How to Cut Choppy Bangs

Updated November 21, 2016

Choppy fringe can be worm short or long. They are formed by a technique known as point cutting. Point cutting involves trimming the fringe at different angles in a "V" shape, creating an uneven point at the end of the hair.

Stand in front of a mirror with good lighting to view the hair. Comb the fringe using a wide tooth comb to remove tangles.

Brush fringe straight down in front of the forehead. Secure the remainder of the hair with a hair clip.

Grasp a section of the fringe between the index and middle fingers. Slide the fingers down the hair, stopping ΒΌ inch from the point of cutting. Cut the excess hair below the fingers using a scissor.

Hold the scissors vertically, pointing the tip upward, while holding the top of the fringe near the hairline. Make a small snip at a 45-degree angle into the fringe to create a "V" shape. Continue cutting at different angles across the fringe to create a choppy look.

Remove the small pieces of hair stuck to the face, neck or clothing with a hairdryer.

Things You'll Need

  • Mirror
  • Wide tooth comb
  • Hair clip
  • Scissor
  • Hair dryer
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