That surprise hair do I was telling you about... BANGS!! And I'm not talking pots and pans. Beans wanted to chop her hair or do something different with her hair. Since she wants to cut it, but also wants to wait to donate it she was torn. I told her we could do whatever she wanted... She chose to stay on board donating her hair and just cut out some hip bangs.
My (ever so fabulous) sister and I came up with a way we like to cut our bangs when we were in high school. My sister actually was the brains behind this one. I just fell in line and used the technique too. So this is how WE do it-- its probably wrong, but it works for us. Before the cut we lightly dampen the hair. Just lightly.
Part the bangs out. Growing up my mom used to go half way back on the top of my head and I had a lot of bangs! A LOT! So we make sure and just keep it simple and just a small amount of hair.
And I take the time to make sure the part is crisp and just how I like it before I cut. This is one of the few times I do are about a part. If you've been following Girly Do's for a while you know I don't worry about things like that when I am doing a hair style.
Now you will gather the hair together- NOT CLUMPED, but just together by the nose. doing this does a few things. One it makes the bangs curve and not be a strait line across the forehead. It will have longer hair on the sides and transition into the back part better. (Or so we found) It tapers nicely. And you know how mom's have a tendency to cut the hair to short and not take into account the spring back effect hair has when it is dry. Well if you clip the hair pulled tight just above the tip of the nose you will find it is the right length when it springs back. In my opinion when the bands are above the eye brows it looks a little goofy. Maybe slightly above them, but in a lot of cases its too high above them.
Its not 100% strait, but close enough. Its THIS moment where people screw up and keep trying to get it perfect and end up with dork bangs that are to high up. LOL- just be careful if you try this one to not clip to much.
We let them dry and wanted to show where they lye before we style them. FOR ME--- they sit right at the perfect spot. Your opinion may be different, but this works for me.