Styling tips from a top hair expert
As someone who writes a lot about hair, admittedly I don’t always follow my own advice. I know how to deal with post-workout hair sweat, give my friends styling tips and exerpt avide, am more up-to-date with the latest celebrity hair transformations than current affairs, and know the right way to protect my hair when heat styling. The problem is my own lack of commitment to good haircare, but that’s all about to change.
I caught up with Jay Edwards, founder of Edwards and Co. salons and hairstylist to some of Sydney’s best known beauty bloggers, to talk about what I can do to my locks to get the most out of my hair, and get first-hand proof that a simple cut can change everything.
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Not wanting anything too drastic, I decided the best way to make my flat hair look fuller would be to add in some layers, but Jaye says this is a common mistake most women with thin hair make. “Cutting layers into fine hair only exacerbates the issue,” he says. Instead, Jaye suggested we add some depth by cutting into the hair around my face and give me a gringe or 'grown out fringe' which would help elongate it, give more natural shape and enhance the overall appearance of thicker hair. The final result? Volume, and lots of it:
But Jaye says this isn’t the style for all faces. Before making the chop, it’s important to know your face shape. “The right fringe type can make your hair appear fuller, and give you a fresher appearance.” To find out whether a fringe will suit you, you need to know which styles are best for your face and hair type:
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