March 21, 2013

How to Trim Your Bangs At Home

*Disclaimer: I am not a professional hair stylist. This is simply what I do at home in between trips to the salon.

I was always afraid to cut my hair as I had deep fears I would seriously ruin it then have to wait for it to grow back in. However, having bangs means a lot of maintenance. Within a few short weeks they're covering my eyes and I don't always have time to run to the salon. So I've faced my fear and found an easy way to give them a quick trim.
There are several YouTube tutorials but wouldn't you rather take advice from a professional hair stylist?

As you can see I desperately needed a trim

TIPS

- Make sure you part correctly. Make sure all the hair you've pulled to the front is the hair you want to cut. I use a comb to ensure a straight line.
- Pull that hair forward (second pic). You should probably pull the rest of your hair in a ponytail to avoid snipping the wrong hair but if not, at least pull it forward with your fingers.
- Start in small sections. Don't cut off a dramatic amount because it maybe hard to even out later. Just do a small piece at a time to ensure you don't look like Hannah from Girls this season.
- Use your finger to follow a straight line. Let your finger provide a guy to follow along as you cut.

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My bangs/hair crush is definitely Zooey Deschanel. I was channeling her in my above pic (lol). I love seeing her cute hairstyles on her hilarious show New Girl.

Would you trim your own bangs? What advice would you add?

8 comments:

  1. so cute! love the shirt as well

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  2. I trim mine every two weeks! :) I figured I had to learn because there's no way I'd go to the salon that often to get it done!

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  3. I think I need to learn to trim mine. I've gone for a fringe trim at hairdressers and always get talked into an actual haircut, then they cut off more than I wanted. It's always a disaster. I'll definitely be using these tips.

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    1. Ugh I hate that. I always say a trim because I hate cutting too much off :x

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  4. I trim my own bangs all the time! My advice is a good pair of scissors and patience! Doing a few strands at a time to ensure even layers. And if you screw it up, swooping the bangs ALWAYS works!

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    1. Definitely patience! lol definitely or braiding them to the side

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