STYLIST TO CELEBRITIES AND ROYALTY
Fashion Week season commences, journalists, editors, buyers
and the general public are on the look out for anything that
can be turned into this seasonís new trend. Often itís from
the runway but sometimes a trend can be created from a buzz
around Fashion week itself. In New York, walking the streets
downtown, outside of the shows, sitting at front row there
is a romance beginning for The 70s Fringe, itís back but in
truth did it ever truly leave us?
1. Colour really can work, a couple of highlights in the
front break it up ever so subtly and give the illusion of
movement. If a light catches the fringe and strikes the
colour off you've succeeded.
The 70s were a sexy era, driven by discos, independence, big
hair, loud dresses; we all have the Studio 54 image in our
heads. The fringe is sexy, elegant and can be worn carefree
or as a serious look all women aspired for in the 70s.
Kate Mossís Spring Summer 2011 Longchamp Bag collection campaign
sees her dropping the 70s fringe at itís best. The whole look
works but itís the fringe that puts this style at itís most
powerful and creates immediate impact. Without a shadow of
a doubt this has led to hordes of people heading to the salon
to have one cut in. When I did Kate Mossís hair she didnt
have a fringe and most would say she can wear anything, well
that may be so but she knows how to wear it. She has fine
to medium hair, fringes are ideal for this hair type, they
give the illusion the hair is actually a lot thicker than
The rest of the style has to work though and it doesn't always
have to be 70s inspired. Actress Rose Byrne debuted her new
fringe at the amFAR gala at the start of New York Fashion
Week, it had an air of Chrissie Hynde to it, which was a huge
look through Autumn Winter 2010/2011. It always takes a season
or two for hair to filter down from the catwalk and onto the
streets and this is a sure sign of the return and 2011 dominance
of the 70s fringe.
I recently did Claudia Winklemanís hair, she has made the
fringe her own and it definitely is 70s inspired but with
a kooky edgy twist. She draws her inspiration again from Chrissie
Hynde and Steve Tyler (two great points of reference).
We saw Sandra Bullock go for a fringe at the recent Golden
Globes, big impact slightly different shape of fringe and
the rest of her hair was worn straight. Edie Campbell and
Daisy Lowe rock the look very well and can be drawn on for
When I did Sienna Miller's hair, the fringe was rounded at
the corners and not as wide; it wasnít a 70s fringe or a blunt
heavy Ďdiscoí fringe; it was just a soft fringe that could
grow out and be worn to the side or resting on the cheekbones.
One element to it that is similar to a 70s fringe was its
versatility. It can be worn in many ways and most of the time
it looks better when left natural. Look at Kate Mossís Longchamp
Bag Collection Spring Summer 2011 for inspiration. The hair
moves it has a breath of ease and fun to it. Thatís how we
differentiate between the different fringes that apply to
different eras. To the naked eye, they are probably just Ďheavy
fringesí but they are so much more. The 70s never went away
but is certainly being shouted about this seasoní
Warrenís Tips to this seasonís fringe
2. Consider your face shape, donít let it put you off though
if say your face shape is too wide...you may just have to
add more volume at the crown to lengthen your face shape.
3. Consider your hair as an accessory, will it work with
your style, will it dictate you slightly changing your wardrobe.
Change is good.
4. Use a clip in fringe to see what it will look like before
you have it cut.
5. Have fun with it, it will grow back and you will always
remember Ďthat fringeí.