A pixie hair cut, which is a cropped style like a boy cut that women can wear, is often complemented by a charming set of side swept bangs. If you’re experimenting with your style at home, it’s quick and easy to cut your own bangs in this manner. Using a technique of twisting the hair in front of your face and cutting at a diagonal, you’ll have a professional look to your bangs without a costly trip to the salon.

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Spritz your hair with a spray bottle of water, making the hair damp but not soaking.

Brush your hair out using a fine toothed comb.

Comb the hair at the front of your face forward, so it covers your face and hangs down.

Gather your hair over your face together and twist, so you have a rope of hair in front of your face.

Hold the scissors at one side of the rope, at the spot where you want the bangs to be shortest.

Cut downward at a 45 degree angle until you’ve cut completely across the rope of hair.

Use your fingers to sweep the bangs across your forehead.