Trimming Bangs


TigerLilly
on Jul 24, 2008 @ 01:23 am

I need to get my bangs trimmed but I don't want to get a full hair cut or pay for one. Is there a place to go to get my bangs trimmed for like $5 or $10? I don't think it should cost that much to get them trimmed b/c it shouldn't take any time at all.

Most of the time I just grow out my bangs a little until I get a full hair cut but I'd rather just get them trimmed now.

My one friend says I should do it myself but I'm not confident enough to do that, lol.
 


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hunter_jc
You get what you paid for. on Jul 24, 2008 @ 07:04 am

Unfortunately, you get what you paid for. And a trim is still a hair cut. If I am you, then I wouldn't trust those places that offer cuts for 5-10 bucks. From my experience with those places, a 7 bucks trim will be like a 30% quality cut.
I know its expensive to go to the salon every month, that's why I grow my hair and cut in once in two or three months.
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Feisty Redhead
... on Jul 24, 2008 @ 11:30 am

Well I'd just do it myself LOL but then I cut my own hair all the time and have done so for a long time and it's no big deal for me. But since you said you don't trust yourself to do it, do you maybe have a friend you would trust to do it for you? That was what I usually did before I learned to cut my hair myself - just had a trusted friend do it for me. Still free that way, or you could pay your friend a couple bucks or treat them to lunch or something as a thank you for it. =)
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mamaluv
DIY tips on Jul 24, 2008 @ 04:06 pm

I always trimmed my own when I had them. I botched it a few times before I figured out some easy tricks...

DON'Ts

1. Don't cut them dry - it's harder to keep track of the length
2. Don't cut them soaking wet - your hair probably has some natural bounce/cowlick, and sopping wet hair hides that. You'd end up with a very crooked result even if it looks totally straight as you're cutting it.
3. Don't cut straight across. You'll never get it exact anyway.
4. Don't pull hair down between your fingers.

DOs

1. Towel-dry your hair until it's half dry. Comb it into position, finger-fluff it just a little so it sits where it would when fully dry.

2. Angle the scissors so they are pointing almost straight up. "Point-cut" your way across as your hair sits naturally across your forehead, or gently hold sections of your bangs in your free hand without pulling down. This angling cut will create varying lengths, but only by a millimeter or two. The goal is, it'll hide your minor mistakes (although if you screw up big time, you're on your own honey).

3. For the first time, cut them longer than you really want them and evaluate your work. This way, you haven't fully committed to a scary cut and if you are a terrible stylist, there's still some hair for a professional to work with.
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TigerLilly
Scissors on Jul 25, 2008 @ 12:23 am

I guess I could give it a try and just hope for the best. Are there special scissors I should use or something?
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mamaluv
answer on Jul 27, 2008 @ 03:53 pm

Leave the craft scissors in the utility drawer and head to the drugstore. You should be able to find decent hair cutting scissors in the same aisle as curling irons, bobby pins and the like. Beauty supply stores will also carry them. If you still can't find one, use sewing scissors if necessary. Basically, you want nice sharp scissors that come to a defined point at the end. I find the length of the scissor doesn't matter, that comes down to what is most comfortable for you to use.
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TigerLilly
I tried it. . . on Jul 28, 2008 @ 06:19 pm

I tried it. Not great but I didn't botch it up completely. I am now swooping it to the side for a side part because it's just not as nice as it used to be. I guess practice makes perfect.
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Meg21k
Bangs! on Aug 11, 2008 @ 10:16 am

I know that at the Mario Tricoci Salons bang trims are complimentry. But idk if u have had to have had ur hair cut there before to get the free trim.
Hope this helps!
~Meg :)
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tiggerchik
bangs on Sep 28, 2008 @ 09:43 am

I'm really late on this topic but my suggestion for next time is maybe to try a beauty school. You could get them cut really, really cheap or maybe even for free.
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