“Oh, you got your bangs cut!”
I always cringe when I hear how easily my bang trim job gets noticed. Especially when it’s my little girl whose bangs got cut just a bit too short.
It’s kind of like how I have to tell myself to stop adding ginger or chili powder when I think a bit more is needed; I have to tell myself to stop snipping the bangs when they seem just a bit too long. Because likely, after the soup has cooked or the bangs have dried, they will be just right.
Between wiggly little people and the spring factor of wet hair, cutting bangs is a tricky business. But thankfully, last summer’s one and only trip to the hairstylist provided me with the best tip ever for cutting bangs. Perhaps I’m the only one whose mother didn’t teach them this. But in case you are also trimming bangs too short every single time, here’s a trick to get them even and nicely framing the face without finally making them too short in the process.
Here’s how you do it
Pull the rest of the hair back in a ponytail or clip.
Gently comb dry bangs straight down.
Gather bangs evenly between left thumb and finger (unless you are left-handed).
Twist evenly, once, pulling hair straight down.
Step # 5
Use the right hand to hold scissors and make one cut straight across the bangs.
Release bangs and comb down to check length.
That should do it!
- If necessary, trim bangs again for length. But at least you won’t have to keep trimming to make them frame the face correctly!
It’s so easy, you can even cut your own bangs!
(Photos by Rebekah Leona)