25 Jan

Bangs are in. Knowing how to trim your own bangs? Thrifty and in. All you will need is a pair of pointed scissors that are no more than 5 inches long to have a haircut you will love.

1. Always start with dry hair. Wet hair will shrink and become shorter after it dries, leaving your bangs shorter than you anticipated. Make sure your hair is completely dry before you let those scissors anywhere near your head.

2. Section off the hair you want to cut. Pin back the rest of your hair or pull it into a ponytail.

3. Split the section in half. Take one half of your bangs and comb them straight down with a fine tooth comb. Make sure the hair is pulled straight down and the back of the comb is resting against your brow bone (leaving the tooth side facing out).

4. Start snipping. Start ‘point cutting’ (snipping the hair at a 45 degree angle). The angle is important because it is impossible to cut bangs in a completely straight line.  Take your time. It is better to spend 30 minutes cutting your bangs than 30 days waiting for them to grow out. Once you have finished one half, pin them to the side and start over on the other side.

Note: if you are looking for shaggy, face-framing bangs, try using a single-blade razor rather than scissors. To razor cut, pull bangs taut with your middle & index fingers. Slide fingers all the way down to end of hair and then cut the hair with the razor just above your fingers.

That’s it. Take those bangs out to dinner! Not happy? Put the scissors down. Trimming away just means that more hair will disappear, leaving you even more upset. Just visit your stylist. They can fix anything. Well…almost.


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