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Banging bobs - the curtain fringe is IN right now

It's time to open your window and get a breath of fresh hairstyle inspiration – the curtain fringe is back with a bang! Whether you're working a cute bob, layered lob or even long locks, the curtain fringe is here to help you showcase some style...

What is a curtain fringe?

Think literal: the curtain cut is a longer-than-average fringe that is parted in the center to allow you to see out. It's not just an in-between look, curtain bangs are a style of their own. Light, loose and practical, they're less heavy on the eye than blunt bangs and more versatile than a side-swept fringe.

Will I suit a certain fringe?

While other members of the fringe family are suited to certain face shapes and hair types, the curtain fringe looks great on anyone! It frames the face, shows off your eyes and gives structure to any type of hairstyle, from short bobs to long lobs like this one. Its piecey look means it works particularly well with layered looks.

How to style your look

The key to getting a curtain fringe bang on (excuse the pun) is in the length. Too short and you'll constantly be flicking it out of your eyes, but too long and it won't look like a fringe at all. Your stylist will be able to trim the hair so that, when styled, it parts at the center and comes to lie just at the level of your ears.

Top tip: To bring your bangs up to date, we love a matte textured finish. The is perfect for showcasing tousled layers while controlling frizz and flyaways. Plus, its natural and light finish means you get long hold without weighing your hair down. The result: bangs stay beautifully natural-looking!

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