It’s the most searched-for hairstyle on Pinterest right now and the ultimate in French-girl cool: the curtain fringe (or bangs, for our American readers). But whatever kind of fringe you have, making it look the way it did when you left the hairdressers is no easy task.
“Your fringe needs to be the first thing you style, always,” says Barney Martin senior stylist Penny. Using a barrel brush on wet hair, separate your fringe into a triangle section in front of your forehead. “Use the outer brow as a guide for the wide part of the triangle,” Penny instructs.
Next up: “Blow dry the roots from left towards right and repeat on the other side,” says Penny. Once completely dry, use your fingers to finish off the style, and voila! A fringe with instant lift that should fall just as it should.
“The length of your fringe will determine what size brush you should use,” Penny adds. As a rule: “the shorter the fringe, the smaller the brush.”
“You want the ends to slightly bend around the brush,” she says.
This article originally appeared on marie claire.