Because fringe is in, y'all.
Once upon a time - aka last year - the idea of getting bangs seemed like a far-off notion, never to be truly considered. That's because for the longest time, the mere idea of cutting your fringe brought back horrors of childhood bowl-like cuts that left your hairline super thick and blunt. Nowadays, thanks to the amazing talent of hairdressers, everyone is hopping on the piecey fringe bandwagon. Known for their sheer cut and textured edges, these bangs have become synonymous with cool girl chic. Thinking you might want to get in on the hair trend? There are a few things you should consider first - like who these bangs look best on and how to perfect them once making the first snip. As always, we're here to walk you through the process.
Who Does Piecey Fringe Look Best On?
Here you are, contemplating whether or not you should switch up your face-framing strands in hopes of achieving what's been seen everywhere from the catwalk to the sidewalk. Before you decide however, it's a great idea to consider whether these bangs are right for you. While we're firm believers that everyone should rock the beauty trends whenever or however they'd like, there's no denying that just as certain hair colors complement certain complexions, some bangs look better on certain face shapes. When it comes to piecey fringe, they tend to look best on those with oval shaped faces as they balance out the forehead area. That's not to say you can't get the look if you don't have that face shape though! Simply click into the Style My Hair app and try the haircut on for yourself. Being able to see what you'd look like before making the cut yourself helps to speed up the decision process.
How to Perfect Piecey Face-Framing Fringe
So, you've tried on the look with the Style My Hair app and you love it- and we totally support your decision. To help you make the most of your new haircut, we will walk you through the best way to accentuate your piecey fringe.
Step 1: Start with damp bangs.Be sure not to have soaking wet bangs, as this can weigh them down in the process of trying to make them look light and airy - the signature characteristics of piecey fringe.
Step 2: Apply a pea-sized dollop of mousse.Rub some of the Volume Envy Extra into your fringe. This product will help give your bangs lift so that they won't lay flat against your forehead.
Step 3: Blow dry your bangs.Wrap your fringe around a round boar's bristle brush and blow dry them on a low, cool speed. As wonderful as heat may feel, it can create frizz and damage your hair. Using the cool setting will ensure your bangs look shiny and frizz-free.
Step 4: Comb your bangs. Remember, the goal is to be piecey. Sometimes when you use a hair styling product in your fringe, it can lead to pieces of your hair sticking together. That said, combing your hair with a wide tooth comb will help achieve the look you're aiming for.
Step 5: Finish with a pomade or hairspray. Once you've created the perfect piecey face-framing fringe, you best believe you'll want it to stay styled like that all day long. To help your look last, reach for a jar of the Tecni.Art Architexture. You need less than a pea-sized amount - literally just run your fingers over the surface of the paste and let the residue on your fingers work for your bangs in all the best ways.
And there you have it - your most on-trend hairstyle ever.