How to choose the right fringe for your face shape

How to choose the right fringe for your face shape
How to choose the right fringe for your face shape

Fringes, bangs, whatever you want to call them, they are going to be *big* this summer. We’ve seen celebs and influencers experimenting with fringe chops during lock down, and the trend sure isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Fringes can be super flattering and dramatically play up your features. We caught up with Jennie Davies, Creative Director of Pastel Salons, to discuss which fringe styles suit different face shapes best.

Round face shapes – side bangs

Popular all year round, side fringes are super flattering on round faces, which are softer around the edges and often wider in the cheeks. The angle of bangs creates more length in your face and a more oval silhouette. They are super versatile too, whether you want to wear your hair up or down.


Square or oblong face shapes – A-shaped bangs 

What are A-shaped bangs I hear you ask! You know that cool girl fringe look that is long in length and separated in the middle? That’s the look we’re going for here. Perfect for square or oblong faces, the tapered ends create angles, which help to soften the jawline and bring attention to your eyes.

Heart face shapes – crescent bangs

Heart shaped faces are wider at the top and then draw to a point at the chin, so a crescent shaped fringe will flatter and frame the cheekbones. Look for 70s inspired styles which are longer at the outer edges and slightly shorter in the middle.

Long face shapes- grown-out bangs

If you have a longer face shape, try a longer fringe which sits below the eyebrows. Perfect for low maintenance do’s, grown-out bangs are super versatile and can be clipped back or slicked under a headband for a different look.