HOW TO TRIM YOUR FRINGE BETWEEN SALON VISITS

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Just before we get into the nitty gritty of home hair cutting I wanted to tell you about my latest beauty discovery. It started when I noticed a number of your questions from my last make-up post concerned setting spray. Do I use one, what are they like & do they actually work? Initially my response was that I don’t rate them to hold make-up in place although they’re quite nice as a way to cool off in hot weather. Then I got to thinking that perhaps I should research the face mist phenomenon further since it seems to be gaining popularity lately.

coincidentally my favourite beauty brand, Caudalie are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their face spray, Beauty Elixir. They kindly sent me a limited edition bottle to try & I have to tell you it completely won me over the moment I inhaled a deep whiff of that first spritz! Not only is the scent divine but I played around with how to use it & discovered it worked wonders hydrating my face when I spray right before moisturizing. So to be clear, my face is actually damp with the Beauty Elixir when I apply my regular cream. Later in the day I also use it as a pick me up, would you believe it actually gives my skin a glow? Anyway take a look at the Caudalie website for more info, I think the 30ml bottle is amazing value for £12 & definitely worth a try. For more of my Caudalie reviews you can see eye cream here & their incredible serum here.

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DIY Fringe Trim Tutorial

If you have a fringe or bangs you’ll know how annoyingly quickly it grows out. Usually well before your next scheduled salon visit & certainly before the rest of your hairstyle needs a re-fresh. So what do you do, go to the salon every two weeks? I suppose if time & money is no issue you can do this. However most women aren’t able to so they tolerate hair in their eyes or wear a part until the next appointment date rolls around. Not ideal is it?

Fear not dear reader! I am about to teach you the easy way to trim your own fringe between salon visits!
Before you attempt this, buy a pair of budget hairdressing scissors & a cutting comb. Regular scissors or sewing scissors won’t cut hair properly so you’ll end up with a wonky fringe. I’ve linked to some for you below.

 

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How to get the perfect BlowOut at Home

This is much easier to achieve with the right equipment. Firstly buy an enormous barrel brush & secondly make sure you have a good quality hairdryer & that’s all you need. Work your way up in sections from your nape. For a silky finish I’ve found nothing better than TIGI Bedhead which I apply at the end. Be sure to avoid your roots though, otherwise you may need to wash your hair the next day. I generally get 3 days out of my blowout although to be fair, the second day is definitely the best. I find my hair flattens nicely after I’ve slept on it once. However if you’re still not getting a good finish, nothing beats a quick whizz over with GHD straighteners. I also find these are brilliant for a quick fix up when my fringe goes a bit kinky, you know what I mean? If the straight look isn’t your thing check out my technique for a simple cheat to soft beach waves here.

Oh boy it’s good being back working, that break was so looong! I’m super excited about some ideas & projects I have coming up, plus a couple of trips sans fam…shhh more soon loves. Bye for now xxx

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  • Comments ( 14 )

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    Lisa @ukglowology

    Lovely post! I actually thought Caudalie was much more expensive than that – what a bargain and the perfect pick-me-up…especially for when those ‘hot flushes’ strike…which I’m just beginning to experience 🙁 I love your fringe and what a money saver, being able to DIY! I’ve got quite a round face and a fringe has never really suited me, plus my wavy hair makes it hard to style a fringe. Looks fab on you though! Have a lovely weekend. Lisa xx #SaturdayShareLinkUp

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      MT

      Hi Lisa, Caudalie is really reasonablly priced I think especially considering the quality. That’s why I mentioned the price in my post actually. I thought people might be willing to try the mist if they knew the cost was minimal. Once you know something works it’s easier to justify buying it, I’ll definitely buy the large bottle next time. I just wish I could take it on board when I fly, imagine how lovely to hydrate with this every hour? xx

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    ABby@Midlifecrisisnut

    Looking at your Gorgeous self makes me feel like actually getting a fringe 🙂 Oh and the mist, seriously, I’ve never even tried one. I think it’s about time. xx Abby

    • avatar
      MT

      Hey gorgeous girl! How are you? Did you go away this summer? I’m picturing you with a fringe & I LOVE IT! I say go for it Abby xxx

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    Suzy Turner

    I bought some haircutting scissors last year but I just couldn’t do it lol. I can’t bear anything wonky so I had to give up in the end!! Now I’ve grown out my fringe I haven’t got to worry about it. You’re so good at all this stuff. I envy you, Michelle!
    Suzy xx
    Suzy Turner at Yogadocious

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      MT

      Hahaha that’s funny Suzy. Oh well you don’t need the fringe trim now but what about Hubs? 😉

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    nancy

    I used to do that! It never turned out right! Haha, and my hairdresses wasn”t happy either when I had done that!

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      MT

      It’s funny you should say that Nancy, my daughter asked if I was taking business away from hairdressers by giving this tutorial. I do hope not. I figure most women would just tolerate the long fringe rather than see their hairdresser every couple of weeks. Although I do understand the issue I think a tiny fringe trim between salon visits is acceptable. Perhaps you can have another try now that you’ve seen my technique? I know you’ll do a much better job this time 😉

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    jamie

    LOVING how easy it is to trim your bangs. Thanks for the quick video – that always helps!

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      MT

      Thanks Jamie, I hope it helps xx

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    Cathy v.

    Michelle – you could have written this post just for me! I recently read The French Beauty Solution by Mathilde Thomas who founded Caudalie and was so intrigued by the company’s use and reliance on natural beauty products. I also love her philosophy of beauty being something that should be essential, simple and pleasurable. But I have not tried any of her products yet. You have convinced me to place my first order with the face spray! I was also getting ready to cut my bangs but feared that I would ruin them. You’ve made it look so easy I think I’ll give it a try. Thank you for a great post!

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      MT

      Cathy you have made my week! I am super thrilled to read that you are not only trying Caudalie but that you’ll try a fringe trim too!!! YAY! I did wonder if anyone would & whether this post even relevent so thank you for that.
      Off to search Amazon for The French Beauty Solution now 😉 Perhaps I should link it into my Caudalie posts? xx

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    Eni Abeni

    I do not know anything about make-up!! Fortunate you. I would love to be an expert like you! Don’t miss my last post, now on my blog! I have discovered your blog from Twitter and now I follow you!!! Kisses from Italy,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Maxi floral dress from Gamiss

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      MT

      Hi Eni, Do you know it’s always puzzled me whether anyone comes over from twitter so thank you for telling me that! And thank you for joining us. I left a comment on your lovely maxi dress post xx

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