Trevor Sorbie's Hairstyle Tips For Fringes

Mid length hairstyle with fringe

The fringe is the ultimate hairstyle statement for 2012. Transform your style with Trevor Sorbie's clever tips

The fringe is the ultimate style statement for 2012 and can provide an instant transformation. Infinitely variable and with the right cut, you can look groomed with minimal styling. Despite this, many still fear having the chop as they think a fringe won't suit them; but fear not - there is a style out there to flatter everyone: 'There isn't a face that I have encountered that wouldn't suit a fringe. It's about finding the right fringe to suit you and to balance your key facial features. There are limitless combinations of lengths, thickness and softness to adapt a fringe style,' says Alfie Booth, stylist at Trevor Sorbie Hampstead Salon. Hair byRae Palmer

Read on for Trevor Sorbie's top tips for fringes...

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The number one rule

The number one rule

The golden rule is to find a hairstylist you trust. At Trevor Sorbie, every stylist is tested and approved by Trevor personally. Once you have found a stylist you feel comfortable with most will offer free fringe trims, so upkeep is effortless. Find more hair tips Find out more about Trevor Sorbie

Start with a consultation

Start with a consultation

Always arrange a consultation before trying a new style - it gives you time to assess your decision and confidence you're taking the right step! Making sure your fringe flatters your features is key - long, deep fringes will suit most face shapes, as will side swept versions. Be careful with shorter and angled fringes - they can be unforgiving on strong features. Find more hair tips Find out more about Trevor Sorbie

Find your inspiration

Find your inspiration

Don't be afraid to take examples of the looks you love - this helps the stylist understand what you're looking for and how best to adapt it to your face. Hair by Rae Palmer Find more hair tips Find out more about Trevor Sorbie

Styling at home

Styling at home

The right styling products and blow drying technique make it simple to style your fringe at home. Always ask your stylist for advice and a quick lesson. Make sure you invest in the right tools - a good hairdryer and a boar hair barrel brush are essential. Find more hair tips Find out more about Trevor Sorbie

Always go for a professional finish

Always go for a professional finish

Never take the scissors to your own fringe! You won't be able to get the shape as precise as a stylist and it's highly likely to end up wonky. A professional finish is key to keeping your look sleek. Find more hair tips Find out more about Trevor Sorbie

Keep your fringe fresh

Keep your fringe fresh

To keep your fringe looking fresh in between washes use a spritz of dry shampoo at the roots such as the Trevor Sorbie Beautiful Volume Dry Shampoo. This will also add volume if it's looking a little flat. Find more hair tips Find out more about Trevor Sorbie

Take time over your fringe

Take time over your fringe

It is important to take the time to blow dry your hair properly after washing to give your fringe a professional looking finish. Even if you're too pushed to blow dry the rest of your hair neatly, by blow drying your fringe, your style will look groomed. Find more hair tips Find out more about Trevor Sorbie

Keep your fringe product-free

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Keep your fringe product-free

Using heavy styling products can lead to greasiness and may make your hair look lank so avoid using in your fringe. Wash your fringe in between days so that it is always fresh. Hair by Rae Palmer Find more hair tips Find out more about Trevor Sorbie

Keep your fringe glossy

Keep your fringe glossy

If your fringe is looking dry then spritz some shine serum lightly such as the Beautifully Straightened Protect, Flatten and Shine Spray - but be sure to use the product sparingly to avoid a greasy finish. Find more hair tips Find out more about Trevor Sorbie

Learn how to dry your fringe

Learn how to dry your fringe

To avoid your fringe parting down the middle learn how to wrap dry your hair. Start with the hair soaking wet as this allows you to control the drying process to avoid a flat, unstyled natural shape. Using a flat brush, such as the Trevor Sorbie Paddle Brush, blast down on the fringe while brushing left to right rapidly so that the fringe dries straight. Find more hair tips Find out more about Trevor Sorbie