Felicia Chin began her showbiz career after winning the talent competition Star Search Singapore (2003). Since then, Felicia has won enduring fame for her performances in shows such as The Golden Path (2009), The Journey: Tumultuous Times (2014) and A Jungle Survivor (2021). A further testament to her popularity, Felicia is also one “Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes” awards shy of achieving the “All-Time Favourite Artiste” accolade.
Beyond her sunny disposition and lovable demeanour, Felicia is also known for her short hairstyles that are always unique and interesting. To celebrate her 38th birthday on October 24, we’ve rounded up ten looks and tips inspired by Felicia Chin to give you some #inspo — whether if you’re in need of some pre-chop ideas or just need more help getting the most out of your short ‘do.
For a look that’s sharper and more fluid, you might want to consider getting some blunt bangs. They fall straight across your forehead and it typically works best if you have naturally straight or thick hair.
Looking chic and classy for the 2021 Star Awards, Felicia sported a straight blunt cut bob. This hairstyle is suitable for many face shapes as the length defines the jawline and creates the illusion of a slimmer face. What’s not to love?
Bangs help to bring attention to your facial features, so use that to your advantage. Here, Felicia has blunt cut bangs that gently graze over the eyebrows, bringing attention to her bright, doe eyes. The slight curvature of the bangs also hugs and accentuates her defined face.
Another fringe style you can consider is the ever-popular curtain bangs. As the name implies, this fringe style aims to frame and highlight your face and eyes — just like what a curtain does with a window. And because they don’t poke you in the eyes, curtain bangs require less maintenance compared to eyebrow-skimming bangs.
More proof that short hair is anything but boring. This side-swept version looks especially great on round or square face shapes.
Also known as baby bangs, the shorter crop draws attention to your eyebrows and forehead while adding a youthful appearance. That said, before deciding on this hairstyle, consider how often you can visit the salon since micro bangs need to be trimmed every two to three weeks.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with various hair colours. It makes a lot of economic sense too since most hair colouring treatments at salons charge based on hair length. Felicia went with a warm honey brown to add warmth to her complexion.
Don’t want to commit to a new hair colour? Highlights are great for adding dimension to your hair and freshening up your look. They are also easier to grow out and buy you more time in between salon visits.
To prevent your bangs from getting greasy and falling flat throughout the day, keep a mini bottle of dry shampoo handy in your purse. Give your fringe a quick spritz and brush through with your fingers to sop up any excess oil and grease.
For a heat-free way to style your bangs, sleep with a hair roller. Find a size that works for your fringe length and loop your hair around it before heading to bed. This will ensure that your fringe has a subtle curl and bounce the next morning. Finish with a light mist of hairspray the next day for volume that lasts.