11/07/2013 20:53 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

The Hair Question That Never Goes Away: Should I Get A Fringe?

Every Tuesday I watch New Girl, and every Tuesday I text maybe three friends with the same question: should I get a fringe? I watch Zooey Deschanel and her perfectly blunt but not-too-much bangs and desperately want the look. I could look that cute and quirky too, I muse, if I just bite the bullet and get the chop...

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I blame the ongoing fringe angst on New Girl, but my pro vs no fringe inner monologue has been rattling about my head forever. "But what about that time you looked mental with a fringe when you were seven?" screeches the melodramatic anti-fringe side, shaking with fear. "Her mum cut that," replies pro-fringe, all relaxed and sanguine. "It'll be fine."

Jack Thirlway - Senior Stylist at Neville Hair & Beauty - says it's normal to worry about the results when it comes to fringes. "It's a big step because for most people you're taking a section of long hair and cutting it short - that always makes people a bit nervous."

He adds: "Naturally people think about the growing out time too. If you're getting a fringe and you want it to work, it has to be the right fringe for you."

But how do you know what's definitely going to work? Thirlway says 99VIRTUAL-hpGallery-304111%