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How To Refine And Tapper Your Fringe


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Last weeks discussion Monday January 9th 2017: Cutting Your Fringe With A Straight Line Design

This Weeks Topic Monday January 16th 2017: How to Refine and Tapper your Fringe

If you've never cut your hair, here's a fun way to begin. Let's start with an area of your hair that is most assessable... your fringe, especially if you wear bangs. As any fringe wearer knows that this seems to grow the fastest. Depending on the length you desire will require trimming every 3 - 4 weeks. It may be difficult to see your hair stylist on this kind of schedule. Here's a great way for anyone to learn how trim in between hair appointments! There are many ways to cut fringe. Let's start with a classic bang across your forehead. Length is optional. Begin with a center parting on dry hair. From your hairline at forehead measure where you'd like to start your sectioning (the further back you go, will require more hairs from the top and subtract hairs at your front sides.) Once you establish or to follow what is already established by your hair stylist, take 2 diagonal partings off of your center parting to extend to your left & right recessions. Congratulations, you have a triangle section that is isolated from the rest of your hair. The safest way to cut your fringe would be to sub-section horizontally across your forehead with 1/4" thick sections. Comb the hairs forward to the bridge of your nose with (hairs still in the comb, use the comb as a ruler with the comb's teeth upwards so that your hairs are resting in the base of comb evenly, cut hairs along the edge of comb, and please be careful.) Use a long comb & utilize the wider teeth (as they'll gather your hair more loosely). Keep the line square under front of hairline (at 45* away from your eyes) if you'd like rounded bangs you then follow the straight line with your comb. For Patty Page styled fringe, follow the same procedure then teeter your comb onto sides of your forehead after cutting the front. Follow through with your remaining sub-sections & follow your template.

Editors View: Cutting your fringe is a fun challenge and with a little practice, you will master and have surprising results! BTW: Sub-sections are when you comb horizontal lines beginning at your front hairline, then you progress with another line behind the first one so you're not cutting too much hair at once and this will ensure a cleaner and finished bang line.

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