How To Cut Side Swept Bangs At Home: Do It Yourself

Here is a tutorial for you ladies on how to trim your bangs at home. I would recommend this to ladies who already have bangs. It is because if you are getting bangs for the first time, it would be advisable to get it done at a professional salon. I have been trimming my bangs since like past 5 years , so I am pretty used to it. You can do this when you don’t have time for an appointment at the salon. Trust me guys, it has been really tough to pose for pictures at one side and explain and cut my hair on the other, but still I managed somehow because I love IMBB 🙂

So, we will start up with the things you need:

  • Sharp scissors (opt for a pair which are specially designed for hair cutting as using your regular ones may cause even more split ends).
  • Rubber bands.
  • A comb.
  • A few tic-tac pins to clip up your extra hair so that they don’t disturb you while cutting your bangs.


VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE: TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK ( if your hands shiver at times or if you are not sure about cutting your own hair, then please do not go ahead with this).

This is my first picture of the tutorial to show you how my bangs look. The bigger they become, the worst they start look. Bangs are always cute when kept short. I trim my bangs twice in a month.

this is how my bangs look before cutting

Step 1:

Comb out your hair on your face, especially the front hair so that you can have an idea how long are your bangs and how short do you want to cut them. I would request you not to trim your bangs with wet hair because when your hair is wet,they look longer and after cutting they look really short, so do not spray water on your hair. And if possible blow dry your hair before cutting so you have an exact idea how your bangs would look.

step 1

Step 2:

Keep you hair open. This is the measurement for ideal bangs. From the exact point where you eyebrows start to curve, hold that point and drag your finger upward vertically. Take the hair from there on and push the remaining hair with the rest of your hair. Do that on both the sides with your left and right eyebrow and the hair that remain in your hand would be the bangs that you will cut.

step 2

Step 3:

step 3

Push up the rest of your hair and tie them into a ponytail so that you can properly cut your bangs without any disturbance. You can clip the remaining strands of your hair with the help of those tic-tac pins.

Step 4:

step 4

Now, you have the exact amount of hair you want to cut. Comb your hair on your face and hold the bottom edge of your hair in between your index and your middle finger. Hold them tight and take the sharp scissors in your hand. Now you and the scissor both have their work to do.

Step 5:

step 5

Now, take the scissors and hold them diagonal on your hair like I have done in the picture. Side swept bangs always look good when they are diagonal. Cutting them straight will give you some different look. They are shorter near your forehead and the length goes on increasing when they reach your ears. I have left-sided swept bangs. Now at the beginning , you just have to trim 1/4th inch. Slowly  you can go on cutting and get your desired height, but just do not chop it off 1 or 2 inches directly, that will not give you a proper look. Open and close your scissors and go cutting it diagonally.

Step 6:

step 6

Now, still if the bangs look longer, you can again repeat step 5. Mine were longer, so again cut them diagonally by opening and closing  scissors. I will go diagonal from right to left as my bangs go on the left side.

Step 7:

step 7

Now, I have got my desired length of my bangs. Comb them up on your face and you will have to get that diagonal line on your hair like in the picture.

Step 8:

step 8

After getting the exact diagonal shape on your hair, if there is some big hair let to cut, cut them to get a neat even look.

Step 9:

step 9

Now, hold your bangs between your index and middle finger and hold your scissors vertically in your hands.  Place the scissor at the very bottom edge of your bangs and open and close the scissor vertically and cut little parts. This will prevent your bangs from looking freshly trimmed. This step is optional.

Step 10:

step 10

Now, your bangs are ready!!To set them, push them on the side with your fingers like I am doing in the picture and see to it that your bangs are over the forehead or they are 1-2 cms below your forehead.

