THE DIY FRINGES Be brave!
Feeling brave? Then grab a mirror, some scissors and say a prayer
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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