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How to Master the Faux Fringe Trend

Why cut when you can tuck?

We've all been there: scrolling through our social feeds, taking in all the looks strutting up and down the red carpet at the season's biggest events and, in addition to swooning over statement eyes and strappy silhouettes, we find ourselves wondering how some of our favorite celebs can transition so seamlessly between bangs and a fringe-free look. While it may appear as though a serious snip has just taken place, the truth is that more often than not, it's all thanks to an array of hairstyling products and techniques. And, we don't know about you, but we couldn't be more excited that these style switch ups can be done without permanently taking the plunge. Agree? We thought you might, that's why we're here to walk you through how to nail the look. Follow along!

Step 1: Part Your Hair

Since your bangs will be front and center, it's best to ensure that the rest of your hair is evenly situated, making a middle part the ideal layout for the base of your hairstyle. That's not to say you can't do a side part though. It's all preference.

Step 2: Section Along Your Hairline

To create your bangs, you'll need to separate about two inches of hair out from your hairline. To master the look, make sure you've grabbed that width from along your part down towards your temple. Push the rest of your hair behind your ears and tie into a loose ponytail to keep it out of the way.

Step 3: Pull Your Sectioned Hair Forward In Front Of Your Face

Comb your two-inch sections of hair in front of your face and determine how long you want your bangs to look. Run your fingers down to that length and then twist the ends out towards your ears, making sure that your hair is still centered in front of your face. Gently piece your bangs apart for a natural look and then pin the ends of your twist under your hair on each side.

 

Editor's Tip:When you go one side at a time, you'll notice that the end look may reveal curtain bangs as opposed to a full fringe. If you want a full fringe, gently tug at each side to create a fuller look.

Now, after playing with faux fringe for a while, you may begin wondering just how permanent you'd like your look to be. To help you determine if it's time to stop pinning and start snipping, login to the Style My Hair App and play around with all the different bangs styles you could rock if you actually take the plunge.

Happy styling!

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