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I Let My Daughter Cut My Hair (Curtain Bangs Tutorial)

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

When my daughter first asked me to let her cut my hair into curtain bangs I told her no. I had had bangs off and on over the years and was a little unsure of if I wanted them again. Plus, she was only 14 years old. She’s a competent 14 but still 14. Eventually, she caught me in a weak moment and I gave my consent. It was so worth it just to see how excited she was. We do crazy things sometimes for our kids. Actually, thinking back on it the last time I had bangs was because of her. She was 10 and wanted side bangs but was unsure how they looked so I cut mine as well to help her confidence. She genuinely did a good job cutting the curtain bangs and we want to share with you just how easy it is.

Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs

Step 1: Create a good middle part

Begin with a middle part.

middle part

Step 2: Choose how thick you want your bangs. The thicker you want them the farther back you will go on the head.

Measure about 1-inch back from the forehead.

1 inch back

Step 3: Create a triangle of hair above the forehead.

Create a triangle  of hair above the forehead.

create triangle

Step 4: Wet and comb the hair.

Comb the hair smooth.


Step 5: Use the comb to comb down to the level you want. Generally, this will be somewhere between your lip and your jawline. If you want to be able to put them up in a ponytail do it at the jawline. Then, do one twist of the hair and cut it at the comb. (Be sure it is level before you cut.) The twist makes the edges just a little longer than the middle. Comb it down again to check the levelness of your cut and trim it if necessary.

Twist and cut the bangs.

twist and cut

Step 6: Now it is time to style your new bangs. Be sure they are dry first. Using a flat iron, go down the length of your bangs adding a small twist towards your face at the end to add a little curl. Fluff them and play with them a little for placement but a curtain bang is really supposed to be low maintenance.

Use a straightener to style the curtain bangs.

use a straightener to style

Enjoy your new hairstyle and let us know what crazy things you have done for your kids.

A side view of the curtain bangs.

Curtain bangs

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