The coolest fringes for long hair to try now – from choppy cuts to subtle bangs

You’ve taken years to grow your locks. Finally you feel happy with the length but then all of a sudden you can’t shake the idea of getting a fringe. Don’t get us wrong, long hair is incredibly chic and super versatile, but after all that growing, it’s understandable if you feel the need to do something a bit spontaneous with it.

Chopping in some achingly cool bangs is one of the easiest ways to elevate your look and can be just the change you need, without majorly back-peddling and cutting everything off in one fell swoop. Better still, fringes are always on trend and there’s one to suit every face shape and style.

This summer you’re seriously spoilt for choice, meaning it’s really dealer’s choice when it comes to deciding on the type of fringe you want for longer locks. But what each cut has in common is its nonchalant face-framing pieces rather than a blunt brow-skimming fringe, says Luke Hersheson, top hair stylist and CEO of Hershesons.

“70s curtain bangs as seen on Sienna Miller and Alexa Chung are popular as they’re not heavy fringes, they suit pretty much everyone, are easy to grow out and very low-maintenance,” he adds.

“With long hair, fringes can really liven up a hairstyle,” agrees Stephen Buller, co-founder of Buller and Rice. “They can frame the face and highlight many features.” Buller believes the best type of fringes are those that “offer versatility,” as “they are often easiest to style at home.”

For example, he’s a big fan of Billie Eilish’s blonde bangs: “Eilish has a soft, sexy, layered haircut, with face-framing layers that seamlessly connect into the fringe,” he says. “A fringe that has a softer edge, allows you to move it around or even get caught in the wind, without it looking ruined,” he notes.

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