Asymmetrical Side Fringe Hairstyles

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Asymmetrical Side Fringe Hairstyles
Asymmetrical side fringe hairstyles are unique and unbalanced. (new generation image by NiDerLander from Fotolia.com)

Fringe hairstyles create unusual or striking looks around the face, typically by cutting the fringe and the hair on the side of the head. Asymmetrical side fringes refer to having two different lengths of fringe on the side of the head, creating a unique look. Typically associated with "emo" style, asymmetrical haircuts are still worn by many people, even if they aren't a part of that culture.

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Gamine Bob

One version of hairstyle that falls into the asymmetrical fringe category is called the gamine bob. This hairstyle is a variation on the more traditional bob that was most popular in America during Prohibition and which is often associated with the flapper. A gamine bob is typically shorter on the right side of the head, and it moves in a downward curve through the fringe, ending up with the left side of the hair much longer than the right side (though the hair is still recognisable as a bob cut).

Choppy Asymmetrical Fringes

Though a more general style, choppy asymmetrical fringes also work with the hair on the sides of your head as well as with your fringe. Unlike the gamine bob, which has a definite curve and roundness to it, the choppy style is more chaotic and random. The stylist should make the cuts at almost random intervals to show the person's layers, as well as to reveal various parts of their face. This choppy style provides more of a punk look.

Asymmetrical Layers

Though the fringes of the wearer's hair may actually be physically the same length with this style, the layers of the hair are quite unmatched. When a person wants asymmetrical layers in their side fringes the stylist will take their hair and layer it like you would any other style. However, it will simply be layered differently on one side. This gives a different impression of thickness in the side fringes. Once that's been done you can style your hair in a variety of ways to bring out that disparity, including straightening the fringes so that the layers are very evident.

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