So, guys here is the end of the tutorial and here’s the final look of how my bangs look.

final look

final look 2

You can see the difference between my first and the last picture. Hope this helped you guys and I have explained it properly. I have put in great efforts to form this tutorial and hope you all liked it, thank you 🙂

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67 thoughts on “How To Cut Side Swept Bangs At Home: Do It Yourself

      1. Your welcome Avanti *hifive* at the very start when i started to trim my own hair even i use to do it randomly *hihi* *hihi* but later on i learnt that this is the proper way to do it *haan ji* glad it helped you *woot*

  1. Great one Saloni! Cute pictures:)
    My sister used to make me cut her hair! But I’m scared to cut my own!
    Will try this when my Bangs get longer! *thankyou*

    1. *thankyou* sooo much Vidhi… *puchhi* lol you cant try it on yours par sis ke hair pe risk le liya *hihi* *hihi* *hihi* but do try once its easy and just be confident *pompom*

  2. Will you believe this Saloni…..i was to get my bangs am sure gonna try this right now…gee..thnks Saloni for sharing. *puchhi*

    1. Awwww i am sooo happie that this tutorial helped you Melissa *hifive* *puchhi* Do tell me how did it look after trying it on your own *hifive* *pigtail*

    1. Yes do try having bangs once Soundarya *hifive* *hifive* if you dont like them after getting them cut, don’t worry they grow pretty fast *happydance* go ahead and experiment *puchhi*

  3. Ohh a big Thank You to you, i also keep bangs and love them, but its really frustrating to visit hair salon often just because of bangs trimming and i dont know why the salon people stare when i say i came for bangs trimming only….will try this but as it will be my first time so will keep trimmed bangs little long so that if i fail i can go ahead with salon trimming 🙂

    1. Hahahahahahaha yaa i know Divya *hihi* *hihi* i think in the same way as you do rofl yeah do that that’s a brilliant idea of keeping them a bit longer *haan ji* *haan ji* and your welcome *pompom* *pompom*

  4. Great effort Saloni! Thanks a ton!!
    I have wavy I have never tried bangs *scared*
    But want to try something to give better definition to my face 🙁

    1. *thankyou* Lakshmi *hifive* you can have them … bangs normally don’t look good if they are wavy… so one idea if you get bangs done then get them rebonded, only the bangs… *pompom* *pompom* straight bangs and wavy hair look very cute *woot*

  5. saloni…really appreciate the trouble you took to explain each and every minute detail..very well explained!! and all ur pics are soo cute *clap* *clap* *clap*

    1. *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* sooooo much Soumia *puchhi* i know i was really scared because i had to pose along with cutting… was really afraid that i dont end up having weird hairstyle lol *hihi* *hihi* but gladly it didn’t *happydance* *happydance*

  6. nice tutorial saloni……… *hifive* *puchhi*

    Loved your bangs u look cho cute *puchhi* *puchhi*
    also luved you tiny neck piece….. *whistle* *whistle*

    1. Awwwww *thankyou* *thankyou* sooo much Grace *puchhi* *puchhi* me too love that neckpiece… soooo cute… its become black and the colour is going off… but ill get it plished lol… *hihi* *hihi* can’t afford to throw such a cute one *hifive*

  7. wow so well explained tutorial Saloni *puchhi* *puchhi*
    I am definitely gonna try this out *happy dance* *happy dance* *happydance* *happydance* *happydance* *happydance* *happydance* *happydance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

    1. *thankyou* *thankyou* loads Soumya *puchhi* *puchhi* do try this and tell me the success rate *pompom* and follow the steps you will definitely get a good style *pigtail* *pigtail* *pigtail*

    1. *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* loads Vini *puchhi* glad you guys understood the tutorial… i was quite nervous *haan ji* *haan ji* *jalwa*

      1. Hahahahahaha lol Pooh *hihi* *hihi* *hihi* i wish i could open one…. but had to study *cry* yeah people at times forget putting the I in my name *hihi* rofl

          1. yeah ekdum *hihi* n i use to tell them how can u expect someone’s name to be salon lol..put an I *smack*

    1. *thankyou* *thankyou* Mythily … *pompom* *pompom* happy you understood it *happy dance* *happy dance*

    1. Awwwww *thankyou* sooo much Ravia *puchhi* ahhhhh i feel soo good that i could explain it properly *pompom* *pompom* *pompom*

  8. will bangs look good on my wavy shoulder length hair?? i love bangs n want to try it .. *pigtail* *pigtail* *pigtail* *pigtail* *pigtail* .. plz reply to my query..

