One of the better options for at-home bang cutting is curtain bangs. This is because bang styles that are much shorter than curtain bangs can be very easy to mess up, resulting in a hairstyle you’re not proud of until you can grow them out. Longer bang styles are much easier to manage, and it’s often easier to get the look you’re going for. Here are four important things to remember if you’re planning to cut your own curtain bangs at home.
1. Always Cut Your Hair Dry
When you go to a salon to get your hair and bangs cut, the stylist may cut your bangs while they’re still damp. However, they’re able to do this because they understand how hair works when it’s wet. If you cut your hair while it’s wet, it may shrink when it dries, resulting in bang styles that are much shorter than you thought they would be. Instead, dry your hair before you cut it.
2. Start By Cutting Your Bangs Long
You always want to start by cutting your bangs longer than you want them to end up looking. If you start by cutting your bangs to the proper length, that doesn’t give you any extra length for blending, layering, or matching both sides of your face to be symmetrical. Start out by cutting your bangs a little bit longer than you think they should be.
3. Blend Your Bangs Into the Rest of Your Hair
One of the best ways to make sure your bangs live up to their full potential is by ensuring that the curtain bangs don’t look like they stand out from the rest of the hair. Blending your bangs into the rest of your hair requires that you make the bangs shorter in the very front and longer toward the back. That way, they look perfectly face-framing in the exact right way.
4. Prep and Style Your Bangs Correctly
Curtain bangs are not really a get-up-and-go bang style. If you want to get the most out of your bangs, you need to make sure that you’re prepping and styling the bangs correctly. Typically, most people dampen their bangs and use a root lift spray to prepare the hair. Then, if you want a billowy, sideswept look, use a boar bristle brush and a blow dryer to achieve it. Different styling techniques will give you access to different styles.
Curtain bangs are not difficult to cut at home, but they can be a bit of a challenge if you don’t know much about haircutting. These four things can help you avoid pitfalls that commonly occur. If you’re really concerned about getting the right look, it’s never a bad idea to go to a salon and get them to help you achieve the perfect style. Whether you end up cutting your bangs at home or you go to a salon for the haircutting experience, it’s always possible to get a great look with minimal effort.
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