Normally, we wouldn’t advise you to learn how to cut your own bangs, but given that we’re all in the midst of a pandemic and feel as though everything is out of our control, we can sympathize with the desire to at least have control over your hairstyle. Although getting a professional is always recommended, we’re all guilty of at least considering how to cut bangs at home. Since it’s going to happen either way, we thought we’d at least make an effort to assist you and prevent total hair messes. Here are a few pointers and techniques we’ve discovered to help you cut your own bangs without looking ridiculous.
Obtain the Proper Tools
What tools do I need should always be asked after the query “how do I cut my own bangs?” Using regular kitchen scissors or craft scissors to cut them is never a good idea. Use the proper equipment if you’re going to do this and you want your bangs to look good. Alligator clips to divide your hair into sections, proper hair cutting shears, and a fine-tooth comb to achieve an exact parting are required.
Avoid Wetting Your Hair
So many people believe that since it’s done at the hair salon, it must also be done at home. What you don’t realize is that while cutting hair when it’s wet is more precise, the hairstylist at the salon has years of experience and is aware of the ideal length for bangs. However, if you cut your hair while it is wet, it is possible that it will be too short when it is dry. Therefore, keep them dry and style them as you normally would before cutting them.
Never cut across the middle.
Although getting a straight line by simply cutting across might seem the most logical option, that is not what will happen. It’ll turn out odd-looking. It’s better to take your time and concentrate on cutting the points. Do you recall the vertical cutting your hairdresser does? That will give you the most natural-looking hair and prevent an odd line from appearing.
You’ve already made progress if you have bangs. Trying to cut your bangs for the first time is much harder than simply trimming them. Basically, you already have the rule; you just need to trim some of the length. Simply pinch the hair between your middle and pointer finger to do this, then pointcut into it while periodically checking to make sure you haven’t gone too far.
How to Cut Long Bangs on Your Own
You’ll need to have the front of your hair cut at a few different lengths if you prefer the look of long bangs. Section off the top part of your hair first. Then, starting in the very middle, trim it to about nose length. From there, use point cutting to get to the length of your eyebrows, but don’t go above them. Then from the middle downward, cut the side portions diagonally. To frame your face, point-cut them one by one after making sure that this initial cut is much longer than you want it to be.
Cutting Side Bangs
Although side bangs might seem simple, they are the most straightforward to get wrong. To work with thin layers of hair, you must first divide the front section of your hair that will become your bangs into smaller sections. Decide which direction you want your side bangs to fall after that. A section of hair should be brushedto the other side, pinched between your fingers, and then point-cut straight. The side you cut on will appear shorter when you brush it out, and the other side will appear longer. Pointcut until you reach the desired length, but keep in mind that it’s better to keep side-swept bangs longer than to cut them too short. The shorter side must still have enough length to sweep to the other side.
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