A fringe can make or break a haircut – and when celebrities want a new look it’s the first thing they change. Sienna Miller, Emma Watson and Jennifer Lawrence have all updated their styles with a simple fringe. “It’s important to get the fringe right, because it’s the most visible part of the haircut. It’s right at the front and will make the biggest difference to a client’s overall look. More than any other area on a cut, the fringe will set the character of a person, so it’s vital to ensure the length and shape suit the wearer. A tiny alteration to the shape of a fringe can turn a client from a suburban housewife into a dominatrix – it really is that powerful!”
One of the key trends for AW19 will be a fringe that sits just below the brows, with a soft curved line. It’s a look inspired by 1960s and 1970s fashion, although modern interpretations will play with the length more, offering longer and shorter versions depending on the personality and lifestyle of the client.
“In general, fringes this season will move away from the hard geometric or asymmetric styles that were popular last year. Now it’s more about worn-in, slightly grown-out shapes. Fringes are not cut as far back at the sides as they used to be, although this shape may make a comeback soon as part of the 1980’s resurgence that we are currently experiencing.”
Top tips for fabulous fringes
- Always tailor a fringe to suit the specific client, not just their face shape but consider the character of the wearer.
- Base the shape of the fringe on the ‘Tribe’ the client aspires to be a part of.
- The eyes are always the most important factor when considering fringe style; I’ll often make a compromise on the shape of the face in order to show off the eyes.
- Keep product away from the fringe to avoid it separating and looking greasy.