Would You Cut Your Own Bangs?

Brianne DiSylvester

Remember when mom used to cut your bangs when you were little? The results were ... um, less than wonderful, shall we say.

I always ended up with crooked, monk-like hair that was ultra-embarrassing for a few weeks until they grew out ... only to have the process repeated.

Oh, mom!

Bangs have been in style for the past few years, meaning bang trims about every two to three weeks. But now you can learn to trim them yourself to save time and money.

And trust me, it'll look better than when mom used to do it.

If you don't have bangs, learn for your kids. They'll love you for it.

Step 1: Cut your hair when it's wet but remember that hair shrinks up when it's dry. Leave at least 1/4 inch more on the ends before you cut to make sure you don't cut too much.

Step 2: Cut iris to iris. Stop at the edge of your iris (your eyeball) and they will perfectly frame your face. 

Step 3: Cut on an angle instead of horizontally. This will avoid that mom-just-butchered-my-hair look and create a fringe instead of a blunt style. Also, use small shears that are easier to control and that you can work vertically.

Tip: Just cut a little at a time. You can always go back and trim more, but once it's gone, you're out of luck.

Watch as Ted Gibson shows you how ...

Would you dare to cut your own bangs?


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