hair and no cowlicks or un­even­ness,” says Nadin. Al­ways cut when hair is dry, but first de­cide how thick you want it. When se­lect­ing the sec­tion of hair, don’t go more than an inch back from your hair­line. Pull that sec­tion out­wards, rest­ing the scis­sors on your fore­head as you go, and cut straight across, 2cm above your eye­brows. Use a ruler to help keep the line straight, and don’t worry if you need to cut a lit­tle more to neaten up – short is the name of the game.

3 WISPY FRINGE DIF­FI­CULTY 1.5/3

“Any­body can rock this fringe, but it’s es­pe­cially good for slim­ming a round face,” says Nadin. “It’s not pre­cise, so most hair types will be able to work it, but hair that’s curly should avoid,” he adds. Se­lect the sec­tion of hair in the same way as for a mi­cro fringe, but don’t go more than a cen­time­tre back from the hair­line. Pull it down to the bridge of your nose and cut slowly. It’s best to cut too long, then re-as­sess and go back if you need to. Trust us.

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