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Living On The Fringe

Hello lovely readers, I’m so excited to be sharing my first post with you all! For my inaugural post with OCM , I’m going to try my best to answer one of the most burning questions women have been asking themselves for centuries. Women have been asking themselves this exact question from prehistoric times, sitting around campfires, until today. This question is universal to the female life experience, no matter where you’re from, what you do or how old you are.The question is..... “ Should I get bangs?”.


Bangs, fringes, whatever you like to call them, chances are you’ve tried some variation of this hair style at some point in your life. As a hairstylist and child of the 80’s, I can confidently say I’ve either seen or tried nearly every variation of this hairstyle. So with that in mind, we’re going to break down some classic fringe styles today and talk about the pros and cons of each style.

I am so happy to have my muse and blog mate Maygen Kardash model our fringe styles! Maygen has been growing out her bangs for quite a while and is so graciously allowing me to use her lovely locks as my canvas for you! So, if you yourself have been contemplating taking the plunge into the world of bangs, here we go!

First, let's take a look at Maygen's fringe before we start cutting. Maygen came to me looking for a change in her look but wasn't ready to part with any length in her hair. During our consultation at Capelli Salon Studio (where I happen to work), we decided a change in her fringe/bangs would be a great way to achieve the fresh look  she was craving. Her fringe is long and heavy to start with so we decided to play with a few different looks on our way to our goal!

Our first look is a classic side swept fringe. This look is soft, feminine and easy to maintain.It can vary in length and is pretty universally flattering to most face shapes. It's a great place to start if you're wanting to dip your toes into the world of bangs! This style can typically wait to be reshaped during your regularly scheduled haircut appointments.

Our next look is so popular right now! This look generally grazes the space between your eyebrows and softly falls longer along the sides of the face. This is a great way to frame your face if you love to wear your hair up! It adds interest to your look if a top knot is your go to hairstyle and lets face it, who doesn't love a good top knot? This look may need some extra love from your stylist in between haircuts to keep the length in the centre out of your eyes.

I wish i had sound effects on the blog because I would insert a drum roll here! This is the final look that the lovely Maygen and I decided on! This look is not for the faint of heart. This fringe style is sharp, edgy and requires the most maintenance. This look is inspired by the incomparable Betty Page and versions of this style pop up season after season in the hairstyling world for a reason. This look opens up the face and frames it beautifully. You will need to keep it looking sharp by visiting your trusted stylist every 3-4 weeks for a trim. 

I hope this has inspired some of you to go ahead and take the plunge and switch things up with a beautiful fringe! If you're thinking of changing things up I always suggest that my guests look for images of fringes they like and fringes they don't to show me. Pictures are always a great way to communicate with your stylist! Thanks so much to OCM blogger Erin Crooks of Erin Crooks Photography for lending us her time and talent and photographing these images for us. And thank you to Maygen for letting me play with her lovely locks.


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