How To Get Side Swept Bangs

Written by Sierra Hamilton | Reviewed by Linda Simko Last Updated: March 16, 2024

Want to be able to get your bangs cut without the hassle of going through the salon? Cut them yourself! You can learn to do it yourself! Avoid going through the salons and getting the salon prices when you can do it in the comfort of your own bathroom!

Step One: Blow Dry and Straighten

You are going to want your to be straight and dry. When your hair is wet your hair is longer than when dry. When you cut your hair, you want it dry so you can see exactly the length you want. If you cut it when it is still wet and then you dry it later you may not like how short they turned out. Been there, done that. If you have curly hair you are going to want to straighten it because the curls cause your hair to be shorter. You want to be able to tell exactly where your bangs fall. Once you start cutting there is no going back.

Step Two: Separate Hair

You want to get all of your extra hair out of the way. It would be very bad if a big chunk of your hair got in the way of the scissors. You are going to want to find your part. Once you have all of your bang section pulled to the side keep it all secured together with a hair tie while you pull the rest of your hair back.

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Step Three: Direction

Depending if your part is to the right or to the left you are going to cut in the opposite direction. In order to get that angle you can twist you bangs so you can easily access the angle you need in order to cut. Screen Shot 2016-02-12 at 11.39.16 AM

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Step Four: Cut

Before you cut make sure that you comb through your hair. After that you are going to want to take the scissors and cut downward to the ground. Start with only a half inch off so you don’t regret something later. You want to open and close the scissors as you as cutting your hair. Avoid cutting in one long motion. After you start to get the hang of it and want more length, continue to cut them to your likings.

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Step Five: Final Touches

You then are going to want to comb through your bangs. After this you want to divide them down the middle. From the two pieces take the short section in your hand first. With the shorter section you are going to want to cut upward but not too far up, just hit the edges a little. You want to do this so your bangs do not look a single cut. This will give your bangs some texture. Once you do the small section, bring all of your bangs back together again and comb through. From here you are going to start to do the same kind of cutting to the new hair you just added to the section.

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You are done! You cut your own hair with scissors and the only hair you lost was from your bangs! Doing it yourself may be a little nerve racking in the beginning, but well worth all of the time and hassle of making an appointment and having to listen to the town gossip in your salon.

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  • Sierra Hamilton

    Hi, I'm Sierra Hamilton, the founder and main author of My journey began as a salon enthusiast, and over time, I came to recognize the challenges many face when comparing services and prices across different salons. Tired of the opaque pricing in the beauty world, I was inspired to launch My mission is simple: to offer a platform where visitors can access accurate and up-to-date price listings for a myriad of beauty services, streamlining the decision-making process. I'm deeply committed to ensuring everyone can make informed and confident choices about where to indulge in their next beauty treatment. Hamilton Sierra

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