How to cut bangs
I trust that you will be very careful with this tutorial and I won't cause a breakout of too short awful bang jobs. That said, don't get all panicky, you can cut your kids (or if your brave, your own) bangs yourself at home. Here is a before and after of the bangs we will be cutting today.
If you are going to be doing this at home please visit your nearest beauty supply store (even walmart carries them) and pick up an inexpensive pair of shears. Label them for hair only, like you do with your fabric shears!
While shopping at Target the other day mom and I saw the cutest model photo of a little girl with full bangs that framed the face and pigtails. I am always putting Nadia in pig tails and my mom had been bugging me to give her bangs (we are always looking for a hair clip to get the hair out of her eyes, your all familiar with the process I'm sure). So I thought I would share a how to with you guys. I cut everyone's hair in the house (I'm licensed to, don't fret), but bangs are something that a lot of moms attempt and maybe with some tips you can avoid that "mom cut my hair" look.
First- give the kid a sucker! Maybe even turn some cartoons on (but you will kind of be in the way of that). Sit them on a chair. Sucker keeps the hands busy while a chair keeps the feet still.
Okay, deep breath. My kid was extra wiggly today so these pics are blurry, sorry, but her bangs were done in three cuts ONLY! Please resist the urge to keep cutting if something isn't perfect. If you have cut more than five cuts total for this tutorial put down the shears and back away.
Comb out all tangles, part hair down the center, comb front hair forward.
Comb hair down. This is VERY IMPORTANT. Do NOT hold the hair straight toward you when you cut. It creates layers and feathering in the bangs and doesn't allow you to accurately judge the length. Comb the hair straight down and hold between your two fingers. Cut just below the eye brow line. When you let go of the hair it is going to bounce up a bit, it's important that you cut it just longer than you actually want them to be so when you let go they aren't to short. This style of bang should fall right across the middle of the brows.
At this time if you have any stray hairs that were missed (or if you had an oops and aren't straight) you can make minor cuts to clean it up. Again, do not cut more than five times total or you will end up with a mess that has to grow out. Trust me, I'm usually the one the parent is asking how to fix the bangs after this happens.