While most of the U.S. was in deep REM sleep, a member of Korean boy group BTS made a questionable decision. Jin, who once told Allure that he values his looks “very much,” shared a video on Twitter of himself cutting his own bangs. In just a couple hours, almost 3 million people watched the 25-year-old chop at this fringe with a pair of what appears to be kitchen scissors. All the while, he performs his own haircut with one hand as he holds his phone (adorned in a Givenchy case) in his other hand. I’m simultaneously proud of how well he did and dismayed that he took the feat upon himself. Somewhere in Seoul, Jin’s hair stylist cringed, too. Jin later posted on BTS’s fancafe that he got in trouble.
I know when the idea strikes you to cut your hair or trim your bangs, it’s hard not to follow the scissor’s siren call. I’ve been there. Last year, I decided at midnight to cut off most of my hair. But I waited a couple days to let a professional do the honors. Holding out until the hair appointment was incredibly worth it. But unlike Jin, I’m not the member of one of today’s biggest boy bands in the world. I’m pretty sure his hairstylist would have been down for a quick house call. He complained in the video about not being able to see because of his bangs
The Bangtan Boys often reveal their latest hairstyles on Twitter. In August, Jimin showed off his watermelon-pink hair, and RM previewed his new gray hair ahead of the American Music Awards. However, this is the first time one of the members has shown the process of getting their hair cut or dyed, let alone acting as their own hairstylist.
Although he seemed to be pleased with his at-home bang trim, I would advise not following Jin’s video as a tutorial. New York City-based hairstylist Matt Fugate would strongly suggest doing the opposite of everything Jin did. Cutting his bangs while they were dry is approximately the only thing Jin did right. Kitchen scissors were definitely not his best option. Fugate recommends using the smallest scissors you can possibly find. “The smaller the scissor, the less chance of a mistake,” he has told Allure. Plus, you should hold them vertically, pointing them straight up in the air — not horizontally. You can find more of Fugate’s tips for cutting your own bangs here.
Luckily, when you have a face like Jin’s, you can pull off basically any hairstyle. He could have completely messed up his bangs, and he still would have been “Mr. Worldwide Handsome.”
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