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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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stacymsexton made it!2 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

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

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!22 days 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.

jmp11131 month ago
P.s. sorry im like super excited! Now they dont feel so like butchered...they like layer n lay "normal" . thx! =D
jmp11131 month ago
Do you dye your mannequins hair? If so ion?
jmp11131 month 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 jmp11131 month ago
At first ( my fault...other tutorials were kinda like huh? Twist which way?!?)
(: thanks again !!
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!2 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.

FizaJ2 months ago

i meant do i twist using right hand or left hand

mariya.n.johnson made it!2 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

FizaJ2 months ago

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

ktessyman2 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!

KharmynBaby2 months ago

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

KharmynBaby2 months ago

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

jane.reijers2 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.72 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!

dkwiatkowski7 months ago

Thank you very much!

esykes-wood8 months ago
Thanks! I did it to my hair and it looks great!!!
abbimcc8 months 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??


crepose1 year ago
Trying this tonight. I love how detailed your tutorial is. I hope it turns out well. :-)
miaah1 year 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.
dejameow2 years 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)?
Katusha2 years ago
Rockabilly bangs!! I'm in love with my new hair. Thanks!
lcrompton2 years 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!
katcee112 years 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 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)
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