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Have a ‘bang’ hair day

Fringes and short bangs are the hot new thing this season and B-town divas are leaving no strand uncurled to get that look, writes Minakshi Saini.

india Updated: Mar 19, 2009 18:28 IST
Minakshi Saini

Fringes and short bangs seem to be the hot favourites when it comes to hairstyles of the rich and the glamorous these days. Most of them have been sporting the do at various events recently.

HT City

checks with celebrity hairstylists to find out if the trend is here to stay.

Hairstylist Sumit Israni says, “Fringes became popular this winter and I am sure it will be a rage this summer.”
The popular ones are the side fringes and the one that curls around the eyebrow. The only maintenance it requires is “to get it trimmed after every two weeks to uphold its length,” Israni added.

To avoid the hassle of going to the hairdresser every now and then, hairstylist Dilshad Pastakia offers a better option. “Short bangs are an easy-to-manage substitute for fringes. In this hairstyle, the hair that fall on your face is trimmed till the cheekbone level. It can be maintained easily.”

Beauty expert Shahnaz Husain suggests keeping hair texture and facial shape in mind before going in for fringes. Husain says, “The advantage with fringes is that it can be kept both with long and short hair. It also gives a new dimension to the hairstyle and the look.” One can also experiment with colour by having a two-toned fringe to add that extra dash of glamour.

How to get that ‘diva’ look:

* Get a fringe depending on your hair texture and facial shape
* Fringes go best with straight hair
* The side-swept fringe suits most facial shapes
* Oval and long faces usually look good with a fringe
* A layered fringe can make a large or round face look slimmer
* A short and light fringe suits very short hair
* Fringes are a big ‘no’ for frizzy hair