DIY Hairdressing: A Guide to Trimming Your Bangs

DIY Hairdressing: A Guide to Trimming Your Bangs


Trimming your own bangs at home can be a cost-effective and convenient way to maintain your hairstyle between salon visits. However, it's important to approach it with care and follow these steps to achieve a clean and even result:

You'll Need:

  • A pair of sharp hairdressing scissors
  • A comb
  • Hair clips or pins
  • A well-lit area
  • A mirror

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Prepare Your Tools and Workspace:
    • Ensure that you have good lighting and access to a mirror. A bathroom or a well-lit room is ideal. Make sure your hair is clean and dry, as it's easier to work with.
  2. Section Off the Bangs:
    • Using the comb, create a triangular or rectangular section of hair for your bangs. The size and shape of this section depend on your desired bangs' thickness and style. You can use hair clips or pins to secure the rest of your hair away from the section you're cutting.
  3. Create a Guide Line:
    • Comb the bangs straight down in front of your face, ensuring they are even. Decide on the desired length you want for your bangs. To be cautious, start with a longer length, as you can always trim more if needed.
  4. Cutting:
    • Hold the scissors horizontally and start cutting the hair. Use a gentle, straight-across cutting motion to trim the bangs. Be careful not to pull the hair too tightly or cut it too bluntly. Cutting them slightly longer than your intended length at this stage is a safer choice.
  5. Check for Length:
    • After cutting, let the bangs fall naturally and check the length in the mirror. Make any necessary adjustments to achieve the desired length. It's easier to trim more if needed than to correct hair that's cut too short.
  6. Texturize (Optional):
    • If you want a softer, more textured look, you can point-cut the ends. Point the scissors upward and make small, vertical cuts into the ends of the bangs to add texture and prevent a blunt look.
  7. Check for Evenness:
    • Ensure that the bangs are even and symmetrical. You can do this by combing them down in front of your face and checking in the mirror. Make any final adjustments if needed.
  8. Style Your Bangs:
    • Once you're satisfied with the length and evenness, style your bangs as usual. You can use a straightener, curling iron, or styling products to achieve your desired look.


  • Always cut a little at a time to avoid cutting too much off accidentally.
  • It's better to cut your bangs when they are dry, as wet hair appears longer and can lead to cutting them too short.
  • Be patient and take your time. Rushing can lead to mistakes.
  • If you're unsure or uncomfortable with cutting your own bangs, it's best to consult a professional hairstylist.

Remember that practice makes perfect. Trimming your own bangs may take a few tries to get the hang of it, but with patience and care, you can achieve the desired result and maintain your hairstyle at home.

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