Published on April 26th, 2013


The big bangs theory

Trimming your bangs is as easy as our 1-2-3-4-5 tutorial. Follow these steps to get the bangs without spending the bucks.
by Beverley Lewis

If you’re the kind of girl who chooses  ‘dare’ over ‘truth’ and has no problem talking to strangers, then you’ll have no qualms about grabbing a pair of scissors and trimming your own bangs. While we love the look of a full fringe, we hate how high-maintenance it can be.

Bangs have a tendency to grow out very quickly, so you have to make frequent trips to the salon to get them trimmed. But, what if you could skip the hassle of heading into the salon every few weeks and just trim your overgrown bangs at home?

We give you a step-by-step tutorial on how you can trim your unruly bangs.

Step 1: Tools of the trade: Comb and a pair of hair-cutting scissors

Step 2: Comb through: Tie your hair in a ponytail to get it out of the way, comb your bangs so they lay flat (see pic on right for reference). This makes it easier to focus on your fringe and helps you see where they need trimming. Always trim your bangs when your hair is dry. Otherwise, you may end up cutting your bangs shorter than you expected.

Step 3: Get trimming: Clamp the section with your index and middle finger and move it to either side to see how long you want the fringe to be. A safe length is under your eyes, in the centre of the nose. Place the comb underneath your bangs and pull it down before you start snipping away.

Step 4: Easy does it. Point the scissors into your hair and snip vertically (see pic on left for reference). This will give you a feathered finish rather than a flat one. Start low and work your way up to reach required length. It is best to start at the middle of your fringe and work your way toward the outer left corner. Then, trim the bangs toward the right side.

Step 5: Grand finale: Keep checking the length intermittently and even out the hair when you reach the desired length. If you want to go shorter, end under the eyebrows, but remember to leave the hair longer than the desired length because you will lose about an inch or half an inch as dry hair tends to jump up.

Beverley Lewis has been a writer for beauty magazines and has amazing tips to share. Have you ever given yourself a haircut? Tell Beverley about it in the comments section below.

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