How to Cut Chinese Bangs

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Chinese bangs require precision and a steady hand to cut.
Chinese bangs require precision and a steady hand to cut. (Image: Goodshoot/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

Chinese bangs are a popular term used to describe blunt-cut bangs that fall right above the eyes. This bang style is normally straight and helps to frame the face. Chinese bangs go well with different facial shapes, but especially those with longer faces. Cutting your own bangs can be tricky, so it’s best to practice on a wig before attempting the cut on your own hair. Seek the advice of a professional hair stylist to get tips on how to directly work with your specific hair type and texture for the best results.

Things You'll Need

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Comb
  • Shears
  • Flat iron
  • Hairspray

Wash your hair to remove any oils, residue or styling product. Use the pads on your fingertips to massage the shampoo into your scalp and down your tresses. Rinse thoroughly and apply a dime-size amount of lightweight conditioner. Allow the conditioner to sit for three to five minutes before rinsing.

Comb out your hair and gently remove any knots or tangles. Create a center part or side part, depending on your preference.

Bring the front section of the hair forward. Generally, bangs will begin between 1 inch and 1 1/2 inches from your hairline. The more hair you collect and bring forward, the thicker and more blunt the bangs will be.

Twist the section of hair that you have brought to the front and hold it firmly in place. Cut the twisted section in a single cut, using a sharp pair of hair shears. The cut should be approximately 1/4 inch longer to allow for smaller, more detailed cuts to be made.

Comb the bangs forward so they lie straight across the forward. Finish by making smaller cuts until your bangs have reached your desired length. Chinese bangs will typically lie straight across the top of the eyes or directly beneath the eyebrows.

Flat iron your bangs to create a straight finished product. Give the bangs a spritz of a lightweight hairspray to keep your bangs in place all day.

Tips & Warnings

  • It's important to remember that wet hair will generally appear longer than dry hair. Therefore, it's recommended to leave the bangs slightly longer if the hair is wet or damp while cutting.

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