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Message started by eKatherine on Aug 6th, 2004 at 12:37am

Title: Serious bang envy-need help
Post by eKatherine on Aug 6th, 2004 at 12:37am
I have  a really high forehead, with a deep widow's peak. A lot of women would cut bangs, but I've been that route, and although I look good in bangs, you have to trim them regularly, etc, and I figured it was easier not to have them. So I don't.

But I've been wanting that option.

No, I'm not tempted to cut my own bangs, but I've been spending way too much time at the computer, and have been meaning to do something with some synthetic hair I bought at a bargain price.

I cut some pieces of extension weft, (light and dark auburn) sewed them on backing, and glued the whole thing to a scunci comfort plastic headband. I think it looks pretty good for a first project, especially considering I was just winging it. Those streaks you see are really there, not shadows.

But here's the problem: now I need to style the piece, and I have no experience cutting bangs. I'd like something almost stylish, as this looks highlighted. I've definitely got enough length to work with. But I don't want to mess it up. And I don't want to pay somebody $$ to do it for me. Anybody have any suggestions?

Title: Re: Serious bang envy-need help
Post by Rapunzel on Aug 6th, 2004 at 6:12am
I dunno, the "Cousin It" look is kinda growin' on me ;)

Title: Re: Serious bang envy-need help
Post by Kate on Aug 6th, 2004 at 8:27am
What a good idea! Since the age of 13, I have never, ever let anyone cut my hair into bangs - I hate them with a passion! But the look is quite nice as a change sometimes, I never would have thought of using extensions in the front. ;-)

I don't dare give you advice about cutting them though, good luck!


Title: Re: Serious bang envy-need help
Post by eKatherine on Aug 6th, 2004 at 12:36pm
I went on the web to look up cutting bangs. I found articles that told you to only cut narrow feathered bangs, or to never blunt-cut straight bangs, and I found articles that said all the runway models were wearing their hair with straight blunt-cut bangs this year.

The concensus was that you part the hair, section off a triangle in front, and snip this until you like it.

When I sectioned off, I found that the base is too short when the headband is properly positioned, so I must have had it too far forward when I measured. I'm going to make another piece and sew it on before I cut any bangs.

Title: Re: Serious bang envy-need help
Post by maggie on Nov 16th, 2004 at 3:06pm
So, how did you ever make out with these bangs??  Were you successful in cutting them, do you wear them?  You sound extremely crafty to be able to cut and sew as you do, and sounds like you have quite a bit of computer knowlege too!  Update, update! :o

Title: Re: Serious bang envy-need help
Post by eKatherine on Nov 16th, 2004 at 10:17pm
I'm still working on the concept. The problem with this one was there really was too much hair - I sewed too much in, and the headband was too far forward.

I made one this weekend that was closer, but I should buy a video to help me with hairpiece-making. I probably should get one of those Dr Locks bangs attachments to see how they do it, too.

Of course, none of this will help my haircutting skills. ::) If I think I'm there, I should probably take it out and get it styled.

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