If you already have bangs then you know how expensive it can be to maintain them and keep them looking good. A single visit to the salon just to have it touched up can cost quite a bit of money (for something you can do yourself, that is) and you’d have to keep coming back every 3 weeks or so if you want to keep your bangs in perfect shape. Instead of spending your hard earned cash on paying the pros to cut your bangs, why not do it yourself at home? It’s going to cost you less and it’s going to be easier to maintain as well since you can trim and touch it up anytime. Here are some tips on how to cut the perfect side swept bangs at home.
- Prep your hair – it’s always best to start cutting with dry, clean hair so wash up and let your hair dry before you start. Air drying is best but if you’re in a hurry, you can also blow dry your hair using your blower’s lowest / coolest setting. Do not put any product on the hair after washing and drying it. You’ll want to cut your bangs when your hair is at its most natural state.
- Get your tools out – having great-looking side swept bangs starts with using the right tools and equipment. If you plan on cutting your own bangs, side swept or not, by yourself in the long run, it would be wise to invest in your own personal haircutting tools like scissors, razors and whatnot. These will help you achieve awesome results.
- Locate your bangs – now that your hair is clean and dry and you have all your tools and equipment out, you need to locate your bangs. Take a chunk of hair from the front portion and separate it from the rest. This tiny section is what you will be working with so make sure you have them where you want your bangs to fall off.
- Clip the rest of your hair – clip the rest of your hair off into a ponytail or bun so that you don’t accidentally get some more hair on that section you’ve separated. This will also help you focus on your bangs more.
- Cut a little at a time slowly – do not rush cutting side swept bangs, especially if you’re doing it on your own. Cut a little at a time and make sure to do it slowly, checking out how you like the length with every snip you make.
- Cut at an angle – to get well-shaped side swept bangs, position your scissors at a downward 90 degree angle before you start cutting. This will let you have your bangs go from short to long with great graduation. Make sure to cut manageable chunks of hair so you don’t end up with bluntly cut and unevenly cut hair.
- Finish off – style your bangs like you would regularly and see how it falls on your face. If there are strands that you’ve missed, now is your chance to cut them and even your bangs out. If you want a bit of volume to your side swept bangs, use a razor for your final trim as this will produce mini layers that will amp up the volume on your bangs.