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Side sweeping fringes have been seen on the likes of romantic rebels such as Taylor Swift, Britney Spears and Cameron Diaz, just to name a few. And if you look at images of any one of them you will notice their fringe is not always worn to the same side.
Why? Its due to the WAY the fringe is cut that allows for Double Identity! Sam has shown us various techniques to incorporate Double Identity into our cuts for the client to have styling options and this one is all about the fringe the simple area on the head that can transform a womans face down play a high forehead, conceal crows feet, highlight cheekbones and the best, wait for it give us a youthful appearance!
In this video we are going to touch on two fringe techniques; double identity, side sweeping fringe and chunky, vandalized fringe both techniques that need to be up your sleeve as well as images of the styles in your look book/portfolio.
Both techniques are shown with the fringe section isolated into a triangle. The triangle section is important as you need to allow for the hair along the hairline to lie naturally and the tip of the triangle at the top of the head allows for even distribution of the fringe. If you section the fringe area into a rectangle or a square you will have way too much hair, will end up looking heavy and move into side areas that should not be incorporated into a fringe, make sense?
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The blending shear backstroke technique results in very, very soft edges and the diagonal positioning of your hand and the shear creates an edge that is short to long. The edge of the fringe will move beautifully!
Now let's make this fringe have Double Identity! You can give your client the option of wearing the side sweep to the left or to the right! Go to the opposite side of the part - working with the same triangle section for the fringe
You have to get the hair to bend in order for it to move from side to side and a blending shear will do the trick by softening the edges a blunt blade will leave the edges too heavy and the hair will not move due to the blunt weight on ends.
Lets touch on cowlicks before we get into the next fringe how do we deal with cowlicks? We do not want to cut the hair in a direction it does not want to go but for fringes as well as nape hairlines we can take the length to its bending point remember, push the hair until you SEE the bend the bending point is the shortest you can go, otherwise the hair will want to naturally stick out.
Cowlicks at the front hairline are easier than you think to control within the fringe and it is important for you to teach your client how to control them so her fringe looks just a good at home as it did when she left the salon. Tools Required For This Technique:
Your comb is your best friend for this directional blow dry. The pressure of the spine of the comb combined with tension and the heat of your dryer is key to get the hair to move the direction you want it to.
Note: The fringe needs to be soaking wet for the end result to look its best.
Now for the second fringe technique the Chunky, Vandalized Edge Fringe! Think sliced apart instead of textured as you still need structure for this look!
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And there you have it! Two fringe techniques that you can incorporate right now! The Side Sweeping technique will quickly become your go-to technique for your clients who are growing out their fringe helps them get through and look their very best during that awkward growing out stage. And the Chunky Vandalized Fringe Change up their long hair by applying this technique a little more edgy - and you will be very surprised how many clients will be up for that! Key word YOUTHFUL!
Do you have any questions or comments about these fringe cutting techniques? Leave them in the box below! Click here to learn more about the Sam Villa Reversible Blending Shear -- a must-have tool behind the chair!