Bangs are often one of the first things people go to when they think about changing their style, and cutting your own bangs at home has long been known as a very high-risk way to do that. However, a curtain bangs tutorial can make curtain bangs quick, easy, and very effective. Plus, curtain bangs are on average a very low-risk type of bang to try out if you’re interested. Here’s the four-step tutorial to get amazing curtain bangs every time.
1. Part and Section the Hair
First, you need a complete understanding of where you’re going to cut the bangs themselves. First, part the hair directly down the middle. Then, section off two triangle-shaped sections from the front of the head, getting wider near the part. These sections will be what you’ll turn into your bangs; you’ll want to pin all the rest of the hair back. If you want wispier bangs, take less hair, and if you want stronger bangs, take more.
2. Cut the Bangs
Next, you’ll actually cut the bangs. This is really only a first cut; you want to make sure the length of the bangs is generally how you want it, and that the thickness also looks good. At this step, you may want to make sure that the bangs are actually a bit longer than you want them to be in the end. You can always shorten the bangs, and if you need to shorten them at the end of the process, you definitely can.
3. Layer and Blend the Bangs
Next is the step that makes the bangs look really “professional.” This step is about layering and blending. To layer the bangs, you’ll want to take them and cut upward with your scissors. The upward cutting will add a bit of texture to the bottom of the bangs, allowing your bangs to look more interesting and less like you’ve just cut them with a pair of scissors. To blend the bangs, make sure the hair just outside of the bangs is a little shorter than the rest of your hair.
4. Style the Entire Head of Hair
Lastly is the styling step. Styling is an important part of curtain bangs; it’s a more maintenance-heavy bang style than some other styles of bangs, although most bang styles are at least a bit styling-heavy. One of the most common styles for curtain bangs, and a great style to show off the glam-rock abilities of the curtain bangs, is to dampen the hair, use a boar bristle hairbrush to curl the hair loosely, then blow-dry the hair into big barrel curls.
Curtain bangs are a great hairstyle, and if you’re looking for a hairstyle that looks flattering on just about anyone, curtain bangs are a great option. This four-step tutorial can help you accomplish curtain bangs on yourself even if you’ve never really done curtain bangs before. That way, you’ll be able to get more from your bangs every time you look in the mirror.
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