“Fringes are the most personal part of a haircut because they are right up front,” says Fritz LaBoucane, creative director for Vidal Sassoon in Toronto, Ontario. “For summer we’re seeing short, bowl-shaped fringes with longer pieces left behind to intensify movement.”
LaBoucane says bangs look best with straight hair, but they can work with curly locks if cut into a light choppy fringe, to blend with the hair’s natural texture. If you want to “tress up” the fringe area, ask your stylist about pre-lighten random chunks, throughout the area for a sun-kissed look.
If you’re thinking about getting bangs but are nervous to take the plunge, take a section of hair and fold it over the forehead or clip on a temporary fringe to get an idea of the finished look. Remeber, once the scissors have snipped, fringes need meticulous maintenance.
“I recommend a trim every three weeks,” LaBoucane says. “Many salons offer clients complementary fringe trims to remain well-coiffed in between cuts.”