7 Hairstyling Tricks Every Woman Should Know
The expert techniques you need to get beautiful hair every time you style
Trick 5: Bang Trimming 101Hair grows fast (about a quarter to a half inch monthly) which means if you have bangs, you need to know how to properly trim them yourself -- to save time and money.
How to trim your bangs like a pro:
Step 1: Start by getting your bangs as dry and straight as possible so you know what you're working with (as a novice, you don't want to cut wet bangs like your stylist does).
Step 2: Use a fine-tooth comb to separate your bangs out, clipping the rest of your hair back -- to avoid cutting any wrong pieces.
Step 3: Looking straight into a mirror, choose a very small section of hair from the far side of your bangs and cut no more than an eighth of an inch with haircutting scissors (try Tweezerman Spirit 2000 Styling Shears, $27.95). Remember, your bangs will spring up a bit once you style them, so cut a tiny bit of length at a time to avoid over trimming.
Step 4: Continue to follow the curve of the bangs your stylist initially created, slowly moving across your forehead. Cut in very small sections, so you can expertly follow their path. Once you reach the end, stop and assess the length.
Step 5: When you are happy with the length, pull your bangs up toward the ceiling, holding them between your middle and index finger, and texturize them. Do this by pointing your scissors straight down towards your scalp, making small vertical cuts into the tips of your bangs.
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