The 1990s Fringe Your Next Clients Will Be Asking For
As the rise of nostalgic hair continues, the wispy fringe as seen onscreen in the late 1990s and early noughties in shows like Sex and the City and Friends is making a comeback. The style is on the rise thanks to women who chose to DIY this look for a lockdown hair transformation, including our favourite celebrities. No doubt you’ll have clients who are wise enough to ask for professional help to recreate this trend so keep reading for some tips.
In its heyday, this fringe was…
- low density
- eyelash skimming length
- bumped under
The look was very accessible and appealed to women of all ages with younger stars such as Britney Spears and Hilary Duff as Lizzie Mcguire also adopting the look.
The nostalgic 1990s fringe has had a slight update
The length remains the same. As a result the fringe can easily be pushed back to blend into the rest of the hair for days when clients want to switch it up. The 2020 version has less volume and is slightly more dense however remains piecey, retaining that see-through effect.
Cos Sakkas, international creative director at TONI & GUY is a fan of the 1990s look. He commented “This fringe is ideal for younger clients for a Rosalia vibe as it sits below the eyebrows giving it a youthful, fun and quirky finish. Rosalia cut her fringe herself during lockdown and it’s more peek-a-boo than bold and blunt, and gives some interest to her otherwise long layered look. Less is definitely more when it comes to 90s fringes; while a fringe should make a statement it also needs to highlight the face shape and mirror the wearer’s personality and ultimately, make their face the centre of attention.”
Don’t be afraid to use this trend to inject some life into curly dos too. As Selena Gomez shows, this 90s fringe looks good on a curly texture where frizz is minimal. Just remember to keep it light when sectioning the hair.