How to Cut Bangs1. What you will need:
a. A pair of scissors
b. Crocodile clips
c. A cutting comb
e. Heat protection product
g. A straightening iron
Click to enlarge2. Use your comb to draw a line spanning from ear to ear. This parting should be neat and clear. Clip the hair to the front by using your crocodile-clip while you section the hair to form a perfect half-moon parting at the front of the head.
3. Note that we are using dry hair. Never cut a fringe while the hair is still wet. Wet hair is heavier than dry hair, which means that if you cut the fringe while the hair is wet, it will be much shorter than you intended for it to be when it has dried. Apply your heat-protection product to the section of hair that your will be cutting into a fringe. It’s very important to always use a heat-protector product when you apply any kind of heat to your hair. Pull the hair to the front, and straighten this section of hair with the help of your comb and flat-iron. While straightening the hair, we ensure that the weight-line of the fringe is straight.
Click to enlarge4. Pull the hair to the front and in a downwards direction, using your forefinger and middle finger to maintain the tension of the hair. Slide your fingers down until your fingers are level with the bridge of your model’s nose. Cut a straight horizontal line, while being careful of not cutting too close to the model’s face.
5. You’ll see that the fringe is too long, but this gives you working space to customize the length of the fringe. Now, cut a small amount of length at a time, until the weight-line of the fringe is in line with the model’s eye-brows. Again be very careful of not cutting too close to the model’s face. Always ask your model to close her eyes, as little pieces of hair can easily end up in his/her eyes, causing irritation and discomfort.
6. Pull the hair framing the side of the face tight in a downwards direction. You will now cut this section of hair by “feathering” it, to fall in line with the fringe. Again slide the hair between your fore-finger and middle-finger, keeping good tension and control of the hair.
7. Feather the hair in a downwards direction, by holding your scissors at an angle, and gently slide the scissors down the side of this section of hair. Don’t attempt this if you don’t have professional hairdressing-scissors, as you will only hurt your model by pulling her hair, and the cut will be uneven.
8. Slide your scissors while using this method all the way down the length of the hair framing the model’s face. You see the feather-effect customizes the long fringe; softening it and creating a whole new look for the model. Cutting a beautiful fringe really is an art, and it takes practice to prefect it.