How do I get that kind of fringe that sits down sexily over the face? It looks way better than my hair, which usually curls back or does nothing at all. – Belinda
Terrific question, Bel. I can’t recommend this style of fringe (or ‘front of hair’, more accurately, because you don’t need a fringe at all) enough, and not just because the Society of Forward-Styled Hair promised me 25c for each public vote of confidence I give it.
It is tremendously flattering, for one, and for two, is a splendid way of completely masking cowlicks and curls and baby hair and and other naughty things that can disrupt an otherwise delightful hairstyle.
Here’s what to do: (assuming the rest of your hair is styled and dry already, or is going to be pulled back):
1. Dampen the front section of your hair (‘fringe area’ and some of the side bits around it) Go back a bit further than you might normally, because more weight will help it sit flatter
2. Run some mousse through it, roots to tips (this is crucial to “re-set” the hair, keep hold and banish cowlicks and curls)
3. Find a small barrel brush and a hair dryer (they usually hide in bathroom drawers)