The best fringe for your face shape

Monday, 20 April 2015

Round
Try to avoid straight cut and thick fringes – this type of fringe accentuates the fullness of a round face. A thick side-swept fringe that’s preferably layered from short to long (or cut at an angle) works best as it creates definition and makes the face appear slimmer.

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Heart
Heart-shaped faces are known for their beautiful, full cheekbones. Accentuate them with a heavy fringe that’s cut bluntly. Be sure to keep it long (just below the eyebrows is perfect) to draw all attention to the apples of your cheeks.

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Square
Square faces are angular and have a very strong jaw line. A wispy, feathered fringe or one that is bluntly chopped is best suited as it softens the face and its features.

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Long
A long face usually has either a strong forehead or a strong chin. Balance it with a side-fringe that extends all the way to the outer corner of your eye, or even to your ear.

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Oval
This face shape really allows you to play with all sorts of fringes, as you’re not wearing a fringe to accentuate or distract from any particular feature. Play around with different lengths and textures until you find the one you love the most.

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Anien studied English and journalism before heading off into the world of beauty. An undercover "tree hugger" and fashion lover, she's usually found with her nose in a magazine. She has far too many bottles of nail polish and is completely lost without her lip balm. Anien on Google+

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  1. Nosipho Nyabaza

    I don’t think the fringe suits people with long faces that much

    3 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    I’m not sure which face shape I have, but I have the sharp, blunt fringe and I love it. It makes my eyes and other features just pop.

    3 years ago •

  1. Portia Motsage

    I appreciate the information. I now know which face shape is best for my round face and it’s awesome!

    3 years ago •

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