How to Cut Chunky Bangs

Updated April 17, 2017

If you've been looking for an inexpensive way to change your look, cutting chunky, straight-across fringe is a quick way to give your style more edge. The key to cutting successful chunky fringe is to brush your hair straight, and have your parts even so your fringe won't be asymmetrical. If you want to know whether or not you'd look good with fringe, pull some of your hair forward and fold it over your forehead to envision what chunky fringe would look like.

Stand in a room with a mirror where you can easily clean up hair, such as the bathroom or the kitchen.

Brush out your hair completely so it is untangled. You may need to dampen it if it curls. It is essential your hair is straight so your cuts are straight.

Comb an even, horizontal part between 1 1/2 to 2 inches in from your hairline. The further back on your hairline you start your fringe, the chunkier your fringe will be. Brush this hair forward and adjust hair so the part is perfectly even. Tie back the rest of your hair.

Comb the hair you are cutting into fringe forward again, holding it between you pointer and middle finger. Straighten your fingers out horizontally so you can use them as a cutting guide, placing them at about the length you want your fringe to be.

Trim your hair straight across, using your fingers as a guide if you want blunt chunky fringe. If you want more textured chunky fringe, cut hair while angling scissors upward, and continue to trim until hair is cut to the finger guideline.

Brush fringe out around your face as you would normally style them to see if they're even. Carefully trim off any imperfections.

Things You'll Need

  • Mirror
  • Hair brush
  • Comb
  • Scissors
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Marianne Luke has been writing professionally since 2005. She has experience writing instruction manuals, research, fiction, nonfiction and poetry, and she also reviews Orlando local music for "Orange Ave Lab" magazine. Luke earned a Bachelor of Arts in technical communications and creative writing from the University of Central Florida in 2010.