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Umming and ahhing about whether to have a fringe .........

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Bambinoloveseggbirds Wed 14-Oct-09 09:42:01

My hair is thick, long and layered, and used to be quite lovely - that was until DS scissorhands got to it. He has pulled it at the temples so much over the past few months that I now have tufty devil horns that will not flatten down no matter what I try. I'm afraid a fringe is probably the only way to cover this up without me wearing all of my hair in my face.

The problem is, I'm still carrying baby weight (size 16), and am worried that I might look mega frumpy with a fringe - IME you always see these hip young skinny things with fringes. My face has been unaffected by the lardage and my hair grows pretty quicky so I'm tempted to just go for it, but need convincing. What do you think? smile

snowmummy Wed 14-Oct-09 11:21:38

Go for it. There are loads of different types of fringes and they aren't always frumpy - have a chat with the hairdresser. I have never not had a fringe because of a high forehead but I've loads of different styles. Like you say if you don't like it, it'll grow back.

Derv78 Wed 14-Oct-09 11:30:00

I second go for it! I've just recently had blunt fringe cut in after thinking about it for AGES. Said to my hairdresser 'think I'll go for it today' & she just lifted front section & chopped it! No turning back!
But have to say I love it & have got lots of compliments. Does need some maintenance though, regular trims are a must.
I am not a hip young skinny thing BTW; I'm 31 & have a HUGE pregnancy bump (twins), so if I manage not to look frumpy, you'll be grand!!

Sourdough Wed 14-Oct-09 11:35:48

Have it done, preferably before Friday at 12.15pm (when my hair appointment is) and tell us how you got on. I have spent much time in front of mirror lately folding my hair on my forehead thinking, hmmmmmmm....

Bambinoloveseggbirds Wed 14-Oct-09 11:39:49

Sorry sourdough, think you'll be letting me know how it goes. I wont be able to get it done till end of month.
I think i'm just going to go for it - if I hate it then i'll put it back in one of those trendy quiffs and look like a nutter rather than a frump. Thanks all.

hanaflower Wed 14-Oct-09 11:40:47

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Sourdough Wed 14-Oct-09 11:55:36

Haha! I was doing the quiff thing with it last night!

LetThemEatCake Wed 14-Oct-09 11:56:01

Yes, I went for the fringe back in may and now spend a lot less time considering Botox... Go for it.

BloodRedTulips Wed 14-Oct-09 12:23:33

don't, i have thick hair and cut a fringe in a few weeks ago and i'm not happy with it at all... it takes way too much effort to get it looking ok in the mornings, the wind blows it everywhere and ends up making me look like an electric shock victim and it drives me mad as i don't like the feel of it on my forehead.

RubyrubyrubysAScaryOldBint Wed 14-Oct-09 12:30:56

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RainRainGoAway Wed 14-Oct-09 12:33:42

I had a fringe a couple of months ago. Like LetThem I either needed that or botox.
It looks so fab! Like a nearly-40s Lily Allen. V happy!

Bambinoloveseggbirds Wed 14-Oct-09 15:18:01

This is very good feedback, and at 35, I am also considering the botox side of the debate. A big thank you to my DS for the frown lines too grin

OrmIrian Wed 14-Oct-09 15:20:07

Ohhhh this is style and beauty.

I thought you said 'fridge'

PheasantPlucker Wed 14-Oct-09 15:22:40

I had one cut in last week, I am now v happy.

<<disclaimer - I am in no way an indicator of style/fashion/good taste in hair>>

lizandlulu Wed 14-Oct-09 18:22:16

i went for a fringe after ages umming and ahhing over it, only to be told in the hairdressers that because of my parting and the way my hair layed when down, i wouldnt be able to have one unless i straightened it everyday to train my hair where to go sad

Megglewellhungcheval Wed 14-Oct-09 18:43:23

do it.

It took me about 5 years to go for it!

Mine has grown out as I hated being hot inthe summer but will probably go for it again in a few weeks.

Bambinoloveseggbirds Wed 14-Oct-09 19:03:40

Meggle, my thinking exactly, I hate my hair in my face in the summer.

Lizaandlulu, I would think after a couple of blow dries/irons it would "train" to go in the right place. Did you get a 2nd opinion anywhere?

Megglewellhungcheval Wed 14-Oct-09 19:36:29

Liza it took mine about 2 months or so but I hadn't had a fringe for about 25 years!

lizandlulu Wed 14-Oct-09 20:27:03

no i didnt get second opinionsad my hair falls into a middle parting and i wanted a side sweeping fringe, i was gutted when she said, i had worked myself up and found the courage to do it, i am not the kind of person who changes my hair, i ALWAYS wear it in a ponytail and have to have it bavk for work, but just wanted something for a change

hatcam Wed 14-Oct-09 20:35:31

love my fringe, needs a trim really often but the hairdresser does it for free. Hides my wrinkles and I save ££££ by never putting foundation on my forehead! Seems to be easy to look after, just have to make sure I blow dry it straight down when I wash my hair (can't let the front dry naturally really) - holding hairdryer right over head and blow absolutely straight down. Takes about 30 seconds.

Am stuck with it now, as my forehead looks ancient underneath my hair - all hyperpigmenty and well just OLD.

Mimi1977 Wed 14-Oct-09 20:41:59

It'll take years off you (they do say it's better than botox!) and you'll look really on trend - I took 2 years plucking up the courage to have mine and wish I'd done it sooner.

inveteratenamechanger Wed 14-Oct-09 21:10:00

Love my fringe, it makes me feels years younger! I do straighten it most days, but it takes 30 seconds.

MaggieBehaveOutGuising Wed 14-Oct-09 21:12:53

I'd love a fringe. But my hair is so thick and wavy. I'd need to straighten it every day.

I mgiht STILL do it. I'm going to hairdresser tomorrow and was planning on saying, give me a fringe!! they'll try and talk me out of it, but if it's a disaster it'll be grown out in about 6 wks anyway.

ANd I agree with mimi, it's less dramatic than botox, i might say htat to the hairdresser when they try and talk me out of a fringe (as they always do)

Bambinoloveseggbirds Wed 14-Oct-09 21:12:57

Thank you all. I'm feeling really brave now, think I will book my appointment ASAP.

inveteratenamechanger Wed 14-Oct-09 21:16:41

Maggie, mine is thick and wavy too (I think we are of similar ethnic stock!)

I have a long fringe - I do straighten it sometimes, but also just let it dry on some days, and it looks fine.

I think the key is to have a long fringe, with not too much hair in it, iyswim.

If the hairdressers are reluctant, maybe you should go somewhere else? My old hairdresser always acted like my hair wasn't really worth cutting, so I dumped him.

Definitely go for it - fringes rock!

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