A side fringe for you, you, and you!
What you’ll need
Okay, we admit it, we’re ever so slightly obsessed with fringes! After all, not only have bangs become one of the hottest trends of 2016, but they also come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. And the one we’re currently crushing on? The side fringe. Yes, that’s right, this gently sweeping fringe is a less dramatic version of many bang looks, meaning you can literally work any number of hairstyles with a side fringe, no matter what your style may be!
So, if you’re on the hunt for a banging new look (see what we did there?), you’ve come to the right place! From short crops to lengthy locks, a side fringe is the ideal way to update your look, and give you a fresh new hairstyle. Now simply read on, and discover 5 brilliant ways to wear a side fringe!
5 Hairstyles with a side fringe to inspire you next look
Side-swept long bob
Elegant and sophisticated, a long bob (AKA a lob) is the perfect cut if you want to try a shorter cut, without losing all of your hard-earned length. And simply popping in a side-swept fringe into your lob, will give your ‘do an ultra-sleek and feminine twist. Also, if you really want to give your bangs an extra boost of both depth and dimension, try creating a deep side parting and loosely curling your lob! Credit: @laurieberrybeauty
If you’ve been paying attention to the runways and red carpets this season, then you’ll know that it’s all about rocking a retro ‘do with lots of attitude. And one of our favourite vintage-inspired looks, has to be these retro curls with a sultry side fringe!
To get the look at home, start by prepping your mane with the TIGI Catwalk Strong Hold Mousse and curling your whole head with a large barrel curling wand. Once you’ve created all of your well-defined ringlets, take a round brush and gently brush your fringe to loosen the shape, before pinning it back with some bobby pins or a statement clip. And there you have it, a retro ‘do to die for! Credit: @noboringdays
Just because you have a short hairstyle, that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the fringe fun! Pixie cuts actually work a treat when worked with any number of fringe lengths, whether it’s short blunt bangs, or even a long wavy fringe, the cropped length of your tresses will help to emphasise your bangs, no matter what form they take! Just remember, using a little of the VO5 Classic Styling Soft Moulding Wax to style your pixie, will go a long way in earning you loads of style points. Credit: @olivianatalie
If you’re after a super subtle way to work a fringe this season, then you’re in luck, because we have a simple style that can be achieved in seconds! Enter: the side-parted updo. This bohemian-inspired look is an excellent choice for any of you currently growing our your hair, providing you with a hairstyle that’ll ensure your tresses are nicely tucked away!
Simply create a low, messy bun at the back of your head, and secure in place with some bobby pins. Then, take the front section of hair from either side of your parting, and bring them back to meet your messy bun, securing with more pins. Yes, that’s really all there is to it! Credit: @nowshine
Faux side-swept look
Do you love all the side fringe looks on social media, but can’t quite bring yourself to get one cut in? Then it’s your lucky day, because there is a way to fake it! This faux side-swept look is an effortless way to inject some added interest into your everyday style, and can be created simply by sectioning off a large part of your hair from the front of your head, and using a round brush and a hair dryer to create a soft wave.
Or, for even more dimension, curl the ends of your faux fringe, before pinning it back to the side of your head! Et voila, the perfect faux fringe to fool all your friends. Credit: @monah1966
Have all of these hot fringe hairstyles inspired you to give your look a brand new twist this season? Well, in that case, you need the help of our Bangs & Fringes page, to help you find the fringe that’ll perfectly complement your personality and style!