Top Three Fringe Trends to Master this Spring

March 01, 2024

Fringes are a guaranteed way to update a style with minimal commitment, and this year they’re going to be bigger than ever. We caught up with Fudge Professional Global Ambassador, Jonathon Andrew, to learn his three favourite fringe styles to experiment with this season…

‘Fringes are having a moment – again! Through the 90s and 00s we embraced baby bangs, big, blunt fringes and side-sweeping styles, but today we’re seeing their modern-day revival, favouring chic over grunge with a maximalist impact.’

  1. Curtain Bangs



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‘Curtain bangs are a great starter option. They’re super versatile and can be cut to whatever part of the face you want to accentuate – chiselled cheekbones, we got you covered!

Curtain bangs are usually very thick, either skimming the brow or falling lower with the eyes peeking through (think actual sweeping curtains). However, if you change your mind, they can also muddle in with layers and grow out quickly.

People who wear this full bang with aplomb include Lily Allen, Billie Eilish, Selena Gomez, and (of course!) not forgetting Claudia and her mega-watt shine – whose fringe is now a talking point of its own thanks to the popularity of BBC Traitors!

  1. Baby Bangs



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‘As the name suggests, baby bangs are a mini version of fuller curtain bangs; they’re a ‘try before you buy’ style. Don’t be fooled by the ‘baby’ misnomer, however, as they still have a big impact through helping to frame the face and scream coolness.

This style can be chic, softer and ultra-flattering, with full eyebrows still visible through the wisps of hair. If a client loves it, you can always add more thickness during their next salon visit – think of Lily Collins in Emily in Paris as your bang baseline muse.’

  1. Side Sweep Bangs



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‘With a gentle nod to the 00s (Shaznay Lewis and Melanie Blatt from All Saints, we’re looking at you!) side-sweeping fringes have now been given a revival to ‘maximalist’ levels. From the ‘don’t mess with me’ bangs in Griselda to the Mob Wife aesthetic we’re seeing everywhere on social media right now, side sweep bangs are alluring, magnetising and in your face.

Side-sweep maximalist fringes have recently been seen on celebrities including Emily Ratajkowski and Dua Lipa. They’re a great starter point to add dimension to a somewhat average style and offer an instant allure. It’s also a clever way to grow out a former full fringe by flicking most of the volume onto one side. I recommend adding barrettes, clips or hairspray to keep the hair in place and give the style drama.’