This article includes paid-for content and links. Helpful advice though if you need to cut your fringe!
I haven’t had a fringe for a while, partly because it never seems to look right when it grows between haircuts so this article I was sent is so interesting and gave me some ideas so I may be tempted to get a fringe again!
It can be really annoying when, a few weeks after a haircut, your hair starts falling in your eyes. Too soon (and often expensive) to go back to the hairdresser, yet something needs to be done about your lengthy fringe! This is when many of us resort to the DIY route and trim it ourselves. There are countless hilarious horror stories, videos and photos out there of it going wrong, so avoid this happening to you by following these bits of advice.
If you’ve never cut your own or anyone else’s fringe before, it’s a good idea to practise first. Not on your daughter or own hair though, find one of those giant plastic barbie heads and give it a go. You can usually pick one up incredibly cheaply at a car boot sale or charity shop and at least the plastic head will feel no shame if the trim goes awfully wrong. Alternatively get some hairpieces for women and try cutting those.
Use the Proper Equipment
Kitchen scissors are a big no when it comes to fringe trim. It may be a cost-effective option as you already have a pair and they may be sharp enough to cut through hair, but it’s not what they’re designed to do. Occasionally it may work but for the best possible results, a pair of professional hairdressing scissors are required. They may be more expensive but if you regularly trim your fringe this will balance out, especially compared to heading back to the hairdresser.
A few cutting tips to avoid having a nightmare are:
- Cut your hair dry, as when it’s wet it will bounce back up and look shorter
- Trim in front of a mirror, so you can constantly keep an eye on your work
- Start off by cutting off less than you want, just in case something goes wrong
- Use tiny cuts, going bit by bit rather than one massive cut, which gives a more natural look
- Twist the hair before you cut if you want rounded edges on either side of your fringe
Research Cutting Techniques
Watch videos from professionals, and step-by-step guides and get the help and advice of any hairdresser friends you may have. All hair is different, so you may need to do some extra research about what’s most appropriate for cutting your fringe.
Don’t end up having to wear a hat for three weeks to hide your wonky fringe, invest a bit of time and money to get your hair looking just right.
If you have a baby then maybe you don’t have time to get to the hairdresser as often as you would like. Could you cut your own fringe?