Daisy Edgar-Jones is almost unrecognisable without her signature fringe

Becki Murray
·2-min read

From Harper's BAZAAR

Daisy Edgar-Jones' signature fringe, which inspired many a lockdown haircut, is no more.

The actress, who found overnight fame after starring in Normal People - the series that quickly became BBC Three's most-watched show ever - was almost unrecognisable when she virtually presented the best actor gong at the British Independent Film Awards last night (18 February).

Photo credit: BIFA/Shutterstock
Photo credit: BIFA/Shutterstock

Demonstrating a chic way to grow out your fringe, Edgar-Jones had styled her hair into a centre-parting, with a few face-framing layers the only indication of the look that generated hundreds of online searches and DIY attempts. It even has its own Instagram account.

With hair salons still closed due to the pandemic, the actress had reportedly been relying on her housemate to cut her fringe, so, the change of style could simply be a practical decision to help keep her tresses looking neat.

Photo credit: BIFA/Shutterstock
Photo credit: BIFA/Shutterstock

The new look also offers an opportunity (should the actress wish) to move away from the style that, even she admits, so defined her debut success.

"It's so funny because my fringe came from a result of like not getting a part I really wanted," she said during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

"And I was so sad and I was like, 'Right, I'm going to have a change, I'm just going to chop off all my front bits of my hair'."

She continued: "And then after that, I got a job. So I do owe a lot of my career to [the fringe] - I seem to only be able to act if you can only see a partial amount of my face."

Photo credit: Daisy wears Dolce & Gabbana dress and jewellery by Jessica McCormack, Kiki McDonough and Completed Works, photographed by Tom Craig for Harper's Bazaar
Photo credit: Daisy wears Dolce & Gabbana dress and jewellery by Jessica McCormack, Kiki McDonough and Completed Works, photographed by Tom Craig for Harper's Bazaar

Edgar-Jones' latest project, currently filming in Vancouver, is a thriller called Fresh, which started shooting in January this year. Details about the role are a tightly guarded secret, but it is likely that the actress' decision to get rid of her signature fringe was linked to its production.

Whatever her reasons, the actress' hair looks great and it offers a lot of inspiration for anyone who is considering cutting their own hair or who is struggling to upkeep the fringe they already have while salons are closed.

For more advice on styling a fringe at-home, discover the best advice from the experts below:

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