I’ve always had a thing for fringe bangs. When I was young and wore my hair straight, I usually always had some sort of fringe going on. Now as a full fledged curly girl, I’ve been secretly wanting to cut curly bangs since the beginning of the year. So over a week ago I took out my hair shears and snipped away!
I sectioned off my hair parting a triangular shape in the very front which was to be cut. This triangular front section of my hair has always been cut in very subtle face framing layers, yet this time I would be taking off over six inches of hair to create sweet fringe bangs. I cut my curly hair dry of course and also curl by curl versus cutting my hair stretched in one straight line. I also cut my fringe in a slight horseshoe shape which I prefer over having my hair cut straight across.
After washing and styling my hair, I was then able to see how my curls were falling, and then decide what needed to be snipped some more to create the overall shape I wanted. Tightly curly hair can be a bit tricky, so I took my time cutting only a little bit each time. I probably spent at least three different cutting sessions altering the shape.
I’ve been reshaping my hair ever so slightly every few months as it grows out. Every time I cut my own hair I get a little bit better. I have also learned how to change the shape without losing length as it continues to grow. With curly bangs I feel that maintaining an actual hair style/shape will be easier. With bangs you can also see how tiny my curls are since there is no length to weigh down this shorter portion of hair. It has taken me some time to get used to having a curly fringe, yet I absolutely love it!
Fringe bangs are a great way to change your overall look without having to cut a lot of hair to do it.
(Images by Dawn Michelle)