There's no need to run to your hairdresser every time your bangs look a little shaggy. Follow these simple steps and tame those unruly wisps at home.
- Be sure to cut your bangs when your hair is completely dry—wet hair can appear longer than it actually is. Also only cut when your hair is freshly washed.
- Always use sharp scissors meant for cutting hair. A dull pair can wreck a good cut or just be plain frustrating. Pick up a pair of professional scissors at any beauty supply store.
- Pull back the hair you won't be cutting with a clip to better concentrate on the task at hand.
- Brush out your bangs with a rounded brush if you have curly hair, or a flat brush for straight hair.
- Twist your bangs into a single mesh in the center of your face above the bridge of your nose and snip the ends. Twisting the hair before cutting will give your bangs a wispy look.
- Don't pull the hair down as you twist; just use enough pressure to keep the hair twisted.
- Always cut moderately; it's best to trim too little and repeat than to lop off too much at once.
No matter how easy, some of us will be too scared to cut our own hair, even if it is just a trim. A good hairstylist will give clients a quick bang trim free-of-charge, and without an appointment.
When you first decide to go with a cut with bangs be sure to ask your stylist if he or she provides this service for free. To keep a cut looking fresh, trim your bangs about every four weeks.