Ways to Get Your Bangs Cut

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Ways to Get Your Bangs Cut
Bangs come in various styles. Pick the style that suits you best. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Bangs can be a great asset or a disaster depending on how they are cut and how they look with your face and bone structure. Bangs can be long or short, thick or thin, straight, fringed or razor cut. They can go straight across your face or be swept off to the side.

Face Shape

Consider your facial type before opting for fringe. If you have a rectangular face, you can wear soft fringe. If your face is round you may want to sweep your fringe to the side. Someone with an oval face should avoid heavy, blunt fringe that cover the forehead. When you wear fringe that cover the outside edge of your oval face, this shortens the length of your face. Women with square faces should opt for soft rather than stark fringe that will emphasise cheekbones. Layers and side swept fringe work well on a square face. If your face is square or round, side swept fringe help soften the face. A drastic, blunt cut bang looks good on a long face.

Half Moon Cut

If you want to cut your own fringe, consider doing the half-moon crescent bang that curves toward the face. The fringe are about 1 inch deep in the centre of the forehead and then tapers to points on the outer edges, explains Hairfinder.com. This is a common style of bang.

Rectangular Shape

Another approach to cutting fringe is the rectangular shape. Comb your fringe to the front and snip a piece that serves as your guide length. This piece should be the centre. Comb the bang upward and cut one side of the fringe at a slight angle toward the shortest point of the centre guide piece. This type of bang cut creates fuller fringe, especially for those with fine, thin hair.

Triangle Cut

The triangle bang cut is used frequently with long hairstyles. Comb your hair back and pull to the front a triangle shape of hair between 1 and 2 inches deep. Establish a guide length. Now comb the fringe straight out to the front from the forehead from each side, which forms a vertical cutting line. Use your guide hair to cut the fringe in a vertical line. Allow the cut hair to fall back to its natural position. This type of cut provides fullness in the centre of the forehead and adds length to the sides. You can blend the side fringe into your long hairstyle.

Blunt, Wispy, Split and Side Swept

Blunt fringe are thick, straight and sometimes come down to the eye. There is a sharp look to blunt cut fringe. It may or may not work with your facial structure. Wispy fringe can be long or short. They aren't as bold as a blunt bang and can soften up facial features. However, if there isn't enough bang it can look somewhat skimpy. You can always split your fringe in the middle or off to one side, which is a less severe look than blunt fringe. Side-swept wavy fringe are romantic looking and soft. Bangs that are choppy can give you an edgy look. Long blunt fringe also give a woman a tougher look.


Asymmetrical fringe are longer on one side than the other. Consider razor cut, disconnected fringe such as singer Rihanna sports. Shaggy fringe that are uneven can soften your look.

Short Bangs

If you have a great face and don't need to hide forehead wrinkles choose a short, soft chopped bang.

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