Expert stylist Courtney Ragan of The Establishment salon in Los Angeles demonstrates how to trim your own bangs in 5 steps using her own bangs. She shares this is not a replacement for a professional bang trim, but she became a stylist to help people feel beautiful and to feel good about themselves and that is why she's created this tutorial.
The 5-Tip Bang Tutorial:
- Courtney shows you how to find the existing section of hair that includes your bangs are already cut in, which may be triangular.
- Before you cut, she wants you to notice any growth patterns, like cowlicks, at your hairline which could factor in to your desired length.
- Courtney shows you how to hold your hair and the scissors in order to make small vertical snips into your hair to create a softer look.
- Style your bangs like you normally would before you finish trimming.
- Courtney shows you how to finish the look by point cutting your dry and styled bangs.
Next, Courtney shows us three ways to deal with grown-out roots before you can get in for your next appointment.
3 Ways to Cover Grown-Out Roots:
Her first tip is to use a brush to create a really deep side part, which will instantly brighten up your hair around your face. This tip is best for people with grown-out highlights, or hair that has grown from dark to light. If you have grey roots she recommends covering them with a brown mascara. Lastly, she shows how to style your hair with a cute scarf or bandana.
She shares that she recommends these tips because you'll avoid doing anything permanent to your hair, which could end up costing a fortune to fix.