Full, short, asymmetric or wispy, the fringe is the go-to accessory for fashionistas looking to customise their haircuts. And for those who want to go that little bit further, there’s the rolled fringe, inspired by styles from the 40s and 50s. Get rolling!
The resolutely retro-rolled fringe
. This retro fringe, spotted at the Bebe and Jenny Packham catwalk shows in New York, gives you a touch of Hollywood glam, straight out of the 1950s. Though it’s not practical for everyday wear, it is perfect for special occasions such as a wedding or girls’ night out. This rolled fringe is very fifties, a reverse take on the rolled quiff of the 1940s.
How to create a rolled fringe
. Wash your hair the day before so that your fringe will stay in place for longer. Take out a large piece from the front of your hair then tie up the rest so you’re left only with this piece. Apply a small amount of styling mousse for extra hold. There are two ways of creating the rolled fringe. The first involves using a long, medium-large diameter roller. Roll the section of hair around the roller then dry using a hairdryer. The other method is using curling tongs
. Start by drying the section of hair using your fingers, and then roll it around your medium- to large-barrelled curling tongs. Wait for your roll fringe to cool then apply a generous layer of hairspray
Styling with a rolled fringe
. This fringe works on both up-dos and down-dos. If you’re wearing your hair down, take inspiration from the style spotted at Bebe. Slick the sides down using a gel
, then style the rest of your hair. You don’t want it to be too straight or structured. If you’d rather wear your hair up, take a leaf out of Jenny Packham’s style book. Once you’ve created your rolled fringe, tie the rest of your hair into a low chignon to make sure all eyes are on your oh-so-retro fringe!