Grow out your fringe

Friday, 5 October 2012

Grow out your fringeGrowing out your fringe doesn’t have to be scary. Yes, it may be in that ‘in-between’ phase, but you can work with it! Beauty Heaven shows you how.

So you’ve decided to grow out your fringe. Nice. It’s good to change up your look every now and then! The only downside? That awkward length about halfway through when it’s too short to incorporate into your look, and too long to keep wearing it as a fringe. Bummer, right?

Most people pin their fringe back with bobby pins, but that can look a little ‘schoolgirl-esque’ and isn’t really appropriate for a formal occasion. Why not try a style a la Vanessa Hudgens and find a fun and flirty way to incorporate these pieces into your look?

Soft curls around your face are super-foxy, and can be worn on a casual day out or a dressy evening out. Talk about versatile.

Want to know how to make it work? Here are a few simple steps…



Start by parting your hair in the middle, and brushing out your strands.
Use a straightening iron to make sure the fringe pieces are sleek and smooth from root to end.
Wait around 20 minutes for your hair to cool down before styling again.
Grab a curling tong and begin wrapping the fringe pieces around the tong away from your face. Repeat this step until each fringe piece has been curled.
If your curls seem too ringlet-like, spritz them with a light hairspray and then gently comb them out so they create a softer silhouette around your face.

Written by Olivia, this article originally appeared on BeautyHeaven.

Image: PRPhotos.com

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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. Sue1N

    Vanessa’s hair looks so fun and natural.

    4 years ago •

  1. Ninadwp

    Thanks for the great idea – I also tend to use the lazy solution and just clip the hair back.

    4 years ago •

  1. Glamista

    Yes, I am currently an “inbetweener “. I try to make my hair look pretty with clips.

    4 years ago •

  1. me

    Right up my alley, in the process of growing mine out.

    4 years ago •

  1. Anne

    Love this article! Im a fringe type of gal :)

    5 years ago •

  1. Pannack

    I look ridiculous with a fringe, tried it once and never again!

    5 years ago •

  1. Lah

    Amazing tips! I usually cut a fringe for winter and try to grow it out for summer!

    5 years ago •

  1. Cass1231

    Great tips…attempt #1 this weekend…

    5 years ago •

  1. JamieBaby

    Definitely going to take note of these tips, as I have been using the Alice band and clips to keep my fringe back!

    5 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    Beautiful romantic look…….tousled yet beaitifull!

    5 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    lol i know that stage when it is an awkward lengh and the only solution is to trim it irritates me when hair is in my face lol i always do a side fringe as my face is round so my fringe is different lengths lol

    5 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    I’ve only ever worn a fringe once and I don’t think I will ever again. Ha, ha.

    5 years ago •

  1. mika24

    trying to grow out my fringe.
    Helpful tips

    5 years ago •

  1. miss_hle

    Wow Vanessa’s hair looks great.

    5 years ago •

  1. Ting

    Not for me – it looks to messy and awkward – like you didn’t know what to do with your hair!

    5 years ago •

  1. Ciske

    this is a nice idea, cause i want to get s fringe but I’m scared of that in between awkward length. now i dont have to be anymore! =)

    5 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    Great article. But I don’t think I will ever use it. Been with my fringe forever :) Very clever ideas though on how to do it.

    5 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    Great tips but it reminds me why i don’t like fringes anymore…

    5 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    Life made easy, thank you, wish you could write tips for African sistas with weave fringe that looks like soft plastic hair looking helmets (Aaagh I’m such a hater!!!) Good thing is am African myself,…so don’t go R with my concern.

    5 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    Thanks for making life of the Fringe simpler :)

    5 years ago •

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