How to Cut Your Kid’s Bangs

May 27, 2014 | By | Comments (2)

haircutI once colored my son’s hair green and my daughter’s hair blue. They wanted “fun streaks,” and I thought the color was more temporary than it was. (My son was 3 at the time and my daughter was 8; I’m not vying for mother of the year anytime soon.) Oddly, when it comes to haircuts, I’m not so free wheeling. So I was thrilled when I received children’s hairstyling guru (and owner of the Cozy’s Cuts for Kids salons) Cozy Friedman’s book: Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls’ Hair. It is one of the best beauty books I’ve read—and I’ve read my share—because it’s just so user-friendly (a lot of the information translates to boys, too). Anyway, I thought I’d share Cozy’s method of cutting your kid’s bangs at home because it is easy—and works. Cozy, please include a hair-color section in your next book!

Note: These directions are for blunt bangs.

Step one: Using a wide-tooth comb, part the hair down the middle.

Step two: Mist hair lightly with water and comb through to remove tangles.

Step 3: Form a triangle that starts about one inch back from the hairline right on the middle part. The two bottom corners of the triangle will be right above the outer corners of the child’s eyes. Pin everything else out of the way.

Step 4: Comb the two bang sections of hair straight down in front of the face.

Step 5: With your fingers, separate the center inch of the sectioned off bangs and hold it down toward the nose between your pointer and middle fingers just below the eyebrows. Don’t twist it and be sure to hold it loosely, not taut, or it will be too short after you cut it. Tell the child to close her eyes, so she doesn’t get hair in them. With the other hand, hold the scissors straight and snip just below your fingers.

Step 6: Repeat this process with the section of bang on either side of the center one (using the center section as your guide). Be sure to pull the hair straight down, not at an angle toward the center, or you’ll end up with curved bangs.

Step 7: Evaluate bangs after they dry and even out if necessary.

Helpful hint from me (aka bad mommy): Sit child in front of an engaging, educational show so that she doesn’t squirm while you work. Good luck!



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