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Why is it that so many women persist in having fringeless hairstyles that don't suit them? I see them everywhere...in the social pages, at networking events...
Fringes are great for a variety of reasons...
- shorten long faces so they don't look so "horsey" (even worse with centre part & long fine hair)
- hide unattractive foreheads i.e. too narrow, too deep, too short
- hide forehead & brow lines
- hide attractive hairlines
- look youthful
Who should avoid them, especially full fringes?
- "short" face shapes i.e. round, square as they make them look squat
And if you have one of the above (or an oval) and have an attractive hairline, then flaunt it by pulling your hair right back off your face!
Posted by Prue Bartels on: Sat Apr 2nd at 06:07:20 PM
This is a question I'm often asked. I chuckle when I recall being told in my image training in the 80s that "no woman over 40 should have long hair"! Mind you, we were also instructed not to wear pants when consulting back then!
Hair length is not a "one-size-fits-all" issue. It depends on a number of factors.
Firstly...whether it suits your face shape or not. Those with oblong or rectangular faces need to avoid hair that's long and straight without a fringe...otherwise they can look horsey!
Secondly...how aged your face is. Some women look old at 30 and others young at 60. Long hair can really age or date you if you're in the first bracket. A pet hate of mine is to see a mass of bottom-skimming hair from the rear only to be surprised by the tired old face that greets me at the front! Why does that cliche "mutton dressed up as lamb" come to mind?
Thirdly...just how long? If you always wear it up, its irrelevant of course. If not, as a general rule of thumb, shoulder length is a good place to stop. Shorter layers around the face often create balance.
At the other end of the scale, short hair can actually age some women. Ultimately it depends on YOUR unique set of characteristics.
Posted by Prue Bartels on: Mon Feb 14th at 12:16:24 AM