A fringe can make a regular cut look edgy, take years off your face and bring attention to your eyes. The key is finding the right fringe for your face shape. 

Square Face

A long, eye-grazing fringe that is tapered on the sides softens the angles of square face shapes.


Heavy fringes like Nicole Ritchie’s need to hit the right place, otherwise, they can easily overwhelm your face. Ask your stylist to snip them just below the brows, leaving the heaviest pieces on the sides so they don’t mask your eyes. The centre strands should be feathery with little forehead peaking through.

Round Face

The gently sweeping fringe complements the soft, feminine features, of a round face.


Blunt fringes can make a circular face appear even fuller, so the right cut is key. Request a soft, sweeping shape that will flatter your bone structure.

Heart-Shaped Face

A heart-shaped face can be a little top heavy. Side-swept bangs have a balancing effect and draw the attention down and towards the eyes.


Layered, feathered fringes are perfect for heart-shaped faces. The shortest pieces should hit the arch of your eyebrows and the longest should meet the outer corners of your eyes.

Oval Face

Nearly any fringe works with an oval-shaped face, but airy, pin-straight ones accentuate the prettiest parts of the face without feeling bulky.


So you can wear your fringe swept to the side or straight with a middle part, it  should hit between the brow and the eyelash and be longer on the edges.

Small Forehead

A sloping, asymmetrical fringe makes a short forehead seem stronger and more pronounced.


To elongate a small brow, ask your stylist to cut your fringe on a steep, side-swept angle that blends into cheekbone-skimming layers. This kind of fringe also requires a deep side part, which is flattering for many face shapes.