“If you cut more than 1cm off my hair I will cry hysterically” is the line that helped me force disapproving hairdressers into maintaining my boring, long virgin hair for the last 15 years. I was aggressively attached to my locks and terrified of change.
That was until I woke up one Thursday recently and decided I wanted a fringe. Mind you, I am far from a spontaneous person. The 8 hours before my appointment were filled with trial and tribulation. I held a very serious vote in the office, my boyfriend photoshopped pictures for me to consider, and then of course I lay in the bath (see here to read why baths solve all my issues) for deep contemplation. BUT ALAS, the jury made their decision and I turned up the next day at work like:
And amazingly I didn’t even burst into tears when my hairdresser revealed the final result. If you're also considering bringing bangs into your life, see below for all the wisdom I have gained since I made the leap/got the snip/went under the knife (whatever you wanna call it).
Your fringe won’t always behave and will need training
Before I got a fringe people kept telling me how high maintenance it would be to style every day. I was like ‘pfftttt I have a 10 step skincare routine, how bad can it be?’ The answer is bad. Many mornings I wake up looking like a flabbergasted chicken. In saying this, most fringe fiascoes can be dealt with by using just my ghd Ceramic Vented Radial Brush and Dyson Supersonic. This dynamic duo smooths and gives body to my fringe in under 2 minutes. The radial brush is also perfect for training both sides of my fringe to meet in the middle and avoid an unfortunate parted situation. If you’re getting bangs you’ll need this brush.