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7 Tips For Trimming Your Own Fringe in Lockdown

At Eden Hair Energy we’re here to help, even in lockdown. In this article, we give you our top tips for trimming your own fringe in lockdown.

As the lockdown weeks roll by and the boredom sets in, it may be tempting to cut your own bangs. Stop. Put the scissors down and back away. We’ve seen enough disaster DIY lockdown haircuts for a lifetime. The one thing you may need to do, however, is trim your pre-existing fringe, especially if it’s become unruly. 

At Eden Hair Energy we’re here to help, even in lockdown. In this article, we give you our top tips for trimming your own fringe in lockdown.  

Tips for trimming your own fringe (if you must)

A fringe may have seemed like a great idea before lockdown. But suddenly, you’re stuck at home with a fast-growing fringe that’s driving you crazy. So, you’ve decided it’s finally time to give it a little trim. Before you pick up the scissors and begin to chop away read these helpful tips and tricks:

1. Prep your hair

You may assume you need to wet your fringe before trimming it, this is a common mistake. This is because your fringe bounces up when it dries. If you cut it while it’s wet, you risk going too short. You should cut your fringe when it’s freshly washed and blow-dried in the direction you want to wear it.

The next step in preparation is to clip the sides of your hair down, leaving out just your fringe. This way you avoid accidentally cutting more than necessary and ending up with a mega fringe.

2. Section your fringe

Even though your fringe is a small amount of hair you should still section it before trimming. Section it horizontally into three individual parts – you can use clips to hold each section. Begin with the section closest to your forehead, then the middle then the upper. This way if you accidentally cut one section too short you can hide it with one of the others. 

3. Use appropriate scissors

The smaller and sharper the scissors are the more precise you can be. This means no kitchen scissors. Long scissors push the hair around and can cause a crooked result. Try a pair of sharp nail scissors or small sewing scissors. If you don’t have anything appropriate, then head to your local pharmacy and see what they have. They may even stock scissors for cutting hair. Hopefully, this means you can avoid cutting a crooked fringe. Just be careful not to poke your eyes!

4. Less is more

If you ever attempted to cut your fringe as a child, then you’ll know it can go wrong very quickly. Before you know it, you’ve got a spiky fringe that’s about one centimetre long and your mum is freaking out. Well, let’s avoid that. Start by cutting just a few millimetres, this may be enough to keep it out of your eyes. If you need to take off a little more, do so slowly. Remember, you can always cut more off, but you can’t stick the hair back on.

5. Cut your hair at natural fall

It may be tempting to pull your fringe down or out when trimming it. It certainly makes it easier to cut but by doing this you’ll end up with a wonky fringe. You need to cut the hair as close to where it naturally sits as possible. This can be tricky when cutting your own fringe, especially if it’s covering your eyes or if you wear glasses. You may want to ask a family member or housemate for help (if you trust them).

6. Don’t cut a straight line

This may seem counterintuitive but trust us, avoid cutting one long straight line. It’s best to cut tiny little points up into the fringe. This leaves you with a more natural finish and leaves less room for error. It also means you can cut tiny bits at a time and are less likely to end up with a crazy short fringe. 

7. Take your time

Take your time when trimming your fringe. You don’t need to do it all in one day. It’s a good idea to leave your fringe for a few days to settle. You can observe the length and shape and see how it’s sitting. If you still decide it needs further trimming, then simply follow the same steps again. 

Eden Hair Energy misses you

We still recommend waiting until you can visit your hair salon to avoid a lockdown hair disaster. But hopefully, we’ve given you the right tips to give your fringe a little trim (if desperately necessary). Stay tuned on our blog page for future articles and salon news. We hope everyone is keeping happy and safe during lockdown. We can’t wait to see all our lovely clients back at our Dickson hair salon!

