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On the heels of fashion weeks, a new season of styles, and the change in temps, clients everywhere have been asking for fringe. Whether they are looking for a new face-frame a way to make a statement or are simply bored with their same old style – they’ll want to take into account their lifestyle and a few styling hacks prior to making the chop. While you’ll be busy chatting it up with your clients about what style and length are best for them, don’t forget to brush up on a few basics behind the chair.

Curtain fringe is a sought after style because of its ability to look beautiful on almost anyone. It is characterized as any form of fringe that is shorter in the middle than on the sides.  And according to Andrew Carruthers, Education Director for Sam Villa, the current trend is a long curtain fringe that spits in the middle and drops to drastically longer side sweeping lengths on the sides. To see Carruthers cut long curtain fringe, watch the video tutorial and steps below!


“In addition to curtain fringe being longer, it’s also starting at or behind the highest point of the head to add more drama, so don’t be afraid to take that larger section!” advises Carruthers.


Tips for Cutting Long Curtain Fringe

  • Wrap dry hair into its natural fall before cutting to better judge length, and err on the side of caution by cutting less and choosing a length that is just barely out of the eyes in the center.
  • Don’t be intimidated to start the fringe section at or behind the high point of the head.
  • When cutting the middle, take a vertical section and a slightly over direct it to the center.  Then, point cut at 90° elevation parallel to the hair with a Sam Villa Artist Series 6.25 Shear to create soft texture.
  • For the sides, take a horizontal section with 90° elevation and a strong diagonal finger angle, and softly and deeply point cut parallel to the hair to create sides that are textured and long, but still connected to the middle fringe.
  • Finish with Redken Dry Shampoo Paste 05 to give the desired separation of a paste that won’t get too oily due to the balance of the dry shampoo.

Featured Products & Tools:

Sam Villa Artist Series 6.25 Shear

Redken Dry Shampoo Paste 05

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