*WARNING* There are a lot of naked face pictures below. Just to let you know!
It definitely takes a bit of practice (and bravery if its your first time), but its not that hard once you actually know how to do it! Trust me, as I have cut my bangs with no knowledge of how to! But, luckily, I have two sisters who are cosmetologists, and I have picked up some tips from them!
* blow dryer
* flat iron
* fine tooth comb
* clip or hair tie
*TIP* You don't need special scissors to cut your hair, though it is best. You can pick some up at most beauty supply stores. Either way, make sure your scissors are VERY sharp. A good test is to take an end of your hair, near the nape of your neck, and cut a piece near the end. If the scissors "push" the hair to the side during the cutting motion, they are too dull. A lot of craft stores offer scissor sharpening, if this is the case.
Start with clean, towel dried hair. Go light on any products you may use.
hair texture into account. If you have thick hair, or wavy/curly textured hair - a thick bang is probably not right for you. I recommend for beginners to just start at an inch - you can always cut more later.
Once you decide how thick you want your bangs, use your comb to form a pleasing semi-circle shape. It doesn't need to be perfect, but try to get it as symmetrical as possible.
*TIP* Don't stray into the temple area when partitioning your bangs. Remember bangs only cover your forehead, so only hair that would cover that area when brushed forward will need to be cut.
Pin your bangs up to keep the part while straightening your hair.
Wow, you can really tell its been a while since I cut my bangs.
Next straighten your bangs. If you want straight across bangs then just straighten them, If you want side swept bangs, straighten them in the direction you want your bangs to lay.
Now what shape bang do you want? Straight across? Side swept? Here are some techniques.
*TIP* Use your ears, or your eyes to help you keep the line fairly straight. Also, ALWAYS cut your bangs longer than what you want. You can always trim later, but it takes a lot longer to grown out too short bangs.
professional one! This is a technique I learned from one of my cosmetologist sisters. Take the bangs you want to cut, and pull them in the opposite direction you want them to lay! Cut in a vertical line.
old school Romihi's. Pull the bangs forward into one piece, and cut horizontally. This is my personal preference. I only cut mine with a very slight curve, but I think it looks better on my face than a hard straight line.
*TIP* To change the angle of your bangs, then you will need to change the angle you are pulling your bangs at. For instance, with side swept the more you pull your bangs to the side, the stronger the diagonal angle of the cut will be. With curved bangs, the more you pull upwards, the more curved your bangs will be.
Kinda long, but that ok! We can trim them. You can see the slight curve to the cut here.
My finished bangs!
Hope this helps some of you!