If you wish to get a quick trim, but don’t feel like heading to the salon, you can trim your own hair. Trim both your bangs and the ends of your hair in the comfort of your own home. The following steps are ideal for women with medium-length to long hair.

Things You'll Need

Stand in the bathroom in front of the mirror. A double-sided mirror is ideal to use in order to see the back of your hair as well as the front.

Take a spray bottle and spritz your hair. Damp hair is easier to cut.

Comb out your hair until it is very straight and tangle free. Separate the hair into sections and work on one section at a time.

Measure with your fingers how much that you need to trim to get rid of split ends. Snip off the portion that falls below your finger. Repeat for each section of hair.

Perform the same type of trim on your bangs. Make sure that you keep your fingers straight in order to keep the bangs even.


  • If you have curly hair, you should straighten your hair before you trim it.

  • You can also use the twist and snip method to trim your hair. Simply twist each section and cut off the split ends.

  • If you are nervous about trimming your own hair, stick with going to your stylist.