Want an instant makeover? Consider a new look for your tresses this spring by adding a gorgeous fringe a la Kate Moss' rock look.
Not sure where to start or what style to go for? Fear not! We’ve recruited the expert help of celebrity hairdresser Brad Ngata.
What’s your advice for someone considering getting a fringe?
Do not attempt a fringe on your own! Most salons charge a small fee to have a fringe cut professionally. I strongly advise this as a lot of expertise goes into getting the right type of fringe.
Are there any particular face shapes or hair types or textures that should NEVER do a fringe?
I will cut a fringe on any face, though it requires skill and the ability to make it work with the face shape. Very curly hair is often difficult to apply a fringe, however it can be done by a skilled stylist.
What are the main ‘types of fringes’ and which looks are popular at the moment? Which ones suit which face shapes?
A side-sweeping fringe suits all face shapes and proves to be very popular. The "Rock" fringe is cut on the eyebrow or a bit lower and adds a real edge and sense of drama to the face. My pet hate is fringes that are a few strands that sit under a heavier fringe...Bad.
What tools or tricks are needed to keep your fringe in great shape?
I recommend Cloud 9 irons to style the fringe - they also have a mini iron which is easy to use and affordable at just $90.00. A medium sized round brush and a decent blowdrier are essential for getting the fringe to sit properly. Blow dry your hair to the opposite direction to how it falls then brush it back to its regular side. Use the nozzle on your dryer to direct the hair in a downward motion and brush from side to side. This stretches the fringe and allows to sit flatter.
Best celebrity fringes?
Kate Moss' "Rock" fringe, Jennifer Aniston’s side fringe and Beyonce’s full fringe are all great examples of the best ways to wear a fringe.