How-To: Punk Rock Fringe Cut

Photos courtesy of @chelseavonnejames

L’Oréal Professionnel’s Chelsea James (@chelseavonnejames) demonstrates cutting and styling techniques for a short, rounded fringe cut on long hair. Created specifically for her client, the style is perfect for creative types and for complementing oval-shaped faces while highlighting the cheekbones. To finish the demonstration, James also shows how to style the look into a festive updo for the holidays, incorporating her client’s tape-in extensions. 

Get the Look: 

  1. Start carving out the rounded fringe. Dampen the fringe area and right up onto the hairline to create a rounded, short fringe (this will serve later to support the longer hair which will be brushed over from the back).
  2. Once the initial shape and length has been cut, perfect the look and lines with a Wahl Edger, using a comb as a guide to help create the rounded sides. Finish the front by rounding the hair above the ear. 
  3. Dampen the very top of the head (all the hair in front of the parietal ridge), and dry directing it forwards over the fringe. Softly trim the new overhang. 
  4. Moving onto the dry hair and at the back (prepped with L’Oréal Professionnel’s Beach Waves and a three-strand braid set), take a profile section from the middle and “triple clamp” the section for maximum tension by putting the hair over the middle finger and holding it with the pointer and ring. 
  5. Point cut the ends to create a stringy finish, and continue working around the back using slightly diagonal forward sections, going back in to blend.
  6. To create a holiday updo, prep hair with L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium 3. fish tail from the back of the crown incorporating hair from the sides, working down the entire length. Secure with a white hair tie, and sweep the braid onto one side, tucking it up into a braided piece, with the ends poking out and down. Secure with hair pins.