How to choose the right fringe

Fringes are back!

In the salon I have been cutting in all sorts of fringes, guests are loving them! The key to the right fringe is knowing your style and face shape. Let me explain..

Here are guidelines on how to choose the right fringe for you, but do remember these are just’s your hair!

If your face shape is..

Oval or Diamond

If your face is Oval, you will have a wider forehead than jaw, with quite prominent cheekbones. If you have a diamond shaped face, your face will be wider at the temples. If either of these is you then you have hit the jack pot when it comes to fringes. Almost anything will compliment your features. So if I were you I’d choose based on your style. Are you a little bit edgy or cute and coy?


You will have elongated features and a prominent chin like Kelly Rowland. For this face shape I like a long, heavy fringe, eyelash grazing is normally perfect as long as it won’t get on your nerves



If your face is round, the width and length will almost be the same, being slightly wider at your cheekbones. Emma Stone once had a fringe that was perfectly cut – ask your stylist for a thick fringe, that curves at the arch of your eyebrows. If your fringe is too wide it will make your face look bigger.



Your forehead, cheekbones and jaw will almost be the same width, with a bony/square jawline. I would recommend  long, eye grazing, swept fringe with tapered sides. Stay away from anything too short and blocky.




Your face will strongly taper down towards your chin with a square jawline. Reece Witherspoon is the most iconic celebrity with a heart shaped face. For this a side swept, soft fringe is best.



I hope you found this helpful, feel free to comment below and share this with your friends!




4 thoughts on “How to choose the right fringe

      1. I still don’t know what to call it actually; it’s very 60’s, a little longer than eyebrow length, split down the centre. I do like it, but it’s much more maintenance than i’m used to!


      2. I like to call this a ‘peek-a-boo’ fringe! Yes, if your not used to it, it can be quite high maintenance, but it’s great when you can’t be bothered to wash your hair, just wash your fringe, a bit of dry shampoo and you’ll look fresh as a daisy 😉 X

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