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So. I really really want a fringe

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BeauNeidel Sat 03-Nov-12 11:26:29

...but I have curly hair. It's about shoulder length right now.

I normally wear it curly as it's easier, I'm going to wash it in a minute and see if I can 'stretch' it into waves. I can't be dealing with straight fringe and curls, or straightening every day, but I really really want one!

Why I don't know grin

Whaddaya think?

MoomieAndFreddie Sat 03-Nov-12 11:32:01

IMO don't have one if you have curly hair

i had one a few years ago, and it only looked nice if i straightened my WHOLE hair, which considering my hair in its natural state is mega curly like i have had an electric shock was no mean feat and probably damaging to be torturing it all the time with GHDs

sorry lol

LineRunner Sat 03-Nov-12 11:36:45

I have curly/wavy hair, a bit longer than yours.

There seems to be a massive reluctance by hairdressers to do anything other than straighten my hair and add a few side wisps, even when I specifically asked for a style that I don't have to straighten and one with a fringe.

If you find a photo of the look you want, please post it here!

I know there is a collective horror in the hair world of 'mall fringes' but are they really so bad if they are not artificially straightened?

BeauNeidel Sat 03-Nov-12 11:48:01

I have found a few pics on Google images, I'll link to them.

The look I DON'T want, but can only picture in my head
this Sorry to whoever this person is, I just really don't like it.

I DO like this and this. This one is pretty too, my hair is about that curly but shorter.

I had my hair cut in August, and it looks nice now it has grown out a bit, but I went to Toni & Guy - on recommendation! - and she hacked loads of it off so it's uneven where she 'thinned' it. The shape is good admittedly, but my regular hairdresser doesn't do that and the shape is nice.

BeauNeidel Sat 03-Nov-12 11:49:25

Moomie I haven't had a fringe since I was about 8 and it looked like this grin

BeauNeidel Sat 03-Nov-12 11:51:00

A bit 70s but I like it! My hair is probably a bit too curly for this look though.

BlameItOnTheCuerveForTreason Sat 03-Nov-12 11:53:38

cobie smulders has curly hair and a fringe

BlameItOnTheCuerveForTreason Sat 03-Nov-12 11:56:27

better pic

BeauNeidel Sat 03-Nov-12 12:09:04

I like that Blame but to be honest my hair is much much curlier than that. I'm not sure I could pull it off on a daily basis without actually tonging my hair into soft waves which would take hours and not hold up in inclement weather.

piratecat Sat 03-Nov-12 12:16:48

i like that 70's one, it's quirky and cute. am assuming as with straight hair that the hairdresser must NOT cut it too short tho, as it will spring up, with the less weight on it.

you can always part it too and put in a little diamante clip, they look gorgeous hidden in curly hair.x

LineRunner Sat 03-Nov-12 12:34:36

I like that 70s one, too.

I am going to rediscover my inner 70s!

Pinot Sat 03-Nov-12 12:35:40

Coo, I wouldn't. Not with proper curly hair. With waves, yep. With curls - no. It's just too Menopausal Annie for me. Sorry.

Pinot Sat 03-Nov-12 12:36:15

Apologies for the pigeon noise at the start of that comment. Ahem.

BeauNeidel Sat 03-Nov-12 13:03:32

grin @ Pinot! That is my biggest fear.

My hair has got much much curlier since I cut it and stopped using heat so much, don't really want to start doing that but I am just gagging for something a bit different. When I wash my hair in a bit (of course DH has just decided to do stuff in the bathroom hmm) I'm going to try and dry it a bit differently and see if I can loosen the curl a bit.

sunnysunnyshine Sun 11-Nov-12 20:09:36

So Beau did you get a fringe?? I'm thinking of getting one too. I do it every couple of years then grow it out. I start off loving it, but wear it up in a bun with just the fringe out (too lazy to style the rest), but then miss my curls and grow out the fringe.

2 years later (now) I repeat the whole process! I'm poised with the scissors...

ThatVikRinA22 Sun 11-Nov-12 20:13:25

i think you can do a fringe if its a side one and a bit longer - otherwise you will rue the day you had it cut!

i used to have a perm (not as bad as it sounds! i was a loose one and i loved it!)

i had a side fringe so it still had a loose wave to it and didnt look odd.

sunnysunnyshine Mon 12-Nov-12 19:54:09

Yeh you're right - has to be something that's quite blendable with the rest of the hair, to avoid the hell that is the first photo upthread!!!

It did make me laugh though...

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