We're all for blowing big bucks on a decent haircut since it remains your most alluring, all-natural asset. Far better than accessories, more lovely than makeup, a great haircut can set off all your best features, make you look taller, younger, and even more beautiful and radiant than you already know you are.
What you DON'T need to blow big bucks on is trimming your (or Wee Savvy's) bangs. It's an easy, no-brainer gig that any savvy girl can master with a little patience, concentration and time and with these savvy tips, you'll save so much on salon visits, you can even spring for a chair massage the next time you book. That's what we call a super-savvy trade-off.
- Blow Dry Job. The best way to trim your bangs is with already-styled, dry hair. You don't need a total re-style job, just a mini-trim to tide you over an extra 3-4 weeks, not more than 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch.
- Let Your Brows Be Your Guide. Unless you're going for an Amelie 'do, don't cut much shorter than the lowest point of your brows and don't cut any wider than the ends of your brows.
- Don't Be Dull. If you're going to trim your hair a lot, invest in decent hair-cutting scissors (about $10). Don't even think about trying this with kiddie scissors.
- Divide and Conquer. If your bangs are really dense, bisect them in half and pin back the top layer, working on the lower layer first. Divide your bangs in three sections and start in the middle. Without pulling at your hair too taught which will make you cut to much and have them bounce back horrifically short, snip about 1/8 of an inch carefully, moving the scissors smoothly from left to right. Repeat with your side sections.
- Cross Check. When you're done with your EXTREMELY conservative and careful trim, shake your head a little and check for errors. Make final little snips hither and yon as needed.