When straight bangs are excessively long, they may become quite unforgiving. They hit you in the eyes. Divided into two halves. Or, worse still, they stop lying down like they should and instead coil up like crazy. Ugh! Because of this, maintaining a clean, intentional appearance while wearing bangs is a daily struggle.

Now, is the fringe you have chosen a little hefty but not quite blunt? If so, the video below with instructions on bangs trimming is just nice for you. Consider it a different perspective on the dos and don’ts of maintaining a perfect bang trimming physique. It will be an excellent information particularly if what was formerly intended to be brow-grazing has changed into something more nasolabial. Therefore, let us first discuss dos and don’ts before moving on to the tutorial. Or the ideal starting point if you feel like you need a dose of bang repair expertise.

Top 11 Dos and Don’ts for Trimming Blunt Bangs at Home

In order of least to most significance, let us look at the top 11 of them. Or the specifics that are important to focus on if you want to succeed with your DIY fringe trimming. Let us get started since there is a lot of useful information here. Ready?

  • Please style your bangs before you trim them. Set the dryer to medium heat and low air to hasten it to dry. You will be finished very soon.
  • Use a fine tooth comb to detangle your hair and make it perfectly primed and straight and ready for cutting.
  • Be calm while cutting the bangs and do not go crazy with the haircut. You may intentionally or unintentionally trim anything too short. You run the risk of having bangs constantly pop up on you. You will have to wait till the bangs grow out before it can appear to look nice and less sexual. Just a warning to you.
  • Do not make any initial cuts that are shorter than your nose’s bridge. For those who wish to do things without remorse, this is a good rule of thumb or cries.
  • Do try to have a guide for the length of your face. For instance, like the bridge of your nose or the bottom, middle, or top of your brows. Do you know? Something that does not change from one trim to the next.
  • Do not give up while you are ahead. Meaning: Stop doing things if they take longer than you wish. You can always try again when everything has calmed down the next day.
  • Remember to verify that both sides are equal. Hairdressers who trim bangs seem to do it by instinct and some not as much.
  • Always cut the shortest length first, which is often a narrow section at the middle. Use it as a starting point and a length recommendation.
  • Avoid cutting horizontally across the hair while trimming a blunt fringe. There is almost no opportunity for amateurs to achieve a straight-across cut. Change to this. Point cutting into the hair vertically. This results in feathered ends that might help cover up any scissor mistakes.
  • Do not cut the bangs while it is dry, particularly if you are a beginner. Since damp hair shrinks while it dries, cutting hair while it is wet carries a significant risk of cutting too it too short.

And lastly, the most crucial…

  • Only use scissors made specifically for cutting hair.

Yeah. You need razor-sharp hair scissors for the best results. Your Hairy Godmother will wince if you disregard this advice. In another post of ours, we go further into the finest hair-cutting shears for at-home usage.

Trimming Straighter, Thicker Bangs

Step by Step by Timestamp: Important

3:12 Sectioning out the middle of the fringe aiming for 1 inch wide section

4:34 Decide how short to cut the hair.

5:50 Point cut the centre to abit longer than what is the desirable length.

9:12 Cut the side hair slightly above the centre.

12:21 Comb out, gauge the length and make any necessary trimmings.

Isolate Your Bangs Your first step is to pull the hair that makes up your fringe forward to isolate your bangs. The remainder of your hair should be tied to keep out of the way. Never clip your bangs when they are damp. This is a crucial piece of advice that DIY bang trimmers should not overlook, as was already indicated. We feel it is important to mention it again in case you missed it.


Breaking Out The Very Centre

Break out the middle of your bangs using the centre of your part as a reference. Once again, you want to aim for a little triangular section that peaks at your part and borders as well as the centre bit of the fringe on the two sides .

In essence, you are aiming for a section that is dead centre and roughly an inch broad.

Tips: Using smaller sections will make it easier, so do it.

This is crucial to this strategy. To be sure you understand it, you may want to watch it again.

Decide how short to cut the hair.

Tips: As previously, you may choose to use the length of your eyebrows as a reference. Aiming for a length that is abit longer, equal to, or a little shorter than their actual length.

Starting Point: Trimming the Ends

Well-comb out the initial section follow by point cutting off a bit at a time. (Be easy and careful while using the scissors; ensure you are confident in your bangs trimming ability and precision before thinking about removing eighths of inch increments.)

To avoid becoming angry with oneself, it is ALWAYS preferable to start slowly and err on the side of caution. which refers to point cutting to somewhat longer than necessary.

Look. Bang trimming is not a competition. Expect this to go slowly. Particularly when first just started. It is more of a case of slow and steady wins in the race.

Tip: You may gently slant the scissors at an angle in place of cutting straight through. Then begin to cut and snip, switching between a right- and a left-angled cut. Just be aware that this will result in greater bang hair removal than just putting the blades directly into the hair.

Point cutting, as you are aware, prevents a harsh and sharp cut line and it will enable you to have a feathered finishing. After every round of cutting the access and fluff and this may prevent a tonne of difficulty down the road. Therefore, while you are cutting, continually assess the length to see how things are going.

Work On the remaining longer sides.

Bring in the whole hair bangs.

You may use part of the newly cut centre section as a length reference while you work on the sections on either side. Between what has been trimmed and what has not been trimmed, there should be a clear distinction.

It is not necessary to trim to the centre section’s length.

Rather, you want greater length blending so that the length flows seamlessly and naturally from the centre to the edges as well as very slowly achieving slightly longer. Particularly if you love them when they swoop a little. However, it is certain that you do not wish to shorten it further.

Advice: Does your fringe appear thicker in certain sections? Point cutting vertically and deeply, maybe up to an inch deep, can be used to eliminate certain extra weight.

This method enables you to control certain sections of your fringe that appear to be naturally thicker than the rest as well as helping them to lay smoothly (and pretty much everyone has that).

Comb out, length evaluation, and add more trimming as necessary.

Look for any sections that appear to be longer by combing the bangs down. Or when the flow of the bangs length is not exactly what you may like. Usually, it is the point where the side sections and centre section converge.

Tip: To identify where a little extra touch-up may be required, run your comb UNDER the fringe will make this easier.

Are you satisfied with the outcomes? Even if you are just barely ahead, keep going.

Congrats. Your bangs makeover is done. Breathe normally!