In the interests of getting with the lingo I’m about to embrace in the U S of A, I should be calling this post, So you want to try bangs?
… but it just, you know, makes me giggle uncontrollably.
As does the thought of getting a blowout when I arrive in New York. Which has nothing to do with exploding tyres on a highway but has everything to do with someone else washing and styling my hair. Something I’m very much looking forward to as I’ll be jetlagged like nobodies business.
The good people at the blowout bar I’ve booked will have to contend with my newly created fringe.
I’m not sure what came over me but there I was sitting in the chair at my salon, admiring the newly created fringe my stylist and girlfriend Maria was sporting, who meanwhile was at that moment creating a fringe on another client, when I thought … I want what they’re having.
I really am a marketers’ dream.
Now, I am no stranger to the fringe. In fact,over the course of my 40-plus years on this planet, my hair has sported a fringe more often than it has not.
And boy, oh boy, have I had my share of shockers (see below – can you pick the era from which they came?).
So, as I sat there on Friday, watching my stylist’s eyes light up (have you noticed how excited they get when you give them free reign on change?), I too got excited about the change.
As she started chopping, I remembered why I’ve had so many fringes in the past … it takes years off. Truly. Cheaper than Botox
But I also remembered why I always end up growing out my fringes. They require maintenance and respect.
Which is why before leaving the salon, looking like this:
… I asked my stylist (Maria Faulder at Suite Three) for her tips on giving good fringe between salon visits:
Lastly, this was her best advice:
Beware of imitations. There are fringes and there are fringes. This season’s fringe is long, deep and sexy.
50 Shades of Fringe, anyone?
Do you have a fringe? Have you ever had a fringe? Which do you prefer on you, non-fringe or fringe?