How-To Video: Face-Framing Fringe

During this year’s Premiere Orlando, our nonstop Facebook Live lounge with SalonCentric brought all of the action live, with the most talented artists and influencers in the industry. Kicking things off was none other than L’Oréal Professionnel Artist and Educe Salon founder Phillip Rosado (@philliprosado) who gave a live how-to on creating fringe. “I wanted to create something that clients always ask for,” said Rosado. “They always say, ‘I want a big change, but I want to keep all my length.’ So the concept behind this look was to transform her, maintaining length and evening out the cut, but creating something impactful at the same time. In other words, creating a fringe.”

Because of the model’s dense hair and multiple undercuts, Rosado’s strategy involved eliminating excess weight and bulkiness, and adding in texture. Using Kasho 6.5” shears and a plastic Ibiza comb, he employed both deep-point cutting and slicing techniques to balance out the sides, blend the disconnect and texturize the hair.

For the fringe, he first flat ironed the hair in direction of where it would lay, and then determined where to go in and break the grow out. By starting with a longer fringe, he created an overall softness and gave the client versatility to wear it down the center or pushed to the side. Cutting in straight vertical layers allowed for a soft silhouette. And, over directing the hair allowed the weight to sit outside of the eye.

For the client who wants a side fringe, but has a cowlick, go in deeper with the fringe and part it on the opposite side. “The goal is to have the fringe framing her eyes,” said Rosado. “Even when it’s split down the center, it will still look soft and delicate around her face.