How To Create Curtain Bangs (Using A Razor)
Change up your style with a bang! Literally. The classic 70’s styles are back. Watch this video tutorial as Sam Villa, Redken 5th Avenue Global Artistic Ambassador and the Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Sam Villa Company takes you through the steps of how to cut modern curtain bangs using a razor.
WHAT ARE CURTAIN BANGS?
A hairstyle trend started in the 1970’s also referred to as “Bardot bangs”. Face framing bangs parted in the middle with gradual length on each side that often have a grown-out look with wispy or edgy ends.
The perfect accessory to any hairstyle!
WHY USE A RAZOR TO CUT CURTAIN BANGS?
Razors create shaggy, grown-out edges best because of the uneven edges, versus the smooth blades on a pair of shears. These razors are ergonomic so you can easily twist and rotate for comfort without the concern of hurting your wrist or hand!
There are several different types of blades you can use for your desired end result. For this haircut we will use a straight edge with a guard.
The Sam Villa Signature Series Razor also has a 6-gap blade for medium texture and 9-gap blade for more texture so you can achieve any style your client desires!
HOW DO YOU CUT CURTAIN BANGS?
Create a deep triangular section using Sam Villa Signature Series Short Cutting Comb:
- Begin at the highest point of the head.
- Hot tip: If you lay a comb horizontal across the top of the head, the point at which the comb touches the head and balances on its own (without holding it) is the highest point.
- Carve a diagonal line from the highest point to meet the corner of the left eye.
- Carve a diagonal line from the highest point to meet the corner of the right eye.
- Clip away the rest of the hair at the back of the head.
- Split the triangle section in two (left and right) using the bridge of the nose as a guide.
We will be cutting each section at horizontal elevation and cutting from the inside, out for textured layers.
- Stand directly in front of the triangular section.
- Beginning with the right section, comb the section straight towards you.
- Grip the section in-between your forefinger and middle finger.
- Find your cutting guide by bringing the entire right section down to the nose and placing your fingers at the tip of the nose. Secure your fingers at this guide.
- Hold the section parallel to the ceiling with fingers placed at the cutting guide.
- Weave your razor through your section as you would weave a highlight using a tail comb.
- Turn the blades of the razor facing down to cut the hair weaved out (on the bottom).
- Slightly move your razor up and down until you cut all hair.
- Place your razor perpendicular to the rest of the section and glide against the hair using longer strokes.
- Repeat the same technique for the left section.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO FINISH CURTAIN BANGS?
Mist Redken One United on the hair you just cut. Use Sam Villa Artist Series Blow Dryer and Cutting Comb to direct the hair from left to right as you blow dry. Use tension with your comb to reinforce smoothness.
There you have it. A quick step-by-step guide to cutting modern day curtain bangs!
Recommended Tools for this technique
Short Cutting Comb
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