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The benefits of having a fringe
Wondering whether you should get a fringe cut to freshen up your current hairstyle? Here at beautyheaven, many of us have been Googling 'long hair with bangs' , 'haircuts with bangs', 'curly hair with bangs' and 'fringe hairstyles' for weeks. Whether it's a long fringe or side bangs, it's tempting try the various fringe styles that are constantly coming in and out of fashion.
So while you're contemplating haircuts with bangs, we've rounded up the pros and cons of fringe hairstyles to help you make that final decision. That way we'll all be taking an educated leap if we're courageous enough to jump...
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The pros of having a fringe
It is a cheap and painless alternative to having Botox. If you’re sporting fine lines, deep wrinkles or pigmentation on the forehead you’d rather others not see, bangs are ideal. They’ll hide everything, and as an added bonus, fringes are also wonderful for counteracting the effects of ageing. When cut correctly to suit your face shape, you can gain the illusion of chiselled cheekbones and a firmer jaw line. Nifty, huh?
It allows you to sneakily grow out your brows. Been a little heavy-handed with the ol’ tweezers? Hiding not-so-flattering eyebrow regrowth under a fringe is the perfect way to (eventually) get full brows with minimal fuss. Growing them back can take months (or even years, depending on your age), so keeping the strays under wraps from peering eyes will leave you feeling groomed throughout the mostly horrid regrowth stage.
It’s a much-loved style in Hollywood right now. So, if you were seen rocking one, it could be said that you are ‘on-trend’. Or ‘stylish’. From Zooey Deschanel’s thick, blunt fringe, to Jessica Biel’s long 70s-esque bangs and Alexa Chung’s wispy number, plenty of celebrities are enjoying this style right now.
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The cons of having a fringe
It requires extra styling time. And that equates to more effort on your behalf, as well as more minutes in the bathroom on a daily basis. If you’re not certain you can commit to being a slave to your fringe day after day, it’s highly likely this style isn’t for you quite yet. But if you are up for making that little extra effort, the John Frieda Beach Blonde Ocean Waves Sea-Salt Spray will give you an undone, effortlessly textured fringe in three spritzes flat. Styling sorted!
It needs to suit your face shape. Not Sophia Bush’s face (although she does look absolutely dashing with blunt bangs), your face. So, sit down with your hairstylist and nut out your face shape, hair type and styling habits so you’re left with a fringe that not only flatters, but fits in with your lifestyle, too.
It requires regular trims. This one is obvious, but needs to be mentioned. If you currently find yourself only stumbling into a hair salon every five or six months, you’ll get a rude shock if you’ve buddied up with a fringe. To maintain its style (and your eyesight!), you’re looking at regular fringe trims every three or four weeks. And that, my friends, requires commitment.
Have you ever had a fringe? Would you get one? What hairstyle is on your love-to-have list?
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