Cutting your bangs straight across like you were cutting a piece of construction paper is a beauty no-no. Any mistakes or imperfect angling is going to be super noticeable, and you’ll likely end up trimming your fringe into oblivion trying to even it all out. Instead, chip away at the hair from below with your scissor tips for the best result. You’ll want to use hair-cutting scissors if you’ve got them—or cuticle scissors if you don’t—and cut on dry hair, not wet.

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