What to Do If You Cut Your Bangs Too Short

hair_cut_300Thought you’d be able to snip your own bangs juuust a tiny bit to clean them up, only to take too much length off? Tempting as it may be to kick yourself for not going to a pro, consider it a lesson learned for next time and be proactive now by getting the most out of the length you have left.

First, apply a tiny dab of styling cream that contains oil. This will weigh your bangs down slightly so that it looks longer (in addition to giving your locks extra shine and smoothness)—we’re fans of John Frieda Frizz-Ease Straight Fixation Smoothing Crème ($6, ulta.com). Next, blow-dry with a small brush, “pulling the hair straight down on your forehead,” suggests Riccardo Maggiore, the owner of the Riccardo Maggiore Salon, in New York City.

Another option: Brush your bangs to the side and, if necessary, secure them with a bobby pin.

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