How To Cut Your Own Bangs & Not Regret It
Want to cut your own sideswept bangs? We’re going to teach you how.
We’re here to let you in on a little secret: you can cut your own bangs at home and have them turn out just as good as if you had gone to the salon.
Insane, right? Why pay for a trim when you can get beautiful side swept bangs in the comfort of your own bathroom? This step-by-step guide will show you how!
You’re going to first start by combing back the hair on your crown. After doing this, push the rest of your hair back and tie it into a ponytail. Once you’ve gotten it out of your way, comb the section you’ve designated as your bangs forward.
Using a pin tail comb, determine where your bangs will start and end. Hold the comb vertically and locate the arch of your eyebrow — this is where your bangs should start. Do the same thing on the other side to determine where they should end.
After sectioning out the beginning and end of your bangs, even out the top. You’re essentially looking to create a rectangular shape.
If the sides and top of the bangs are already even, tie any stray hairs into a ponytail.
Now you’re ready to cut! Hold your bangs and twist them. This avoids any disastrous situations by ensuring that the entire section of your hair isn’t cut at an angle. We instead only want to cut small sections at a time, not the whole thing.
After twisting your hair, comb the bangs down and distribute them evenly in your grasp.
Time to make the cut! Use professional hair cutting scissors and hold it at an angle as shown below. Cut the hair slowly and make sure you open and close the scissors in every cut. Doing one cut is a big no-no; little cuts are always better.
After doing the side cut, comb the bangs down again, but this time, split them evenly into two parts. Hold the bangs down with your scissors pointing up. Cut little by little upward, this is to give the bangs edge and body. After cutting the first part, move on to the second part.
This is how your side-swept bangs should look by now.
After the cut, the next thing to do is style the hair. A great way to style side-swept bangs is to use a straightening iron…
…and your most trusted brand of hair spray.
And you’re finished! Isn’t cutting your own bangs exciting? But before you become scissor happy and try doing it again, refer to this guide to avoid any mistakes, tears and bad photos.
Check out the full tutorial below!
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