A new season means a new style and a haircut is a great way to shake things up and keep it fresh. For many women, this means a strong desire to cut bangs – but when it comes to hairstyles with bangs, there are a few things that nobody tells you until it’s too late!
Luckily, we're here to reveal the top things you need to know before you cut a fringe...
1. It’ll take a while for your fringe to settle.
Your hair is used to growing in a certain direction – say, backwards from the roots, with a centre path. A fringe forces it to grow downwards without a path, which means it’s going to take your locks a little while to get the memo – so don’t freak out when they stick up in random directions just a few days after being cut. Tip: train your hair by blow-drying your fringe every night and sleeping with a thick elastic headband over it at night.
2. Fringes are high maintenance.
There’s no ‘get up and go’ with a fringe. You will be required to style it every day if you want it to look even half decent – so if you’re into a no-nonsense kind of beauty routine, a fringe might not be the right idea for you.
3. The fringe in your head isn’t always the fringe on your head.
The way your fringe turns out depends on the type of hair you have, it comes down to thickness and texture, as well as whether your hair is curly, wispy, wavy or straight. This means that while you might be dreaming of that inspo picture you saw on Pinterest, there's no guarantee that your hair will come out the same. Tip: have a consultation with your hairdresser before making the chop, ask them what their experience is with people of the same hair texture having cut bangs.
4. You may have to play around with your make-up and accessories.
Cutting a fringe can change the shape of your face, and it means you may have to switch-up your make-up choices as a result. Dark, smoky eyes might clash with a thick, dark fringe, while heavy-rimmed spectacles may not complement a thick fringe, but could be great with wispy bangs. Play around with your make-up and accessories to see what makes you feel your best with your new look!
Test the look before taking the plunge
You can get a brand-new look without taking the plunge of cutting bangs. Simply invest in a set of Frontrow clip-in bangs and you can rock the fringe look at the drop of a hat. Applying and removing them takes just minutes, and it gives you ultimate style flexibility for any season. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to create a fringe using clip in hair extensions: