I am a ginormous fan of fringes. I will never have one, obviously, because I was "blessed" with 567 cowlicks (who lets a cow lick their baby anyway?) and curls, which makes a fringe about as feasible as a saddle on a snake.
This doesn't mean I won't fake one if possible. And now that I have hair that is all one length, save for a few shorter, razor-cut layers around the face for softness and interest, I am more able to fake a fringe than ever, because the rest of my hair is so bluntly cut that the fringe actually looks like it might genuinely exist. (You know, because people with blunt cut hair so often have fringes. Or something.)
But anyone can get a fake fringe, really. And! They are EASY to do. If your hair is out, and you have some hands to do the part and tuck the hair, you can get the look in around 34 seconds. (I show you a bit more of a thorough technique below.)
And for those who care? A fake fringe is very cool and popular right now and a lot of the saucy young catwalk stompers had them at the shows back in March, so that definitely means they are "in."
AND YOU HAVE ANOTHER THING COMING, POSSIBLY A FRISBEE TO THE KNEES, IF YOU THINK I WILL ENTHUSE YOU TO DO SOMETHING THAT IS OUT.
Anyway! Why don't you try it?
Here's how I did mine:
1. I started with dry hair that had some texture. If you do not have texture, please get some with some sea salt spray/texture spray and a high heat blast of hair dryer for 30 seconds. It really is marvelous for lasting style power and will give better grip for your "fringe."
2. I created a deep side part in the front half of my head, (roughly above the middle of my left eye ball) which is crucial for the look.
3. Keeping this part intact, I took a medium sized barrel brush and my hair dryer, and brushed and styled the entire front section ("fringe") of my hair forward, down over my face a few times.
3. Then I pulled the hair to the left of my face for a few brushes/blows/15 seconds.
4. Ditto on the right.
5. The idea being the front of my hair was being styled and set into being down low over my forehead so it would look authentic and stay put.
6. I thenlightly brushed this front section down LOW over my forehead and tucked it behind my (right) ear. You can bobby pin this into place if you need to, but I had enough length/texture not to have to.
7. I pulled the bulk of my hair forward on both sides, especially on the right to cover the ear and the tucked "fringe."
8. A light mist of hair spray over the fringe and hair and I was done, done, done, finished.
It felt fresh and exciting to have this part and hair again, a look that I probably haven't sassed since about 1962, being too far preoccupied with centre parts, hang-over-the-eye side parts and Lego to give it much thought.