The fringe / bangs hair trend is one that keeps reappearing, but going for a fringe is a commitment that some of us are not ready to make. That’s why this trend paved the way for another 2013 hairstyle, the faux side fringe. This hairstyle does not require the use of scissors to get a fringe: all you need to do is to “manipulate” your hair so that some of it sweeps sideways across your forehead. Voila! Instant bangs!

Numerous runways used this technique causing it to become a trend of its own. You can pair a faux-side fringe with any kind of up-do you want from a ponytail to a wet-look chignon, and it can be a great way to flatter your face shape – especially if you have a large forehead – without the need for scissors.

faux side fringe hairstyles

The simple side fringe.

For the Rag & Bone fall 2013 show, a simple side fringed look was used to add edge to an up-do. This look has a bit of a tomboyish feel to it when kept a little rough, but you can also give it a more elegant look by sweeping the hair across the forehead and pining or tucking it neatly behind the ear, then applying a few drops of a smoothing serum for a polished finish.

Rag and bone faux side fringe

For a more vintage-inspired look, tease the hair a little for some volume; sweep it all the way across the forehead making sure the bangs are kept thick instead of wispy. At Tracy Reese fall 2013, this one done with hair straight and out, the faux fringe pinned behind the ear for a slightly ’60s take.

faux vintage side fringe

The wavy faux side fringe.

Dries Van Noten amped up a simple look by adding a wavy faux side fringe. The result is like a modern, pared back take on a 1920s finger wave. Adding the wave shape helps the hair to sit across the forehead for that faux-fringed effect, and also flatters the face shape.

Dries Van Noten faux side fringe

The wet look faux fringe.

Infusing two hair trends was Marni. The faux side fringe was done with a wet look hairstyle, allowing the fringe to cling to the forehead in a slightly matted and messy yet enigmatic way.

Marni faux side fringe

Reem Acra incorporated another, slicker take on the wet look faux fringe, with hair deeply side parted and pulled back into a chignon.

side part wet faux fringe

A lot of women love the look of the fringed hairstyle but are afraid to take that leap of faith which makes this hair trend one of the best ones for this seasons. Now it’s easy for anyone to get the youthful and edgy look bangs give out without having to go to the stylist and manage regular cuts.

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