Tuesday, September 27, 2011

How To Tuesday: Giving Yourself a Bang Trim

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So, today's tutorial is more of a cheat sheet rather than a full on tutorial. Here's why...

There are about a hundred different ways someone can have bangs. Side bangs. Full bangs. Choppy bangs. Straight bangs. So trying to tell you how to cut your specific set of bangs would be almost impossible. But, what I can do is give you a general guide to trimming those pretty puppies at home.

First of all, let me tell you that I don't suggest trimming your own bangs unless it is a dire situation. It can easily turn disastrous. But there are sometimes that you just can't get into the salon and it would be a danger to everyone on the roads if your bangs were too long for you to see.

That being said, here's what you need to know:

  1. NEVER, never, ever pull your bangs up or out to trim them. This might help you see them better, but it won't make them look any better. 
  2. Always trim your bangs dry. When they are wet they don't take the shape of how you wear them, so it makes cutting them more difficult. Which brings me to..
  3. Trim them while they are in your normal style. If you wear them as full bangs, don't trim them if they are swept to the side.
  4. Don't hold your scissors horizontally, instead cut at an angle.  
  5. Start with small sections. You can always cut off more, but you can't put it back. 
  6. It could help to split your bangs into sections, then bring each one down when you're finished with the last one. 
  7. Also, keep you're eyes open. That helps. 
But like I said, bang trims are really something that you should leave to a professional. I've seen one too many accidents when it comes to DIY haircuts. So keep these guidelines handy for emergency situations only. 

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