Bangs have made a huge comeback this year, and this time around it’s not just for the ladies. Leading lads like Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, Zayn, Jared Leto and many other celebrities are sporting man fringe this season, as seen on Instagram and Pinterest. We want you to be prepared for guests that come in asking for it so we caught up with Andrew Carruthers, Education Director for Sam Villa, who shares with us how to adjust the length, texture and shape of fringe so it looks lived-in, natural and masculine.
“Heavy solid bangs look more feminine, so it’s important to create texture and movement when cutting fringe on a man,” says Carruthers.
Carruthers likes to use a Sam Villa Signature Series Reversible Blending Shear to remove length. Due to its unique design, it enables a good amount of length to be cut off while leaving a soft textured edge.
Tips for a successful fringe:
1. Use vertical sections elevated 90° and over direct each section back to a stationary guide towards the side that will be shorter for soft layers that follow the shape of the head.
2. Point cut with a blending shear and Sam Villa Signature Series Short Cutting Comb at a diagonal angle to create a choppy line that falls highly textured.
3. Design fringe to sweep to one side for a more natural, lived-in vibe.
4. The texturizing is done while cutting, so make sure to fine tune the perimeter by pinching pieces and cutting to maintain softness on the ends.
5. Finish with Redken for Men Polish Up Pomade to add shine, texture and define ends.