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POSTED: Mar 18, 2019 | in Haircut

Fringe Benefits - How to Cut Micro Fringe


Micro bangs 1 

Super short fringe (baby bangs) is definitely trending right now but micro fringe can be tricky to cut.  The end result should be soft and textured to keep the look current and modern.  


micro bangs 2

Its important your client understands the commitment to perfect baby bangs.  This will not be a wash and go look.  It will require some styling and blow drying every morning.  But once they are ready for the chop -  here are some important tips for you to master this statement look.  

  1. The blow dry is CRITICAL to create this fringe. You must blow dry the fringe area to smooth and stretch the hair.  Hair that isn't smooth will turn into a broomstick.   Use the concentrator of your blow dryer and the spine of the comb to press the hair as you blow dry in both directions to control growth patterns and cowlicks.  
  2. Take a horizontal section of hair as your guide and clip the rest of the hair out of your way. Use shorter shears and work close to the skin.  Start in the middle of the forehead and point cut the length away.  A proper blow dry will prevent the hair from "exploding out" and starting in the middle allows for balance on both sides.
  3. After your guide is set; you will begin to layer the top section,. Take vertical sections following the natural fall of the hair to create layering. Elevate 90° horizontal to the guide and point cut weight off of upper surface, so as it comes down it does not fall to a single point like one length hair. There will be a nice softness and bevel towards the forehead. 
  4. Use a blending shear to remove any excess weight off the ends of the fringe.  
  5. Finish styling with a product like Redken Dry Shampoo Paste which will provide separation and texture without being too oily.  


Watch as Andrew Carruthers, Education Director for Sam Villa, demonstrates cutting a micro fringe.



Micro Fringe Tutorial Sam Villa Hair Tutorials