Hair Gone Wrong. How to recover from a bad salon appointment.

screen-shot-2013-06-18-at-9.59.13-amWhen I was about 10 (1983) my mom took my sister and I to the salon and told us we could have any style we wanted. After carefully going through magazines I found a picture of a women who was a vision of the 80’s. Bi-level haircut with a perm. I imagined how great I would look and was sure my friends would think I’d gone high fashion with my new hair. Fast forward to leaving the salon. One haircut and perm later my sister and I were both crying as we walked out with Q-Tip fuzz hair that looked nothing like the picture and took a year to get back to it’s former self.

Most of us have a salon horror story from some time in our life. Bad haircut, horrible color, or missed expectations that left us disappointed or devastated about the outcome. As a salon owner and hairstylist I have been on all ends of this process. I have had the bad hair, I have fixed the bad hair, and yes, I will admit I may have created the bad hair at some point. In this post I want to share how to handle this experience from talking to the stylist who performed the service, knowing when it is time to give another stylist the opportunity to repair your hair and when to ask to be reimbursed for your bad hair service.

Hair Gone Wrong. What to do next:

1. At a commission salon…

If your salon service took place at a commission salon the stylists are employees of the business. This means the owner or a manager is ultimately responsible for offering a course of action.

Call the salon, ask for the owner or manager and explain what happened. Share your experience, what your desired outcome was and what was your actual end result. Typically they will ask that you come back in so there is an opportunity to resolve the situation. They should give you the option of seeing the same stylist or meeting a new stylist for this appointment. You can decide who you would like to see based on your comfort level.

2. At a lease salon.

At a lease salon stylists rent and run their own business from the salon owner. The owner typically wants to maintain a respected reputation for the salon, but ultimately is not responsible for the services provided by the stylists.

First contact the stylist who performed the service. Explain what went wrong. The stylist should give you an opportunity to return for them to correct the color or haircut. If you aren’t satisfied with their response reach out to the salon owner by phone or email. While they aren’t responsible for the services performed by the leasing stylists, many times they want to maintain a positive reputation for the salon. The salon owner may offer other options for you.

3. When to ask for your money back

Was your hair damaged to the point that you had to visit another salon or stylist to have it repaired? You can ask the original salon or stylist for your money back for the service. As a stylist I consider how successful the consultation was at the original appointment. If I felt confident that I understood my clients requests and gave accurate feedback on how short the hair would be or what colors I would be using and fulfilled that by the end of the appointment I am less likely to return money to a client. If I was unable to fulfill the expectations I promised at the beginning of the appointment I will ask that they return for an opportunity to better meet their desired end result. After that appointment if I still have not achieved the promised goal I will then consider returning the cost of the service. For example; if a client came in with a desire to cover their gray and have no sign of red in their hair and I promised it would happen then at the end of their service the grey was not fully covered and the hair had some red tones I did not fulfill my promise. Alternatively, if a client came in with the same expectations and I felt I could not cover their gray to their specifications and shared that in the initial consultation I am less likely to return funds after the service if a client is disappointed.

A few tips to save you from a bad salon service.

Your consultation is kind of a big deal. Make sure your are prepared with pictures to share your vision. If you want to learn more about how to find the perfect hairstylist and get the hair you want go back to this post. Every stylist should take the time for an in depth conversation with you. If you don’t feel that they share your vision do not continue your appointment. There are thousands of amazing stylists out there so it’s worth it to take the time to find the one that “gets” you. It can make the difference between hair your love and hair that’s not so great.

You get what you pay for. This doesn’t mean you have to spend tons of money on a cut or color, but the cost usually represents the experience of the stylist. Do you have naturally curly, thick hair and want to reduce the weight and have it look great when it’s air dried? I would be hesitant to recommend a junior stylist. You would need someone who has more experience and even specializes in curly hair. It may cost more initially, but an experienced senior stylist will cut your curls to your vision in a way that causes less upkeep and extend future hair cut appointments. Now if you have long hair and want and inch taken off the length and your bangs trimmed this is a perfect job for a stylist early in their career and a time to save some money. Don’t forget to always ask how frequently a stylist attends continuing education. A stylists who charges less but attends frequent classes may have more to offer than a senior stylist who rarely takes a class to keep up on trends, techniques and technology.

