A Foolproof Way to Cut Bangs


Happy New Year! There's no better time than the start of a new year to set new goals and try new things. It’s a great time to learn a new language, try a new hobby or even start a new career path. As hairdressers, it’s our time to offer new exciting services to our clients! The Salon at ULTA Beauty offers bang trims as a service for guests who are looking to maintain their current bangs or maybe even try a brand new bang without the commitment of changing their entire haircut.

Some of my guests come in every three weeks to keep their bangs at an optimal length, but I really love when I get to see a brand new client who doesn’t have bangs and wants to give the look a try. We can transform them into a totally new person in a matter of minutes!

When cutting bangs, there are a couple things we need to do to make it a great experience for our guests. We must first have an in-depth consultation to discover their fashion sense, lifestyle and desired look. This helps us customize the end result to work well for them. Ask if she puts her hair up a lot, or if she has any cowlicks that pop up when the hair is cut too short. These are a the little things that make all the difference!


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Have you ever seen someone whose bangs extend past their forehead and lay on the sides of their hair like a shelf? This is usually not done on purpose, and demonstrates the importance of understanding your clients' head shape. Learning about your clients’ head shape will allow you to successfully section the bangs out so you don’t disturb the rest of the haircut. A good way to discover the bang section is to feel for the hollow socket on the outer corner of your clients’ eyes. Take a vertical parting from their on each side and connect the two sides, creating a triangle. The hair that naturally lays in that triangle is what naturally falls in to your guests’ forehead, and will be the perfect amount of hair for the bangs. Remember to comb the hair in to natural fall, with little tension so you cut the length accurately.