How to Fix Blunt Bangs

Sure, you love your fringe but not the blunt, straight across effect you are sporting right now. Fix your beauty blunder by adding texture to your fringe, and creating a wispy effect. Not all fringe styles are created equal, and sometimes what looks fabulous on someone else may not be the best look for you. Style your own fringe, and save money, by cutting your hair between trips to the salon. Remember, your hair will always grow back so do not be scared to use the scissors; however, if you are feeling nervous then grab a friend to help you cut.

Run a comb through your fringe to ensure they are tangle-free. Your hair will need to be completely dry before cutting, suggests Kevin Mancuso, the creative director of Nexxus, because wet hair is longer than normal.

Comb hair straight down towards your nose. Thick fringe will need to be separated so the texture is disbursed evenly. To separate fringe, insert the end of a rattail comb horizontally into the centre of the fringe and pull the top layer up and back towards the crown of your head. Secure with a hair clip.

Work from the centre of your fringe outward to each side. Hold the hair in your non-dominant hand between the pointer finger and middle finger, while using your dominant hand to cut with the small, sharp scissors.

Make vertical cuts in the bottom layer of the fringe using the small, scarp scissors. The scissors should only go a 1/4 inch deep into the hair. Continue cutting across the fringe until you complete the lower layer.

Release the upper layer and repeat the cutting process. Brush fringe to remove any stray hairs and style as normal.


Add texturising gel to your fringe to create a chunky look. Side-sweep fringe for a more elegant and dramatic look. Always cut less than more because you can always go shorter, but not longer.

Things You'll Need

  • Rat-tail comb
  • Hair clip
  • Small, sharp scissors
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Tabitha Harwell has been writing since 2008, with articles appearing in local publications and various websites. Her background includes a career in the fashion and beauty industry. Harwell holds a Bachelor of Arts in public relations.