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How to Cut Curtain Bangs on Your Own: Tips, Steps, Images

Curtain bangs can be the perfect hairstyle if you have long hair or like wearing a ponytail. However, some stylists consider them the gateway to other types of bangs as they’re very versatile and will fit any style, even if you have curly hair.

Do you want to jump on the bandwagon for this popular celebrity hairstyle? We’ll tell you how to cut curtain bangs, as well as how to style them.

What you’ll need:

  • Scissors
  • A long, fine-tooth comb
  • 2 hair clips
  • A brush
  • A blow dryer with its thinnest nozzle
  • A small round brush for styling

How to cut curtain bangs

Step 1

  • Section your hair by creating a straight parting at the center of your head. Make sure that both sides are as symmetrical as possible.

Step 2

  • Face forward and keep your head straight. Put your comb on top of your head to find the spot where the comb lays flat. This will help you determine the ideal place to start your curtain bangs.

Step 3

  • Place one of your fingers on the exact spot where the comb laid flat. With the other hand, identify the arch of your eyebrow and where it goes on your face in relation to your hairline.

Step 4

  • Then, with your comb, drag your hair from the top of your head to your hairline, finishing right in front of the arch of your eyebrow. The separated section should look like it does in the example above.

Step 5

  • While holding the section of hair that you just separated, clip the remainder of your hair back to make sure it stays in place. Drop the section of hair you were holding and repeat steps 3 and 4 on the other side of your head.

Step 6

  • Once you’re done with the other side of your hair, get the separated section wet by using a spraying bottle. Then, comb it right in front of your face until it’s flat and smooth.

💡 Remember that your hair needs to be tangle-free before you start cutting it.

Step 7

  • Grab the wet section of your hair and comb it by keeping the comb underneath. Place your hair between 2 fingers to make it straight and flat. Cut your hair straight at the height of your chin.

💡 If you’re unsure about the length you want your curtain bangs, remember that you can always cut them longer than you think you’d like them. Later on, you can trim them shorter if you want.

Step 8

  • Separate the 2 cut sections back at the center and tuck one of them behind your ear. Then, take your comb and place it right at the beginning of the side parting. Make sure to keep your comb parallel to the part.

Step 9

  • Drag the comb along your hair keeping the same angle until you meet the first corner. Use your fingers to guide you as shown in the example. Cut all the hair that seems to remain. Repeat steps 8 and 9 on the other side.

Step 10

  • Blow dry your bangs using a blow dryer on the lowest air setting and the highest heat setting. Brush your bangs down as you dry them.

Step 11

  • Once your roots have completely dried flat, style your bangs by separating them at the central part one more time. Grab one of the sections of your curtain bangs and hold it in the opposite direction.

Step 12

  • With a small round brush, go through the section of hair from the parting and flip it over at the end. With your blow drier, with the thinnest nozzle, blow the hair around the brush as you style it by brushing it several times. Repeat steps 11 and 12 to style your hair on the other side. You will see that your bangs are slightly curly at the ends.

Step 13

  • Texturize your curtain bangs by giving them a feathered appearance. First, grab your bangs and comb them until flat. Then, hold your bangs with your fingers at the center and make soft cuts straight into them.
  • Release the rest of your hair and blend your curtain bangs to finally see this face-framing hairstyle. You’ll notice that curtain bangs work on your face just like curtains do next to a window.

💡 Keep your curtain bangs fresh-looking by using dry shampoo every day.

Have you ever cut your own bangs? If so, what other tips would you include in this guide? Tell us in the comments!

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