Brigitte Bardot Bangs Tutorial: How to Easily Cut Bangs at Home

by Jdee
3 Materials
5 Minutes

It’s bang trim day everyone! I have a pair of curtain bangs, or Brigitte Bardot bangs as they are also known, and I’m going to show you a really simple way to trim your bangs if you have the same type of bangs that I do. Let’s get started on this Brigitte Bardot bangs tutorial!

Tools and materials:

  • Hair scissors
  • Comb
  • Mirror
Parting hair in a V

1. Part your hair and section off a V

If you have your hair tied up, take it down so you can get to all the hair you need. Comb your hair out to make it smooth and get rid of any tangles. Then create an even part in the middle of your head.

Next, section off a V shape at the front and decide how much you want to cut. You can have it as thick or as thin as you want it. If you want your curtain bangs to be thick, you just pull more of your hair forward, creating a thicker V.

How to cut Brigitte Bardot bangs

2. Hold your hair at an angle

Comb your hair again to make sure it is smooth, and then hold your hair between your fingers at a downward sloping 45-degree angle. You can see that when you cut, the hair at the bottom will be shorter than the hair at the top. 

Cutting Brigitte Bardot curtain bangs

3. Cut

Take your scissors and cut at an angle. Make sure you’re sitting in front of a mirror so that you can see what you’re doing. 

Point cutting the hair

4. Pointcut

Proceed to point cut; this will really help you to get out the dead ends.

Creating Bardot-style bangs

5. Take a look at your cut

Let go of your hair and separate the V out to see what it looks like. If you're not completely happy with how it looks, you can go over the trim again.

Brigitte Bardot bangs tutorial

Brigitte Bardot bangs tutorial

That’s how you cut Brigitte Bardot curtain bangs. I'm really happy with how it looks. I have the center bits shorter and the outer bits longer, and it looks like I got it professionally done.

My top tip when it comes to cutting your hair at home is to do it a little at a time. You can always cut more, but you can't add back - once you cut it, it's gone!

Let me know what you think of this tutorial in the comments below.

Suggested materials:
  • Hair scissors
  • Comb
  • Mirror

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Join the conversation
  • Jane Jane on Nov 03, 2021

    What do you mean “point-cut”? Like the style and it looks good on you!

  • Jdee Jdee on Nov 04, 2021

    Hi! Thank you so much. “Point cut” means you point the end of the scissors into the ends of the hair and snip. By my doing that it softens the ends and gets rid of blunt edges.