Bad hair sucks. Dealing with it and getting it repaired takes time and energy from other things in your life. With that being said stylists can’t improve what they do without honest feedback from our clients. Take the time to follow up when you are disappointed with a salon service and when possible give the stylist the opportunity to correct the work. Hopefully your bad hair days are behind you and nothing but happy hair ahead!

Growing Your Hair – Pop Quiz


Grow Your Hair
Want to grow your hair? Do you know the best way to do it? Take this Growing Your Hair Quiz and find out if you know the facts about what makes your hair grow faster, stronger, and better than ever before.

Answers

1. On average hair grows how many inches a month?

On average, hair grows an 1/2 inch per month. This means it would take 6 months for your hair to grow 3 inches and 1 year to grow 6 inches.

2. Frequent trims cause hair to grow faster.

False. Hair grows at the rate it grows. Frequent trims can make the hair healthier as it grows, but keep in mind the ends should really just be “dusted”, meaning about an 1/8 of an inch or less taken off through your growth process.

3. Styling products can make hair longer.

True. While the right products can’t necessarily make your hair grow faster, they can make your hair seem longer by keeping the ends healthy. Heat protectants, conditioners, and protein based products help to reduce split ends and breakage. This will make your hair seem longer and reduce the amount you need to cut off during salon trims.

4. Eating / taking this can make your hair grow faster….

Trick question. Many believe that taking specific supplements or eating certain foods can make your hair grow faster. The truth is, just being healthy and taking care of your body overall will result in healthier hair. Eat a balanced diet with fresh fruits and vegetables, proteins, and whole grains. Also, don’t forget to exercise. By doing these things, you give your body everything it needs to produce healthy hair quickly.

5. Hair grows faster in which season?

Summer! Hair grows faster in warm weather. There is more blood circulation when your body is warmer, therefore generating faster hair growth. Your body recognizes temperature more than seasons, so if you take a warm weather vacation in January, that can stimulate follicle growth.

Above all else, growing your hair takes patience. The right stylist can be your biggest cheerleader and support you through the process. There may be some days where the process is driving you crazy and you’re tempted to cut it all off. It may seem like it’s taking forever. In those moments, reach out to your stylist to help keep you on your path. For all of my clients growing our their hair, we extend their haircut appointments by 2 or 3 weeks, but schedule 15 minute “clean up” appointments in between. A “clean up” may consist of a bang trim, neck trim, cleaning up around the edges, or sometimes it is just a counseling session where I check in with them and encourage them through the process.

Now you have the facts. Go grow your hair!

Donating Your Hair – Resources and Tips

Donate Today!Our hair is a part of us. Many times it defines who we are. The idea of losing our hair can create feelings of anxiety and depression, especially if it is coupled with a debilitating illness. There are many amazing organizations that help women and children who have experienced hair loss as a result of illness by providing them with wigs. These wigs are produced with generous donations of people like you who have sacrificed your hair to help them through the process. Locks of Love is probably the most well-known organization for hair donation, but there are even more. Each facility has different requirements for donation. I thought it would be helpful to list these resources to make it easier to provide the gift of hair to these deserving individuals.

A few facts about hair donation:

  • It takes 20-30 donated ponytails to create one wig.
  • Hair that is shorter than the minimum length and gray hair is sold to help offset the cost of wig manufacturing.
  • Adult wigs are more plentiful, but do not fit children. Therefore, these organizations focus on providing smaller systems that fit snugly and comfortably on kids.
  • The cost of manufacturing one wig is approximately $1800. Your support helps to cover the expense so that wigs can be donated to deserving women and children.

In addition to donated hair, many of these organizations also accept monetary donations and/or you can choose to sponsor a child or their hair replacement program.

Locks of Love

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. They meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics.

Requirements for Donation

  • Hair must be 10 inches in length
  • Colored and permed hair is acceptable
  • Highlighted hair is not acceptable
  • Gray hair is accepted

For all other requirements and a donation form, go here.

Wigs For Kids

Wigs for Kids is a private, non-profit organization relying solely on donations to make durable, custom Hair Replacement Systems that look just as real as a child’s natural hair. Additionally, Wigs for Kids has a link to partnering salons who help with the donation process.

Requirements for Donation

  • Hair must be a minimum of 12 inches
  • Hair that has been colored, permed, or highlighted is not eligible for donation
  • Gray hair is accepted

For all other requirements and a donation form, go here.

