From A Pro: How To Cut Your Own Bangs In 6 Easy Steps

Once you’ve made the initial cut on both sides, you’ll want to compare them to make sure they’re even. Brush your bangs right in front of your face and trim any uneven ends.

Next, it’s time to design. If you choose to use hot tools, your best bet is to use a round brush. This will help you see the wound more clearly so you can trim away any loose ends. When you’ve dried your bangs, you can start with a round brush stroke under Your bangs are in front of your face. Then, with the brush still underneath, take each section and blow-dry it while pulling the hair along for alignment. Again, this will help stabilize the “swoosh” effect of the curtain explosion.

If you’re cutting your curtain bangs for the first time, finish it off with some face-framing layers, says Mondo. You’ll want to do this step on dry hair, as shown in his video. Cut the front sections closest to the hair (just behind the bangs) a little shorter than your longest layer, going from the shortest in the front to the longest in the back. Imagine cutting in a diagonal line.

This doesn’t need to be dramatic—it’s just enough to add dimension and prevent a dramatic length change from bangs to longer layers.