Curtain bangs are a huge cool-chic look right now, and if you want to try them out at home, there are a few steps you can follow to make sure they turn out amazingly. Curtain bangs are actually fairly easy to do, and don’t have quite the risk level of shorter bangs, making them a great first-time bang attempt. Here are the steps you should follow if you want a great curtain bangs look.
1. Section the Hair
First, you need to section off the hair. Create a perfect center part with a comb, then gather even sections at the front of the hair in a triangle shape on either side of the part. Pin the rest of the hair back, and make sure you’ve brushed the hair that will become your bangs. The amount of hair you section out will decide whether your bangs are wispy or strong.
2. Cut Just Below the Desired Length
Next, you’ll make the actual cut for your bangs. Curtain bangs should frame your face, which means you’ll likely cut the bangs just below your chin. Ideally, avoid cutting directly to the desired length – cut the bangs to just longer than you want them to be when they’re done. This way, you’ll have length that you can cut off if you want, and you’ll be able to frame your face more effectively.
3. Blend Hair
This is one of the reasons you’ll want to cut your bangs to just below the desired end length. Blending your hair means that your bangs fade perfectly into the rest of your hairstyle. First, cut into your bangs at an upward angle, giving the ends a bit of messiness. Then, section off small portions of the hair from the front and start to trim at an angle, allowing the bangs to go from shortest at the front to longest further back.
4. Prep and Style Hair
Lastly, you need to make sure that you’re always prepping and styling your hair at the beginning of the day. Curtain bangs are definitely very cool-chic, but one of the elements of that cool-chic style is that you need to prep the hair. Spray a root lift on damp hair, then use a boar bristle round brush while blow-drying your hair to make sure your hair generally falls in loose curls. The curtain bangs will be part of the curly style. A natural-looking, bouncy bang style is one of the best ways to maximize your curtain bang look.
If you’re thinking about giving yourself bangs, you might not want to go for shorter bangs as your first attempt. Instead, a great option is to go for the longer curtain bang style as your first bang style. That way, you’ll be able to mess around a little bit more with the bangs, making it much easier for you to manage the bangs even if you’re not a cosmetologist. You just need to know how to do it.