5 Bang-Trimming Hacks to Save You Bundles at the Stylist
1. Stick to small changes
Trimming your own bangs can be risky, especially if you haven't had much practice. A safer bet is to refresh between salon visits, but save major overhauls for a professional. To start, pull back all of your hair, combing just your bangs forward. Take out the center portion (secure the rest to the sides) and make small vertical snips. You'll keep hair out of your eyes and add texture without chopping off too much.
2. Put a fork in it
No need for a fancy comb. Hold a plastic fork vertically and use it to separate and pull bangs forward away from your face. Then vertically snip small sections for a piece-y, textured effect.
3. Mark the spot
Borrow the kids' sidewalk chalk to plot out your cut. Brush dry bangs forward, then dip chalk in water and use it to mark the shape you'd like to create. Use a comb to hold hair and make vertical snips just outside the chalk line since hair will shrink up a bit once trimmed.
4. Go halfsies
Even if you're going for a blunt look, cutting hair straight across will result in bangs that puff out. Instead, split bangs into top and bottom sections and fasten back the top half. Cut the bottom portion ever-so-slightly shorter than you'd like the final look to be, then release and cut the top section to the desired length.
5. Get crafty
To get a textured look without a lot of complicated vertical snipping, try cutting bangs with a pair of sharp pinking shears. The technique keeps long, sideswept bangs from getting too bulky.
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