As someone who has been the owner of a fringe for more than ten years, here’s what you need to know before you go for the chop...
Having a fringe is more high maintenance than not having a fringe. That sounds obvious, but you will have to regularly pop into the hairdressers between appointments to get it cut. There’s nothing more annoying than a fringe that’s ever so slightly too long. *shudder*
It’s more expensive. I pay for regular fringe trims at a local hairdresser because I know I can book an appointment and be in and out in ten minutes. I know hairdressers always say, ‘just pop in’ for a trim but I find I always end up waiting around for ages, and so I prefer to go somewhere else for ease. However, at a fiver a pop it does add up over the course of the year.
You have to like having hair on your face. If you’re always sweeping your hair back or never have your hair out of a ponytail then a fringe is pretty likely to drive you bananas.
If you’re anything like me you’ll wake up every morning with your fringe pointing in completely different directions. Trust me, I look like Garth from Wayne’s World in the AM. You’ll have to invest in a good pair of straighteners so you can style it every morning.
It might take a while to find out what kind of fringe suits you. I like mine on my eyebrows, no longer, no shorter, and chopped into a little bit so it’s not too blunt. I also like it slightly parted in the middle. You might not nail it the first time around, but there is a fringe to suit you.
You will have to deal with a bad fringe. I once had mine chopped into a micro-fringe before I even had a chance to ask for what I wanted, and the photos of it annoy me to this day. But, as with most things hair-related, it’s not a life sentence and it will grow out.
You’ll have to resist the temptation to cut your fringe yourself. It’s so tempting, I know, and when I was younger and wilder I did it ALL THE TIME. These days, not so much. Dinnae do it.
Have you ever had a fringe or are you thinking of getting one? I’d love to hear your thoughts.