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Cutting a fringe is always one of those things that play on your mind. Should I or should I not cut a fringe? A fringe can change your look without dramatically changing the rest of your hair. It can help to freshen up hairstyles making them quirky, trendy, bold or subtle. The only thing you must consider is the type of fringe you should cut in to suit your face shape and style. Follow my guide below to help you choose the perfect fringe for you!

Oval Shape

Emma Stone fringe

If you have an oval shaped face then you are extremely lucky! Your face shape can pretty much suit most fringe styles. Blunt, choppy, side or long, sweeping fringes. You name it, oval faces can carry it. Try clipping in some hair pieces to play around with fringe styles. Get your stylist to add a flash of colour to really oomph your new fringe for a bold, quirky look.  Textured fringes also help to elongate the face and accentuate cheekbones.

Round Face

The main tip for achieving the right fringe on round faces is to keep it long, roughly at cheek level.  Try out a choppy, texturised and uneven fringe, that either sits to one side, or either side framing the face. The complete opposite also works, cutting in a super short, pixie type fringe looks great and shows off cheekbones.

Heart Shaped Face

For heart shaped faces I often cut in shorter, wispy fringes which are quite low-key but still look pretty. This works really well on thick hair. Heart shaped faces should avoid heavy, blunt fringes which will obscure the face shape rather than emphasizing your key features.

Square Shaped

Your main aim is to soften the shape of the face. Ladies with square shaped faces usually have prominent jawlines and a fringe can really help to make them more feminine. Try cutting in a fringe that is layered and that falls on your jawline to give a softer look. You might want to cut in some choppy layers also so that the face is framed nicely.

Leo Bancroft

Leo Bancroft initiated his hairdressing career training with Vidal Sassoon and later going on to teach at the Vidal Sassoon Academy. Leo’s TV debut on Channel 4’s ‘The Salon’ urged tens of thousands to vote for him as the nation’s favourite hairdresser. Currently, Leo trains his staff at his flagship salon in Surrey and also travels across the globe educating large groups of hopefuls with his award winning shows and seminars. He has accumulated awards including Young Business Leader 2010 and Southern Hairdresser of the Year 2009.

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