A Cut Above
04/10/2008 - 00:39 ||
Denise Guerrero, the super-stylish lead singer from Mexican electro pop group Belanova, Spanish MC La Mala Rodriguez, and Janelle Martinez from Prima J have all been spotted rocking blunt-cut bangs. And it’s no wonder. It’s an easy and dramatic look to maintain. The only hard part is ponying up the money for pricey salon visits once a month for maintenance. To keep your blunt-cut bangs look on a budget, try trimming them yourself. Just follow these guidelines:
- Cut your hair while it’s still dry, so you have a sense of the true length. Wet hair appears longer than straight.
- Use your eyebrows as a guide. Don’t cut them too short!
- Skip the office scissors for professional hair cutting shears. It’s a good investment and you can find them at a beauty supply store.
- Instead of cutting straight across, try holding down your bangs with scissored fingers or a fine-toothed comb and snip across the line with your shears at a slight angle for a subtle zigzag effect. It’s a technique called point-cutting.
- Or to keep it simple and severe, go ahead and cut straight across. Make sure you go longer then you think you want them.
- If you need to soften the sides, layer the sides of the bangs that blend into your longer hair around your face by running the scissors along an angle.
- Blow dry them straight with a round brush and finish with a spritz of hairspray to keep the look polished.
It takes practice, but it’ll be worth it!