    1. Heyyy Ritu…. yes they do look good on wavy hair *haan ji* but wavy bangs don’t look good… and that is my personal choice if you like your bangs wavy then you can keep them but you can do one thing *announce* get bangs and get them rebonded or relaxed and they will look pretty *happydance* *happydance* although you cn ask a professional stylist too *hifive*

      1. thanx saloni *thankyou* *thankyou* will be sporting my new bangs look soon *happydance* *happydance* *happydance*

  9. *preen* Awww it’s a cute DIY but I am tooo scared to experiment with the scissors … U have done a great job *clap*

    1. *thankyou* *thankyou* loads Abeer *happydance* *happydance* me too was scared at the start but now pretty much used to all this… haven’t visited a parlour for last 2 years for my hair… *pompom* *pompom* *pompom*

  10. hey saloni, very good tutorial *jai ho* , you have explained it very properly *woot* *woot* ..this is a common prbs when bangs out grow and look messy *scared* *scared* and then u end up paying a bomb only to get them trimmed..shall do it at home now *jalwa*

    1. *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* Priyadarshani *hifive* yes i look very dumb when my bangs grow out long *hihi* yeah man i heard my friend paid 500 bucks for getting bangs done… i was like dude go ahead and pay i will not *nonono* *nonono* best thing to do it at home *clap*

  11. Bangs and me.. never!!!!! *nababana* *nababana* i cnt stand the hair falling on my face again and again *nababana* .. bt nicely explained and shown in pics Saloni *clap* *clap* *hifive*

    1. Hahahahahha yeah that is a prob Nats when i sit to read or study *hihi* *hihi* but i pin them up not a prob *jalwa* *jalwa* glad you liked it *hifive*

  12. Cool! great job at creating the pictorial..I’ve always been doing my own side swept bangs and layers as well! *jai ho* Parents, friends and guy are always like how and why, but it’s fun to do your own hair! But yes the warnings you gave at the start are very important, i would also like to add that first try cutting paper to practice and graduate to wigs that you get in stores and only when you feel you have a knack with handling scissors start with your hair!!

    1. *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* Sukanya *hifive* me too doing my layers at home itself but that was even more difficult to explain with pics so didn’t go for that *nababana* yeah nice tip never thought about that… *nababana* *nababana* yeah its total fun cutting your own hair *happydance* *happydance*

      1. wow..saloni..u are doing layers too!!!!!!! plz do a tutorial on that too plz plz plz..u r so good at explaining *jai ho* *happydance* *happydance*

  13. Very well explained and cute pictures.. Hats off Saloni!! *jai ho* *jai ho* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap*

    1. Awwwww my god *woot* *woot* sooooooo many claps *drool* *drool* *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* sooooooo much Lakshmipriya *puchhi*

  14. me too cutting my own bangs for past two years.. its so easy peasy *announce* … nice DIY well explained this good pics… 🙂

    1. Ohhhhh same pich Ife *pompom* *pompom* *pompom* its soo much fun *happy dance* *happy dance* and *thankyou* *thankyou* sooooo much *woot*

  15. awesome Saloni.. It’s been so long since I cut my bangs.. Your post makes me wanna cut side bangs asap… *thankyou* *thankyou*

    1. Your most welcome Dipti *puchhi* yeah i know that feeling when someone else gets a bang cut you also feel like getting the same done *hifive* go ahead and try it *happy dance*

  16. Hi Saloni, the tutorial is really helpful and im going to try this on this weekend. Also, one more question…I read ur post on rebonding hair at is really very helpful but am not able to find the boards anywhere.. Could you please tell me that where can I find boards??

  17. Great job done Saloni!! *clap* *clap* *clap* Your effort with the tutorial is visible to the readers!

    I too have side swept bangs….I may try it but honestly, still too scared to do so!! *scared* *scared* *scared* I like how you have put the disclaimers coz yes, one can try it but there is still technique to it which you have mastered with practise!

  18. Loved this. Btw, I have to tell the same thing to every hairstylist –
    *do not cut it too short when wet as it only looks shorter after the hair dries*
    Thank heavens you have mentioned that as even professionals cannot seem to understand this point! GAHH!!

  19. Love this. came up at the perfect time. I usually trim my own but I do them straight and they had grown out so I tried this instead and it helped so much!

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