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Fringe Benefits at Pastels Salon


I’ve been thinking about getting bangs/a fringe for ages. And as I usually do something semi-drastic with my hair every 2 years or so it was just about time for something to happen. I took myself off to my favourite Dubai hairstylist once more, the supremely talented Anthony Walsh at Pastels Salon in The Ritz Carlton on JBR and asked him to work his magic.

He told me I should absolutely go for bangs as I can apparently carry them off (woohoo!) however, as I have a small forehead; short, cute looking bangs would not do as they would only serve to shorten my face further. He recommended longer eyebrow-covering bangs with slightly graduated sides to sit nicely alongside the rest of my hair. We also decided to go for quite a full on fringe – as my motto with these things is always go hard or go home. The whole process took about 30 minutes, it would have taken less had we not been nattering on like two gossipy neighbours!

For fringe maintenance, Anthony recommends a trim every 2-3 weeks to keep it looking neat and tidy. When it comes to styling, a simple round brush will do and the hair should be blown from the top downwards without curving the hair in toward the forehead too much. He showed me a really clever way of keeping full bangs looking full too; take a pea-sized amount of product (preferably gum or gel) and smooth it down over the fringe using the flat side of a soft brush. This will link all the hair together creating a much fuller fringe! Genius.

So, what do you think? Are you pondering fringe benefits of your own?

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  • Reply Edel

    Simone your hair is gorgeous. You look so glamorous.

    June 10, 2013 at 11:14 pm
    • Reply Simone

      Thanks Edel, I was a bit of a sweaty mess here haha! 🙂

      June 11, 2013 at 6:25 pm
  • Reply Laura

    OMG you did it!

    I love it – exactly the length we were talking about as well. It really looks fantastic Simone.

    June 11, 2013 at 8:48 am
    • Reply Simone

      Thanks dude! 🙂

      June 11, 2013 at 6:24 pm
  • Reply Zein

    You somehow look like Cleopatra. Gorgeous!
    Love it! xx

    June 12, 2013 at 12:41 pm
  • Reply Nadia

    Hi Simone ,

    I absolutely loved your look, besides you look too cute and lovely 🙂
    I am actually interested in those fringe bangs and I would like to know how much does it costs you at the saloon ?

    November 14, 2013 at 8:54 am
    • Reply Simone

      Hi Nadia, thanks for the nice comment 🙂 I think it’s around Dhs100-150 to have bangs, but it depends on which Pastels branch you go to 🙂

      November 14, 2013 at 9:18 am
      • Reply Nadia

        Thank you for Your prompt reply 🙂
        That is actually a very good Price 🙂 , I will definitely see at the same Pastel Salon branch you suggested in JBR since I live nearby.
        I actually have a small forehead , Hoping to be lucky finding the best matching fringe and colour !!
        Thank you a lot again for your kind help and suggestions . cheers 🙂

        November 14, 2013 at 10:01 am

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