Cutting the perfect fringe can seem like a tasking – and sometimes impossible – endeavor. But if use the right methods, and follow a few simple guidelines, you can be sure to get the style you’re after, every time. Read on to discover the ABC’s of crafting a technically precise fringe, in this how-to segment with Traci Sakosits, North American Creative Director of Sassoon.
Before you cut: A Fringe Defined
A full fringe (or bang) is the area of hair from the round or curve of the head (the frontal bone). Simply put, it’s the hair that sits over the forward head and between the temples. Before you begin to cut a fringe, make sure to carefully assess the hairline’s organic shape, and subsequent growth patterns. This evaluation – if done properly – can determine the success of your bang.
Before you begin to cut, section the hair parallel to the hairline for a geometric or graduated fringe. This sectioning is integral for consistency, control and finite detailing. If you’re aiming for a soft look, forgo establishing length first; in this case, the sectioning would be vertical from the top of the head.
The length of the fringe can help to create the look that you’re aiming to achieve. Here’s how.
Decide on your technique – and execute with precision. Discover the best technique for your look, here.
The last factor to consider when creating a face-framing fringe is shape. Discover which shapes work to best compliment various areas of the face.
Though crafting a face-framing fringe can seem difficult, careful assessment and clever planning can make it a snap. So take your time – and make sure to take length, technique and shape into account – and you’ll end up with the perfect look.
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