A Hairstylist's Tips For Cutting Your Bangs
So, you want to cut your own bangs. (You and Miley Cyrus and about everyone else.) To help you get the best results, Glamsquad's artistic director Giovanni Vaccaro took to Instagram for a quick — and dare we say easy — tutorial. All you'll need are sectioning clips, a comb, and hair-clipping scissors.
Step 1: Let Your Bangs Lay Naturally
To start, Vaccaro recommends cutting on dry hair because it's more forgiving. Use the sectioning clips to separate the rest of your hair from the bangs. "I like to actually have it styled the way you normally would wear it," he said. It helps reduce your chances of cutting too much.
His next big tip: don't hold the hair. "Women tend to use their fingers to hold the section of hair and they put too much tension which makes the bang spring up after you cut it," Vaccaro said. "Basically, let your bangs fall naturally."
Step 2: Comb Through the Hair
With your comb in one hand and scissors in the other, comb underneath your bangs a few times before stopping a couple of centimeters way from the edge of your hair. Then, with the scissors held perpendicular to the hair, you can start with a "point cut" — this adds texture to the hair and keeps the ends more natural. For blunt bangs, hold the scissors straight across. "Use a comb as a guide and measure twice and cut once," Vaccaro said. "Be cautious as to keep going over them, they may get shorter than you wanted them."
Step 3: Cut in Increments
You can always cut more, but you can't put back length that you didn't want to lose. Because of this, Vaccaro recommends cutting a little bit at a time and going back and repeating step two if you want to make your bangs shorter.
Step 4: Add a Few More Deeper Cuts
Once you removed the length you want to trim, Vaccaro said he likes to go back in, comb through the entire bang, and add a few more deeper point cuts. By spreading these out in the bang, it helps break the hair up a bit more. (You can ignore this step if you have blunt bangs.)