So you’ve decided to take the plunge and rock a fringe. You’re not alone, this has been a super popular request at Esstudio this Summer. But one quick dilemma – which style will you choose? There are so many different types of fringes out there that it can be hard to decide which is the right style for you. There is actually a lot to consider when it comes to choosing a fringe – is your hair thick or thin? Curly or straight? What is your face shape? Can you really be bothered styling it every morning? Because the last thing that you want to do is have a fringe cut in that looks great when you walk out of the salon, but looks a hot mess every day between visits because you have no idea how/can’t be bothered to style it properly. We’ve all been there and done that, some of us have even bought the T-shirt, but this is your ticket out.

Straight Fringe

The straight fringe is pretty standard. It’s versatile and works well across all age groups. It’s a great way to hide fine lines and wrinkles or conceal a large forehead. If you have a long face this is the way to shorten it – but steer clear if you have a round face as this will only add width that you probably neither need nor want. Be warned though – a straight fringe relies on daily maintenance to keep it looking fresh. It’s fairly simple, just a quick run over with your hair straightener or blowdryer but be ready to commit.

Side Swept Fringe

A side fringe is a great way to soften a square or angular face. They’re brilliant because they can be easily pinned back if you are having a bad hair day and just can’t be bothered to wrestle with the blowdryer first thing on a Monday morning. Like a straight fringe, they are great for breaking up a large forehead. If you have curly or wavy hair, opt for a longer version of this fringe to avoid it bouncing up and going fluffy.

Parted Fringe

A parted fringe is a great option if you’re looking to make the switch from a straight fringe to a side swept fringe. It can be easily pinned back to the sides as it grows out without looking awkward like a straight fringe as they will generally graduate into longer lengths towards the edges. A parted fringe works well with center, off center and side parts so they’re super versatile. You can leave the ends sleek and smooth for a more polished look, or have your hairdresser add a bit of texture to the ends for a more grungy look.

Short Fringe

So 1944. Don’t do it. You’ve been warned.

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