Jessica Alba revealed her new fringe when she stepped out with her husband and children on Thursday.
The star, who normally steps out with long, cascading curls, wore her hair pulled back into a high messy bun, letting her thick fringe take centre stage. The new hairstyle is said to be for her role in the upcoming movie Dear Eleanor, which she is currently filming in Colorado.
While Jessica undoubtedly suits the new 'do, there has been speculation that the actress is using a clip-in for a more temporary effect.
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She gave her Instagram fans a glimpse of her new hair by posting several pictures. One showed her posing with her co-stars on the set of Dear Eleanor and the other is a cute picture of Jessica posing with her daugher Honor. This isn't the first time Jessica has ventured into fringe territory – back in 2010, she unveiled the same look.
If you're inspired by Jessica's new hairstyle but are unsure about whether to go for the plunge and get a fringe, checking out HELLO! Online's expert advice from Style Director at Nicky Clarke Manchester, Zeb Luke Gethen.
Types of fringe
Full – From a strong, heavy full fringe – think Lily Allen – to the softer, more grown out look – Kate Moss. Nearly everyone can wear a full fringe as long as it is tailored to you. Just remember fringe to face ratio, ideally you need more face than fringe!
Sweeping – Can be worn at any length to suit you and works great with movement in the hair . Cameron Diaz has worn her hair in this sexy style.
Short – Not for the faint-hearted. Think Katy Perry, a high maintenance fringe that makes a huge statement.
One of the first things we tend to think about when debating a radical haircut change, like a fringe, is face shape . But our hair type is key, too.
Pointers to help you along the way:
• Have you got wild curls, pin straight fine hair or something in-between?
• Does your hairline have a cowlick or other strong movements?
• Does your hair grow back away from you face or straight down, always falling on to your face?
• Ask yourself what style of fringe would best suit your lifestyle and your look, and how much time you want to spend on your hair in the morning.
• What do you want your fringe to say about you and how much of a statement do you want to make?
• Consult a hairdresser. Nicky Clarke have salons throughout the UK and have recently opened a new venue in Mayfair, London. Call 020 7491 4700 to book an appointment.
A fringe can be a great way of creating a fast and dramatic change in your life , just consider the above carefully as some can take quite a while to grow out!