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Faux Fringes: Side-Swept vs. Central Curtains

It's a battle of the faux fringes today on Match The Look – which one will take your fancy? If you're looking for a way to make a new style statement without all the effort of having your hair chopped, get all the details on the side-swept fringe or central curtain bangs below!

Side Swept Fringe

A side-swept fringe is a fantastic way to frame your face and complement your features, without the commitment of eye grazing or blunt bangs. It's a great 'entry level' fringe for beginners, and can be formal or casual depending on whatever situation arises. To style your fake side fringe, create a part above the arch of one eyebrow and tuck your hair loosely behind the opposite ear. Shape the hair lightly over your forehead, and pin back behind one ear to give the illusion of a side fringe. For an edgier style, try a deeper part as pictured!

Central Curtain Bangs

For a more sophisticated statement, central curtain bangs are our go-to style right now, as seen on the runways of Coach AW1819 this year. Starting with towel dried hair, create a strong central part in your locks and shape your hair like 'curtains' out towards your ears, creating a C (and reverse C) shape with each side. Clamp the fringe sections where they curve, and secure your hair at the temples while you dry the lengths. You can secure each side behind the ears if you need, and we recommend a spritz of to keep the style in place.

So which fringe has your favour this time? Vote now in Match The Look!

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