Cutting long curtain fringe. Sam Villa
Cutting long curtain fringe.Sam Villa

The best hair trend this season? Bold long curtain fringe with face-framing bits of hair sweeping across your cheeks, perfectly cut and split down the middle right above the eyes. Andrew Carruthers, Education Director for Sam Villa, leads hair stylists and those looking to make a change to their current style through a series of steps to achieve that perfect on trend hair look for the season.

Carruthers explains that this look is not for the faint of heart as it adds drama and breaks the rules. He goes on to explain that the curtain fringe is longer than usual for this type of style, it starts farther back on the head and utilizes larger sections of hair. Here are his tips for attaining this look:

Tips for Cutting Long Curtain Fringe

  • Wrap dry hair into its natural fall before cutting to better judge length and err on the side of caution by cutting less and choosing a length that is just barely out of the eyes in the center.
  • Don’t be intimidated to start the fringe section at or behind the high point of the head.
  • When cutting the middle, take a vertical section and a slightly over direct it to the center.  Then, point cut at 90° elevation parallel to the hair with a Sam Villa Artist Series 6.25 Shear to create soft texture.
  • For the sides, take a horizontal section with 90° elevation and a strong diagonal finger angle, and softly and deeply point cut parallel to the hair to create sides that are textured and long, but still connected to the middle fringe.
  • Finish with Redken Dry Shampoo Paste 05 to give desired separation of a paste that won’t get too oily due to the balance of the dry shampoo.

Check out his video tutorial below!