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Find your fringe feet

Find your fringe feet

Before you get a fringe cut in, you should be made aware that it needs a little more maintenance than other hairstyles (unless you're one of those women whose bangs just happen to be perfectly in place first thing in the morning). If you're not - which we're guessing is the majority of you reading this - try following these methods to care for your hair between cuts.

Depending on your hair style you should put some thought into what type of fringe you want. Heavier locks can hold a full fringe better as it won't get wispy or windswept, whereas lighter, thinner tresses may be better off opting for a side fringe to give a heavier-looking finish. Likewise take into consideration your face shape, e.g. round faces may give the illusion of being more circular if you cut a full fringe in.

When it comes to training your fringe we don't mean barking orders like 'sit', 'stay' or 'go fetch'. Your hair can be tamed if you create a certain finish enough times, so try to keep things consistent for a while. For example, if you have a side fringe dry it in the direction you want it to sit and secure with a pin at night, or with a full fringe style it into the shape you want as you blow dry it to ensure it behaves itself. Always style your fringe when your hair is wet as it's easier to control and choose your brush wisely - a round option is ideal for short, vintage-style fringes to give them that extra bounce.

The more neat they are to begin with, the more likely you may be able to keep the look for longer without having to wet it and re-style. If you apply heat to if often your strands will break quicker and become an uneven nuisance.

It's also good to keep in mind that touching your bangs up a lot with your fingers makes them prone to natural oils, resulting in greasiness.

Jazz Zo Alexander, hairstylist at Toni & Guy, urges people to get a trim between proper cuts too.

"Most salons offer free fringe trims to their clients, that's one way to keep on top of your fringe," she told Cover Media. "Whatever anyone does they should never trim it themselves, I don't even trust myself to, it always goes wrong!"

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