How to cut your own fringe

Zooey Deschanel.

The Gloss recently ran an excellent article on how to cut your own ‘bangs’ (which, by the way, is a word I wish would catch on – so dramatic). If you love Zooey Deschanel consider it required beauty reading. One of the most annoying things about having a fringe is the constant upkeep to keep it looking chic rather than sloppy, as it does require much more maintenance than a fringeless hairstyle. While some hairdressers do offer free fringe trims, if you are a DIY type there are plenty of tutorials out there on how to pick up scissors and take matters into your own hands – without looking like you got caught under a lawnmower. Here a few of our favourite YouTube vlogs on the best fringe cutting techniques and the best tips we’ve picked up from them…

From no fringe to fringe

Takeaway tip: Always cut your hair dry as if you cut it wet when it dries it will spring back up, and you could end up with accidental Bettie Page bangs. And go slow, you can always cut more, but you can never restore cut hair.

Side swept bangs

Takeaway tip: Don’t cut in one straight line all the way across, use tiny snips. You’re cutting hair, not paper, so this gives a more textured and natural look. And don’t use your kitchen scissors, use real hair scissors.

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