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The Ultimate Guide to Styling Bangs Video

Hollywood hairstylist Andy Lacompte demonstrates the best ways to trim or hide your bangs, and how to fake 'em if you don't got 'em.

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Hi, I'm Andy Lecompte and we're at my salon in West Hollywood. Every season, it seems bangs are either coming into style or going out of style. Today, I'm going to show you either how to hide them, trim them, or fix them. So everybody knows how tough growing out your bangs could be. Once they start getting to this point, they're a little unmanageable. What's some easy way to get rid of it? Easy side braids. Start in the front, sort of doing a loose outside French braid, intertwining the hair loosely then once you get pass through here, you can start braiding it straight down and finish with a clear luster. You can secure it with a bobby pin. Then you can start loosen up the braid with your fingers. That's an easy way to manage your bangs while you try to grow them out. Now, though I don't always recommend, I prefer you go see your stylist for a bang trim. If you have to trim your bangs, I'm going to show you some tips on how to do so. What you want to do is you want to start with your bangs blown dry how you would wear your hairstyle. Blowing them dry as soon as possible will prevent them from shrinking. If you cut them when your bangs are wet, they sometimes shrink and get way too short. You can comb your bangs down. Try to follow the line of your hair styler. And you could sheer cut into the hair. Remember you can always cut more but you can't bring it back. It's very good to use very sharp scissors. A lot of people use their manicuring scissors. I think that that's a really good trick. If you can, buy a pair thinning shears. Thinning shears have teeth on one side, and a smooth blade on this side. When you use a thinning shear, you can sort of cut into the hair, and it really gives your bang a very soft line. This is similar to that chip-cutting effect. And that get friend screwed until your next cut. A lot of times you're not ready to make the full commitment and actually go ahead and cut the bangs but you wanna just have for one night, so you can always have fake bangs. I'm gonna show you how to do that. First you wanna start and part your hair down in the center. I like to pin the spot out of the space. It gives a nice tight area for you to clip them in. You put them directly into the forehead like so, and you snap it down. You wanna place so they fit comfortably. A big key was big thing when you kinda want to blend it into your own hair because it just kind of disappears and it becomes part of your hair. And you kinda want to trim them to make them your own and fit them to your face shape. And with this tees, I'm just kind of likely feathering it around the face. One of the reasons I'm going with the feather with this, because it just seems to fall into a nice layer for her. When you use a human hairpiece, you have to curl it, grab and take your color, and can get it to match your hair perfectly. And I've also done a lot of look for people where I actually pull the bangs up and so it really cute coming. Don't take it too seriously. Play with it, enjoy it, wear it up, wear them short, wear them long, have fun with your styles. For more master plus videos, go to marieclaire.com.

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