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DIY: Cut Your Own Bangs

Aug 10, 2013

Bangs can be a great look on everyone, but the upkeep can be annoying, especially if you can't see for all the hair in your eyes. Find out how to cut or trim your own bangs!

Zooey's bangs are ultra-pretty, but they need to be maintained!Zooey's bangs are ultra-pretty, but they need to be maintained!

What You'll Need

At-home hair cuts go awry all the time because people don't take the time they need or get the equipment they need to do it right, but luckily when you're trimming your bangs you just need a few simple things.

  • A good pair of scissors - hair scissors if you have them, but if you don't just make sure you choose a sharp pair (no cuticle scissors or saftey scissors please!)
  • A Comb
  • Time - trust us, you don't want to rush this, you have to wear your hair every day so it's worth some time to get it right
  • A Mirror - this should be obvious!
  • Good Light - you don't want to do this in the dark, get as much natural light as possible (that's a great beauty tip for anything, really)
  • A friend or parent - they'll (hopefully) stop you if you're about to do something crazy!

Don't cut blind, use a mirror (and a friend)Don't cut blind, use a mirror (and a friend)Courtesy of xojane

How-To

Follow these steps to trim or create a simple fringe:

  • Style your hair the way you normally would
  • Figure out how far back you want your bangs to go, and bring that section forward. If you already have bangs, make sure you collect all of it and comb it forward
  • Twist all the hair you want to cut together in the center of your face, hold it at the end with your non-scissor cutting hand about an inch or so from the bottom
  • Angle scissors up and cut until it is all roughly the same length
  • Repeat this until it is the length you want, inching upwards so that you never cut too much at once (bangs are tricky, and its better to have it long and do this over again than go too short!)
  • Voila! Forget visiting your stylist, you've trimmed your own bangs!

Twist your hair into one pieceTwist your hair into one piece

Hot Tip!: Do not wet your hair! Even in professional salons they often cut bangs dry just make sure the length is right, wet hair can make it seem longer, you want to make sure your fringe is exactly where you want it and not an inch over or below.

Have Your Say

Would  you ever get bangs? Let us know!

 

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Dear Dish-It In The Forums

rainbowpoptart
Goodness... I see where your mother is coming from: if you eat too much, no matter how healthy the food is, and don't work off the calories, you're going to gain weight. But she's being very obsessive and dramatic about it. There is nothing wrong with eating pizza or a cookie every now and then, and there's nothing wrong with relaxing from time to time either. As long as you aren't constantly eating junk and not burning the calories, then you do not have a problem. Eating unhealthy things every now and then does not make you fat. EATING every now and then does not make you fat. Try explaining this to her, calmly and patiently. Tell her that you don't want to be forced to do all of this exercising - being forced to exercise makes it a lot less interesting. Do not take "This is for your own good" for an answer; if you do not want to do it, it is NOT for your good. (This, of course, would be a different story if you were actually fat.) ALSO tell her that exercising too much and not satiating your cravings is JUST AS UNHEALTHY AS BEING FAT IS. If you were to not eat healthful meals and not snack every now and then, no matter how healthy or unhealthy the food is, plus exercise so frequently, you would not be healthy.  Eating is good for you, even if the food isn't. Eating too little and eating too much is not healthy. Exercise is good for you. Not exercising enough and exercising too much is not good for you. If you talking to her doesn't help, try telling another adult how you feel, and maybe they can help get it through to her. Regardless of what happens, take care of yourself. Moderate how much you eat, but don't limit yourself to less than you feel you need. Exercise, but don't do something you don't want to; working out should be fun. Good luck with everything. I'm really sorry that she makes you feel so badly about this.
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jake495
jake495 posted in Family Issues:
Make sure she knows its your body not hers In a respectful way of course
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ThePaleWalker636
I'm perfectly happy with myself. I'm around 5'6" and somewhere between 140-150 pounds, and I don't feel fat. But my mom is constantly telling me that I am, or, at least, that I'm going to be. She forces me to go to exercise classes because I don't like many sports, tries making me go on diets, but I don't want to. She tells me that if I continue the way I am, having an extra cookie once in a while and only eating cereal for breakfast, that I'll end up fat, and she makes sure to emphasize how horrible that is for a person to live with. She rolls her eyes and sighs whenever she sees me getting a snack, and just in general makes me feel awful for eating the things I like and for relaxing. I've told her that I don't want to do these things and that she makes me feel bad when she says things like that, but she swears it's for my own good and that I should never want to be fat, that it ruins people's lives. How should I deal with this?
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drowning
drowning posted in Friends:
"NS12" wrote: I meet this guy at a festival and we have been talking for the whole week and my mum has noticed I keep texting someone and I know I need to tell her but I don t know how I am going to tell her, I doubt she ll get angry or anything but he lives about 4/5 hours away from me. I know I need to tell her as I don t like keeping secrets from her. I know this was a bit ago, but I truly hope that you were able to be open with your mother. If you feel as if they won't get mad at you, then chances are that your guardian will not. Honesty is the best policy, and if you feel guilt keeping a secret, then it is one you probably shouldn't be keeping.
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drowning
I agree with @rainbowpoptart. You really shouldn't worry about relationships that much given your age. I promise, they're better things to worry about than boys and more secure romances occur later on in life anyways. But, given the situation, you shouldn't worry about either. The boy is unfaithful and so is your friend. If your best friend really valued your friendship, she would not have put it in a position that could end it. Don't waste your time on those who will not put you first just as you do for them; better people will come into your life and they are the ones who you should really worry about.
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