Children with Hair Loss

Children With Hair Loss was created as a resource for all children who have medically related hair loss. It is their mission to empower these children to become whole again by making hair replacement available to those who may be financially challenged and might otherwise not have a means of obtaining the hair they want and need.

Requirements for Donation

  • Hair must be a minimum of 8 inches
  • Non-chemically treated hair is preferred, but any hair in good condition is accepted
  • Gray hair is accepted.

For all other requirements and a donation form, go here.

Childhood Leukemia Foundation

The Childhood Leukemia Foundation is a national non-profit organization that provides multiple services to children battling cancer and their families. It’s hair Hugs You Wear program focuses on helping children experiencing hair loss from leukemia.

Requirements for Donation

  • Hair must be a minimum of 10 inches
  • Chemically processed hair is not accepted
  • Hair that was cut years ago is not accepted

For all other requirements and a donation form, go here.

Pantene Beautiful Lengths

Beautiful Lengths is a partnership between Pantene and the American Cancer Society, the largest non-profit health organization committed to saving lives from every cancer and improving the quality of life for people facing the disease. The role of Pantene is to help women grow long, strong, beautiful hair and provide the funds to turn this hair into free, real-hair wigs for women with cancer.

Requirements for Donation

  • Hair must be a minimum of 8 inches
  • Chemically processed hair is not accepted
  • Hair can have a maximum of 5% gray

For all other requirements and a donation form, go here.

As you can see, there are many organizations passionate about helping women and children living with hair loss. Your charitable contribution of hair or money can greatly impact the way a child feels as they go through treatment. Thank you for taking action on this life changing cause.

The Best Online Summer Hair Inspiration

It’s unusually hot in Seattle and I’m trying to remember where I put my 2 pairs of shorts from the last time our temperature peaked at 85 degrees. Hot weather is not typical here and as a result we don’t have air-conditioning, box fans double in price, and we squint because we aren’t used to seeing this much sun. Hair can be a whole other issue. How do  you stay cool and look good at the same time? Celebrities like Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, and Jennifer Lopez make summer hair look so easy and tons of online magazines create summer hair tips and tricks. I spent some time online looking for the best and compiled them here for you. So grab a popsicle, turn on the fan and take a few minutes to get inspired.

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The Quickest Easiest Summer Hairstyles Ever – redbookmag.com

Cute simple suggestions for warm weather styles featuring Amanda Seyfried, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lopez, and Kate Hudson

10 Easy Summer Hair Ideas – allure.com

This article not only features celebrities like Zoey Saldana and Jennifer Lawrence, it also mentions great hair products and tools to achieve the looks.

10 Ways to Get Easy Summer Hair (Without a Blowdryer) – glamour.com

This had me at “Without a Blowdryer”. Perfect hot tips for cute hair without heat.

How To: Easy Summer Hair – luckymag.com

Special event in warm weather? These looks from Luck Magazine take a little more time but are worth it for that summer wedding, cocktail party, candle light dinner or Girls Night Out.

20 Quick Celebrity Hairstyles – more.com

I am a fan of More magazine for focusing on health and beauty of women over 40. Here are 20 easy up-styles inspired by celebrities that look great on any age.

Hopes this helps to keep you looking good in that hot weather!

Quick DIY Blow Out

It’s our first vlog! My clients are always asking, how can I get my hair to look like it does when I walk out of your salon? To answer that, I’ve created this step-by-step video. Watch as I coach Fix Salon model Stephanie through a do-it-yourself quick blow out at home.

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Video: Quick DIY Blow Out


Here are a few additional tips to keep in mind.

1. When you think your hair is dry, keep drying.

Have you ever taken the time to blow out your hair only to have it frizz out a few hours later? Chances are it wasn’t completely dry. When you think your hair is dry, continue to dry it for another 5 minutes or so. Lots of times there is still moisture in the interior of the hair. Unless all the moisture in your hair is completely dried out, your hair will revert to its natural texture.

2. Practice makes perfect.

For the first couple of blow outs, find a time where you are not in a rush and make sure you have all the right tools and products in front of you. You might assume that as a hairstylist, drying my own hair is easy. Believe me, it isn’t. It used to take me 45 minutes to get a perfect finish. Now, because of practice, I can do it in about 20 – 25 minutes.

