ICYMI the curtain fringe has been called by Pinterest as the biggest hair trend of 2017. Not only has it had a 600% spike in pins, it’s been seen on countless red carpets, runways and Instagram feeds. But what exactly is it, who does it suit and how do you style it? To shed some light, we’ve turned to our Co-Creative Director and three-time Australian Hairdresser of the year, Joey Scandizzo.
It’s awesome seeing more and more women coming into the salon to have a fringe cut. Alexa Chung and Sienna Miller have been rocking this look for a couple of years now but in the past year it’s exploded in popularity. It’s a really versatile style that can be personalised to suit your features, easily maintained with regular visits to the hairdresser and worn in many different ways.
Who suits the curtain fringe?
The curtain fringe suits more face shapes and features than other fringe styles because it can be tweaked so many ways. For example, a shorter fringe that parts above the eye brows will highlight your eyes. If you want to highlight your cheekbones, then ask your hairdresser for a longer fringe that frames your cheekbones like Steph Claire Smith’s recent cut by ELEVEN EDU Educator, Rachel Vitullo.
Steph Claire Smith – Hair cut and styled by Rachel Vitullo using ELEVEN Australia
How can I maintain my curtain fringe?
Like any type of fringe, curtain bangs need a trim every 4 to 6 weeks. There’s nothing worse than a cut that was meant to highlight your eyes that ends up framing your nose! Regular visits to your hairdresser will also keep your hair healthy and easier to style.
Bianca Tuzee – Hair cut and styled by Jaimme Lee using ELEVEN Australia
How do you style a curtain fringe?
There are so many ways to style a curtain fringe so it’s perfect for people that love changing up their hairstyle. This year we’ve seen a lot of celebrities and clients wearing it loaded with texture and loose waves. It also looks great with natural shine and shape for a relaxed look.
How To: Textured Curtain Fringe
- First thing is to prep damp hair with Miracle Hair Treatment and comb through.
- While hair’s still dry, apply Sea Salt Texture Spray from roots to ends.
- Gently diffuse hair dry leaving the ends out, concentrating on roots and mid-lengths.
- When hair is dry, apply I Want Body Texture Spray wherever you want extra texture.
Lisa Fratani for ELEVEN Byron Campaign – Hair cut and styled by Joey Scandizzo using ELEVEN Australia
How To: relaxed Curtain Fringe
- Prep damp hair with Miracle Hair Treatment and comb through.
- Blow dry hair with a flat paddle brush to keep hair smooth and straight.
- Rub a small amount of Frizz Control Shaping Cream together in your hands and apply through mid-lengths and ends to tame flyaways and define ends. Apply a small amount through the fringe and shape fringe as desired.
- Secure and finish by spraying Give Me Hold Flexible Hairspray as needed to keep fringe in place and prevent unwanted flyaways popping up later.