How to Cut Long Curtain Fringe

(How to Cut Long Fringe)

Curtain bangs are becoming a 2019 staple, with eye-grazing pieces that spilt in the middle and smoothly drop on the sides for a dramatic face-framing shape. In a new educational video for Sam Villa Hair Tutorials, Andrew Carruthers explains how to achieve this adored cut.  

1) Wrap-dry hair into its natural fall before cutting to better judge length and err on the side of caution by cutting less and choosing a length that is just barely out of the eyes in the center. 

2) Don’t be intimidated to start the fringe section at or behind the high point of the head. 

3) When cutting the middle, take a vertical section and a slightly over direct it to the center.  Then, point cut at 90° elevation parallel to the hair with a Sam Villa Artist Series 6.25 Shearto create soft texture. 

4) For the sides, take a horizontal section with 90° elevation and a strong diagonal finger angle, and softly and deeply point cut parallel to the hair to create sides that are textured and long, but still connected to the middle fringe. 

5) Finish with Redken Dry Shampoo Paste 05 to give desired separation of a paste that won’t get too oily due to the balance of the dry shampoo.