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Micro Fringe: 6 Tips For Success

by Maggie Mulhern | March 7, 2019
A micro fringe by Andrew Carruthers
A micro fringe by Andrew Carruthers

Super short bangs and micro fringe are a big trend right now, especially for those who want to make a strong statement, but they can be tricky to create. “Softness and movement in haircuts is what is going to allow you to keep your guests on trend, and layering techniques with multiple shears creates that subtle texture,” Andrew Carruthers, Education Director for Sam Villa, says.

 Here Carruthers offers his tips for creating a micro fringe:

  1. Use medium airflow with high heat and press out the fringe area hair with a handle comb to stretch hair and create tension against the head. If hair is not smoothed perfectly, it will turn into a broomstick. Growth patterns and cowlicks must be tamed before cutting.
  2. To create the guide, use the Sam Villa Streamline Series Shears, 5.5 - good for working close to the skin.  Put blade right up against the head in the center and point cut the length away, Hair will not explode out due to smoothing it beforehand and starting in the center allows for proper balance side to side.
  3. To layer the top section, use vertical sections following the natural fall of the hair to layer. Elevate 90° horizontal to the guide and shallow point cut weight off of upper surface, so as it comes down it all does not fall to a single point like one length hair. There will be a nice softness and bevel towards the forehead. 
  4. Using the tips of the Sam Villa Signature Series InvisiBlend Shear, allow the hair to slip through blades to keep lines invisible and to gently remove weight on the very tips of the hair for a light chewed effect. 
  1. Then, use the Sam Villa Artist Series Slide Cutting Shear to slide cut the surface to create movement.
  2. Finish with Redken Dry Shampoo Paste to give the separation of a paste that won’t get too oily due to the balance of the dry shampoo.

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