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AW17 Must-Have Style: The Curtain Fringe

With the news that searches for ‘curtain bangs’ are up by 600% on Pinterest, it’s clear that this fringe style is one of the strongest hair trends for autumn/winter 2017. As seen on the likes of Alexa Chung, Georgia Jagger and Suki Waterhouse, it’s a grown-out, edgy style that adds shape while reamaining versatile. We asked our Creative Director, Kieron Fowles, for his top tips on how to achieve this It Girl style.

“The curtain fringe gives a massive nod to the retro, ‘cool girl’ hair trend.” explains Kieron, “It’s a low-commitment style, but still includes plenty of texture – which we know is one of the key women’s hair trends for AW17.”

So you know that you want to be part of the cool girl gang with your shaggy curtain fringe, but what should you ask for in salon? To get this blend of retro and modern, Kieron says that you need to request a “face-framing fringe in a longer length – this is how to achieve that effortless, tousled look”.

As it’s a very relaxed look, our Birmingham-based stylist says that curtain bangs work best on similarly low-maintenance colours. “If you’re going for a new colour too then ask your stylist for natural colour placements. Colour contouring is a great way to add depth and body to your hair while sticking within a natural colour palette.” And when it comes to styling, low-maintenance women will be happy to know that the curtain fringe doesn’t require as much blow-drying and teasing as a full fringe can. “For this undone look, hair can be braided when damp and then left to dry to add movement.” suggests Kieron, “Or if you want to use electricals, you can use a curling tong on random sections of hair, creating that irregular boho movement that look so effortless. Dry shampoos and texture sprays also work well to add natural-looking hold.”

Need some celebrity inspiration for this must-have trend? If you’ve got a shorter style then a snap of Alexa Chung’s tousled lob is ideal for taking into salon with you. If your hair’s a bit longer, then some layers just below the jaw like Georgia Jagger’s will help to frame your face and show off the curtain bangs perfectly. Or if you love the shape but need something a little more groomed, The Duchess of Cambridge’s new ‘Middy-Cut’ is a sophisticated take on the trend. Simply add a few spritzes of shine spray for a glossy, premium finish.

Are you ready to embrace the curtain fringe? Get in touch with your local Regis salon today to book your appointment.

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