Some It-girl hairstyles are so emblematic of a moment in time that it’s a stretch to imagine wearing them now. Think: The Princess Diana, The Rachel, The Farrah. On the flip side there are some classic coifs and cuts that make style sense no matter the decade. Case in point: The Brigitte Bardot. Lingering images of her in all her tousled texture and iconic, face-framing fringe glory could easily have been street-style snapped at the last fashion week.
One to pay recent tribute to Bardot’s French-girl tousle is Georgia May Jagger. Stepping out with some killer bangs at the 10th Annual DKMS Charity Gala in her new signature style last week, the British IT Girl has clearly settled into this new signature style since slicing in the fresh face-framing bangs right before Autumn/Winter 2016-17 London Fashion Week, earlier this year.
To help demystify the iconic fringe we turned to TONI&GUY Global Hair Ambassador, Mark Hampton, who recently styled Jagger’s bangs backstage at Ashley Williams’ A/W 16-17 show.
Mark Hampton and Georgia May Jagger, backstage at Ashley Williams A/W 16-17
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“The key is the length of the fringe and being able to bend the hair away from the face softens the look”
A long-term fan of fringes, Hampton believes the bolder the bangs, the better. “I’ve always found that fringes can revolutionise a person’s look to create a new attitude and improve self-confidence in the same way that growing out a fringe can give a sense of freedom and one less thing to worry about in the morning,” he says. “My favourite styles are micro bangs and punky, blunt fringes – I love the look on girls like Rooney Mara or Ruby Rose.”
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Select the right styling product
“I used mousse to style Georgia’s hair backstage, but if you want to create a more laid-back look, I would also suggest using dry shampoo at the roots to create texture and body,” says Hampton.
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Dry it right
Expert tip: Pin your sweeping in fringe in place and blast with cold air to finish. This will help hold it in shape and keep it from separating.
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Curls clip make styling a cinch
Expert tip: Flat curl clips wont kink your fringe while it cools.
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Upgrade to a round brush
Expert Tip: Curved edges are essential creating cheekbone-tickling flicks.
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Never skip hairspray
Expert Tip: Pick a brush-out spray for soft hold, sans the helmet head.
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