NEW TREND: The Tilted Fringe

By Lauren Salapatek | 09/27/2012 10:29:00 AM


Fashion and beauty are off kilter now, anything too perfect or polished looks too done, says Sam Villa, founding partner of the Sam Villa brand and education artistic director for Redken 5th Avenue. Inspired by uneven skirts, geometric shapes and asymmetrical fashion silhouettes in current seasons, free-hand tilted fringe is the ideal accessory to compliment the perfect imperfection of today.

“Fringe is heavier now, with unexpected accents like chewed edges and tilted lines that are point cut free-hand to create rawness with movement.  I like using my 7” shear because the longer blade gives me more precision and control, allowing me to cut angled in to get all the underneath hair out,” says Villa. When creating chewed edges, Villa explains that it’s important to only point cut the ends, don’t go in too deep, stay shallow for the chewed edge effect.  

“Carved tilted fringe is a visual exercise, so take steps back on a regular basis to access the situation. This fringe style has to be unique to the individual, customized to awaken the shape of their cut and compliment their features. The end result should be abstract and soft at the same time,” says Villa.

FINISHING TIP: Apply Redken Sheer Straight 06 and directional blow dry. Then, use Redken Spray Starch 15 heat memory styler, and with an open flatiron roll the edges of the fringe to create a beveled edge to round out the shape.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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