Step 3: Twist and Cut

This step is a teensy bit more complicated than it sounds. Long story short, twist the hair towards the back of the head and cut parallel to your parting line, as shown in the picture.

Why are we twisting the hair? The shortest piece of hair in your sidebangs is the ‘axis’ the hair is twisted on. The longest piece is the one that gets twisted over. The longer the hair travels, the longer it will be after the cut.

What happens if I cut horizontal, instead of parallel? You’ll get a very sharp slant that could look kinda strange, possibly even straight up weird.

What happens if I cut it at the wrong angle? Best case scenario, you get something resembling a blunt cut bang. Worst case scenario, you make an appointment with your local hairdresser and laugh off your mistake.

Where should I cut along the length of the hair? If you want to feature your eyes, cut where my metal clip is. If you want to highlight some beautiful cheekbones, cut around where my blue line is. Anything too much higher than the clip will give you short stubbies. Anything lower will put the bangs in your eyes and draw attention to your nose, which may or may not be good.
This method actually worked so well I was slightly shocked after I did it!<br>Thank you so much for easy instructions and I'm really happy with my side fringe!!
I think i am pretty done &lt;3 thanks instructables
It worked perfectly!
<p>Great Instructable, I'm going to try it next time I need to cut my bangs. I'd love to see more from you, you do a great job of explaining things.</p>
Quick question. ..on the twist part...how many twists?
<p>One twist.</p>
<p> yesterday i cut my bangs and they look perfect. Thank you so much dear.</p>
<p>Thank you so much. Finally, I I don't have a boring hairstyle anymore while going to school. This helped me alot. <br>Though I have done it on the left side and now it makes my big forehead a normal one :P .<br>Thank you once again. :')</p>
<p>i tink i did pretty well, didn't I?</p>
it doesn't look exactly like the one that was showed but i think i did a OK job Since i was so nervous :)
I have quick question...on the twist part..how many twists?
<p>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.</p>
<p>Did it! LOVE! I havent had any sort of &quot;bangs&quot; in MANY years! </p>
<p>Thanks so much for the super clear instructions. Going to grab those scissors right now.</p>
<p>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 &quot;twisting&quot; 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.</p>
<p>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. <br><br>Some unsolicited advice for you, if you want it -- <br><br>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: <a href="http://laurenconrad.com/blog/2012/11/primp-tip-how-to-find-the-perfect-part/" rel="nofollow">http://laurenconrad.com/blog/2012/11/primp-tip-how...</a></p><p>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. </p><p>As for the &quot;twisting part&quot; (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. <br><br>Sorry for the all-caps. Just wanted to help make it clear!<br></p>
<p>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.</p>
And my hair is wavy
Is it right? I mean my bangs or i cut it the wrong way? Pls. Reply
Is it right? I mean my bangs or i cut it the wrong way? Pls. Reply
Is it right? I mean my bangs or i cut it the wrong way? Pls. Reply
<p>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.</p>
Awesome job
<p>I did it! I feel like a stylist! j/k but this was really helpful. Thank you for the clear instructions and photos.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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!</p>
<p>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.</p>
P.s. sorry im like super excited! Now they dont feel so like butchered...they like layer n lay &quot;normal&quot; . thx! =D
Do you dye your mannequins hair? If so ion?
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 &lt;3 it!!!
At first ( my fault...other tutorials were kinda like huh? Twist which way?!?)
(: thanks again !!
brilliant !!! (: it worked great!! thank you
<p>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 </p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>i meant do i twist using right hand or left hand</p>
<p>doesn't look too bad! Thanks for the tutorial!</p>
<p>could you please help me get the twisting part right im a little confused</p>
<p>only the twisting part is confusing me anyone who got it please explain</p>
<p>I just totally did this, with no mirror but the use of hubby! Now how to learn to cut the rest of my hair!</p>
<p>I cut them just a little short, and this was after I washed my hair, but they look better in person! ☺️ </p>
<p>I am so trying this tonight! I will post pics! :) thank you!</p>
<p>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</p>
<p>Thank you so much!! mine turned out great!</p>
<p>So simple and it came out fantastic. Thank you! </p>

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