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How to Cut Your Own Sidebangs

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Welcome to my tutorial! The goal today is to take dull, drab hair and transform it with some sassy, flirty sidebangs. This super easy method takes all of five minutes, but here I’m going to break it down for you, along with some helpful side notes and other options.

Materials Needed: Comb, scissors, clips, mirror, some hair, flat iron/straightener (optional), water bottle (optional).

Preparation: Part your hair down the middle. If you are cutting it wet , make note of your natural texture. Curly hair should be cut longer than desired, otherwise you’re going to have itty bitty curlies right on your hairline. Wavy and straight hair is fine. If you are cutting it dry , flat iron the hair you’ll be cutting. Keep in mind that this will give you more precision, but your bangs may not look exactly the same when you wear your hair natural.

Just as a side note, my mannequin is the CLiC model named Courtney.
 
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Step 1: Create a Triangular Part

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It’s important not to make the triangle’s base too wide or too narrow. Your pupil is usually a good guide, but if you’re worried, take a little less hair. You can always cut more off later, but putting it back on costs major mula. Also, don’t make the triangle too tall. If you do you’ll be cutting into your hairstyle, resulting in some serious flyaways and frizzies.

Step 2: Brush Hair to the Opposite Side You Want Your Bangs to Fall

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Wait, what? The opposite? Are you sure? Yes, I’m sure. If you want your bangs to go left, brush them right. If you want them to go right, brush them left. This will all make sense in the end, just trust me.
Thanks! I did it to my hair and it looks great!!!
abbimcc10 days ago

I look forward to trying this!! Can I just ask - when you say twist, how many times do you twist?? Also will this work on my side parted hair??

TIA

crepose8 months ago
Trying this tonight. I love how detailed your tutorial is. I hope it turns out well. :-)
miaah10 months ago
HI, I tried this out today.. though very conservatively.. but it came out quite well ,, atleast my hair looks trendy and kempt .. thanks :-)
kasmith2501 year ago
Thank you for the tutorial! I followed your instructions and my side-bangs turned out great.
dejameow1 year ago
awesome tips! not perfect yet, but it's a start. thx
hi! I love your tutorial...what do I do if I wear my bangs on both sides (e.g., i have my hairline on the left/right on alternate days)?
Katusha1 year ago
Rockabilly bangs!! I'm in love with my new hair. Thanks!
lcrompton1 year ago
it worked well with easy to read instructions thank you...
Great instructions! I know nothing about cutting hair, but I was able to get the bangs I wanted following your instructions. Very happy. Thank you!
katcee111 year ago
will probably do this soon...thanks! :)
tylwythtegs2 years ago
BEST. SIDE BANGS. TUTORIAL. EVER. Seriously, you saved my life, you made it so awesome, thankyou so so much! :)
Annz2 years ago
Hey..thanks for this tut..it was helful to get a cool bang...but cud u pls give a tutorial on how to style it after shower.. mine stands in wird way all d tyme...(my hair is wavy)
aschmearer2 years ago
Love this whole tutorial! Thanks!
I cut my own hair..
I did amazing bangs and although the way I cut my hair looks amazing on me..My friend wouldn't let me cut hers so I showed her this and it looked amazing Thanks:P
sommeil2 years ago
When I trim my bangs, about half the time they come out looking fine, and the rest of the time they are awful. I tried this trick, and it was great--my bangs look perfect. Thanks so much for the tutorial! I'll definitely use it again next time.
Thanks for posting this, Ive been thinking about trimming my bangs. Looking forward to more beauty instrucatbles!
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