Are you considering rolling with the 2020 fringetastic hair fashion trends? You’re only a few snips away from trying an entirely new look. So now you only have to choose between a curtain fringe, a baby fringe or one of the many other fantastic styles out there. We’ll guide you to the perfect fringe for your face – and we also tell you which ones to stay away from. You may be able to pull off several fringe styles. Read more below.
If your face shape is round, you should go for an angled and feathered fringe with a bit of texture. Style your fringe from the side towards the centre of your forehead. You may want to use a side-parting to mark the start of your fringe.
The long fringe called ‘curtain fringe’ also works very well for a round face. Make sure the curtains are not drawn down to your cheekbones – that will make your cheekbones and face look rounder, and we don’t want that.
Stay away from a straight fringe. It may easily frame your round face, making it look wider.
If you’re blessed with an oval face, the world is (almost) your fringe. An oval face shape strikes the perfect balance between height and width. This does by no means mean that other face shapes are wrong!
Having an oval face, you don’t need to camouflage a high forehead or make up for wide cheekbones – so book your stylist today and get that fringe going!
If you have a strong, angular jaw, and your face is about the same width from the jaw to the cheekbones and all the way up to your forehead then you have a square face.
A square face looks most beautiful with those longer, thicker, heavier and more choppy fringes such as a curtain fringe or a longer side-swept fringe. A textured fringe would also look fantastic on your square face.
Avoid short fringes such as the baby fringe or straight-cut, graphic fringes. A wide fringe that is cut into the sides of the face doesn’t work that well with a square face shape either.
If you have an oblong face and/or a high forehead, you will look fantastic with a fringe as it will help shorten your long face and make it appear more oval and less oblong. However, there are types of fringes that you should stay away from. We’ll get back to those later.
A long side-swept fringe will look perfect on you BUT – there is a but! You should avoid fringes that extend beyond your cheekbones! These long fringes make your face look even longer, and the length is exactly what your fringe is supposed to camouflage. Think wide – not long.
We also recommend that you stay away from the short fringes – they can easily make your face look even longer.
Having a heart-shaped face means that your face is widest at the forehead and narrowest at your chin. It can be a bit more tricky to tame your fringe because you have a V-shaped widow’s peak at the centre of your forehead with a natural cowlick there.
One of the best and most natural-looking fringes for a heart-shaped face is the Bardot fringe.
A side-swept, layered fringe that has its outset slightly above your eyebrows from where it is angled downwards to stop at the apex of your cheekbones, also works very well with the heart-shaped face. If you want a side-swept fringe, you should style your bangs with a blow-drier straight after washing to reduce the appearance of your natural cowlick.
It is just for this reason that a full fringe rarely works with your heart-shaped face.
When you have sacrificed your front hair to the fashion Gods, it’s important to keep your fringe looking fresh. Here are some of the most important maintenance tips for your fringe.
Your fringe inevitably comes into contact with your skin and that may give it a greasy look. You don’t have to wash all of your hair – you can just wash your fringe in the sink. If you wash your hair too much, it can get greasy. It doesn’t have to take more than five minutes to wash and style your fringe. If you’re in a hurry, a good dry shampoo can do the trick.
We’ve devoted an entire blog post to greasy hair and how to avoid it if you want to know more about this subject.
Trim your fringe every two or three weeks to keep the style and the right length.
You should style your fringe, and it doesn’t have to take more than five minutes. Having chosen to get a fringe, you have to spend a few minutes styling it. It helps define your look.
Have a nice hair day!