How to Cut Curtain Bangs Yourself: Quick and Easy Tutorial

Irina Reina
by Irina Reina
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5 Minutes

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: 

  • Brush
  • Clips
  • Comb
  • Hair scissors
  • Rollers
Brushing damp hair

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.

Seperating bangs

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.


Choosing length

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.

Trimming bangs

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.

Adding texture

5. Add texture

Now take your scissors and trim the bangs to make them look a bit more natural.


Putting bangs in rollers

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. 

Putting hair in rollers

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.

Finished DIY bangs

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.


Finished DIY 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.

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  • Hope Hope on Oct 21, 2022

    They DO look like a pro did them!! : )

    I love how you styled them with the rollers...looks very nice!