The micro fringe is back, but how wearable is it really?

Micro fringe - two words that strike fear into the hearts of many. It's back in fashion on both the runways and red carpet, though. So we're looking at who can wear it, and how.

The micro fringe has had many names over the years from baby bangs to mini fringes. Whatever you call it, the statement cut is definitely having a moment this year. From celebrities at the Oscars to models strutting the runways in Milan, it seems that short, is in.

Fringes can be a little tricky to get right at the best of times though. For a start, there are so many styles to choose from - side swept, feathered, blunt, long, middle parting... So, a micro fringe? That's a step too far for us mere mortals, surely? Not necessarily. Here's our guide to how to wear a micro fringe.

What is it?

 

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A micro fringe is an extra short fringe. Think back to when you gave Barbie a haircut with the kitchen scissors (we all did it!), or you had to cut gum out of your hair. Yes, that short. Which is exactly why most people would find it terrifying. But when done well, they can be the most elegant way to frame your face. Think Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Not so scary now eh?

Who can wear it?

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As with any hair cut, there are different versions to suit different face shapes. As a general rule, heart-shaped faces tend to suit quirky, blunt micro fringes as they help to frame eyes and balance a delicate lower jaw.

 

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For those with a rounder or more square face, a softer style is more flattering. Such as the feathered fringe worn by Emma Watson at the Oscars earlier this year.

Faking it

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If you're not ready to go for the chop there is another option. At the Prada show this year in Milan models were given clip in hair pieces that were cut into micro fringes. The beauty of this is that you can wear it whenever you like, and never have to worry about growing it out!

Would you wear a micro fringe?

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