Celebrate the New Year with a Bang! (How to Cut Your Own Bangs)


How to Cut Your Own Bangs
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Want to try a new look for the New Year?  Why not get yourself some awesome blunt bangs? I've been sporting mine for about a year now and I'm loving it!  I cut my own hair and trim it every four to six weeks so that the hair does not get in the way of my vision  plus full side-swept bangs is a no-no for me.  There's just too much going on.  Let me show you the way I cut/trim my bangs ;)

First, get a good pair of scissors and a comb.  Position yourself in front of a mirror and get your hair ready by sectioning it.  Remember never to cut wet hair.  It will definitely shrink once it dries and make your bangs an awful lot shorter than you intended too.  Always cut with dry hair.  In my case because I have got naturally curly hair, I flat iron it first.
How to Cut Your Own Bangs
Determine the amount hair you want and section your hair by creating an inverted V from the crown of your head down to the forehead.  Remember, the deeper the V, fuller the bangs will be.  Let me show you a diagram from the "Queen of Bangs" herself, Zooey Deschanel ;)
How to Cut Your Own Bangs
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The two points of the inverted V/triangle should line up with your eyebrows and the center part should line up with your nose.
How to Cut Your Own Bangs
Use clips to pin back any hair that is not included in your bangs.  Double-check your sectioned hair to make sure it is even.
How to Cut Your Own Bangs
Now, get your scissors and let start cutting.  Get your sectioned hair and pull it down ever so gently over your face.  Give it a twist.  This method will give you that taper at the side of the bangs that would make the bangs blend to the rest of your hair.  Always, always cut below your fingers.
How to Cut Your Own Bangs
Start cutting in small increments, cutting straight across.  Do not rush it.  It is better to start with longer bangs then work your way up.  Release the twist.  Constantly comb your hair and check the mirror if you've cut the desired length.  Make sure that your eyebrows are relaxed and not in a surprised look so you do not over cut.  Soften the edges by cutting your hair with the scissors pointing up to give it a more natural, effortless, not-so perfect finish.
How to Cut Your Own Bangs
Run your fingers through your hair and let the rest of the hair down.  Cut longer pieces if there are any and you are done!  Remember, wearing your new bangs can take some extra confidence as it may seem odd and new to you for the first few days.  There will also be days when your bangs will have a mind of its own and start going directions you would not want them to.  For that, here's a tip I got from a YouTuber, you can always use a headband to help "train" your bangs and flatten it ;)
How to Cut Your Own Bangs
Now, rock those bangs girl!
Here's to a new and fresher version of you in 2014.
Happy New Year everyone!
Cheers!
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19 comments:

  1. That's amazing, you cut your own hair, wow so cool!!

    Happy New Year Angel :)

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  2. you look so amazing girl !! i personally love bangs :) Happy new year doll ! would you like to follow each other :) xx
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    1. thanks!
      happy new year!
      just followed you on bloglovin :)

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  3. hi beautiful :) thanks for the follow !! i am following you back on bloglovin :) xx
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  4. hello there! thanks for visiting my blog :) and wow! you trim your own bangs and it really looks good. if only i can do such thing haha! Happy new year!

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  5. Happy New Year Angel, nice bangs...start the year with a bangs :D

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    1. hehe! thanks arya! :) happy new year!

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  6. I used to trim my hair myself too, and the bangs when I had them for some time. We use practically the same method, with the twisting and vertical cutting. ^_^ Cheers to a happier new year!

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    1. it's easier and not to mention practical, di ba? why go to a salon when you can cut your own hair?

      happy new year my friend!

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  7. Great work on the bangs! I love your blog!

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  8. Ganda mo teeeeeehhhhhhh!!!!! woohoo! in fairness, ganda ng skin mo jan...

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    1. sa settings yan ng camera teh! hahahaha!

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  9. i LOVE zooey super i dont know why? maybe her eyes? anyway had bangs and curled hair in korean salon, sadly the bangs did not look good on me - pisceanrat

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    1. i know right? see looks kinda awkward but i love this girl, super quirky!

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  10. I did this and have the best bangs I ever cut myself! thank you!!!

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