HAIR HACKS: CARING FOR YOUR FRINGE AT HOME
During this period where our UK salons are temporarily closed, we've had lots of queries from our clients asking how best to care for their fringe at home.
While it might be tempting, our main advice would be to try and avoid cutting or trimming your own fringe at home as it’s often not as easy as perceived. Our salon staff have years of training and experience when it comes to cutting hair and as such will always cut your fringe with professional salon-grade precision scissors to get the right results.
Our experts also take into account the way in which a fringe that frames your face and that it reflects your individual style, which isn’t normally achievable at home. We recommended that the best way in which to manage your fringe is to wait until you can get back into salon and to rework the added length in the interim.
In order to give you the best advice possible, we caught up with TONI&GUY International Artistic Director and London Academy Educator, Efi Davies, for her top tips on managing and styling a grown-out fringe.
1. STYLE YOUR FRINGE TO THE SIDE
With fringes, the hair is trained to come down and sit over the forehead. To re-train the hair growth so it aligns more to the side, so making it easier to style and manage; look to blow-dry your hair whilst wet, starting with your fringe. Start combing it to the side as you do this, from root to tip. Each time you do this, you’ll find it easy to train the hair into sitting nicely until you’re left with a stylish side parting. Your hair can then be easily re-trained when you want to return to fringe once again.
To help do this, try using the label.m Volume Mousse or label.m Blow Out Spray to prep the hair before drying. This will help guide the hair and set it in place.
If you don’t have the above - you can always use label.m Hairspray. Spray lightly, layering up the product gradually until you achieve the desired parting.
2. GET CREATIVE WITH HAIR ACCESSORIES
Why not sweep your hair back with an Alice band or perhaps use different clips and grips to take your fringe off the face? Don’t be afraid to try different styles during this time, as you never know, you might find a new favourite!
3. EMBRACE BRAIDS
With eye-length grown out fringes, braids are a great option also. Start braiding from the root, directing the hair to the side of your face. This can either be done with a simple three-strand plait, or a more complex French plait and whilst experimenting - they’re lots of fun to practice. It’s also a great option for children who may have fringes which are growing out and perfect for a new ‘back to school’ style too!
4. TRY A WET-LOOK
If you're looking to take your styling skills to the next level or try something extra special for a big night in, you can also embrace this season’s biggest hair trend as seen at Fashion Week, with a sophisticated slick-back style. After washing your hair, apply label.m Gel to wet (or even dry) hair, then comb the hair away from the face. This can then be either tied back into a ponytail, bun or left loose.