How to Cut Good Layered Bangs

Cutting your own bangs is always a risky move. However, if you follow the right steps, you can achieve the look of layered bangs without the price of the salon. You will need a comb, a pair of scissors specially made for cutting hair, and bravery!

Part your hair with your preferred part.


Part your hair with your preferred part.

Place your index finger on your part, with your second knuckle on your hairline. The tip of your index finger will be where you begin combing your bangs.if (WH.video)WH.video.add(document.getElementById(‘mvid-56e8b4a537’));
Make sure that your hair is dry. Wet hair can stretch by up to 45%, so it’s much longer when it’s wet. If you cut it while it’s wet, you might cut more than you intend.

Place the comb where the tip of your index finger was.

Place the comb where the tip of your index finger was.

Make a diagonal line away from your part down to your hairline. Keep this line straight.



Put the rest of your hair back into a ponytail.

Put the rest of your hair back into a ponytail.

You can also clip it back from your face, if your hair is shorter. Make sure that the only hair you’re cutting is the hair in the part you’ve sectioned off to be bangs.if (WH.video)WH.video.add(document.getElementById(‘mvid-cdbef5d06b’));

Hold bangs between your middle and index fingers.

Hold bangs between your middle and index fingers.

Use your nondominant hand. Make sure that the hair is even and pulled taut.

Cut your bangs at the angle at which you want them to fall on your face.



Cut your bangs at the angle at which you want them to fall on your face.

Though you could pick any angle you’d like, a recommended angle is to cut them on a parallel line to the one that you’ve created when you sectioned off your bangs. Cut them somewhere between the top of your lip (for a longer bang) and the tip of your nose (for a shorter bang). Try to cut them in one or two even snips.if (WH.video)WH.video.add(document.getElementById(‘mvid-f42863e48f’));

Be careful of making them too short.

Be careful of making them too short.

Be conservative when cutting them. Try them just a little bit shorter at first, and then gradually work up to the length and angle you want as you keep cutting.if (WH.video)WH.video.add(document.getElementById(‘mvid-eeb4989214’));

Cut vertically upward across the bottom of your new bangs to achieve the layered look.

Cut vertically upward across the bottom of your new bangs to achieve the layered look.

Keep the scissors open while you’re cutting. Move horizontally across your bangs, but cut vertically.


Create your part.

Create your part.

Make an upside down V shape, starting about an inch and a half away from your hairline. The “top” of the triangle should be about in the center of your head. A good guide for to locate the outer points is in line with the outer edge of your eyebrows. Any bangs cut outside of that could look too wide.if (WH.video)WH.video.add(document.getElementById(‘mvid-c76dcd8060’));
Your hair should be completely dry while you’re cutting your hair. You probably also want to cut your hair when it looks “normal,” or how it looks on a typical day. If your hair is unusually curly or atypically frizzy on the day when you cut it, you might be displeased with how it looks on a normal day.

Comb the bang hair forward.

Comb the bang hair forward.

Tie the rest of the hair back into a low ponytail. Make sure that the only hair out of the ponytail is either the hair that you will cut into bangs.

Cut horizontally to the longest possible length that you want your bangs to have.


Cut horizontally to the longest possible length that you want your bangs to have.

This means that if you want your bangs to blend into the rest of your hair, cut them long enough so that all of your bangs are the length of that longest hair. You can always cut more.

Hold bangs flat against your face with a comb.

Hold bangs flat against your face with a comb.

Comb your bangs horizontally so that they lie flat against your face. Decide how long you want your bangs to be. Remember that you can always cut them shorter, but you cannot add back hair that you cut off.

Hold bangs between your middle and index fingers.

Hold bangs between your middle and index fingers.

Use your nondominant hand. Make sure that the hair is even and pulled taut.

Begin cutting in the middle.

Begin cutting in the middle.

Hold your bangs between your thumb and index finger, and, using your scissors, cut vertically up towards your fingers. Keep the scissors open and go slowly and lightly. The hair should become more feathered and layered.if (WH.video)WH.video.add(document.getElementById(‘mvid-f43845f1ec’));

Move the scissors out toward each side of your face, layering as you go.

Move the scissors out toward each side of your face, layering as you go.

Keep the scissors vertical, but move horizontally. If you want your bangs to blend into the rest of your hair, cut gradually less hair as you move toward your ears.if (WH.video)WH.video.add(document.getElementById(‘mvid-80bdb3ba1b’));

Do not cut more hair, trying to “fix them.

Do not cut more hair, trying to “fix them.

” If you make a mistake and cut your bangs too short, do not try to keep cutting in an effort to fix them. Leave them too short and seek another solution such as getting the help of a professional stylist or wearing your bangs pinned up.

Part your hair on the other side.

Part your hair on the other side.

If your side bangs came out a little too short, part your hair on the opposite side. Sweep the longer bangs over the shorter bangs so that the shorter bangs aren’t visible anymore.

Wear a hair accessory that hides your bangs.

Wear a hair accessory that hides your bangs.

Try a head scarf or a headband where you can sweep your bangs back with the rest of your hair. You can also use a barrette to twist them to the side.

Go to a stylist.

Go to a stylist.

Go to a stylist if you made your bangs crooked or in the wrong spot, but they still might be salvageable with some maneuvering. If your bangs are too short, talk to your stylist about adding in extensions like clip-in bangs and styling them to look like natural bangs.


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