Bettie Page was one of the most recognizable pin-ups of the 1950s, and her style has been copied by glamazons from every decade. Most famously, her trademark “Bettie Page” hairstyle has become an icon in and of itself. Want to adopt her look for your own? This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to clip your bangs into that famous Bettie Page style.

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Using a comb, part out the front of your hair to begin to form the bangs. Be sure and keep the parting even on your temples. For a true Bettie Page look, have bangs start relatively high—towards the top of your head.

Comb the parted bang section forward.

Gather the rest of your hair into a ponytail or secure with pins to keep out of your way.

Using your scissors, begin to cut your bangs approximately ½ inch above your eyebrows. For now, keep this cut line as blunt and straight as possible.

Now, shape the bangs at the temples—if you notice, Bettie Page’s bangs were not cut straight across, but sloped up slightly at each side. You are going to trim the corners of your bangs to emulate this by “mitering” them. Cut the square ends off each side of your bangs so that it gently slopes up into the rest of your hairline.

Comb bangs forward again and trim off any stray or uneven ends.

To complete your Bettie Page look, use a curling iron or brush to curl your bangs under in the front. Spray lightly with hairspray.


  • Use sharpened scissors. Dull scissors make your job, especially when trimming hair, ten times more difficult.

    It’s helpful to have a friend help you make the parts in step 1. You want to center your bangs as much as possible.