Tutorial: Trim Your Bangs In 5 Easy Steps
Do you often require an extra trip to the salon just to have your bangs fixed? Isn't it just frustrating to visit the salon every second month and ending up paying a bomb? Well, not anymore! Save your time and money and trim your bangs all by yourself with just a little bit of help with The Brunette Diaries' fashion team!
Whether you like your fringe side-swept or prefer the Chinese-style front bangs, it's quite simple to cut up the fringe on your own. Here's how you can trim your bangs in 5 easy steps.
Step 1: Position yourself in a well lit place. In order to do a good job of cutting your bangs, you need to be able to see everything clearly. Get your equipment ready. You must NOT use normal paper scissors or safety scissors for cutting hair. So buy a pair of hair-cut shears from a store if you don't have them. Wash and dry the shears, and a tail-comb. And get started!
Step 2: Shampoo your hair and towel dry or blow dry them. It's better to trim dry bangs so wait until your hair is completely dry. If you already have over-grown bangs, bring them in front and tie the rest of your hair into a pony tail. If you don't have bangs and want to cut a new set, take a 2 inch section of your hair starting from your hairline and separate it from the rest of hair.
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Step 3: Using a tail comb, make two sections of your bangs by parting your hair towards one side (if you want side-swept bangs) or in the middle (for Chinese-style front bangs). Run the comb through your hair, use your first two fingers to hold one section taut and bring your hair close to the chin. Measure the length of your bangs – if they are longer than the chin, cut up just underneath the chin and measure again. Long bangs end at the chin, while medium bangs end at the top of the cheekbone; and short bangs end at your eye-level, covering your eyebrows.
[caption id="attachment_7245" align="alignnone" width="400"] While trimming bangs, hold the shears at 90-degrees, perpendicular to your hair[/caption]
Step 4: Once you've determined the desired length of your bangs. Hold them at the point where you want them to end. Now, keeping the hair-cut shears at a perpendicular (90 degree) angle to your hair, start snipping away small sections. Run the comb through your hair a few times after snipping some hair, to make sure you're going in the right direction. Check yourself in the mirror and go on snipping until you are happy with the result.
Step 5: Once you are happy with your bangs, it's time to give them a feathered effect! For this, you'll have to use a razor. Yes, you heard me right! Get a clean, new razor and stand in front of the mirror. Hold the ends of your bangs, a few strands at a time, and lightly sweep the razor across the ends. Make sure to start half an inch higher than your tips and sweep the razor downwards. Voila! Beautiful feathered bangs without any bother!