I recently found a copy of Heloise’s Housekeeping Hints (1962, her first book!!) at a rummage sale and I am in love with it. One of the first things I saw in there was a handy trick on cutting a child's bangs by using clear tape. What?! I had never heard of this before, but obviously this trick has been around a while. I found this vintage Scotch Tape advertisement that actually features the bang-cutting technique:
My 4-year-old's bangs must have had some Miracle Grow dropped on them at some point, because they sure do grow fast. I'm no professional hair stylist for sure, but sometimes a mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do. And while she sits fairly still for a child, things can get a little tense cutting bangs. So to make things easier, I decided to try the tape. It worked great!! The tape provided a straight line to cut above, and held onto the trimmings. No mess and no little pieces of hair falling in her eyes!!
It basically works like this: dampen the bangs and comb them straight, place tape across bangs where you want to cut, then cut just above the top of the tape.
Here are our results from the first trim with tape:
Not bad, eh?