3. Pick your tools and products wisely.

The difference between so-so hair and show stopping hair is highly dependent on the right products and tools. You just can’t get a salon-looking blow out at home without using the same tools used by the pros. For a quick reference of everything we used in the video, see below. All products are available at Fix, either in stock or by special order. If Fix Salon is far from you, you can find these items online.

Tools and Product Resources:

My favorite tools for a DIY Blow Out

You now have everything you need to know to get a fantastic looking blow out at home. Want a one-on-one blow dry class like Stephanie had? Give us a call. We do that!

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Your Hair on Vacation – Tips and Tricks to Keep it Easy

You Hair On VacationYour vacation is coming up. You have your packing list, reservations, and some fun planned. What about your hair? Have you thought about how you can make it easier to keep your style fresh while away? Here are some easy tips and tricks to make your hair look great with as little effort as possible, giving you more time to enjoy the view.

1. Consider getting a salon blowout.

Getting a fabulous salon blowout the day before you leave can save tons of time on your trip. The style will last longer than a do-it-yourself style and make you look fantastic as you jet set to your destination.

2. Schedule a professional smoothing service with your stylist.

Smooth Lock Stay Sleek

Smooth Lock Stay Sleek

At Fix we offer the Ultimate Blowout that gives you smoother, more manageable hair for up to 13 shampoos. It’s perfect to combat frizz in those humid tropical climates or to keep your hair sustainably sleek for your city adventure. For details, check out The Ultimate Salon Blow–Beat Your Frizz This Summer. Short on time? Smooth Lock Stay Sleek Leave In Cream is your next best option. This styling cream reduces frizz, fights the humidity, and makes your ‘do shiny and smooth.

3. Don’t forget your dry shampoo.

Powder Refresh 01

Powder Refresh 01

As I’ve mentioned in past posts, dry shampoo is a girl’s best friend, especially while traveling. Why take up precious site seeing or beach time by going through an entire wash and blow dry process? Instead, spray dry shampoo at the root to absorb accumulated oils and you are ready to go! My favorite is Powder Refresh Dry Shampoo. I love it because it smells minty fresh and is easy to apply with the aerosol nozzle. A little goes a long way, so not only do you really get a bang for your buck, but you can extend your style for 2-4 days!

4. Pack travel size hair products.
Just about every hair manufacturer makes most, if not all, of their full size items in travel sizes. Perfect to stash in your bag when you are limiting yourself to carry-on or giving you a bit more space for another pair of shoes. Tip: Ask your stylist if they have any of your favorite products in sample sizes. These are generally small thin packets with one or two applications and are typically complimentary!

5. Leave your styling tools at home when heading to Europe.
First of all, there is always the issue of needing transformers for your dryer, flat iron and curling iron. In my experience, even when planned well, I’ve blown my best styling tools. Total pain. Plan on using the dryer at the hotel or consider purchasing inexpensive tools at a drug store once you’ve arrived. They will be calibrated to the electrical outlets causing less trouble during your styling. At the end of the vacation, donate them back to the hotel, hostel or housekeeping for them to pass on to future guests.

6. Let the air do the drying.

Full Swirl

Full Swirl

In hot sticky locations, it takes twice as long to dry your hair with a dryer and the humidity can potentially reverse the result rather quickly. Talk to your stylist about tips and tricks to let your hair air dry using the appropriate products. I love Curvaceous Full Swirl 2 in 1 Cream. This 2 in 1 cream/serum is a great way to conserve space and blends the best remedy to control curly hair. It controls frizz and locks in moisture to keep curls fresh all day. You’ll save time and fit in with the relaxed atmosphere of your destination.

7. Embrace the bun.
If your hair is long enough a bun can make for an effortless look. Whenever I travel, I make sure to have ponytail holders and hairpins in my purse, backpack, beach bag, make-up bag, and any thing else I may be carrying around. These are my favorite bun hairpins. I get them at Sally’s beauty supply. They are inexpensive and even the thickest hair can be “bunned” with four of them and a hairband. The perfect way to transition from day to night in any location.

8. Mask by the pool.
Sitting by the pool or beach all day? Do you hair a favor by letting it sit in your favorite

Deep Facets Mask

Deep Facets Mask

treatment mask. Try Diamond Oil Deep Facets Mask. It’s a patented blend of rich oils that will give your hair shine and flexibility.Wet your hair before you head out, preferably in the shower but pool or ocean will work too. After towel drying your hair, add the mask. Wrap it on top of you head in a loose bundle and you’re set! Now let the sun do the work by warming it up to get maximum effect. Don’t forget to rinse it out at the beach shower or back in your room so you’re not adding mask to the pool.

