This Is the Low-Commitment Way to Change Your Hair This Winter

A side fringe is a low commitment in the grand scheme of haircuts, but it can completely shake up your look. That said, this is ideal if you want a fresh style for the festive period and are nervous about scissor-wielding hairdressers. If you already sweep your hair into a side parting, then this will add a subtle, new dimension to your look. But if you tend to centre-part your hair, a side fringe could have a totally rejuvenating effect on your appearance.

If you opt for a longer-length fringe and don’t like it, it’s easy to centre-part and disguise. Not sure a side fringe will suit you? Experiment with a side parting until you’re ready for the chop. A side fringe suits most straight and wavy hair textures, and when it comes to styling, you can use your fingers to rough-dry with a hairdryer before using a small round brush to round out or flick the ends. Most stylists would say to avoid using product on a fringe. Says Lauren Thompson, a stylist at Nunzio Saviano Salon in NYC, “I don’t usually like to use a lot of product on the [fringe] area unless the hair is very fine and thin; then I love a spray like Oribe Volumista (£31).”

Not convinced? Keep reading for 15 celebrities with side fringes that will totally change your mind…

Want to go shorter? Check out these shoulder-length hairstyles for inspiration.