It’s a constant struggle: you want to get your fringe cut to refresh your look or because you think it shaves years off your age, but you’re worried it goes really wrong and you’ll have live with it till it grows out.
Instead of leaving it to chance, take leaf out of the style-book of some of your favourite celebrities and learn from them what types of fringe work, and what don’t, according to face shapes.
Best fringe styles for round-shaped face
What round-shaped faces are like:
- Slightly shorter and with a rounded chin
- Widest part of a face is the cheekbones
Your celebrity inspiration: Chrissy Teigen and Gemma Chan
Try blunt bangs
Balance out the curves in your face shape with an angular fringe style to help sculpt the face.
However, note that this is a rather
Try long, side-swept bangs
If you prefer something more low maintenance, slightly longer, side-swept bangs will be it. This fringe style helps give the illusion of a more elongated face.
Tip: This look is best when there’s some lift. To save limp hair, use a volume spray. You can also hair-drying your roots in the morning to perk up your look. Not a fan of styling products and heat devices? Curl your fringe with a curling brush and secure it loosely with bobby pins to the side.
Try: Ouai Volume Spray
To increase volume, especially if you have fine, limp hair, use a mist like this one. Spray it onto damp roots and blow-dry to increase volume and bounce to your fringe, or even the rest of your hair if you like. This mist from Ouai further protects your hair from heat so you can use it right before hairstyling.
This retails for RM115. Click on the link below to check for availability.
Best fringe styles for square-shaped face
What square-shaped faces are like:
- Angular jaws and little curves to their overall face shape
- Forehead, cheekbones, and jaw are more or less equal in width
Your celebrity inspiration: Jennifer Aniston and Lucy Liu
Try side-swept bangs
Always avoid squared-off fringe or straight bangs so your face shape wouldn’t look even more angular.
Side-swept bangs are great because they offer some curves to your face shape.
Tip: A rounded brush will be your best friend for everyday styling.
Try piecey, textured bangs
To break up the look of straight bangs, go for piecey, textured fringe that look more irregular. The layers and textures provide curves to your face shape so your overall look gets softened.
Try: Verb Sculpting Clay
To get the texture for both side-swept bangs and piecey bangs, while also keeping the style in place, a styling clay will be your best friend. This pomade from Verb offers a medium hold and a natural-looking texture so your hair still has movement. What’s more this pomade allows you to re-shape your hair throughout the day so you can continue to touch-up or re-style as you wish.
Apart from offering a good hold, this can also protect your hair and add shine. This is infused with avocado oil, vitamins A, D, and E, as well as amino acids to nourish your hair.
This retails for RM69. Check the link below for promotions.
Best fringe styles for heart-shaped face
What heart-shaped faces are like:
- Larger forehead
- Prominent cheekbones
- Slender jawline with sharp chin.
Your celebrity inspiration: Gwyneth Paltrow and Cheryl Cole
Try wispy bangs or “air bangs”
Soften the look of your angular facial structure with layered, wispy bangs. The popular Korean “air bangs” falls under this style and will flatter your face shape.
Try curtain bangs
The trendy curtain bangs are also a good style to try. This helps reduce the attention drawn to your wide forehead so your face shape look more flattering.
Tip: Ask your hairstylist to give you a more layers to soften the style.
Try: Percy & Reed Radiance Revealing Invisible Dry Shampoo
What’s the biggest no-no for “air” fringe and curtain bangs? Oily hair that sticks to the forehead.
Invest in a good dry shampoo that can help perk up your hair when it starts to give way to heat and humidity in Malaysia.
We love this one from Percy & Reed because of how lightweight it is. It refreshes hair without leaving behind any residue in the hair. Your hair will move naturally, as though you’ve just washed and dried it.
This retails for RM77. Click on the link below to check for promotions.
Best fringe styles for oval-shaped face
What oval-shaped faces are like:
- Known as the”ideal” face shape
- Shape is similar to that of an egg
- Most will say this shape can rock any hairstyles
Your celebrity inspiration: Emma Watson and Song Hye Kyo
Try baby bangs
Arguably one of the hardest fringe styles to rock, baby bangs (or micro bangs) are, however, super in trend at the moment. Since you have been blessed with an oval face that can get away with practically anything, might as well flaunt it!
Tip: Note that this style looks better on a shorter forehead because it may emphasise it, making it look longer than it really is.
Try centre-parted bangs
Take on another trendy challenge; this is a great fringe style to try if you have an oval-shaped face and a longer forehead.
Splitting your fringe in the middle reveals the part of your forehead that’s at the lowest point to your hairline, which will make your forehead appear shorter.
Try: Kerastase Keratine Thermique Heat Protection for Anti-Frizz
Both styles look better on manageable hair so keeping frizz in check is going to help elevate your style big time.
This is a heat protectant that prevents frizzy hair so your hair is tamed and protected when you blow-dry.
This is formulated with thermo-protective agents, it protects hair from heat damage up to 180°C. On top of this, it also offers anti-humidity and anti-frizz properties so your styled hair stays smoother even in our unforgiving weather.
Available at selected salons.