Instantly Update your Look with Paul Cucinello's "Doll Bangs"
We've all been there...either in need of a change, or just desperate with bangs that were once chic and are now painfully blah, we turn to the only thing that might help - scissors! What we're left with tends to be questionable, at best. Which is why when we needed a little at home tune-up, we turned to the one person we knew could help - Paul Cucinello, Beauty Expert and the Creative Director of the Chris Chase Salon in Chelsea. Cucinello who is constantly featured in publications like Lucky and Vogue and tamed tresses on shows like Project Runway, below dishes on how to achieve his signature "Doll Bangs." Scissors ready ladies and please, no more "blah" bangs!Sometimes you want a big change without having to run to the salon (or drop a ton of cash!). Bangs could be the perfect solution. When done properly, a new fringe can draw attention to fab lashes, bring out your cheekbones and update your look in a flash. Here's how to create (or recreate) my Signature "Doll Bangs":
1. Make a center part on DRY hair.
2. Create triangle shaped section beginning at the points of recession and ending about two inches deep into your part.
3. Tuck the rest of your hair behind your ears so your section stays clean. (IMPORTANT: Make sure you don't have any of the hair at your temples included in your section!)
4. Comb your bangs straight down and gather the entire section between your index and middle finger all at eyebrow level. Use the indentation at the bridge of your nose as a guide. It's the trick to creating glam, eyelash skimming bangs!
5. Using a pair of small scissors, point cut just the tips. Don't cut in a straight line. You want to make tiny snips, each a bit of an angle creating a zig-zag effect on the tips of your bangs that resembles using pinking shears. (I love the classic Tweezerman Stork Scissors...they're perfect for detailed cutting and make it easy to avoid mistakes.)
*Bonus Tip: If you always wear a side part and you want your bangs to sweep to the side, drag the entire bang section to whichever side your part falls on and cut them slightly off center. So if your part is on the left, trim your bangs over your left eye instead of in the center.
*Insider's Secret: Most salons offer FREE bang trims if you are a regular client. Give your salon a call and see what their policy is. If you can't get to the salon, follow the same steps to maintain your bangs at home. Give them a quick "dusting" once every two weeks so they always look fresh. Just be careful not to get carried away...
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