How to Cut Your Own Bangs (and Not Regret It Later)

Katie McCarthy

When I asked my hairstylist to give me thick bangs and saw the results, it was love at first sight. But after two weeks, the romance had faded. Suddenly, the bangs were never not in my eyes. I looked less like Julie Christie and more like the bassist in an emo band. I had loved my freshly cut bangs but didn’t have the time or the money to make biweekly salon visits a thing. There was nothing to do, I realized, but DIY.

After grilling the world’s top hairstylists for tips and making a few, uh, classic early mistakes—like doing a “quick” trim after three glasses of wine—I am proof that you can trim your own bangs. And it’s way easier than you might think. Keep scrolling for step-by-step guide to trimming your own bangs like a pro.

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