Make A Difference With Bangs

Everyone wants some excitement in their lives, and a new haircut is just the way to do it!

Add a bit of spice to that boring old ‘do by trying out something new for a change: some envy-inducing bangs.  

This simple cut is guaranteed to up your clients’ hair game tenfold. And if you don’t believe us, just look at Emma Watson.

The jaw-dropping Harry Potter actress got herself a wispy fringe and she couldn’t be looking any better!


Why Get the Cut?

Any serious hairstylist knows that there are many sub-styles to this seemingly simple cut.

So select from the numerous variations of the wispy fringe, side-swept bangs, or even a full frontal ‘do, depending on what suits your client.

With styles to complement every face, this is something they won’t want to miss out on!

A lot of times, bangs are all it takes to add that extra ‘oomph’ factor to an otherwise boring look.

From office to party scenes, those bangs are ever ready!

In fact, bangs become a habit for some people. Once they get them, there is no turning back. (example: Zooey Deschanel!)

She’s one woman who makes bangs look beautiful and easy every single time.

Before you’re mislead by her casual elegance, here’s a little warning: bangs require some work.

But with the right amount of care and time, the style can still look red-carpet ready!

And if anyone’s ever told you bangs aren’t meant for curly haired people, just remember one word: Beyonce.

How to Cut It?

Decide which fringe suits best, and ask your client for their opinion.

Based on the client’s suggestions, decide on the length and shape. Then it’s time to cut!

Step 1: Ensure that you’re working with dry hair. Wet hair has added weight, making the fringe come out shorter than intended, and leaving behind a disgruntled client.

Step 2: Section the hair out, with the front portion as your blank canvas. Let your comb act as your guide to where to cut.

Tip: Use a contrasting comb to ensure that you always know the length you’re cutting. A black comb goes perfectly with lighter hair and a white comb is ideal for the darker shades.

Also, remember to use the wider teeth of the comb to get that hair in place. Once you comb it through, it's time to get snipping!

Also try to use longer shears, as they give more uniform cuts.

Step 3:  Before you rush in with the shears, get at eye-length with the comb. This will give you a good idea about its placement.

Now, instead of working from one side to the other, cut outwards from the center.

This ensures that the bangs turn out evenly rather than lopsided - a mistake many hairstylists struggle to fix.

Step 4: Next it’s time to texture. Give those bangs a bevelled look or pick up that razor for a wispier finish.

You can even use the shears to give it a little extra volume. By adding slight layers, the fringe will get a natural bounce, making it easier to maintain.

Once you’re through, style it perfectly and show that client just how gorgeous it’s turned out.

For more insights, here is a video you can check out:

Do you have any tips and tricks of your own for cutting the perfect bangs? If so, tell us in the comments below!