Normal People’s Marianne (AKA Daisy Edgar-Jones) Is Giving Us All Fringe Envy

Debating on whether to get a full fringe post-lockdown? This might just persuade you…

Normal People

by Emma Stoddart |
Updated on

Sally Rooney fans, rejoice! The hotly anticipated television adaptation of Normal People has finally landed on BBC Three. Following the dysfunctional relationship between two Irish teenagers, Marianne (played by Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (played by Paul Mescal), the series encapsulates that all-encompassing, heady, turbulent first love. And whilst the love story will keep you on tenterhooks throughout the 12-part series, it is Marianne’s hair that has Grazia HQ talking.

Sporting a full fringe with a slightly jagged, cool-girl edge, the ‘un-done’ style perfectly accompanies her quietly confident persona. Proof that the fringe is no one trick pony, Edgar-Jones' hair is versatile in its nuances. From loose waves and messy buns to simple braids and half-up, half-down do’s – her often broken fringe always makes the statement.

‘It’s the ultimate Parisian fringe that was huge in the 60s,’ says Zoe Irwin, celebrity hair stylist and ghd ambassador. ‘And it has the instant ability to make hair look really cool, which is why it’s a trend that continuously returns.’ Top trick? ‘Make sure it’s thick – this type of fringe needs to be cut in a triangular shape that goes quite far back. You want it to be chunky, dishevelled and shattered out at the edges.’ In other words - DO NOT DIY. A fresh fringe is not something you want to take on solo.

Normal People

Before getting the cut (when we can finally go back to our beloved salons), consider your face shape. ‘Only certain face shapes can wear this style of fringe,’ says Irwin, ‘it looks amazing on heart-shape and round faces. But it doesn’t work so well on longer faces - for this face shape you want the corners of the fringe to be longer.’

If you do brave the bangs, Irwin’s top styling tip is to always use a product like ghd’s root lift spray, £14.50, to create hold and add thickness. ‘Spritz it on damp hair before brushing down on top of the fringe (not under) blasting the hair dryer nozzle above.’ Try ghd's new helios hair dryer, £159, for ultimate power and drying speed. And the best thing about a fringe? ‘If you need to freshen up your look during the day simply wash the fringe – don’t worry about the rest of your hair – it’s amazing how much difference the fringe can make.’

Considering the cut? Take inspiration from some of our favourite fringes below:


Best Celebrity Fringes

Gigi Hadid Fringe1 of 8

Gigi Hadid, Model

Lorelle Rayner Fringe3 of 8

Lorelle Rayner, Model

Jameela Jamil Fringe4 of 8

Jameela Jamil, Presenter

Cheyenne Maya Fringe6 of 8

Cheyenne Maya, Model

Shannon Peter Fringe7 of 8

Shannon Peter, Beauty Director at Stylist

Brigitte Bardot8 of 8

Brigitte Bardot, Actress

READ MORE: 5 Easy Hairstyles For Your Next Houseparty Or Zoom Meeting

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us