Saturday, December 18, 2010

Goth V Bangs

Goth V Bangs: 1) how to cut em and 2) how to style em

1. Cutting it: The rules are the same as cutting any bang style. Cut it dry. Don't use tension: let it fall naturally over your face. If you have a cow lick around your bang area, don't work against it trying to get a geometrically "even" cut... it won't LOOK even. Use sharp scissors. I've got really thick hair, so I had to add some 45 degree layers to avoid a too-blunt bang. Cutting the bottom of the shape of the "V" is self-explanatory. The top of the V, around your hairline, can be tricky. Cut it SHORT... this is probably terrifying for a lot of people. I ended up using a razor to shave a bit of my hairline back. 

 2) The thing that sucks about the V bang is that you can't just get up and go. You HAVE to blowdry it, otherwise it starts "popping" up or curling (in my case). The ONLY way to keep it down is to blow dry--you won't be able to get them to be flat against your face with a flat-iron. Comb them straight, and pull on your bangs with your hands (I can't get the proper tension with a brush...maybe you can, though), flattening them against your forehead, and blow-drying at the root. Once your hair is dry, use the cool setting to "set" the hair in place because if the hair is still warm, it could go back to whatever it is that it does. If you've got naturally frizzy hair, like me, go over with a flat iron to FLATTEN the hair... not to straighten it (you've already done that while blow-drying). 

I should probably make a video or something...

I love this tunic from Bllack Nior! Bat-wing sleeves, leather at the bottom hem and around the collar, long sleeves with thumb holes! Kind of reminds me of Lydia from the old Beetlejuice cartoon (hence the high ponytail). 

Bllack Nior, part of Noir: