Every girl should try out a fringe at least once in her life. There are so many cool options and styles it’s impossible to not find one you’d love. We do know, however, that some are put off by trying out a fringe because it’s a painful growing out process, once you decide you no longer want it. It can often seem like a long transition, but with the help of your stylist and a few tips and tricks you don’t have to be afraid of the growing out phase. So no need to be frightened, click through to stylenotes to learn how to mask a fringe that’s growing out. –– Michelle Rotbart
Changeover Your Cut
When you’re growing out your fringe it’s a gradual process that involves transitioning to side-swept bangs and then reshaping. Face-framing layers will help blend your fringe into the rest of your cut. Also make sure to still get your fringe trimmed to maintain healthy looking hair. It may seem like a counter-intuitive move, but your locks will thank you.
Curl & Wave
Use a curling wand to create pretty waves and curls. It’ll help blend the transitioning fringe into the rest of hair. Make sure to always use a heat protectant spray and finish with a working, flexible hairspray like primp.
Braid & Twist
A little strategic styling can go a long way. Try adding a twist or braid to blend in shorter length into hair. Bobby pins are also a great way to get hair out of your face. You can also opt for using pomade to create a cool slick ponytail.
Pull out your favorite headbands, clips, scarves and pins—all of these options are perfect to use when sweeping a fringe off your face and to the side.
Special Thanks to Michelle Rotbart for this post. Michelle is a professional trend forecaster for the NYC-based fashion and retail forecaster, Doneger Group