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beauty insider: how to GROW OUT YOUR FRINGE

Nikki Yazxhi

how to grow out your fringe


… and those who are just dying to grow the ‘damn thing’ out…

Here are a few other clever ways to cope if you’re growing out your fringe:
• Cut it. Growing out a fringe actually requires trimming and reshaping. Have your stylist cut it at an angle once they’ve passed the bottom of your eyebrows to soften the look. If it’s already side-swept, let the outer corners grow while micro-trimming the middle. Each time you get a cut {every four to six weeks, please}, have the hair around your face slightly angled to meet the growing bangs. And to even out the overall length, trim a couple of centimetres off the back.
• Style it well. When your fringe reaches your eyebrows, it’s all about control. Those with coarse, wavy hair need a little pomade to weigh it down, while fine hair responds best to a coin-size amount of gel that’s got some alcohol to shape and tame flyaways. Once your fringe has reached the bridge of your nose, apply a styling lotion and curl the fringe up and back with a round brush. Gravity alone will help the hair fall into a sexy wave. And experiment with different parts—if you part your hair in the middle, you could push it to either side, or you could try a side part that will make your ‘bangs’ look less like the centre of attention.
• Colour it. Fresh colour pumps up hair that’s going through an awkward stage. But thinly placed highlights can look oddly striped on bangs, so request a semi-permanent or gloss to give the illusion of uniform length. If you just can’t part with highlights, get balayage {fine strands of colour} a few shades paler than your base. Have your colourist concentrate on the tips of your fringe. This draws the eye to the ends and makes the fringe look longer.
• Push it back. Pin your fringe back with a couple of delicate bobby pins and tuck that under a bandana or scarf. Or pull them back with a clawed band. For a less severe look, let a few pieces sneak out and graze the forehead on an angle. If you have a wavy or curly hair can twist the fringe back off the face {as if they were doing a French twist} and secure it with a U-shaped hair pin. In the end, even if you thought it was a mistake to get a fringe, at least it will seem as if you meant to look this chic and fabulous!
{Pic: Studded Hearts}


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