9. Scope out the best blow dry bars.
Recently in New York I treated myself to an amazing blow out at Blow, a blow dry salon. City trips can get so hectic! It was the perfect way to have some relaxing down-time and saved me the trouble of doing it myself. In most larger cities, salon blowouts range from $35 – $65, and the feeling of being pampered is priceless.

10. Have a great hat.
Last year I had a salon guest who was going on a safari in Africa. She was staying at a beautiful camp resort, but was going to have very little access to electricity and water. When all else fails, pull out that hat. For this occasion she purchased a simple black baseball style hat, but depending on where you’re visiting, you can buy a great wide brimmed beach hat, fedora, or a casual cowboy hat and have a memorable souvenir from your trip.

There you have it! Everything your hair needs for your vacation. Now go get packing.

Bangs – Your New Best Accessory

Bangs. Do you want them? Do you have them? How are they working for you? Love them? Hated them? Never had the nerve to commit? Maybe someone down the road told you that you should never have bangs. Full fringe, side swept, or baby–they are all a great accessory. They can bring attention to features you love and distract from those you don’t. If you ever wanted to make a big change to your hairstyle, but didn’t want to cut it off, adding a fringe is the next best thing.

In the US most people say “bang”, everywhere else, including most of us in the hair industry, say “fringe”, like decorative fringe you would find on a lamp, but better. For this post I am going to use the word fringe. After our time together, hopefully, you will adopt the term as well. That way, there is no confusion when someone says “she’d like a bang”.

In order to talk about what type of fringe is perfect for you, it’s important to know your face shape. Guess what? I wrote and entire post about how to identify your face shape just so I could write this post about fringe. Here’s the info. If you haven’t read it yet, take a minute and do so before you move on…… Ok, up to speed? Here we go!

First, face shape as it relates to fringe. Most articles about face shape claim that oval is the perfect face shape. A big sigh for all of us who aren’t oval. Here’s my take on this. All face shapes are great, and I’m not sure that we need to be spending our waking hours trying to create the illusion of something we don’t have. Some of us are very proud of specific features of our face. Maybe you have your dad’s nose, the family chin, or amazing cheek bones. Fringe can bring more focus to these features. Rather than tell you what type of fringe gives the “illusion” of oval and what fringe doesn’t, I want to focus on how fringe can really be the key to accentuating the things you love best about your face or de-accentuating the things you’re not crazy about.

There’s also the issue of hairline. Some of us have high or maybe low hairlines, or maybe a cowlick or swirl that has made it seem like having a fringe is an unattainable goal. I’m here to tell you that those features shouldn’t discourage you from fringing away! If you follow my guide, you will be on your way and wowing your friends with your new hair style!

(Pardon the poor rendition of fringe. I wanted to show you all the options for each face shape. Here we go!)

Fringe for Oval Face Shapes

Oh Megan Fox, you’re so pretty it must suck to be you. Megan has an oval face shape which means every fringe looks great on her. Side, center or full they all add interest to her look.

Fringe for Round Face Shapes

Ginnifer Goodwin has a round face shape. This means the silhouette is shorter than oval, with soft round lines. She does a great job with her hair to work with the shape. To give the illusion of length, fringe should be side or center swept. Full fringe can accentuate the roundness. If you have a round face and want a full fringe, it should be cut so that it is slightly shorter in the middle. This will give just a enough length to make it work.

Fringe for Square Face Shapes

Here is a perfect example of a square face shape. Widest at the temples and jaw line with angular lines. To de-accentuate the hard lines, some softness is needed. Side fringe is best for this job. This is also a good opportunity to have a few face framing pieces of length to soften the jaw line. To accentuate a square face shape, a full, wide fringe is best. You can see how the lines mimic the jaw line, emphasizing the shape. Fringe with a center part adds length, but it also tends to emphasize a square jaw line.

Fringe for Triangle Face Shapes

Minni Driver has a great triangle face shape identified by the strong square jaw line and narrowing cheek bones and temples. Again, a side fringe will give added width through the top to create balance. Fringe with a center part will add length but accentuate a square jaw line. A full fringe, like square face shape, mimics the lines of the jaw accentuating the strength. If you are determined to go with a full fringe it needs to be cut extra wide and should “C” shape, being shorter in the center and longer on the sides.

