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How to Properly Cut Bangs

Want to know how to cut bangs all on your own? Wouldn’t it be nice to know how to cut bangs? Isn’t it such a drag having to go to the salon only to get your bangs trimmed? It’s not only a waste of time, it’s a waste of money too.

Well, the truth is, you can cut your own bangs at the comfort of your home. And once you learn the basic tricks, you can trim your bangs whenever you want to as well.

We’ve got an excellent tutorial for you to learn how to cut side swept bangs, if you don’t have it down at the end of the post, we’ve also included a video!

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Before and after the cut

Are you ready to get started?

Step 1

Comb back the hair on your crown. After that, push the rest of your hair back and tie everything into a ponytail. This should keep any stray hair away from the face. After that, comb down your bangs.

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Tie your hair in a ponytail

Step 2

Using a pintail comb, determine where your bangs will start and end. Hold the comb vertically and locate the tip of your eyebrow. Hold it up and you will see where your bangs should start. Do it on the other side to see where the bangs will end.

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Find where your bangs will start and end

Step 3

After dividing the sides, it is now time to even the top of the bangs. Make sure the top of the bangs is in a straight line.

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Make sure that the bangs are aligned

Step 4

If the sides and top of the bangs are already even, tie the stray hair again in a ponytail. This time, make the ponytail a bit tighter.

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Tie hair in a pony once again but make it tighter this time.

Step 5

Now, it’s time to get ready for the cut. Hold on to your bangs and twist it. The reason for twisting the bangs is to avoid crossing your hand on the other side to make the cut, especially if you’re right-handed. This will avoid cutting at an angle, which can result to a disastrous cut.

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Twist the hair you want to cut

Step 6

After twisting the hair, comb down the bangs and spread it evenly.

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Comb the hair at the ends to separate it

Step 7

Time to make the cut! Use professional hair cutting scissors and hold it at an angle as shown below. Cut the hair slowly and make sure you open and close the scissors in every cut. Doing one big cut is a big no-no; little cuts are always better.

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Cut the hair at an angle and cut slowly

Step 8

After doing the side cut, comb down the bangs again, but this time, split it into two parts. Hold the bangs down and hold your scissors pointing up. Cut little by little upward, this is to give the bangs an edgier look. After cutting the first part, do the second part too.

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Cut the bangs upward one by one for a layered look

This is how your side-swept bangs should look by now.

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Your bangs should look like this.

Step 9

After the cut, the next thing to do is style the hair. A great way to style side-swept bangs is to use a hair straightening iron…

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Use a hair straightening iron to style your bangs

Step 10

…and use a hair spray that you trust and love.

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Finish the look with a hairspray

You’re done! Side-swept bangs that look professionally cut! Still looking to spice up your look? Check out this post on how to achieve truly radiant hair!

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About the Author

Jeff Chiarelli
Jeff Chiarelli is the Head of Marketing for Ogle School. His responsibilities include leading Ogle School's marketing and branding strategy to amplify Ogle School's passion for helping create future beauty professionals in the communities Ogle School serves.