So, I’ll start by saying I’ve watched a ton of tutorials read a bunch of tips, and while I’m not a hair expert of any kind, I think I’ve mastered bangs!
I say this to give a little encouragement to anyone out there who may not have confidence in DIY haircuts.
I’ve cut my hair myself (or with the help of my mom) basically since I started caring about haircuts. I’ve gone to salons here and there but I mostly just try to do it myself. ~for better or for worse~
So, if you’re looking to change things up, take a look at my tutorial video OR read the guide below!
A Thin Comb
To start, you want to part your hair down the middle and make sure it’s styled the way you will typically style it. (wash it, dry shampoo it, straighten it, curl it, etc.)
After styling, make sure your hair is dry and you have straight center part right down the middle. Then, create a triangle in the front of your hair (the bigger the triangle, the thicker and wider the bangs).
Pin back the rest of your hair and cut your bangs hair about nose length.
Aiming scissors upwards (facing the ceiling to ensure a more textured look), cut hair to desired length making sure to check in with how the bangs look against your face as you cut.
Once you’ve reached your desired length, style bangs and grab the very center of bangs. Cut (aiming upwards) a few times to make the center VERY slightly shorter than the sides.
Then, grab a chuck of hair on either side of your bangs to use for face framing (if desired). Aiming scissors at an angle, slowly cut the edges of each chuck while moving your hand downward to create the layered face framing.
Repeat these steps until your bangs and face framers are to your liking.
Again, I’m not a professional, but these are my steps to getting some pretty neat bangs!