Beyond the fringe

Love them or loathe them fringes may be here to stay.

There are of course suitable fringes for all types of hair to have fun with.

Hairstyles like the page boy bob with a thick length of hair cut straight across the forehead have been with us since the 1940′s.  The most famous fringes came with the Beatles in the 1960′s.

Very short suicide fringes chopped at random came with the punks in 1970′s. Spiked fringes became fashion statements and hair gel was used by the masses.

More recently asymmetric fringes have appeared on newsreaders heads. These beautifully cut styles can look dynamic.

There are of course fringe benefits and the reasons we love our fringes so much can be quite varied. One’s need to hide a lined forehead is obvious, but perfectly good foreheads are often hidden by a long curtain of hair that is meekly drawn apart by its wearer when they need to see or communicate with the outside world. Another client may hang on to their fringe like a security blanket and wear it so that it covers their eyebrows and rests just on top of their eyelashes. The hairdresser will never be able to rid him or her of a fraction of this fringe or beware of retribution.

Life beyond the fringe may be difficult because growing them out can be laborious and having to clip them to one side can result in having a hairstyle that a ten year old would wear to school.

Will we ever brush our fringes back with gay abandon and hold our heads high and feel the breeze on our foreheads?  Probably not.

0 Comment(s). 

Comments are closed.