How to style a curtain fringe
Joining the lobs, bobs and other hair trends we’ve come to know and love this season, is a face-framing cut that flatters just about everyone: the curtain fringe.
In case you’re not up to snuff on the latest haircut terminology, a curtain fringe is a grown-out fringe parted down the middle, trimmed to frame your forehead rather than covering it.
And while bombshells like Brigitte Bardot introduced the look in the 60s, celebrities like Alexa Chung, Dakota Johnson and homegrown beauty Steph Claire Smith have put it back on our radar in recent months.
So, what’s great about curtain fringes? We spoke to Ali Holmes, co-owner of Wildlife Sogo Surry Hills and KMS Style Council Member, to find out why this comeback style is more than just a fabulous option for those who are sitting on the to-cut-or-not-to-cut fence and how exactly to style your curtain fringe if you do decide to take the plunge.
Will my face shape suit a curtain fringe?
If you’re considering a curtain fringe but aren’t sure if it will suit, Ali says there’s no need to worry. “A curtain fringe suits pretty much all face shapes.” She also notes that it’s a great alternative for fringe first-timers or anyone who struggles with a traditional fringe due to a cowlick. “The only person I wouldn’t put a curtain fringe on is someone with a small forehead.”
Haircuts and a curtain fringe
Due to the non-committal nature of a curtain fringe, Ali assures us that any cut from a bob to super long hair works with this style. The only catch? “With longer lengths you might need to add a few layers to blend the fringe to the baseline,” she explains.
Ready for the snip? Step-by-step, Ali teaches us how to style a curtain fringe.
How To Style A Curtain Fringe
Firstly... never blow dry with the middle part ready-made. Always pretend there is no part to begin with. Spray the fringe with a light mist of KMS Therma Shape 2 in 1 Spray for hold.
Blow dry the entire fringe to one side creating a deep side part, then switch sides and completely dry in the opposite direction.
Blast the whole fringe forward so it’s sitting in front of your eyes.
To find the middle part hold your hand on top of the fringe and blast cold air into the middle of your forehead. This will give a soft ‘accidental’ middle part instead of a hard line.
Always finish with KMS Working Hairspray a buildable spray that offers hold with a natural finish.
Would you try a curtain fringe?