No Idea How to Trim Your Bangs at Home? Time to Slide into Your Stylist's DMs

So you finally bit the bullet and got bangs, eh? Us, too. And as anyone with bangs knows, the upkeep is real. By week four, it's usually time for a trim, and since many of us are currently remaining at home, we're faced with two options: let them grow out or try to cut them ourselves. If you're down to try the latter, the safest way to go about it is to consult your stylist. Thankfully, many of them are offering virtual sessions to guide you through each step.

We spoke to Penelope Love, a stylist at Sam Brocato Salon in New York who is offering complimentary video consults. And the process could not be easier. All you have to do is DM her to set up an appointment and she'll schedule some time to hop on Instagram's video chat with you. (Side note: Did anyone else know that Instagram had a video chat option?!)

"Each session will take about 30 minutes and all you need is a clip, a comb and a pair of scissors (the smaller the better, so think those little eyebrow trimmers, not kitchen shears). I'll guide you through the rest," says Love.

And sure, there are plenty of tutorials online but it's not the same as having a stylist walk you through each step in real time. Another thing—these sessions? They're 100 percent complimentary (at least in Love's case). However, we would really encourage you to leave a generous tip because most stylists make money through commission meaning without customers they don't get paid.

Sam Brocato Salon and Studio B, where Penelope works, has even started a GoFundMe page for their team of stylists. Any donations that are made will be distributed evenly amongst their staff every week. Happy trimming!

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Jenny Jin is PureWow’s Beauty Director and is currently based in Los Angeles. Since beginning her journalism career at Real Simple magazine, she has become a human encyclopedia of...