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An Update For Our Wonderful Guests

Firstly, Thank you so much for your patience as we navigate through the changes that were announced by the Chief Minister on 27/9/21 and create a plan forward. Apologies in advance for so much info, there is a lot to cover.

Future bookings

You may have seen our update on our Instagram where we advertised a form where you can express interest in a future booking – Please note that we will be making contact with all of the people who had appointments during lockdown as a priority. However if you didn’t have an appointment scheduled during lockdown, here is the link to that form.

An outline of our plan

We know that we may still receive changes and updates from the government or simply find that some things in practice don’t work – so, we may still need to make further adjustments.

We aim to honour all pre-booked appointments, however, we may need to make some changes to some services, and will contact you by phone if this is the case.

Select services on offer

From what we understand we will be allowed to have a maximum of 5 clients in the salon at once until 29/10. This will mean we have limitations on how many colours and cuts we are able to do at any one time. As such, we have put together a list of services that we will be offering to get through the first 4-5 weeks coming out of lockdown:

  • 1/2 head foils
  • Balayage refresh
  • Regrowth tints
  • All over colours
  • Tint and foil packages (regrowth and 10 foils)
  • Trim or haircuts with colour services
  • Treatments with colour services such as plex and k18
  • Haircut as stand alone services (available on Monday and Tuesday only from 10 – 3:00) until 19/11/21
  • Cezanne smoothing treatments
  • Hair extension adjustments

We understand that many people will want to get the works and have a total makeover, however, to make our services available to more people, we have decided to limit all of our appointments to this reduced list of services initially.

This may be a smaller service than what you would like eg a half head of foils instead of a full head, or a balayage refresh instead of balayage lightening, but we can guarantee that you will feel transformed even with this slightly reduced service and we will form a plan moving forward for you to have everything you would like to have done as soon as possible.

To manage the number of people in the salon, we will have certain times allocated for hair cuts exclusively and the rest of the time will be for colour or extension appointments. We hope that these will be suitable for people, we will be doing the best we can within the framework we have to work in – we greatly appreciate your patience.

At this point in time, for the next 5 weeks we are offering haircuts as a stand alone service on Mondays and Tuesdays only.

Existing clients

Our existing clients are our highest priority when we reopen. As such, we are not taking any new clients at this time, however, we would love to look after new guests as soon as we are able to in the future and look forward to opening up appointments soon. We would encourage you to complete the form noted above if you would like to come in once we are open to new clients again.

We understand that our hair extension clients require the most urgent appointments and the stylists who offer this service will be working exclusively on catching up on extension clients until we have got through all those overdue.

A large number of our clients book in advance, often for the whole year. We will not cancel any future appointments as we believe that our commitment is first of all to those who have committed to us. We understand some bookings may need to be adjusted which we can do for you in the salon at your next appointment.

If you can come in through the day and through the week, we will have a much greater chance of being able to get you in sooner as we are nearly at capacity for our evening and weekend appointments until the end of the year.

If you need to get in touch, the best way to reach us is by emailing info@edenhairenergy.com.au and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Please do not call us – we’ll call you. If you are concerned, please email.

Splitting our team across our two salons

We will be splitting our team up and working across our two Dickson salons to allow more clients for each stylist, so please double check the location when your confirmation message comes through.

Colour kits

In the meantime, we are still offering our colour kits until we reopen to our existing clients if you would like to colour your hair with your normal salon tint/toner to get you through to your next appointment – you can find all of the details about this on our Instagram or by giving us a call on 6262 8948.

Our colour kits and any of our retail ranges are available via click and collect during lockdown Monday – Friday 10:00 – 4:00, however, must be pre-arranged.

We can also post any of our retail ranges out to you. We are able to send any of the wonderful ranges we stock in the salon including ColourWow root touch up powder, Kevin Murphy, Davines, Pure, Clever Curl and more at a flat rate of $9.95 and free for orders over $100.

Thank you for reading this lengthy update – we will be in touch with you as soon as possible to arrange an appointment for you.