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If there’s one downside to getting bangs, it’s got to be how high-maintenance they are. Heading down to the salon every few weeks to get our bangs trimmed definitely doesn’t go easy on our wallets. Taking matters into our own hands can often lead to a disaster too.

Before you give up the thought of keeping bangs, hear us out. We recently came across a tutorial by a Korean hairstylist who showed us how to trim and style our own bangs to create an illusion of a smaller face.

Below, we’ve compiled a step-by-step guide to help you out.

Step 1: Section your hair

start with sectioning the hair

First, you’ll want to start by giving yourself a middle part. Then, using a comb, pull out a small section of hair along your hairline, depending on how thick you want your bangs to be.

Step 2: Trim the section of hair

cut the section of hair at an angle

Take a pair of scissors and trim diagonally across the section of hair, right above the eyebrows.

Step 3: Round out the edges

hair trim

Once you’re done with the trim, all you need to do is smooth out the edges.

Step 4: Repeat the steps on the other side

left side

Once you’re done with one side, simply mirror the steps on the other side to help balance out the look.

Step 5: Trim baby hairs

trim baby hairs

Once you’ve completed both sides, you’ll want to finalise the look by trimming your baby hairs that are situated towards the centre of your forehead.

Step 6: Trim the sideburns

trim off the sides

You might already be satisfied with how your bangs turned out at this point, but trimming your sideburns will add the perfect face-framing touch. Simply grab a small section of hair from the front of your ear area and trim them down diagonally.

The final look

adjust the sides

before and after

And there you have it! An extremely versatile cut, you can wear your hair down or pulled back in a low ponytail for a flattering look.

Check out the full video tutorial here.