I recently posted about learning how to work with and love the hair on your head. Well soon after writing that post, I realized that striving for length may not be the best goal for me. I’ve been looking at short and mid-length styles that could work for me, and after noodling over the idea of bangs for a few days – bang, ya girl has bangs.
I’m kind of in love with them. It’s such a look. And while I have done a lot of looks – usually I can unbraid then return to my regularly programmed hair. Not anymore, the curls are here to stay.
I’ve been a fan of deva cuts for some time, but the DIYista in me won’t let me splurge. So, I pulled out my scissors and gave myself a do it myself deva cut with bangs. I did it on a bit of whim, so I didn’t get to take photos or record it while I giving myself the cut.
For curly cuts, it’s important to be patient and take the cut curl-by-curl. I cut my hair dry, and try to do it on a day 2 or day 3 so my hair is in it’s most natural state. I take my time and pick out pieces to cut, give a small trim, reevaluate, and continue on to the next curl.
- I chopped the bangs first. I pulled the front inch of my hair forward and began clipping curls to frame my brows.
- I then made a couple big cuts. I wanted to bring the silhouette above the shoulders, so I cut off curls along the bottom.
- I then began framing and shaping. I cut individual curls around my face to give more of a layered look. I also trimmed curls in the back so to create more dimension.
The end result, bangs! Additionally, my hair is fuller and bouncier and looks much healthier.