I can’t ever imagine not having bangs. I had them for a bit as a kid, and then after that I always did the layered look with a part on the side. And then when I was 18 I tried the side-bang thing a-la Jenny Lewis as I was bored with my hair, and what better way to reinvent yourself than with a new hairdo? When I tried out the full bang ‘do I was like OH MY GOD, WHY HAVEN’T I HAD BANGS ALL MY LIFE?
Now the thought of having an exposed forehead frightens me. But the thing about bangs is that they’re a bitch to upkeep. I mean, having little strands of hair suddenly cover half your face? Have you ever had little hairs cover your eyelids? So. Annoying.
I’ve attempted to cut my bangs a few times and one fiasco led me to solemnly swear to never bring a pair of scissors to my hair ever again. Oh, bangs. Y U SO DIFFICULT? But in January, Jennifer showed me this tutorial on how to trim both side bangs and full bangs. It has changed my life for the better. No more frequent trips to the salon for $10 trims. WOO!!!
I cut my bangs using this method for the third time yesterday. I used a different pair of scissors (a lot smaller than what I normally use) so it didn’t turn out like the last few times I did it, BUT it doesn’t look completely terrible. So, when attempting this USE SCISSORS THAT YOU ARE MOST COMFORTABLE WITH.
If you’re like me and suck at cutting your own bangs, this tutorial will help you immensely. 😀
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Oh my gosh that video is GOLD! Here in Australia it’s free to get a fringe trim but still, sometimes i can’t be stuffed driving to the salon. Going to try this method out. Thanks Nina!
The salon my sister goes to has free bang trims as well, but she lives in San Diego which is very far from me. *sigh* All salons should do free bang trims! But yeah, this tutorial saved my life. 😀
I was just giving myself a youtube haircut as well! I found this new technique works really well for bangs. super easy and even. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECkWlCUtJhs
Ooh, I’m going to have to try that sometime! Thanks for sharing.