The government have confirmed that, as part of its Covid winter plan, the 'personal care' sector can reopen, which means hair, nail and beauty salons across England will be able to open their doors on 2 December.
With that in mind, you might now be pondering your next — long-awaited — hair cut, and we've got some insight into what thousands of people will be opting for in the coming months: a fringe.
A fringe immediately changes the whole dimension of a face, not only helping to better frame your features but also offering a more directional look. But while you might think fringe is only right for those who have long, straight hair, think again, it's actually a hairstyle that suits many different types of hair texture and face shape.
Though it might feel daunting if you've never had one, getting a fringe cut will give you a fresh look without having to drastically cut all your hair. And this year, and going forward into 2021, the style is only going to gain popularity — for one very useful reason.
'Wearing masks is going to continue to be non-negotiable, and many of my regular clients have been having fringes cut in to complement them,' Amber Swift, salon director and head technician at Charlie Miller Holy Corner, told Who What Wear.
'Generally easier to maintain in the colder months, as heat can often present styling problems, fringes help to frame and define the face, so I see the logic in wanting one to complement your mask. I'd recommend going for a choppier, more relaxed cut that's easier to replicate should a more serious lockdown be put in place again.'
However, that being said, it's important to research what type of fringe might suit you ahead of going to the salon, or to speak to your hairdresser before taking the plunge.
To help you get started, these are the different types of fringe that might suit your face shape:
Square or heart-shaped faces really suit a wispier, feathered fringe to add softness.
Oblong face shapes are a perfect match for blunt bangs.
Round faces can get added dimension from side-swept or curtain bangs.
Oval-shaped faces can pull off just about any type of bangs.
Let's start the new year with a bang(s).
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