Your hair is one of those details in a look that can make you stand out from other people. Somehow, the way you choose to style and cut your hair might be an indicator of your personality. Maybe it won’t reveal your whole personality, but it will definitely tell something about it.
Hairstyle preferences vary from person to person; some prefer keeping them longer, some medium-length; while there are also people who are more into the bob-hairstyles. But when talking about hairstyles and different types of haircuts, suddenly, bangs come into the frame. You know, that cut done in the front part of the hair, that lies over the forehead.
While there are also many types of haircuts, there are also many ways people prefer to keep their fringe. Some like them on both sides, some prefer the traditional style, while there are others who prefer to keep them on one side only. According to a research, the 1920s is the time when bangs set off. Broadly says that the most famous bangs of that period were the blunt, fringed cuts of flappers like Louise Brooks. However, the 1950s was the decade of the baby bangs, more specifically Audrey Hepburn kind of bangs as well as Bettie Page’s. But things seemed to have taken a turn in the 1990s where women started opting for the larger type of bangs, meanwhile in our days – let’s say we have seen people opting for the micro-fringe, the fringe parted in the middle, as well as the one-sided bangs as well.
But in case you have no time to set up an appointment at the hairstylist, or whether you feel like taking matters into your own hands, and desperately need to trim your fringe – well you can do it on your own as well. You simply need a pair of good scissors, the proper instructions, and the ability to follow the instructions.
Here’s what you need to do to trim your fringe properly:
1. Get proper supplies
First and foremost, get yourself a pair of nice scissors. Research suggests that if you use your regular kitchen scissors you might end up with uneven bangs and later on with split ends. So, what would be best is a pair of shears.
2. Dry your bangs
Make sure your bangs are fully dry because if you cut them while wet, they will shrink and you might possibly end up with an unwanted length of fringe.
3. Find the bangs’ section
Afterward, you need to find your bangs’ section. You can do this by holding a comb flat on top of your head, turn sideways towards the mirror so you can see where your head starts to round in the front. That’s where your bangs’ section begins.
4. Triangle shape
Basically, you need to separate the section of your bangs from the rest of the hair. You can do this by making a triangle shape using a wide-tooth comb or simply by using the pointy part of the comb.
5. Layer your bangs
According to a research, you need to work in thin sections of hair – meaning you have to divide your bangs in two, or three horizontal sections. And work from the bottom section to the upper one.
6. Cut upwards
When cutting your bangs, it’s important not to cut straight across. Use instead the snipping upwards method that will make your fringe look natural. So, basically, you hold the section of bangs you have to cut with your index and middle finger and start snipping.
So, after you have cut your bangs, now you can go and show the world your new-found skill of cutting bangs. And in case you haven’t quite, yet, perfected the art of cutting bangs, do not worry – practice makes perfect.
The best bangs for your face shape
And in case you want to know more about the best bangs that suit your face shape, according to OgleSchool, if you have a round face, you can go for the side-swept bangs. The oval face, on the other hand, can pull off any type of bangs they want, since this face shape is the most versatile one. The people with the square face type can rock the long, mid-brow type of bangs, as well as the bangs that are pushed to the side or parted down the middle. For those with a longer face, they should opt for the longer fringe that gets longer at the sides. If you have a heart-shaped face, go for the layered side bangs and try to avoid the full-fringe bangs.
Now that you’ve learned the basics of bangs, from a bit of its history to how to cut it and all the way to which set of bangs best fits your face shape, you might be interested in how to give your hair the proper care, with none other than the all-natural, healthy coconut oil.
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