9 Mar 2013

DIY Bangs/Fringe!

Bangs (or fringe) are such a fun, quick and easy way how to really change your look, without having to take off too much length from your hair, especially if you have longer locks.

I've been itching to change up my look for a while, and having had bangs in the past before, I knew what to expect from them. I loved having bangs when I was going to university, but then they just became too high maintenance for me over time. Since my hair is not naturally stick straight, especially the front sections which have a decidedly unruly mind of their own, it means blow drying and straightening bangs after every wash.

So why would I got back to that? Well, life is short and if you want to do something, just do it. Especially your hair! If you don't like it, it will grow out again. Take risks with your looks, why not? You could always try clip-in bangs first to see how it would look on you, but nothing compares to the real thing.

Watch my video to see how I cut my bangs myself. I want a more wispy, edgy look rather than blunt cut, I just think it suits me more.

Here are my Tips for cutting your own bangs:
  • Use good, sharp scissors instead of a razor to prevent split ends (especially on fine hair) - you can pick up decent hair trimming scissors at drugstores or beauty supply stores for not much money
  • Cut your bangs on dry hair to prevent cutting them too short - hair puffs up when dry!
  • Section your hair and securely pin back the parts of your hair you don't want to accidentally snip
  • Start off longer, then gradually cut the hair to the exact length you want - nothing more awkward looking than too short bangs!

Styling Products I used in the video:
L'Oreal Smooth Intense Xtreme Straight Creme
L'Oreal Precious Oil Treatment
Sebastian Shine Crafter Wax

Nail polish I'm wearing:
KIKO Nr. 335

What do you think of the new look? Have you ever tried bangs yourself?


  1. looks great! Whenever I was getting bangs at the hairdresser, they ALWAYS mess it up, so I gave up lol

  2. I really love your new bangs! I have been thinking of going the same. They really suit you x

  3. I really love your new bangs! I have been thinking of going the same. They really suit you x

  4. love them on you! you look younger! i wanted to ask though what straightener do you use? straightened your hair in a flash!!

  5. Anonymous7:45 am

    Haha, I guess I'm a bit like you - sometimes I just get a random idea (like cutting my bangs) and then I just do it. I've cut all of my hair myself for the last 7 years, because I had a bad incident with a hair dresser who didn't understand my instructions. So since then I do all the hair stuff myself. :P

  6. Saw your post this morning. So, I went and chopped mine too. Why not :0)

  7. Steht dir ausgezeichnet. Und du hast eine wunderbare Augenfarbe, sehr außergewöhnlich.

  8. You looked gorgeous with that bangs. I love having bangs too. I think the last time I had it was when I was still freshman in college. I miss that look cos it makes me look younger.

  9. Suits you wonderfully!!! You look amazing with that!

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  10. Anonymous12:58 am

    Hi, I love your bangs! I would really appreciate it if you can tell me what lipstick you're wearing. It's gorg! Thnx

  11. Yes! Super cute. I am so tired of paying $30+ for a haircut that I hate. Going back to cutting my own hair and going to try your technique on my bangs.