Wispy fringes... the top hair trend for 2025

At Mermade we are all about predicting trends and let us tell you - wispy fringes otherwise known as barely there bangs are emerging as the next big trend. This style is quickly becoming a favorite among celebrities and fashion enthusiasts alike, thanks to its soft, versatile, and effortlessly chic appeal. It's got all the Sabrina Carpenter vibes but without the commitment of full bangs. 

What is wispy fringe?

The wispy fringe - it's feathered, light, and has airy texture, plus it complements various face shapes and hair types, making it a universal favorite. It is also now known as barely there bangs - bangs that are so lightweight you can even hide them and make yourself look like you don't even have bangs! #winning

Why Wispy Fringes?

The charm of wispy fringes lies in their ability to add a fresh, youthful vibe without the heavy commitment of a full fringe. Unlike blunt bangs, wispy fringes offer a softer, more relaxed appearance, allowing for greater styling flexibility. This trend harks back to the '90s but with a contemporary twist, making it perfect for those who want to add a hint of nostalgia to their look without going overboard. It also is super flexible for updos or heading to the gym!

How to Style Wispy Fringes

Styling wispy fringes is remarkably simple, which adds to their appeal. Here are some tips to achieve the perfect look:

  1. Heat Styling: For a polished finish, use a blow dry brush to get the perfect volume & bounce.

  2. Heatless Styling: Simply add a velcro roller in while doing your makeup for extra shaping. 

  3. Versatility: One of the best aspects of wispy fringes is their versatility. They can be styled straight down, swept to the side, or even blended into the rest of your hair for a more seamless look. Experimenting with different partings can also change the overall vibe of your hairstyle. Want to hide your fringe?  Simply use a wax stick or hair gel wand to slick it back. 

  4. Updos: Some fringes are difficult to style when doing an updo, but wispy fringes look so nice. Try adding a claw clip and then letting your bangs bounce.

The Bottom Line

As we move through 2025, wispy fringes are set to become a defining hair trend. Their ability to add a soft, sophisticated touch to any hairstyle makes them a favorite among celebrities and everyday fashionistas alike. Whether you're looking to refresh your current style or try something entirely new, wispy fringes offer a chic and low-maintenance option that’s sure to turn heads.

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