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The Ultimate Guide to Cutting Medium Hair with Bangs

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Medium hair with bangs is a timeless and versatile style that suits a variety of face shapes and hair textures. Whether you’re aiming for a chic, edgy look or something softer and more romantic, bangs can elevate your hairstyle effortlessly. Here’s everything you need to know to rock medium hair with bangs, including styling tips and the best tools for achieving the perfect cut. If you are following our series, we recommend reading related articles on hairstyles with bangs: 

  1. How to Cut Short Hair with Curtain bangs. 
  2. Curly Hair Bangs – How to Cut, Style and Slay this Haircut. 
  3. Perfecting Short Hair with Bangs – the Expert’s Guide. 

Why Choose Medium Hair with Bangs?


medium short hair with curtain bangsMedium-length hair with bangs offers a balanced look that frames the face beautifully and is easy to maintain. This style can be adapted to suit your personal taste, from blunt bangs to wispy or side-swept variations. Here are a few reasons why this style is popular:

  • Versatility: Bangs can be styled in numerous ways ✨ —straight, curly, pinned back, or parted to the side.
  • Face-Framing: Bangs highlight your eyes and cheekbones, adding definition to your facial features.
  • Low Maintenance: Medium-length hair is easier to manage and style compared to long hair, making it ideal for busy lifestyles.

Best Hanzo Products for Cutting and Styling

Achieving the perfect medium hair with bangs requires the right tools. Hanzo Shears offers a range of high-quality products that are ideal for professional hairstylists and at-home enthusiasts alike.

  1. HH1 Kamikaze Shears: Perfect for dry slide cutting, these high-carbon steel shears feature an exaggerated blade radius, making them ideal for creating smooth, precise cuts. They are excellent for achieving a variety of styles, including face framing and point cutting​.
  2. HH14T Shimatta Medium-Coarse Blending & Texturizing Shears: These shears are perfect for adding texture to your bangs and blending them seamlessly with the rest of your hair. They ensure a natural and effortless look, preventing any harsh lines or uneven cuts​​.
  3. Hanzo Hitter Trimmer: Designed for precision, the Hanzo Hitter Trimmer is perfect for maintaining the shape of your bangs. Its supercharged rotary motor and adjustable blade make it easy to use on any hair type, ensuring a sharp and clean cut every time​​.
  4. HH8T Talon Texturizer: For those looking to add volume and movement to their bangs, the Talon Texturizer is a must-have. Its design allows for effective debulking and texturizing, making it perfect for achieving a more dynamic and layered look​​.

You Got the Best Tools – What to Do Now? Cut!

Begin by cutting the back section to the desired medium length using the HH1 Kamikaze Shears, which are excellent for creating smooth, precise cuts. Work around to the sides, ensuring an even length. The shears’ exaggerated blade radius allows for effortless dry cutting. For curtain bangs, take a triangular section of hair from the front, extending from the forehead’s apex to the temples. Using the HH1 Kamikaze Shears, cut the bangs at a slight angle, shorter in the center and gradually lengthening towards the sides to create a soft, framing effect.

To add texture and blend the bangs seamlessly with the rest of the hair, use the HH14T Shimatta Medium-Coarse Blending & Texturizing Shears. Take small sections of the bangs and slide the shears down, making small snips to create a natural, feathered look. This step is crucial for adding movement and preventing the bangs from appearing too heavy. Use the Hanzo Hitter Trimmer to refine the edges and maintain sharp lines around the bangs and hairline. This tool ensures a polished finish with detailed work.

Check the overall balance and symmetry of the cut, making necessary adjustments with the HH1 Kamikaze Shears for precision and the HH14T Shimatta Shears for texturizing. Blow-dry the hair using a round brush to add volume and shape, or use a flat iron for a sleek finish on the bangs. Apply a lightweight styling product, such as a texturizing spray, to enhance the natural movement and shine of the hair. This comprehensive approach, using Hanzo Shears tools, ensures a stylish and versatile medium haircut with bangs that is trendy and easy to maintain. 

Styling Tips for Medium Hair with Bangs

medium hair with bangs

  • Blow Dry with a Round Brush: For a polished look, use a round brush while blow-drying your bangs. This helps to add volume and prevent them from lying flat.
  • Use a Flat Iron for Sleek Bangs: If you prefer a straight and sleek finish, run a flat iron over bangs. Remember to use a heat protectant to prevent damage.
  • Experiment with Textures: Don’t be afraid to curl your bangs for a softer look or use a texturizing spray for a more tousled, natural finish.

Maintenance and Care

To keep your medium hair with bangs looking its best, regular trims are essential. Bangs grow quickly and can become unruly, so visit your stylist every few weeks to maintain their shape. Additionally, invest in quality hair care products like a gentle shampoo, conditioner, and a lightweight styling spray to keep your hair healthy and manageable. Hanzo has a detailed shear care guide which can be quite handy in improving the shear’s service life and keep its performance optimal. This guide is a MUST READ for busy hairstylist – a 5 minute read that will help increase the lifespan of your shears by years 😏😇✨.

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Medium hair with bangs is a versatile and stylish choice that can be customized to suit your personal style. With the right tools from Hanzo Shears and a few styling tips, you can achieve a look that is both chic and easy to maintain. Whether you’re a professional stylist or doing it yourself at home, Hanzo’s premium shears and trimmers are designed to help you achieve the perfect cut every time.

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