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Hair · September 18, 2015

How to Cut Your Own Blunt Bangs

Cutting or trimming your own straight, blunt bangs doesnt need to end with uneven or inadvertently short bangs. While we always advocate seeing a hairstylist for major hair changes, these tips will help you save your pennies when a simple bang trim is in order.

What You'll Need:
A fine-tooth comb and a pair of hair shears (available at any beauty supply store).


1. Part hair in the middle.

2. Separate the hair you want to cut. Tip: starting near your hairline will give you wispy bangs. Starting further back will give you thicker bangs.

3. Separate bang section into three pieces. The middle piece will make up the majority of your bangs and the side sections will frame.

4. Start in the middle section and comb through from behind.

5. Adjust the comb to sit at the length you want your bangs. Tip: Start longer than you think, you can always cut more!

6. Cut straight across beneath the comb.

7. Hold the shears vertically and lightly cut to soften the edges.

8. Move on to your outer sections and cut at a diagonal angle to meet your middle section.

9. Vertically cut into diagonal sections to soften as well.

Want a swoopy look? Find out how to cut side bangs here.

This video is part of our Beauty Essentials series, where we provide the building blocks of beauty routines from basic to advanced. With our step-by-step tutorials, you'll learn the skills you need to master the looks you want.