How to Cut Uneven Bangs

Updated February 21, 2017

Uneven fringe, also known as choppy fringe, are used with a variety of hairstyles. To cut uneven fringe, a technique called point cutting is used. This is when your fringe are cut at an angle, which creates a point at the end of your hair. The deeper the angle, the more uneven your fringe will be. Whether you are in between haircuts or simply want to try something new, this technique will give you uneven fringe.

Wash and dry your hair. Ensure your hair is completely dry. Avoid cutting your fringe when your hair is wet. As your hair dries, your fringe will shrink, causing shorter fringe.

Comb your hair. Section off your fringe. Use a hair clip to hold the rest of your hair out of the way.

Comb your fringe straight down, over your forehead. Position your index and middle finger at the top of your fringe. Slide your fingers down, slightly past the point where you want your fringe to end. Cut off the excess hair, below your fingers.

Hold the hair shears in a vertical position, with the tip of the shears pointing up. Cut into your fringe at a 45 degree angle, using upward snips. Cut small "v" shapes into your fringe. The bigger the "v" shape, the more uneven your fringe will be. Work from one side of your fringe, to the other.

Comb your fringe, to check your progress. Repeat Step 4, until you achieve your desired look.


Use hair shears that are sharp, for best results. Take your time when cutting your fringe. Once the hair is gone, it can take weeks for hair regrowth.


Use caution when using hair shears around your eyes.

Things You'll Need

  • Mirror
  • Comb
  • Hair clips
  • Hair shears
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