Cutting in a fringe can seem like a big commitment, yet it's a hairstyle most of us have likely at least considered over the years. Fringes come in all types of shapes and cuts, and there are some that can suit everyone, with others being a little harder to pull off, depending on your face shape and how you style your hair usually. If you're thinking about trying a fringe, there are certain looks that can suit any of us, regardless of these elements. "A parted sweeping fringe will suit any face shape," explains Maxine Cooke, creative stylist at Nicola Clarke at John Frieda salons. "The length just needs to be adjusted to complement the face shape."
Maxine also recommends opting for a side-swept fringe if you want minimum commitment, and Paul Windle, founder of Windle London, suggests picking a fine long fringe with a couple sections, getting longer from the centre into the sides. As for which styles can be hardest to pull off, Maxine says micro-fringe requires a lot of commitment. "That being said," she explains, "when it's done right on the right person, it's the most striking and beautifully edgy fringe there is." Top no-no when it comes to a fringe? "Whatever you do, do not cut it yourself!" says Maxine. (We've all been there.) Take a look at these 16 brilliant fringe hairstyles to pick your new look.
The classic fringe style for a bold, timeless look.