With autumn on the horizon, there’s no better way to welcome the season than with a change in your appearance. That’s why we want to go over some different short styles you can rock! Read this overview to see which hairdo matches your needs, then schedule an appointment at Salon Antoine.

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Often deemed a polarizing hair choice, getting fringe or bangs can feel like a major risk. The good news is that our expert stylists at Salon Antoine make it easy to accomplish the ideal result with a cut and styling tips customized to you. Fall is a great time to give this look a go, so schedule your appointment today!


It’s true that getting fringe bangs is technically a season-less choice, but we find that cooler autumn weather is an opportune moment. Summer heat and humidity can make styling bangs tricky, especially if you are new to this look or if your hair has a lot of natural texture. Plus, there’s something about a fresh haircut that helps usher in a new season and we love how this style pairs with sweaters and jackets. Inspiration for fringe bangs can come from 1960’s music and film stars as well as more modern interpretations.

model with long brown hair and bangs, wearing a knit sweater and black scarf wrapped around neck


Fringe bangs, also known as Birkin bangs, are characterized by a longer length and face-framing layers. This is different from a blunt bang that goes straight across the forehead – which often also happens when you try to cut your bangs at home. The intricate layers of fringe are best handled by a professional, as they can take into consideration the thickness of your hair and thin out the strands around your face if needed. The classic fringe bang just hits the top of the eyebrows in the center of the forehead and gradually gets longer towards the edges of the eyes, with a few pieces towards the side of the head that hit the jawline.

model with long brown hair and long fringe framing her face


You have a lot of options when it comes to styling these bangs, since they look as good when your hair is down as they do when left out of a bun, half-up, or pony-tail. If your hair is naturally curly or wavy, you may want to run the bangs through a round brush with a blow-dryer or straightener in the morning to shape them. Dry shampoo will help absorb oil on second- or third-day hair and our stylists are happy to recommend their favorite products for your hair color or texture. The fringe bangs can also be pushed to the side when you are short on time or are working out at the gym, making them lower maintenance compared to other bang styles. If you love the way this style looks, we recommend scheduling a quick trim every 4 weeks or so.

If you’re ready for a refreshing way to beat the heat, come to Salon Antoine for a summer lob! We want to see you leave feeling excited about your look and knowledgeable about how to style it on your own. For the customer-focused salon experience you deserve, head on over to 11092 Lee Highway in Fairfax, VA.