Fringe for Oblong Face Shapes

SJP is one of the most famous celebrity oblong faces. Oblong means that the shape is longer than oval and narrow through the sides. The temples and cheek bones are close to the same width. To de-accentuate the length, fringe, particularly side or full fringe, is your best friend. A center fringe can accentuate the length. It’s like building vertical lines on vertical lines causing the eye to go up and down. In terms of hair style, fullness on the sides will take away from the long lines while volume on top will give added length.

Fringe for Heart Shape Faces

A heart face shape is widest through the temple area and narrows through the cheek bones and chin. To take away from the width, side or center fringe is the best choice. Full fringe is an option, but the width should not be wider than the cheek bones. A straight line in the fringe is better than a curved shape if you want to detract from the length of the chin. Reese has worn a variety of fringes but does it in a way that always makes her look fresh and pretty.

Fringe for Diamond Face Shapes

Scarlett has a diamond face shape, meaning she is narrow in the temple and chin with width through her cheek area. To accentuate this face shape, a fringe that splits in the center will exaggerate the length. To add more softness or roundness, a side swept fringe is perfect. It offsets the angles of the diamond and diagonal width to the shape. A full fringe can work, but be careful of how it balances with the cheek bones and the chin. A full fringe should be cut straight across to balance the shape.

Fringe with a High Hairline

Let’s take a look at Christina Ricci. Notice how she has a high forehead with a heart shape face. Look at the way fringe has brought the focus back to her face instead of her forehead. The secret is that the fringe needs to be heavy enough to weigh itself into place. If it doesn’t have enough thickness, it will split in unwanted places. I also love how the fringe has been angled to bring our her cheek bones.

Fringe on a Low Hairline

Fergie has a low hairline. Many people with this feature think they can’t wear a fringe. So untrue! It’s just about where the fringe comes from that makes it work. In the second image, Fergie is wearing a false fringe, and while it is not the perfect example, it does give an exaggerated look at how this can work. First, the fringe needs to be heavy. Secondly, it needs to come from far back in the hairline. This way it disguises how low the hairline really is. If someone with a low hairline wants a light fringe, it almost accentuates the lowness of the hairline. So if you’re going to do it, you need to go full-out and really commit to it.

Final Hot Fringe Tips

Cowlicks and swirls. When I consult with a client about adding a new fringe, I always check for any cowlicks or swirls in the potential fringe area. Almost all of us have something like this around our hairline, but it doesn’t have to stop you from adding your new fringe accessory. Two tips. 1. Create a heavier fringe to add weight which can overpower the direction of the swirl. 2. Be sure you know how to redirect that swirl and gain control of your fringe. Here’s what you need to do:

To redirect the swirl affecting your fringe

1. The wetter the fringe, the easier it is to redirect the growth. Therefore, your fringe should always be dried first.

2. You need styling product. A medium hold gel, mousse or spray gel will work perfectly. Place a small amount at the base of your fringe before you dry and style it. This will help “set” it into place and give it the ability to stay throughout the day. I love Redken’s Velvet Gelatine 07 because not only does it hold, it also creates a high shine, smells great and protects hair from humidity.

3. Finish with a light weight, dry hair spray. Redken’s Forceful 23 or Control Addict 28 are great choices. This final step ensures that your fringe will stay where you put it. I recommend a dry aerosol spray because it will not “freeze” the fringe into place, but it will give it memory so when it moves it will have a tendency to go back to where it needs to be.

Keeping your fringe fresh daily. While you may not wash your hair everyday, washing your fringe is a quick and easy way to freshen your look and let your fringe recover from a night in bed. I usually pull the rest of my hair back in a ponytail and do it right in the sink. I use a pea size amount of shampoo, like Redken’s All Soft, to lather it up. To save time, I usually skip the conditioner and go straight for the styling product.

Ok! There you have it! Hopefully I have covered all the bases when it comes to fringe. It really is the easiest way to make a noticeable change to your hairstyle. The secret to looking amazing is simply knowing how to work with your face shape and hairline. The next time you are considering a new bag, necklace, or lipstick, maybe you should be considering a new fringe instead!