Is it just me or is everyone getting snip happy lately and replacing middle parts for bangs? Three Victoria Secret models recently framed their faces with fringes including Behati Prinsloo, Erin Heatherton and Adriana Lima who debuted her new look on the Met Gala red carpet.
I personally love Behati's boho style with chipped, uneven edges and layered tresses to match. It's perfect for her tomboy, laid-back look. I often have women in my chair asking whether they should go for it, especially now when they're seeing a lot of celebrities doing it on social media. Usually they're bored with their usual hairstyle or keen to try something new and while I absolutely love a fringe, it's certainly not for everyone.
For one, it's the daily maintenance required to style it and two, it needs to be trimmed regularly or you'll end up like poor Erin who couldn't see for looking due to a case of the lock-fringe-monster!
With summer in the air, styling bangs can be tricky as they tend to get a little sticky in the sweaty heat. There's nothing worse than your fringe glued to your forehead, especially when you have spent the time styling it perfectly that morning.
So what do you do? Well here's a couple of hair hacks for fringe dwellers;
1. Carry a purse size can of dry shampoo everywhere - this will be your godsend, believe me. This handy spray will soak up any oil and refresh your limp-looking locks, stat.
2. Get a good pair of scissors and trim your own fringe - I created a cool video a while back that shows you two different ways you can trim your bangs at home. It's easier than you think, so click click and get snipping!
3. Opt for a fine fringe over heavy bangs - this is perfect for the commitment-phobe who really doesn't want to go for a serious fringe, but they just want something a little different around their face. This is great for summer because it's thin enough to be styled into a sideswept look or pinned with a cool clip or bobby pin.
Ok so there are my three tips for styling bangs this summer. Will you go the chop? Show me how you style yours on social media and don't forget to tag me in with #confessionsofahairstylist so I can see!