For the gal who’s always asking “should I cut my hair?”
I finally made the big chop.
Do you want to try a front-fringe without the added commitment?
Rather than going for the big chop, there are a number of clip-in hair pieces which are easily blend-able, and look flawless when used in the correct way.
If you’re thinking about changing your look, read these tips to make your hair look perfect for any occasion.
1. Start with freshly washed and dried hair which has little or not product at the roots. If you do want to make the process easier, straighten your hair with a pair of wands.
2. You may need to trim the bangs before applying them, so use a small pair of scissors and lightly cut the hair at an angle.
3. Most bangs will have 2-3 clip in points which make it really easy to grab onto your existing hair. Position the extensions firstly in the centre of your parting, and clip onto the middle of your head.
4. Simply pin down the other two sides, making sure to have enough hair on each side. If the piece does feel a little loose, use a bobby pin to discreetly lock it into place.
5. To disguise any thick tracks, create a milkmaid braid and secure with a few extra bobby pins. Not only does this make the hair look natural, but it’s also a stylish way to wear your hair!
- Most clip-in pieces are made from human hair, so wash, dry, and take care of them as you would your own. Don’t apply too much heat, and be sure before cutting them – they won’t be growing back!
- If you have highlights, take the fringe to your hair dresser and they will sort out the colour for you. This won’t be a major concern if you have balayage or two-tone hair.
- If your hair is synthetic, don’t use too much product on it. It will most likely damage the hair, and will set you back in the long term.
- Clip-ins are only temporary! If you find yourself wearing this style on a daily basis, why not get the trim? It’s much more easier to manage.
Bellami Bangs, $54.99
Goddess Hair Clip in Fringe (Human Hair), $49
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You’re bored with your hair. You want a drastic change that’s, well, not as drastic as a buzz cut. Bangs could be the perfect solution: eye-catching, versatile, quirky, and if it’s good enough for Zooey, it could be your style trademark too! Follow our guide to see whether bangs are right for you.
Contrary to popular belief, there is a set of bangs for every hairstyle. If you have been blessed with an oval face, then practically any style of bangs will work with your facial structure. To even out the wider top section of a heart shaped face, go for long, side swept bangs. Try to avoid bangs that are heavy or bluntly cut.
For a round face, don’t be afraid that it will make it appear even rounder. Simply ask for bangs that taper at the edges beside the eyes, or side swept bangs that draw attention to your cheekbones. This will give the illusion of a thinner contoured face.
Square shaped faces look amazing with a curved set of bangs—heavier on the outside and wispier in the middle of your forehead. Bangs can have a delicate effect on a square face.
Curls don’t necessarily rule out bangs as an option. In fact, cut the right way fury bangs are downright adorable! However, they require a little more attention. A side bang is the easiest to maintain (for those days when your hair just won’t do what you tell it to do) and gives you the option of straightening or letting your natural curls fly free.
For all you dyed hair beauties, remember that bangs will shine a torch to your regrowth, so be prepared for regular trips to the hairdresser. The same goes for trims—find a hairdresser who understands exactly what you want because a poorly cut bang sticks out like a sore thumb! Otherwise, if you trust yourself enough to trim your own, it can save you money on regular trips to the hairdresser.
If you lead a fairly active lifestyle, become intimately acquainted with dry shampoo as soon as possible. It will become your post-exercise lifesaver.
If you aren’t lucky enough to have bangs that naturally sit perfectly when you wake up in the morning, remember that this hairstyle requires time and effort to tame (but it’s worth the extra couple minutes every day!).
Also, forget anti-aging cream; a set of bangs instantly gives you a more youthful look (and if you’re worried about forehead wrinkles, they’re no longer on display).
Above all, take the risk and experiment with your hair! Bangs instantly provide an edgy look without doing anything out of the ordinary, and they draw attention straight to your eyes.
The best part about bangs is that they will always grow out. A bang is not forever, but it will always be in style.
By Elizabeth Rowe
If you’ve ever thought about cutting a fringe, rest assured: the fringe is back in a big way. From Zooey Deschanel to Lea Michele, these celebrity hairstyles show you just how cute a fringe can be with the right styling. Whether you want a wispy side fringe or a bold and full fringe, you’ll find plenty of inspiration to take to your hairstylist with you.
Here are five of the best celebrity hairstyles with fringes to help you decide which fringe is best for you.
Rose Byrne’s sleek fringe
Rose looks amazing with her sleek, sophisticated fringe, framing her beautiful eyes and heart-shaped face perfectly.
To get this style, your fringe need to be cut straight so you can achieve a smooth line. Blow dry your fringe with a round brush to give them a little volume so they don’t just lay flat against your forehead. Apply a bit of smoothing serum to keep flyaways in checks. This fringe looks great with a natural style, a sporty ponytail or even an elegant updo.
Emma Stone’s choppy side fringe
Emma Stone shows how versatile a fringe can be, styling a sleek fringe into a choppy, side fringe. It’s a stylish twist on a classic fringe, and looks great whether you turn it into a hair up style or keep it down.
To get Emma’s look, ask your hairstylist to create a choppy fringe starting at the top of your head, so you have enough fringe to style to the side. You’ll need to apply some texturing product or gel, then blow dry them to the side. Working with them while they’re wet will help them shape to the side more easily. Tousle them for a cool, relaxed, look.
Lea Michele’s face-framing fringe
Lea Michele has incredible hair, and the perfect face for a fringe. She’s experimented with relaxed waves and straight styles The beautiful songstress has experimented with her long, chestnut hair by trying out relaxed waves, straight styles and different styles of fringe. This face-framing fringe may be our favourite.
The key to this look is to cut your fringe well above the brows and to blow dry them straight. If you allow your hair to dry naturally, the bangs will likely part and stick out at odd angles. Make sure you dry them flat and finish with a light mist of hairspray to tame flyways. Ask your hairstylist to cut some layers around your face to keep the look softer.
Zooey Deschanel’s heavy fringe
The queen of the fringe, Zooey Deschanel has turned the fringe into her signature look, making her doe eyes pop. In fact, when she showed up at a recent red carpet event with her fringe pulled back, she was virtually unrecognisable.
This heavy fringe should fall below your eyebrows – even touching the tops of your lashes (if you can stand it!). Use a round brush to blow dry the fringe, creating volume with rounded ends. If you leave longer pieces at the ends, allow them to fall and dry naturally, creating a bit of texture at the sides, which looks particularly striking if you pull your hair up into a bun or ponytail.
Kelly Osbourne’s block fringe
Kelly Osbourne has created her own unique, rocking style, which is often accentuated by her distinctive hair colours – from lavender to grey. While she changes up her hairstyles often, the look we love is her gorgeous block fringe.
This fringe is easy to cut and style. The fringe should be cut full but not too heavy, and they should be straight across and hang just above or right at the eyebrows. The fringe should be blow dried straight, with a smoothing serum applied to keep them in place. Comb them slight off center to create a slight part when you want to mix it up, and finish with a mist of hairspray at the part to keep it separate.
Which celebrity has your favourite fringe?