How to Cut Bangs at Home
Need a bang trim between salon visits for your wig or natural hair? Cosmo’s hair editor shows us step-by-step how to cut bangs on your own. It’s easier than you think. No, really but here’s all you need to know;
1. COMB YOUR BANGS
After you put your hair in a ponytail to get it out of the way, comb your bangs so they lay flat. This makes it easier to focus on your fringe and helps you see where they need trimming.
PS: Always trim your bangs when your hair is dry. Otherwise
they may end up way shorter than you expected.
2. CUT FROM THE MIDDLE OUTWARD
Insert the comb underneath your bangs and pull it down to where you want them to hit your forehead. Next, holding your scissors vertically, make tiny cuts into your bangs (directly below the comb), starting at the middle of your fringe and working your way toward the outer left corner. Then, start back at the middle of your bangs and trim toward the right side.
3. TRIM THE OUTER LEFT SIDE
Again, using the comb as your guide, insert it underneath your bangs and pull it down so that you can cut the outer left-hand side of your fringe more easily.
This time, hold your scissors at a 45 degree angle and gently cut into your bangs. Here’s an expert tip: You want them to be straight across your forehead, and then gradually get longer toward the outer edges.
4. TRIM THE OUTER RIGHT SIDE
To trim the right side of your bangs, follow the same steps from slide three. However, if you’re right handed, the left side can be harder to trim, so cross your right arm over your body (keeping it close, not up in the air) to help steady your hand.
It’s also a good idea to cut more slowly when you’re trimming the left side of your fringe, and check your work more often to make sure you didn’t cut too much.
5. CHECK TO SEE IF THEY’RE EVEN
Using your fingertips to move your fringe around a bit, check to make sure that your bangs fall where you want them to—and that they’re even. If not, repeat step two and then check them again.
6. BRUSH AWAY TINY HAIRS
If you’re satisfied with your trim job, use a fluffy makeup brush to sweep away any tiny hairs on your face. (You can also roll a travel-sized lint remover over your skin, too, which picks hairs off of your face in a flash.)