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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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Cutepandicorn
Don't hate your little sister. You're lucky you have one. I wish I have one. I have 3 older brothers. I do things like that to them if they ignore me and don't play with me because I feel left out and I want attention. Maybe your sister is doing that so you hang with her more.
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labimba posted in Style:
Neko girl I have to get back in shape for September if u want we can be training buddies!  :)  
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animallover468 posted in Style:
EndlessDream is right. Skipping breakfast and lunch can result in stomach ulcers and sudden weight gain (had personal experience...), ESPECIALLY skipping breakfast! You have to incorporate exercise in your daily routine. Stomach and body fat is mostly caused by lack of exercise, and maybe that means you need to do toning exercises. Try doing simple exercise videos like the 3-mile powerwalk on YouTube (trust me, I sweat like crazy when I do those workouts). Anything that gets you sweating, is the kind of exercise you need to do.  I hated working out when I first started my weight loss journey too. I would always start wheezing every time I started working out. But after pushing through everyday, I think working out is one of the best stress busters I've ever had!  If you want to lower your appetite though, I suggest eating a full lunch and breakfast and skipping your dinner. If you can't skip dinner, then at least try aiming for an early dinner, around 5:30 or 6:00. Your body needs time to digest at least 4 hours before you sleep. I started gaining weight around puberty when I was 12, it could be the same for you too.  But honestly, there's nothing wrong with having consciousness about your weight. Now starving yourself and dieting is BAD, but there's nothing wrong with changing your lifestyle in order to be fit. It's a good thing that kids start caring about their health, and the earlier you start, the better off you are. 
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EndlessDream
EndlessDream posted in Style:
You need breakfast and lunch. Starving yourself, even if you aren't hungry, makes you loose energy to the point you could pass out from not eating. Keep your diet healthy. For breakfast, at least have yogurt, fruit, and juice. Drink at least 4 full glasses of water a day. Trim down on the snacks. Everyone has different bodies and build. You may just be large-boned. And that's not bad! That makes you stronger and higher ability to gain muscle. Loosing weight doesn't happen over night. It can take months. 
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Nekogirl101
Nekogirl101 posted in Style:
For years my parents would tell me I'm skinny but compared to other people, my waist was bigger and I would always hide it. Though it was obvious I weighed more, I've only been doing this for a week and I didn't ever tell anyone what I was doing until my parents found out. I would skip lunch and breakfast and say I was full. I only ate a big dinner every night. Once my parents found out, they said it was unhealthy and if I didn't  stop, I would develop an eating disorder. I obviously listened to them, but I've tried as best as I can so far. I have barely lost any weight from exercise and my parents won't let me go on a diet because I already 'eat healthy enough'. I want to lose weight without exercising being 3/4s of my lifestyle. I know, I'm a lazy idiot for saying all this.
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