At-Home Bang Trim With Thinning Shears

At-Home Bang Trim With Thinning Shears

Published by B. Riggins on 31st Dec 2019

At-Home Bang Trim With Thinning Shears

Obviously, your first option for an explosive cut should be to see your stylist and let them do it. However, sometimes life gets in the way: you are busy, the stylist is busy, in a hurry or too it’s expensive. Many stylists offer free fringe cuts, but if yours fails or simply can't enter the salon every two weeks to clean the bangs, this is what I suggest (seriously).


Kitchen scissors, nail scissors and office scissors are not suitable for cutting bangs. Before considering cutting bangs at home, look for a pair of hair cutting scissors and a pair of hair thinning scissors. They don't need to be crazy expensive or imaginative.

Read the reviews and find something in your price range.

Go to a Kenchii beauty and ask what they recommend. They have so many out there!

1.DRY HAIR ONLY. Do not make cuts in wet or damp barrels. They will spring up when they are dry and you will have problems. Start by sectioning. 

Follow the pattern of your stylist, don't create your own! The easiest way to do this is to hold your hair in a tall, loose pony and shake your head while leaning on it. Your blows should come out and fall in front of your face. Clean the section with a comb as you see in photo.

2.Put the rest of your hair in a bun to avoid accidentally cutting it.

3.Soften your strokes or your style as you would normally do every day. Find out how deep your explosions are so you can divide them evenly into two sections, horizontally.

4.You just have to work in the lower half first. This way, if you spoil the line a little, you have room to fix it.

5.In photo 5 you can see how we divide the strip in half horizontally.

6.Take a napkin or a small piece of cloth and wrap it in the section before cutting it to avoid dents or wrinkles.

7.It should look like this! Use a strong clip so that the pieces do not fall.

8.You can see the guide drawn in the photo above # 8. Stay just under your forehead to be sure. Start to "chop" or aim to cut the bangs with hair scissors. The cut of the point extends the line and gives it a small space for error. The blunt cut (just cut in a straight line) is not exactly the best idea when cutting your bangs.

9.I like to take a short break while cutting to comb the bangs from side to side. This will help you see them in a more natural state. Sometimes, the repetitive hairstyle down while cutting can flatten them too much.

10.If they have a short / desired length, you can view the top section.

11.Comb lightly so you can see the bottom section through the top section and use it as a guide.

12.Now we will use thinning scissors. Collect small pieces of the upper section and gradually shorten them using the thinning scissors. Side note: the use of thinning scissors is different from normal scissors. They have small teeth, so you should make multiple cuts. 

Its main goal is to mix. Some people will want to cut the top layer with scissors and then mix them with scissors to thin out, which you can do, but it requires a little more skill. If you are not yet good with do-it-yourself cutouts, go slowly and use scissors to thin out the top.

13.You can see how it was done in photos 12 + 13. Gradually, the upper section begins to merge with the lower section without appearing excessively smooth as first grade. (No first-degree offenses!) Also, I generally suggest leaving the sides a little more. 

Think of a crescent shape. Some people want straight, which is fine, but gradually longer sides look good for most people. Longer sides also help you play safely so you don't accidentally end up with extravagant barrels.

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Optionally, you can lift the entire upper section and add some chips if you think you need a little more nuance. Do it with thinning scissors so as not to ruin the general shape. 

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