The pros and cons of having a fringe

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

The pros and cons of having a fringeAre you stuck in a hair rut and thinking of cutting a fringe? You may be wondering if it’s a good idea or if you’ll regret it. BeautySouthAfrica brings you the pros and cons of wearing a fringe.

Pros
You don’t have to worry about untidy brows – you can let your fringe cover them so that you wont have to stress about tweezing (or worry if you have over-tweezed).

You can give yourself a total makeover – by cutting a fringe, which is such a simple yet big step, you’ll get a totally different look. Remember, a change is a good as a holiday.

It can cover up spots and lines – spots could either be pigmentation marks, scarring or that nasty pimple that crept out of nowhere. Also, that stubborn line between your brows (often called a frown line) will be covered by your fringe.

Fake that chiselled jaw bone – if your fringe and hair are cut correctly, it could help create the illusion of a chiselled jaw line. We love this one!

Cons
There’s no turning back – once you have cut it, it’s official – and there to stay for a while!

Regular visits to the hair salon – unless you’re a pro and feel safe with scissors in your own hands, you will need to visit your salon to have regular trims.

Avoiding the curtain look – when you start to grow your fringe out, it may start to resemble curtain drapes. Avoid this by clipping it back or creating a side parting.

More styling time – now that you have hair hanging in front of your face you need to make sure it looks good. Get up five minutes earlier to wash and style your fringe so that you look presentable.

Gym time horror – you will need to make sure you pack clips or a headband into your bag. There is nothing worse than exercising with hair in your face. This could also cause breakouts on your forehead due to the bacteria in your sweat.

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Trends in ethnic hair
Grow out your fringe
Wearable hairstyles from the catwalk
Five hair rules you should break
Bang bang

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or BeautySouthAfrica.com, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin!

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  1. Adele

    I am deciding on a fringe, this article helped.

    4 years ago •

  1. Jenna-Lee Pretorius

    Hahaha this is fantastic. I had a fringe and the reasons for it are almost exactly like the pro’s. It really does cover up your brows, but that is not a good things, because by the time you go to tame them , they are so bad that it is such a mess and you have to go to a professional for help, a fringe can also cause pimples as well as hide them, because of how having a fringe can make you sweat, and a fringe is a pain to have when you are at the gym yes, it just goes everywhere and when you sweat is may look like a ” there is something about Mary”re-enactment. I think that all of us have had a fringe and many of us won’t go back.

    4 years ago •

  1. Sue1N

    A fringe helps to hide a few forehead wrinkles as one gets older ;-).

    4 years ago •

  1. AmyR

    I love a fringe. Not great for an active girl though. Anyone try clip-in bangs?

    4 years ago •

  1. Tanusta

    So hard maintaining a fringe I eventualy grew it out

    4 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    My forehead is too narrow for a fringe.

    4 years ago •

  1. Gervase

    I did this around February this year and then grew bored with the long hair and fringe so I chopped off my hair into a bob (the bob didn’t turn out as expected) but the salon managed to blend my fringe into the haircut. Yippee !

    4 years ago •

  1. fay

    I dont think I would be able to pull of a fringe.

    4 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    Very informative. Sure will help people to make up their mind.

    4 years ago •

  1. Tiaan Smith

    Ladies,read and learn! I really loved this look on a lady, but I’m over it now. It’s a ‘yawn’ moment when I see one. Not anyone can work a fringe!

    4 years ago •

  1. Zellikinz

    Bangs aren’t so trendy anymore, and it doesn’t suit everyone.

    4 years ago •

  1. Livvy

    I simply cannot have any hair on my forehead or I break out. It looks cute on people, just not good for my skin.

    4 years ago •

  1. Sammy

    I used to love cutting my fringe but it’s difficult keeping it perfect. I’ll rather do layered bangs for now.

    4 years ago •

  1. Queen Shai

    I hate that a fringe makes my forehead itch and I fear it might also cause pimples just as well as it hides it. I’d still rock a fringe. It’s an awesome way to re-invent yourself every now and then.

    4 years ago •

  1. me

    It take so long to get to the ‘holiday’ of the change from a fringe to grown in fringe. That is where I am at. More suggestions for this in between time, anyone?

    4 years ago •

  1. de Vos

    Thank you so much for this article, I’ve been up and down about cutting a fringe for how long and this has helped!

    4 years ago •

  1. MissAnnieMK

    I can relate!! The worst part of keeping a fringe is the maintenance that’s required. My hair grows very quickly and it made it impossible to go to the hairdresser to get a trim. This resulted in a lesson in hairdressing..I began to trim my own bangs! (I did, however, get better and better at it! :) )

    4 years ago •

  1. ABeauty

    It doesnt suit everybody having a fringe especially if you have curly hair :D

    4 years ago •

  1. Cupcake

    Hmm I have been considering a fringe. The two things holding me back is breakouts and just having to have clips all over my fringe at gym just to keep ot out of my face.

    4 years ago •

  1. foreverGLAM

    Interesting, I’ve never had a fringe before.

    4 years ago •

  1. Khalisi

    Just had my fringe cut for the first time and I think I’m going to need a little time to get use to it. but it really does change your hole look, and I love it!

    4 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    I’ve had a fringe for 2 years now and I love it. It frames my face nicely and I find it easy to maintain because I just give it a simple and quick trim twice a week (my hair grows extremely fast) when I style my hair up or want to sweep it to the side, it’s just a matter of using a decent hairspray to keep it in place.

    4 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    The only reason I wont cut a fringe is that it causes my forehead to break out. I generally have a pimple/blemish-free forehead until I have a fringe.

    4 years ago •

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