When we talk about “updating your look” or “getting a fringe”, there’s often a misconception that it means “making a big change”.
The truth is, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Our new Curved Cut is a case in point: it’s soft and subtle. It doesn’t require losing lots of length. And it works on all hair types, including curls – and on everything from long hair to bobs.
In fact, it’s the perfect switch–up for people who are terrified of fringes – but want to update their look.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
The Blended Fringe frames your face and contours your features. So, your eyes pop, your cheekbones stand to attention and your jawline appears more defined.
It freshens your look overall, without needing you to commit to a drastic change or a loss of length.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Blended Fringe is inspired by classic Curtain Bangs, but is even more wearable for those simply wanting to dip their toe in the fringe pool.
I like to create my Blended Fringes with the shortest section being around the bridge of the nose. Then, I cut the hair so it gets slightly longer toward the outside of the cheekbones, creating a face–framing sweep that’s still long enough to tuck behind your ears.
It means that on some days, you can show your fringe off, and on others, you can sweep it out of the way to switch up your look, as if you don’t have a fringe at all.
The key point is that the fringe must blend seamlessly into the rest of the hair as you work around the head, so it doesn’t look like an “add on”.
WHO ARE THE REFERENCES?
Suki Waterhouse, Jennifer Lawrence, Georgia May Jagger and Matilda Djerf have great Blended Fringes.
The fringe fits in with the natural shape and texture of their hair, for a really effortless, natural look.
HOW DOES IT WORK WITH COLOUR?
In this look, John painted in some lighter pieces of balayage to really add dimension, enhance the face–framing shape and create that seamless finish.
HOW TO STYLE IT?
The great thing about the Blended Fringe is its versatility. You could simply grab the Air Dry Kit, add some Almost Everything Cream, and pop the Great Hair Clips in while you apply your makeup to bring out the cut’s built–in shape.
Follow the Pinch technique, and it’ll really amplify that curtain–like sweep that brings out your cheekbones and makes your eyes pop.