Should I get a fringe?

March 5, 2012

OK, in the scheme of things this really isn’t very important. But I’m having my hair cut on Saturday by a top hairdresser (I know, I’m a lucky girl), and I’ve really been wrestling with the bangs/no bangs dilemma.

The thing you should know about my hair is that it’s not naturally straight. In fact, it’s wavy, and when it’s humid, frizzy. But it does blow dry nicely and it looks passable with extensive GHD use.

Anyway here’s what I look like with a fringe, and without (it’s really Reece Witherspoon’s hair, and there’s a little fudged bit at the side, but you get the idea).


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  • Mrs Worthington March 6, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Liz, go for it! you can always grow it out, it never takes long to do that. My daughters hair is naturally wavy and she works the fringe look. Plus think of all that bingo wing exercise you will be doing every day straightening it!

  • Kelly Wiffin March 6, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I think your hair is fine as it is! x

  • Nicola Cunningham March 6, 2012 at 7:04 am

    I say go for it, the pic of you with a fringe really suits you. Whats the worst that can happen…you can grow it out if you really don’t like it.
    It looks more styled with a fringe though so I guess it depends on the look you are after!

  • Arun Kumar March 6, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Actually you look hot in both – got someone on the payroll who knows how to use photoshop?!!… no seriously I think with fringe is better…. but hot anyway….

  • Mummy's Little Monkey March 5, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    I love a fringe, but then I have a forehead to rival Frankenstein’s so I’ve never really had the no-fringe option to choose from. As Tyra Banks would say: it’s not a fore-head, it’s a five-head (see what she did there? She’s a funny lady, that Tyra Banks). Why not have a fringe, but flick it up and over, circa 1988, so it’s kind of half and half? Sorted.

  • Crystal Jigsaw March 5, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I say yes to the fringe. I love a fringe! You do look great with either though x

  • Rachel March 5, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I have wavy hair which requires blow drying and GHDs and when I last got a fringe it DID take extra work that quite frankly I don’t have the time or energy for! I no longer have a fringe.

  • (Mostly) Yummy Mummy March 5, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Going by the pictures I’d probably say with BUT it will be worth taking advice from your hairdresser too. I have similar battles with my hair and my GHDs every morning and I can’t help but think that a fringe might be hard work with wavy hair.

  • Carolin March 5, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I like the fringe, the pic reminds me of a celebrity but I forgot the name x

  • Kara March 5, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    I prefer with a fringe – looks lovely x

  • rachelradiostar March 5, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    I like a fringe but I , have a tefal forehead , you are lucky enough to have a lovely one! You could always grow it out again!

  • kathleen (@mummywalker) March 5, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Had my hair ruined recently by a bad haircut which included a fringe. I now have very short hair after an emergency trip to my usual hairdresser (never cheating on her again) so no, I am not loving fringes at the moment. Plus all the maintenance with them and if you don’t like it you have to wait to grow it out. I think I have fringe bitterness.

  • gigi March 5, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Yes. No hang on No. Oh, I think it depends on whether you want to look ‘done’ or not. Fringe looks done – it’s a style, a statement, it’s saying I am sorted. No fringe, is saying to me, I’m still a little unpredictable, girlish, I can tie my hair back and you can see my forehead. Sorry, what was the question again….

  • Angela Dawson March 5, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I say yes to the fringe, think its softer

  • WhoopAss March 5, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Yes – get a fringe. I love mine as it’s cheaper than Botox and I don’t have to worry about what horrors injecting nasties into my forehead will cause in 10-20 years time.

  • Insomniac Mummy March 5, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Judging by the ‘after’ picture, I’d say no. You look younger without!