Zoe Foster Blake’s secret to growing out a fringe

Zoe Foster Blake Fringe Tip

Because that in-between stage can be awkward

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / January 15 2019

We love a good fringe. And we love the no-fringe look. But that in-between phase as you go from having a clearly defined fringe to deciding to grow it out can be tricky. How do you style it? How do you deal with its awkward shape and the untameable way it sits?

Actually, the solution is quite simple. Thanks to this genius trick.

Once again, beauty aficionado and owner of the cult beauty brand Go-To Skincare, Zoe Foster Blake has come through with some seriously good advice (and some pretty awesome inspo pics to boot) on how to manage your fringe as it grows out. And it involves one of your favourite childhood accessories – hair clips (yep, the very same ones Kendall Jenner made cool again at the end of last year!).

 Zoe recently posted a number of fun yet sophisticated hairstyles on her Instagram story that use clips to sweep those grown-out fringes away from the face for a fresh and youthful look.

Grouped in twos and threes, and covered in pearls, beads, glitter and bright pops of colour, we know our inner five-year-old is screaming at the undeniable cuteness of this trend.

This trend is all about going big (literally and figuratively) with OTT maximalist clips, but if you’re more of a minimalist we suggest an understated hair slide or layering bobby pins for a classic look.

Looking for ways to embrace this truly genius hair trend? Check out some of our top picks below:

For more ideas on how to mix up your regular hairstyling routine, check out these stunning ways to wear hair accessories.

Are you growing out your fringe? What’s your go-to hairstyle or trick? Let us know in the comments below.


Main image credit: @zotheysay
Inset image credits: @zotheysay


Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).

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