Fringe Fever: Elevating Your Craft with the Perfect Fringe Haircut

February 5, 2024

As we step into a new year, it’s the perfect time to embrace a fresh look, and what better way to do that than with bangs? From curtain bangs to baby bangs, the fringe game is evolving. Read on to learn more about the classics and the top trends our pros predict for 2024.


Firstly, the perfect fringe is only perfect if it’s personalized to suit your client. No matter how long you’ve been doing their hair, take the time to find out what your client wants during a consultation! Use this time to guide your client by learning about their hair type and face shape in order to come up with the perfect bang style.

Remind them that maintaining the look requires regular trims and the correct care and styling. If they really have to cut their fringe themselves (not advised), there are some considerations to keep in mind. First and foremost, they will need to use proper hairdressing scissors rather than nail scissors (which can lead to cringe-worthy results). Additionally, stress the significance of maintaining the same professionally created shape. When in doubt, stick to the general rule of not going wider than the arches of the eyebrows.

This will ensure that the sides of the hair (which are the length in the front) are not accidently cut off. For best results we really recommend offering your regular clients the option of rebooking with a stylist for a low charge or complimentary fringe trim. This quick service option can  increase client loyalty and avoid those dreaded DIY disasters. Now that’s covered let’s move on to the fringes!

1. Curtain Bangs: The Timeless Frame for Every Face Shape

Curtain bangs, a universal favorite, are making a strong comeback. Not only are they relatively easy to grow out and very low maintenance, they also flatter nearly every face shape. They are ideal for thick and textured hair because the weight keeps the hair under control. 

These bangs act as a frame for the face, accentuating different features depending on their length. Whether they reach the tip of the nose, corners of the mouth, or sit above the eyes, curtain bangs are versatile and effortlessly sexy. We recommend using a round brush for blow-drying and then finishing with a texture or hairspray such as the Style Masters™ Must-haves Photo Finisher™ to achieve the best results.


2. Wispy Bangs

Wispy bangs are back from the early 2000s, adding a touch of nostalgia to 2024. These lash-skimming bangs fall softly over the face, allowing your client’s forehead to peek through. 

Perfect for softening angular faces, the wispy or some say ‘peekaboo’ fringe suits various hair textures. Just be extra cautious with ultra-fine bangs and prevent greasiness by using a dry shampoo immediately after washing. You can also accentuate the ends with Style Masters™ Creator Fiber Wax™ for amazing texture without added weight or residue.


3. Blunt Baby Bangs

Baby bangs, a variation of the wispy fringe but significantly shorter and blunter, are gaining popularity. Embraced by celebrities like Constance Wu, these instantly cool looking bangs are ideal for those with smaller faces. Styling becomes a breeze with the use of a texturizing product such as Style Masters™ Creator Memory Spray. This product not only adds hold and shine to the ends but also allows the roots to enjoy natural bounce, complementing the short length. For added style points, go for a cutting-edge bob and color with our Color Of the Year for 2024 – 88.44 Electric Copper Blonde By Revlonissimo Colorsmetique™


4. Full Bangs

Full bangs suit angular faces and those with high foreheads. Styling involves using a smoothing product such as Style Masters ™ Lissaver then a paddle brush or a hot iron through the mids and ends to create a sleek finish. However, individuals with small faces should be cautious, as this fringe may compress the face.


5. Side-Swept Bangs

Side-swept bangs, a trend from the early 2000s, are making a modern comeback in 2024. Paired with varying degrees of side parts, this look includes more texture and wispiness. Fix them in place with Style Masters™ Glamourama hairspray to avoid them falling into your clients eyes while also adding a glamorous shine.


6. Center Part Fringe: A Fusion of Trends

Center part fringes are expected to trend in 2024, blending the classic center part with various bang styles. This style works well with curtain bangs, blunt bangs, and wispier cuts. The key to retaining volume while avoiding those dreaded cowslicks is to apply a long-lasting product such as the Style Masters™ Volume Amplifier Mousse™. Then train the hair forward by finger drying the roots forward towards the face, paying particular attention to the root area. This technique is a quick but efficient way to smooth the roots; however, it must be done while the hair is still damp. Afterward, use a round or paddle brush to pull the ends back, smoothing out the sides.


7. Curly fringe

Last but certainly not least is our personal favorite: the curly fringe that is full of curl personality! Loose, sexy curls make for bombshell bangs, but they can also be a little tricky to recreate thanks to their unexpected bounce. 

Our pro tip is always to cut coily hair when it’s dry. This helps you see the actual length it will be. Once you’re satisfied with the overall length and style, slightly dampen the hair again and then scrunch or dry it according to your client’s preference. We recommend using a diffuser for that ‘natural dry’ look with a professional touch. Don’t forget to enhance definition by adding some styling cream, such as the RE/START™ Curls range.


Now that you know everything about the transformative power that bangs can bring, it’s time to continue learning new techniques and perfecting those you already know by accessing our educational platform, #AlwaysOn. You can also stock up on your favorite products to help fix your looks and make them last much longer by heading to our online store, Revlon ProShop.

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