Wednesday, November 30, 2011

How to Trim Your Bangs



One of my biggest pet peeves as a hairstylist is when my clients trim their own bangs. It can seriously ruin a great haircut and take months for it to grow back to normal. Clients usually end up with botched up baby bangs or a bang section that goes too far back or too far to the sides. Remember, your bangs are cut specifically for your face shape and if you mess that up then you'll be stuck with it for weeks until they grow out. Not worth it.

So, how should you trim your own bangs? Easy, you DON'T.

Your hairstylist most likely offers free bang trims between haircuts (I always have). Since they take 5 minutes to do, you can usually be squeezed into their schedule no matter what day you want to come in. We all know the feeling when you suddenly NEED to cut your bangs right that instant, but please just put down the scotch tape and craft scissors and call your hairstylist for a bang trim instead.

Enough, ranting. Let's laugh at that old scotch tape ad instead. via tumblr

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11 comments:

dequelleplaneteestu.com said...

Oh my goodness! I need a bang trim.... How can I make an appointment?! So lovely meeting you yesterday, I have totally been on your blog before!

onemanyextras said...

please, stop it....I think my mom probably did this to my sisters and I when we were younger. maybe not the tape, but used fingers instead. HILARIOUS!

ROXY MARJ said...

I wish my mom would have used tape for my bangs when I was little...would have made an awesome memory....

love your blog. ;)

rubi said...

meg,
email me and we can set something up! lovely meeting you yesterday too :)

Katie said...

My hand has been slapped! It's okay, though, because I'm growing my bangs out. Goodbye scotch tape, hello bobby pins!

Gwiddle said...

That ad IS hilarious! Also, I cut my own bangs.. Needless to say I have WAY to many to far back and on the sides. haha. Whoopsie.

Natalie Jane said...

When I was 12 I decided no more bangs. So I cut them off. At the scalp.

I started my period the next week.


That wasn't a great time for me.

Nadia said...

Loving the comments! I'll need to send you a photo of a little 2 year old in my neighborhood who cut her own bangs. They are SUPER short!

Lauren said...

you deserve a medal for your photo research

Jane said...

Hilarious picture!

I was really hoping you'd tell me how to cut my bangs myself...but looking back at the hack job I did when I cut my bangs in Paris (oh gosh, what was I thinking) I think I'll just take your advice and never try again. Thank you.

kami said...

Uh oh. I just trimmed my bangs today (no joke).

And guess what. They look pretty bad. Dang it. You'd think I would learn but nah. Now I'm just stuck with crappy bangs.

Loving your blog!! xoxo

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