In this video we want to get you confident in cutting curtain bangs.
We're working with your hair cutting scissors and a tri-razor to show you how you can utilize your tools for different effects. Below is a video from Free salon educations YouTube channel, if you want to upskill, learn and create, it's a great resource to look through for new ideas, so join us and check it out.
Why we're Cutting Curtain Bangs
Cutting curtain bangs is a hot topic right now and we want to show you how to cut curtain bangs with confidence.
We want a soft 70's layer around the face. These looks are really versatile and so salon friendly. Guests can style them over or wear a center part. They can be cut to tuck behind the ears too so there's no wonder our guests want curtain bangs, once you know how to, you will see how easy it is to create.
Section the Hair for Cutting Curtain Bangs.
Look at your guests hair you want to establish what tools work best on the hair type. We're learning how to cut curtain bangs with a razor and scissors.
First, we are showing you with scissors. This is for a finer hair type. We need to section off and Matt has a basic fringe sectioning pattern that simply works for this look. Draw a line with your comb from the point in the middle to the hair line. The hair is parted in the middle and this creates a tringle. This is one half of our over-all sectioning. Repeat on the opposite side.
TIP- use your clips to separate hair. Once you're ready to start cutting, use clips to keep the length of your guests hair out the way. Then release one your curtain bang section on the side you want to begin hair cutting.
Use a Condensed Cutting Technique on the Bangs.
Cutting curtain bangs regularly needs over direction and elevation for a soft effect. So were condensing the cut by taking large singular sections. This diffuses the look.
Take your section and comb out in one piece. Over direct the hair to the opposite side it will lay. We use the eyebrow as a guide to cut. The hair is pulled over to the far edge of the brow and cut. The cut line is vertical to the wall but point cut. The hair will fall opening up the face with the removal of weight in the opposite direction. This step is repeated on the opposite side mirroring the techniques.
Point cut the curtain bangs.
Maybe you have released the hair and it looks bulky on the ends. Take the scissor and deep-point cut into the ends.
Take skinny sections and diffuse the ends with a little more personalizing. Cutting into the ends with no angle on the cut (cutting into the ends in the same direction the hair lays) will remove bulk. Its removes seamlessly without compromising the shape or creating ''gaps/texture'' in the cut. Do this with purpose, If the hair lays nice, leave it alone. Different hair types need different techniques for the same looks.
Iron the curtain bangs for control and style.
We always talk about technical cutting and colors. What about style? We work the hair in different ways for a reason. So - how to style curtain bangs?
We take slight diagonal parts in the curtain bang and over direct like we did when we cut the hair. Using out Paul Mitchell Neuro Stylers, we bevel the ends. The ends are beveled to create a rounded scoop on the hair. We do this continually until our section is all ironed. Then, comb the hair over to the side we want it to sit. This creates a beautiful soft swoop; we then repeat this on the opposite side.
Cutting curtain bangs with a razor
We decided to show you this because it has its benefits. Cutting with the razor is great for thicker hair types and we love using the tri-razor for this.
The sectioning and over direction is taken exactly the same as our previous steps. If the hair is thick use the 25% cutting side of the tri-razor. Slide out hair from the start of the eyebrow to the edge of the eyebrow. Then cut away the length in a up and down motion with your 100% side of the razor. This removes the length. Create face-framing layers to connect lengths to bangs if desired and style hair.