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How easy is it to cut a straight fringe?

(27 Posts)
rickman Sun 05-Jun-05 17:36:33

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tillykins Sun 05-Jun-05 17:37:11

Don't...?

WigWamBam Sun 05-Jun-05 17:37:39

That was going to be my advice too, tillykins

AuntyQuated Sun 05-Jun-05 17:37:46

i wouldn't

hunkermunker Sun 05-Jun-05 17:37:51

Don't cut it wet. Or if you do, leave it longer than you think it needs.

Otherwise she'll have to walk round with her eyebrows raised as it will be too short - hair stretches when it's wet!

Good luck!

Twiglett Sun 05-Jun-05 17:42:11

don't do it .. it is deceptively difficult and impossible .. I tried 3 or 4 times with DS until finally finding a mobile hairdresser

can you not pin it back?

KBear Sun 05-Jun-05 17:42:54

Is she too old for a dainty hairclip to one side - you will probably regret cutting it yourself, especially without super sharp hairdressing scissors.

KBear Sun 05-Jun-05 17:43:15

Twig you beat me!

rummum Sun 05-Jun-05 19:25:40

Well.... did you cut it.... how did it go?

Enid Sun 05-Jun-05 19:26:57

impossible for dd1 as she has very fine straight hair that shows all scissor marks. W

Would love her to grow out fringe but she will not wear clips

ambrosia Sun 05-Jun-05 19:29:48

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Hausfrau Sun 05-Jun-05 19:49:27

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jellyhead Sun 05-Jun-05 19:51:14

Think of that advert with James Nesbitt

I'ii have a bash meself

paolosgirl Sun 05-Jun-05 19:54:01

OK - start with it wet, and clip back the hair on either side of her fringe that you don't want to cut. Comb her fringe down, and with very sharp scissors, and without taking too much off, start from the MIDDLE and go out the way to one side. Repeat on to the other side.
I am the fringe meister - never had a disaster using this method (although the hairdressers out there will probably be horrified!)

rickman Sun 05-Jun-05 19:59:28

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jellyhead Sun 05-Jun-05 20:04:10

It doesn't matter how you style your child's hair the photographer always knows better than you and somehow manages to arrange it so the hairstyle looks naff

SenoraPostrophe Sun 05-Jun-05 20:11:04

do you have a steady hand and a sharp pair of scissors and will she sit still?

I've cut dd's fringe loads of times. You just cut it straight just at the eyebrows (leaving room to make it shorter if you cock it up) and then take little chunks out to soften it. I do have a pair of hairdressing scissors though.

nutcracker Sun 05-Jun-05 20:11:54

I always cut my own fringe when i was younger.

beansontoast Sun 05-Jun-05 20:39:50

i think wonky fringes are essential for a rounded childhood go for it

i cut my own fringe by taking the whole thing and making a little pony tail out of it,then twisting it a couple of times and then trimming off the end...et voila! it really works

bear in mind my first point

ScrewballMuppet Sun 05-Jun-05 20:41:24

Think will try that beansontoast

spots Sun 05-Jun-05 21:04:17

O o o o h... this I do know! My mum use to cut our fringes throughout our childhoods with the tried and tested SELLOTAPE method. Wet hair, comb fringe section neatly forwards, apply long single strip of Sellotape across it at the level you want t ocut and use lower edge of tape as a guide. It holds the hair in place so that you can see any straggly bits and nip 'em.

DD will enjoy this herself when she has enough hair to warrant it; it's a winner!

rickman Sun 05-Jun-05 22:11:09

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pixiefish Sun 05-Jun-05 22:15:49

look what happened to me when i tried to get it straight LOL

rickman Sun 05-Jun-05 22:20:13

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pixiefish Sun 05-Jun-05 22:23:12

There was a girl in my school who did that as well- the day before the school netball team photos were taken and she was GK or something daft

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