In contrast to many men’s haircuts, the Fringe uses gravity to style the hair away from the face. A fringe is a haircut in which the top is shaped to fall across or down the forehead. Fringes or bangs have always played an unwritten role in hair styling. However, their significance has only recently increased compared to most vintage-inspired cuts.
Many people associate it with new romantics during the 1980s or even “emos” during the early 2000s during its short history. It has started to distance itself from these subcultures. Currently, it is considered a legitimate style rather than just a fashion statement.
Remember that it will be the center of attention if you decide to go to a Fringe festival. The back, front, and sides will fade into the background. As you may constantly be sweeping it away from your eyes, this can be a blessing or a curse. Angular Fringes are often seen in current trends, a top with a long length but cut at an angle. Fade, and sometimes even an Undercut, is often paired with this style. A Fringe doesn’t necessarily have to be angular but can take many shapes. Typically, it hangs vertically but can also be pushed to the side. Angular aspects can be downplayed infringes with a tousled finish, which gives a disheveled appearance.
Alternately, a long and round fringe could be cut across the forehead and down to the eyes. A textured finish can be found on them and be pointed, short, or irregular. A fringe does not necessarily have to be paired with an undercut or fade but can also be used to create hybrid styles. In recent years, you can find contemporary styles such as the Pompadour Fringe and the Faux Hawk Fringe. You push the envelope to create a unique and audacious look by appropriating existing styles and combining them.
Generally speaking, you will need between 2 and 4 inches of hair length to achieve a fringe. Your barber will have enough hair to work with to complete the look you desire. Compared to scissor-cut edges, angularly finished or undercut sides require more maintenance. So make sure that you’re comfortable with frequent visits to a professional to touch up.
What is the best fringe haircut for your face shape?
A variety of fringe styles can be used to suit the needs of different face shapes. Men need to consider certain factors before adopting them. The first is that it drastically shortens the face. It may be beneficial for some conditions. Other shapes may not benefit. We base the suitability of different styles on the body of the reader’s face throughout our guides. To make the most out of your potential, check out our focus on identifying face shapes. You won’t have any issues wearing a fringe with these face shapes, but you’ll probably want some styling tips before.
Diamond Face Shapes
Fringes can be used on diamond faces, but the finish should still be considered. A cut too angular will sharpen their features considerably. Their angular features suit eccentrically high fashion cuts well. You have to be sure that you want them beforehand.
Heart Face Shapes
Fringes conceal the forehead of Heart shapes, making them appear narrower. You can give the Fringe’s finish a hard edge to harden your jawline and chin.
Oblong Face Shapes
Face shapes with an oblong shape can benefit from a fringe to shorten their face length. If you want to manipulate how your overall features are affected, play around with the hardness of the cut. If you have softer parts, your amount will need to be more challenging to bring them out.
Short Afro with Fringe
It’s a match made in heaven for a short afro and fringe when they’re paired together. Your face will be framed and your overall appearance will be elevated with a set of bangs. No matter your style, a boundary looks excellent with natural curls or short and tidy locks.
Triangular Face Shapes
A fringe will balance your jawline if you have a triangle face, but try softer finishes as a hard edge will over-emphasize your pronounced jawline.
You can wear a fringe with the following face shapes, but you should read a few styling tips before you do so.
Oval Face Shapes
Round faces should avoid having a fringe that renders their features too soft and their face shape too round. Effectively wearing a frame may be challenging, but hard edges or sharp fades may help.
Square Face Shapes
A fringe can look good on people with square faces. Find the right balance of angularity and length to avoid overly softening and shortening their features.
Round Face Shape
Round faces may find it challenging to wear Fringe stylishly. No matter how sharp the finish and how deep the Undercut is, a fringe will still shorten the face too much for the rest of the hairstyle to compensate.
Growing a fringe is one of the few ways you can dramatically change your face shape using your hair, other than buzzing all your hair off. With a carefully chosen fringe, you can give your hair and face a whole new look, including one that hides big foreheads or shortens long faces. To make sure you don’t make fringe mistakes, consider the length (a long fringe will complement rectangular or oval faces; a short one will complement round or square faces); the volume (high and reaching out; or left to rest on the forehead); and the shape (rounded, or sharper and angular). The type of Fringe you choose depends on the texture and density of your hair and the way it falls naturally.
How long does it take for a fringe to grow?
It is more common to get a fringe when you have a very short haircut, such as a buzz cut, rather than to grow extra length. An existing section of your hair will be brushed forward and trimmed. If you have a buzz cut, it may take four to five months for the Fringe to grow long enough.