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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.
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sassysag1290 made it!7 hours ago
it doesn't look exactly like the one that was showed but i think i did a OK job Since i was so nervous :)
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Quick question. ..on the twist many twists?
I have quick question...on the twist many twists?

I did it longer, jaw length and throat at an angle. I had just been to the hairdresser and she cut my bangs a little short without any layering or tapering. Now it lies at a more natural angle. It looks great, I cut on one side though then move it to the other side and trim as well because I wear my bangs on both sides.I would always stress cutting it longer than what you want because it always has a way of coming out shorter than what you thought.

krystalkunkel made it!24 days ago

Did it! LOVE! I havent had any sort of "bangs" in MANY years!


Thanks so much for the super clear instructions. Going to grab those scissors right now.

cas.2 months ago

i actually made it but i don't want to provide images because i look terrible at the moment. I think the tutorial doesn't stress enough some points such as how it is absolutely necessary to cut at least an inch less because parting your hair the opposite direction gives you the illusion of a longer effect. Also the "twisting" part is more than crucial. If you do it wrong you'll get sharp edges and straight lines. sounds simple but it's not. I had to cut more layers around the bangs to make the transition look less rough. I think that you'll have better results cutting small sections at a time and gradually adding more hair because honestly i've done a lot better myself without this tutorial. I guess it was a mistake trying to go with the pro method while being a rookie.

NatalieM2 made it!2 months ago

I did it! Turned out great. I took a lot of time making sure that I was following the instructions correctly. I did a little cleaning up after cutting them, because the edges looked really blunt. I also made the base of the triangle wider, because I wanted to cover my forehead more.

Some unsolicited advice for you, if you want it --

I read that if your nose trails off to one side a little (like mine does), you should part your hair on the opposite side. My nose moves over to the right side of my face, so I parted my hair on the left. I got that info here:

I can't stress enough though that this rule might not apply to you. If you look better with your bangs moving the opposite direction your nose does, don't listen to me. I'm not a pro.

As for the "twisting part" (step 3) -- after you move your hair to the opposite side you want your bangs to fall (see step 2), grab the hair with your DOMINANT hand, twist half way, carefully switch to your NON-DOMINANT hand, and finish the turn. That frees up your dominant hand to do the scary part.

Sorry for the all-caps. Just wanted to help make it clear!

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ogriffin12 months ago

I did this! Worked like a charm and came out pefectly even though I thought I was going to yack before I made that cut.

sweet_circle2 months ago
And my hair is wavy
sweet_circle2 months ago
Is it right? I mean my bangs or i cut it the wrong way? Pls. Reply
sweet_circle2 months ago
Is it right? I mean my bangs or i cut it the wrong way? Pls. Reply
sweet_circle2 months ago
Is it right? I mean my bangs or i cut it the wrong way? Pls. Reply
stacymsexton made it!5 months ago

I went a little shorter than I meant too but wow it looks so much better...this worked great! You can see before on the right and after on the left.

Awesome job
angela.ivory3 months ago

I did it! I feel like a stylist! j/k but this was really helpful. Thank you for the clear instructions and photos.

melita.lee.563 months ago

Thank you! This was really helpful, and better than the other tutorials I've seen online. I just tried it for my middle parting. Had to pull over to opposite sides twice, but great results.

AmberB3 made it!4 months ago

This is the first time I can ever remember not messing up my bangs when I cut them myself. I've been without bangs for over a year now so I was a little worried, but this was so easy and they look great! Thank you!


So I just tried this, and I am pleasantly surprised at how well they turned out. My bangs had gotten way too long and I didn't want to go to the hair salon just to get my bangs trimmed, but I was apprehensive at cutting my own hair. I was SO glad I stumbled upon this! Very simple and easy to follow, and it's almost exactly like the way they cut it at the salon. I wish the pictures had a little bit better lighting, but still easy to see. I cut mine a little too short than i was wanting, but they still look fine. I just hope that they still look good after a wash and blow dry.

jmp11134 months ago
P.s. sorry im like super excited! Now they dont feel so like butchered...they like layer n lay "normal" . thx! =D
jmp11134 months ago
Do you dye your mannequins hair? If so ion?
jmp11134 months ago
Omg!!! So i twisted my hair the wrong way at 1st n they were a lil short...after waiting 2 wks i decided i was gonna blunt bang myself n i decided to look online 1 last time and i am SO happy i stumbled upon this!!! Brushed my hair to the OpOsItE side n twisted towars the back of my head once...did it a couple times (for trim n such) and OMG! Thank you SOOO much!!! You saved my bangs lol. This was the EASIEST tutorial! Thabk you SO much again! Will add picts when i get my new phone but <3 it!!!
jmp1113 jmp11134 months ago
At first ( my fault...other tutorials were kinda like huh? Twist which way?!?)
todd.brittney4 months ago
(: thanks again !!
todd.brittney4 months ago
brilliant !!! (: it worked great!! thank you

Really needed my bangs cut but did not want to pay a hairstylist all that money just to cut my bangs tried this and it worked I did though cut it once thought it was to long and trimmed it up and ended up cutting them too short next time ill know to just leave them after the first cut

RosieHaD made it!5 months ago

This was easily explained and easy to do! Thank you so much! The twist method is awesome, they don't even do that when I go to get my hair cut but now I can do my own side bangs. I usually don't have them but why not this time. Again thank you.

FizaJ5 months ago

i meant do i twist using right hand or left hand

mariya.n.johnson made it!5 months ago

doesn't look too bad! Thanks for the tutorial!


could you please help me get the twisting part right im a little confused

FizaJ5 months ago

only the twisting part is confusing me anyone who got it please explain

ktessyman5 months ago

I just totally did this, with no mirror but the use of hubby! Now how to learn to cut the rest of my hair!

KharmynBaby5 months ago

I cut them just a little short, and this was after I washed my hair, but they look better in person! ☺️

KharmynBaby5 months ago

I am so trying this tonight! I will post pics! :) thank you!

jane.reijers5 months ago

hi! this looks great! but im looking for how to cut bangs that are longer and equal both sides like to have space in middle, like brigitte bardot or J LO? think you can help me? thanks! Jane

juli.gibson.76 months ago

Thank you so much!! mine turned out great!

So simple and it came out fantastic. Thank you!

This was super easy to follow, thank you!

dkwiatkowski10 months ago

Thank you very much!

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