How to Cut Your Bangs at Home

Are your bangs already too long? Top hair stylist Lourd Ramos teaches you how to cut bangs at home.
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Bangs require regular trimming every two to three weeks to remain in good shape. But since you can’t really visit the salon right now, you can cut your own bangs at home. Don’t worry, because we’re going to show you how you can cut your fringe three different ways in this bangs tutorial.

What You Need:

  • Scissors
  • Comb
  • Clips
  • Brush
  • A big piece of plastic
  • Towel
Asian woman with long wavy hair and side-swept bangs
Make your look softer by adding side-swept bangs. Credit: Hariono Halim

1. Prep your hair.

Before cutting your bangs, wash your hair with Dove Intense Repair Shampoo and Dove Intense Repair Conditioner. This duo has Keratin Repair Actives that repair signs of surface damage. It also penetrates the strands to nourish your hair and make it stronger and more resilient to future damage. And when your strands have become weak, dry, and dull because of stress, it can help nurse your hair back to health. Use it every day to gently cleanse your hair and keep it damage-free.

2. Cover up.

Wrap a towel around your shoulders like a small cape and clip it in front. Then, put a big piece of plastic over the towel as another cover.

3. Section your hair.

Clip your hair at the back to keep it in place as you work on your bangs.

4. Create a triangle section.

To make sure that your bangs will frame your face properly, draw an imaginary triangle from the top of your head up to your left and right temples. This will ensure that your bangs will be symmetrical.

5. Comb and cut.

Start cutting your bangs in the middle and use this as a guide when you cut your bangs on the sides. Position your scissors horizontally and cut your bangs straight.

6. Cut the sides.

Comb your hair towards your left side and position your scissors diagonally. Then, cut your bangs downwards. Proceed to the right side and cut your bangs downwards as well.

7. Add texture.

Position your scissors vertically and point-cut the tips of your bangs to make your fringe look softer.

How to cut your bangs at home: Asian woman with layered bangs and long hair wearing a striped top
Layered bangs add a quirky touch to your look. Credit: Dennie Ramon

1. Make a triangle section.

Comb this part to detangle your bangs. Then, clip the sides to keep them out of the way.

2. Hold your bangs

Position your fingers near the tips of your bangs to determine how short you’re going to cut your fringe. If you can’t decide, you can cut your bangs a little above or just below your eyebrows.

3. Cut the tips.

Point-cut your bangs to give it a textured look.

Asian woman with long hair and blunt bangs wearing an orange blouse
This type of fringe is the easiest to cut at home. Credit: Natasha Estelle

1. Create a triangle section.

Among the different types of bangs, a full fringe is the easiest to cut by yourself. To do this, draw an imaginary triangle again from the top of your head up to your temples for symmetry. Then, clip the sides of your bangs.

2 Cut your bangs straight.

Position your comb near the tips of your bangs and cut your fringe straight. Keep your hand steady so your bangs will be even.

3. Cut the sides.

Remove the clips. Then, cut the left and right sections and make sure they have the same length.

Now that you know how to cut your own bangs, you can trim and maintain them at home. And by washing your hair with Dove Intense Repair Shampoo and Dove Intense Repair Conditioner every day, you can make your hair stronger, healthier-looking, and more manageable so you can nail any look you want from home.

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