I got a fringe cut in last time I got my hair done, because I’m an idiot and I was bored with growing my hair out. Of course, I regretted it immediately. The fault is one hundred percent my own, and zero percent Matt’s (he’s my hair stylist). I am lazy when it comes to styling my hair. I’m also not very good at using a straightener, and a straightener is what my fringe needs to look normal.
I wrote about this for xoVain in a post that went up today, but I wanted to include some anecdotes that got cut in the xo editorial process.
I guess you would call it a split fringe, or curtain bangs. My xoVain post calls them bangs because American readership etc etc. Is there a definable difference between a fringe and bangs, or is it just a cultural difference in terminology? Regardless, I’m super grateful the fringe is long, because it means I can already sweep it back with the rest of my hair and pretend it doesn’t exist. To an extent.
The first time I got a straight across fringe and immediately hated it, I was in high school. It was several weeks before graduation, so, despite looking 17 all through my last year of school, I look about twelve in all my graduation pictures. (I just went and uncovered my old Bebo account to find one. Here you go.)
In late high school the general trend was to have a bump at the front of your hair. I’m sure you know what I mean. Sometimes they were called ‘front poofs’. This trend was convenient if you needed to hide your fringe (although only if it was long enough). According to Google, it was generally sported by Disney Original Show stars. This furthers my desire to never do this with my hair ever again.
The other funny fringe story I have is from when I was in Year 7. There was a girl in another class who took scissors and chopped off her whole fringe, right at the roots. Even at eleven years old, I knew this was not the best idea. I’m pretty sure I was never in a class with her my entire way through high school, so this is legitimately the only way I knew who she was.
The post on xoVain has details on the ways I’ve been styling my hair since I got the fringe, although who am I kidding, most of the time I’m wearing a high ponytail. Neigh. Holla at me if you’ve regretted a fringe before, because I know I’m not the only one!