A Foolproof Way To Trim Your Own Fringe Perfectly At Home

A Foolproof Way To Trim Your Own Fringe Perfectly At Home

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ByWei Yin on 29 Apr 2020 Digital Editor

If you say that you haven't thought about cutting your own hair at least once in your entire life, you are totally lying! 🤣

Although it's a daunting and scary task, it's a good skill to have especially for those with bangs as they grow way faster compared to the rest of our hair. It's not feasible to spend money at the hair salon every two weeks just to trim your fringe.

If you learn how to trim your own fringe perfectly at home using this foolproof guide, you will get to save lots of money and time in the long run.

Read on to find out how!

Before and after trimming fringe at home
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What you need:
- A comb
- A pair of scissors
- A hair straightener

#1 Comb your fringe and separate into sections

Combing fringe and separating it into three sections
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Comb your fringe and place two fingers in the middle of your forehead. The remaining hair outside of your fingers should be brushed to the left and right respectively. The middle portion of your fringe should be the strands of hair under the two fingers.

#2 Measure how much to trim off

Using thumb to measure how much hair to trim off
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Put your index finger and thumb together like the image above, then hold onto the end of your fringe with the same fingers.

Placing the thumb on the fringe
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Gauge where you want your fringe to end with your thumb. We recommend stopping when it's at eye level so that your fringe won't look too short after styling.

#3 Trim your fringe 

Trimming fringe with scissors
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Here comes the scary part but as long as you do it slowly and steadily, it will be fine! Trim off your fringe with a pair of scissors by following the curved shape of your thumb.

#4 Trim the sides of your fringe

Trimming the sides of the fringe
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Trimming the sides of fringe slowly
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Trimming the sides of the fringe in a downward motion
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Pick up the hair on the sides of your fringe and start trimming in a downward motion going from high to low because you want your fringe to go from short to long. Take your time while doing this so that you won't accidentally trim off too much.

#5 Style your fringe with a hair straightener

Styling fringe with a hair straightener
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Style your fringe with a hair straightener by curling the front inwards towards the end. Curl the sides of your fringe by pulling it backwards towards your ears.

#6 Trim away any uneven hair for the finishing touch

Trimming away uneven hair on the fringe
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When your hair is styled, you will be able to see your fringe way better and if there is any uneven hair, you can trim them away slowly using the scissors.

A rule to always follow when trimming your own fringe is to go slowly and bit by bit. You can still cut more hair away if it's not short enough but you won't be able to return your hair to its original state when too much is cut off!

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