Fringe Styles for Hair

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Fringe Styles for Hair
A fringe is the perfect way to change your look and add shape to the face. (woman with a fringe image by forca from Fotolia.com)

A fringe, also known as bangs, is a great, low-risk and cost effective way to change your look or try something new. Unlike a haircut, which can often be surprisingly overpriced, most hairdressers won't charge you a dime to get a fringe trim. Another benefit is that you can be in and out of the salon within ten minutes.

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Block Fringe

Get this look wrong and you could wind up looking like a 1980s wannabe, but get it right and the traditional block fringe style can look stunning. A block fringe is wide and even, generally finishing just above the eye line. It is traditionally kept straight, although it is more common these days to spot celebrities sporting crimped or curly block fringes, showing just how versatile the fringe can be. The block fringe looks best with long hair.

Side Fringe

The side fringe is a good subtle way to change your hairstyle. It is useful for breaking up heavy hair and also flexible, as it can be worn as long, short, straight or curly. But beware; if you have a very high forehead, the side fringe may not be for you.

Asymmetric Fringe

The asymmetric fringe can be a variation on the side fringe look. This is when the fringe is cut diagonally, starting short and growing longer. It's best worn with heavy, layered hair for an edgy, textured look.

Blunt Fringe

Short, blunt fringes can instantly change your look and add a wow factor to what may otherwise be a fairly simple haircut. Many celebrities have opted for this style, and, if you're brave enough, it might just be the step to complete your look. A blunt fringe can compliment a short bob and flatters the rounder or more oval face shape.

Curtains / Peek-a-boo Fringe

The 'curtains' style, sometimes called the 'peek-a-boo' fringe, is fringe worn long and parted around the face. This style often partly covers the eyes. This style can help add softness to a sharp facial structure, as well as distracting attention from a large forehead or prominent jaw line.

Wispy Fringe

Similarly to the Peek-a-boo fringe, the wispy fringe will often suit a square face shape. It is also a longer fringe, usually finishing mid-cheekbone, using just a few strands of hair to frame the face.

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