Nomzamo Mbatha and Rihanna are just two of our style faves who have sported a fringe in recent months. The faux fringe is a quick and easy style that completely transforms your look without any hair leaving your head. A set of perfectly dramatic bangs is a foolproof way to turn an effortless top knot, that’s usually reserved for second or third day hair, into a party-worthy hairstyle.
We spoke to award-winning hair group Bad Apple Hair, founder and stylist Aid Tams, who shared an easy to follow step by step guide to re-creating a faux fringe at home. Read on for how to give your hair a cool new look.
How to do a faux fringe
Step one: Find the correct spot on your head to position a ponytail. As we’re looking to create a visible bun, the crown of the head works best rather than lower down towards the nape of the neck. Secure with a clear hair tie
Step two: Once the ponytail is brushed and smooth, use the end of the ponytail to measure how much hair you want to leave out of your top knot by roughly positioning the end of the ponytail onto the forehead. This can be as long or as short of a section as you wish, depending how long you’d like the fringe to be.
Step three: Wrap the pony around the hair band, creating a top knot effect. As you pull the hair round to a central position, using a kirby grip, pin down the pony tail. This secures the top knot and holds the top of the faux fringe in the correct place.
Step four: Using your fingers, gently position the faux fringe, separating into more edgy sections like Kendall Jenner if you wish. Finally finish the look with hairspray.© Cover Media