Lynnette Joselly: Trim Your Own Bangs

Trim Your Own Bangs

Save money and skip an extra trip to the salon. Clean up your fringe at home between visits to your stylist with these four easy steps!
By Margeaux Lippman

1. Start off with the right equipment: Position yourself in front of a mirror in a brightly lit area without distractions. Before you get started on your trim, make sure you have a pair of haircutting shears and a comb. Never cut your hair with safety or cuticle scissors.

2. Style and separate: Style your hair as you would on a normal day, bangs included, to make sure that your new trim fits your current haircut. Don't wet your hair — make sure your bangs are fully dry before cutting them! Wet hair is longer than dry hair. If you cut your hair while wet, there's a bigger chance that you'll make a mistake and wind up with too short a cut. Separate your bangs from the rest of your hair and clip everything but your bangs up. If you do this, the chance of accidentally cutting into more than your bangs is slim to none.

3. Start trimming: Take your bangs, pull them down in front of your face, and make sure they're even. After doing this, hold your scissors with the ends pointing up, perpendicular to the line of your bangs, and cut into the bangs. Start at the center and cut outward (until you reach the middle of your eyebrows) in small, short increments. Don't cut straight across. Cutting into the bangs will allow for a more natural finish. Only trim a little bit and cut until you're satisfied.

Don't overcut — trust your instincts while checking in the mirror to make sure that you're not overdoing it.

4. Stop cutting, start flaunting: Run your fingers through your bangs and let the rest of your hair down. Then, run your fingers through your hair, letting your bangs blend with the other sections of your hair. If you see any pieces that are long and out of place, fix them.

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