Recently, Beyonce debuted an edgy new hairstyle on Instagram: short, blunt fringe paired with her signature flowing locks. Shortly after, Lady Gaga stepped out in Manchester sporting a similar look, though she paired her "micro fringe" with a dark, shaggy crop.
According to George Gonzalez, owner of George the salon Chicago, "the 'micro bang' is a bold, statement cut, and the right amount of texture is key to pull [it] off." As celebrities adopt the style, stylists are sure to see more and more clients requesting this simple yet bold fringe update. However, there are certain things to keep in mind when helping a client decide if the look is best for her. Says Gonzalez, "there are a few elements to consider before you take the plunge. If your hairline is dense, a bang like this can look fantastic. With a choppy, short fringe, you also can't ignore natural cowlicks. If a client has too many, they should consider the amount of work they will need to do daily to smooth them out. Plus, do you feel comfortable accentuating features like your forehead and eyebrows?"
Lady Gaga (left) with DJ and entertainer Lady Starlight
Help clients embrace the trend by going through a thorough consultation before cutting. Then, be sure to not go too short right away; instead, start by gradually cutting fringe and working your way up to a shorter look in order to ensure that your client is satisfied with her new look.
[Images: Instagram.com/beyonce; Instagram.com/ladygaga]