Photo: Polka Dot RF/Polka Dot/Getty Images
Bangs add texture to a hairdo and help to frame your face. But, with so many bang styles out there, it can be hard to decide which one is for you. Once you decide, you need to know how your bangs need to be cut, maintained and styled so you can do it on your own. So grab a pair of hair cutting shears and turn your ordinary 'do into a fun and flirty one by adding bangs.
Blunt bangs are the typical old-fashioned bangs that work best on all you ladies with straight or slightly wavy hair. To get these bangs, comb forward the front section of your hair. Using your fingers as a guide, cut a straight line across the hair in front of your face, just above the eyebrows.Use proper hair cutting shears for the best cut.
Sideswept bangs give your 'do an effortless look that can add a glamorous touch to any hairstyle. To get this look, pull the front part of your hair in front of your face. Cut the hair in front of your face from one side to the other. Start cutting at about nose length and cut at a 45-degree angle until you reach the other side of the face. Blow dry your bangs away to the side of your face where the bangs are longest to incorporate them into the rest of your hair.
Wispy bangs are perfect if you're trying bangs for the first time, since they're easily clipped back and grown out again. Pull the front part of your hair in front of your face. Cut the middle two inches just above your nose and cut the rest of the hair on each side at a 45-degree downward slant, so that the bangs get longer the closer to the sides of the head they are. These bangs are super low maintenance. Just give your head a shake to incorporate the bangs into the rest of your 'do.
Razor Cut Bangs
Instead of cutting bangs straight across with scissors, you can use a razor to give them a more ragged edge. Hold a section of hair in front of your face and run a razor blade gently down the shaft of hair, starting just above your eyebrows. Repeat all along the front section of hair until the bangs are complete. These bangs bring out the rock 'n' roll diva within.