How to Cut Curtain Bangs Yourself: Quick and Easy Tutorial
Today I woke up with the thought that it's time to cut my bangs. They have been annoying me for a while now because they got so long, and I don't know how to style them anymore.
So, if you’ve ever wondered how to cut curtain bangs yourself, in this tutorial I’m going to show you how to do just that. I’ll also be showing you how to style your bangs as well. Follow along as I show you how I cut my own bangs.
Tools and materials:
- Hair scissors
1. Wet and brush your hair
First, wash or wet your hair. You want your hair to be damp (not soaking) when cutting your bangs, if it is dry then it will be harder to cut, and your results may not look as accurate.
If you don’t want to wash your hair, you can just use a spray bottle to get it damp. Once done, brush your hair out.
2. Separate your bangs
Next, separate your bangs off from the rest of your hair and bring them down in front of your eyes. Clip the rest of your hair out the way.
3. Decide on a length
Remember to cut your bangs a little bit longer than you actually want them because your hair is wet and when your hair dries, it will go shorter than it is now.
I’m not going for short bangs here; I want them to be quite long and fall to my lips or my chin.
Another important tip is to start by cutting only a little bit off. You can then proceed to cut more off, but if you cut too much off then you obviously can’t add more hair back on. Basically, err on the side of caution.
4. Trim your bangs
Take a comb, comb your hair down and cut your hair with the comb still in it. Take your time and don’t rush.
5. Add texture
Now take your scissors and trim the bangs to make them look a bit more natural.
6. Style your bangs
Now I want to style my new bangs, but if you don't, you can stop at the above step.
At this stage, your hair will still be a little bit wet but not so much. I’m going to split my bangs in two, then take two rollers, place them on top of the hair, and roll them towards my head.
I’m also going to put two rollers on the side of my head and then leave them all in for two hours. Part of the reason why I wanted long bangs was so that I’d be able to style them like this.
How to cut curtain bangs yourself
Here is the finished look and I absolutely love it! I’m really happy with the length of the bangs that I went for. They’re definitely shorter than the rest of my hair but they’re not your typical forehead-length bangs.
Curling my hair with rollers has given me a gorgeous wavy effect. I was also careful to cut my bangs very neatly and I think that they look like they could have been cut by a professional.
- Hair scissors
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