The Secrets to Cutting Beautiful Bangs -
Mini-Course, Part 5
Welcome to the fifth and final part of our
mini-course. Our course helps you decide which bangs will
best suit you and helps teach you how to cut each type of
fringe. In your last lesson today we will look at how to cut
long, side swept bangs.
How to Cut Long, Side Swept Bangs
If you like the long, sexy, side swept look, then
these are the bangs for you.
You first need to decide
where you would like your hair to be parted. Wet your hair,
towel dry it, and comb it with a wide toothed comb to untangle
it. Part your hair on the side that you'd like it to be
parted. Use your comb to create the bang area. The
recommended shape for this would be the crescent shape. Refer
2 of our mini-course for directions
for creating the crescent shape bang area.
Decide what length you want your bangs to
be. Regular length bangs are cut just below the eyebrows, so
longer bangs can be cut anywhere between your eyebrows and the tip of
your nose. The length you choose will depend on whether your
hair is straight or if it's wavy or curly. Curly or wavy hair
bounces up once you let go of it, so you will need more length for
it. If you have curly hair, your guide will be the tip of
A safe guide for straight hair is just below the
bridge of your nose. Just below the indentation at the top of
your nose, you will feel a bump where the bone starts. Your
guide will be the "bone bump" if you have straight hair.
Pick up a small (1/4 inch)
section of hair right below your part - not your crescent part but your
side part. This small section - right below your part- will
be cut to the length of your guide and will be the shortest part of
Pick up the guide that you
just cut and hold it straight up so that it's at a 90 degree angle,
perpendicular to the floor. Take a bit of hair to either side
of the guide and hold them straight up, directly over your side
part. Cut them to the length of your guide.
Take up another section
beside the one you just cut and hold it up over your part and cut it to
the length of your guide. Continue cutting across your
forehead until the entire bang area is cut. The important
thing to remember is to make all your cuts directly over your
side part to the length of your guide.
When you cut your bangs this way, the hair gets
longer the further away from the part you cut. This is
because of the natural curve of your head.
You can now style your bangs
many different ways. You can blow dry them to have them sweep
to the sides in a gentle curve or you can use gel to slick them
straight to the side or straight back for a more dramatic
look. Use your imagination and experiment. Have fun
with your new fringe.
Links to previous lessons
Part 1 l Part
2 l Part