How to cut your own side swept bangs at home

Want the sexy side swept hairstyle favored by celebrities such as Sandra Bullock or Nicole Richie? Learn how to cut and style your own side swept bangs at home by following this how-to video. This hairstyle will suit most hair types and face shapes, and can take attention away from problem areas such as frown-lines or high foreheads.

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In this video you will learn how to cut and trim your own bangs, save money, time, gas or bus tickets from visiting the salon. Never have to deal with bangs being too long or annoying. Bookmark this video so it will be easier for you to find it later on. Before you start, I suggest you go and blow-dry and straighten your hair prior to cutting so that you know exactly where your bangs fall. I'll explain why later in the video. Steps: Comb your crown area back as so, then push back the rest of your hair into a pony-tail so it's out of the way for now. Now comb out your bangs in front of your face, and with a pin-tail comb on the highest tip of your eyebrows, wind it up and evenly part your bangs. This is where your bangs should start. Repeat to the other side. It doesn't have to line up perfectly, this is just to help guide where your bangs should start and end. Now grab your hair in front, and line the top part so it's straight and even as well. now tie into a higher pony tail so the hairs we just sectioned off won't fall back down. The width should only be one to two inches. You could make your bangs thicker though it all really depends on your style. Comb your bangs again, and then grab it then flip it over. With your other hand keep it in place. The reason why I twisted it is because I am right-handed and I want my bangs to fall starting from the left side of my face. Twisting it allows my right hand to comfortably cut downwards, rather than having to swing my arm all the way across and cut at a weird angle. That has made me mess up before, so twisting it solves everything. Again grab, twist and hold. Comb the bottom section out and now were going to be cutting diagonally downwards. With professional hair scissors, start cutting gradually (only half an inch off) in a downward motion towards the ground. Cutting your own hair can sometimes be nerve-wracking. this is why you only want to cut off a little at a time. Repeat again, trimming only a very little at a time will save you the nightmare of cutting your bangs too short. You also want to open and close the scissors constantly as i'm doing instead of one big fast cut across. little cuts are better-remember that. Now let it go, and comb it out evenly. Then, divide in half and with the shorter sections start cutting upwards, gradually down to create texture so your bangs won't look too freshly cut and will have some edge to it. Next grab and comb all your bangs together, and repeat only to the ends, cutting upwards. Take your time and be patient at it and I promise you won't mess up. your bangs should look like this after the cutting. This is the perfect length for styling. Now with my straighteners I am bumping up my bangs, then curving them in and spraying them in place with hairspray. There you have it!