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Fringe Up Your Look: 12 Sexy Hairstyles With Side Bangs

Is your hair fringe-tastic? Opting for a fringed look is a great way to completely change up your style. It’s also a super sly way to alter your face shape without going under the knife. Your face shape will determine which fringe styles suit you best. If this is your first time for side bangs, take it easy! Ask your stylist to snip the length so it falls somewhere between your cheekbones and chin then adjust it as needed.

The best way to promote movement within a shorter fringe is to have it cut in an inverted ‘V’ shape so you can wear it to either side. Longer fringes can be cut at a diagonal for a softer effect. Keep your look easy and maintain it with frequent trims. The best part of all is that a side-swept fringe is universally flattering. Get inspired with these sexy hairstyles with side bangs that will keep you looking good all year round.

CHAMPAGNE DREAMS

Deep, golden blonde slivers accent this side fringe for a multi-dimensional look.

Champagne Dreams Side Bangs Champagne Dreams Side View

How To Style:

1. Prep damp hair with a light volumizing mousse.

2. Blow dry hair with a paddle or vent brush for a smooth finish.

3. Create a deep side part. Sweep hair over to one side.

4. Fluff by running your fingers along the back for a deconstructed finish.

5. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy UNDRESSED to create a loose, undone and natural look.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, round or heart shaped faces. This style works best on fine hair.

Tip:

Spike the fringe up and slick down the sides and back for a powerful look.

CARAMEL CASCADE

Deep, caramel tones accent a chocolate base in this long layered look with side bangs.

Caramel Cascade WaVy Look with a Side Fringe Caramel Cascade Wavy Look with a Fringe Side View

How To Style:

1. Prep dry hair with a light working hairspray.

2. Lightly curl hair with a large barrel curling iron from mid lengths to ends only.

3. Create light separation of curls by raking fingers through hair.

4. Keep the fringe sleek and straight. Sweep over to one side.

5. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy SESSION.SPRAY for flexible hold with anti-humidity protection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, square or heart-shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Style hair into a high fashion ponytail for a different look.

CRIMSON CURLS

Medium length hair benefits from a longer fringe that falls softly into romantic curls.

Crimson Curls Sideswept Bangs

How To Style:

1. Prep dry hair with a light working hairspray.

2. Create a deep side parting. Keep fringe sleek and style over to one side.

3. Lightly curl hair with a small or medium barrel curling iron from mid lengths to ends only.

4. Create light separation through remaining curls by raking fingers through hair.

5. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy ANTI-GRAVITY volumizer and texturizer for control with oil-free shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or heart-shaped faces. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Create a side braid then twist and pin into a low bun to go from day to night.

PRINCESS BOB

Mix a little Mad Men with a bit of Snow White and you get this 60’s-inspired fairytale style with a heavy fringe that falls gently over the eyebrow.

Princess Bob Cute Sixties Side Bangs

 How To Style:

1. Prep damp hair with a light volumizing mousse.

2. Blow dry hair with a round brush for a controlled finish.

3. Create a side parting and sweep the heavy fringe over to one side and tuck behind the ear.

4. Back comb the crown area lightly. Take one inch sections in the crown and back area and curl them using a large barrel iron. Allow curls to set in place.

5. Finish this style with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try TIGI BedHead HARD HEAD Hairspray for strong hold and subtle shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, round or square shaped faces. This style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Accent this mystical bob with a sparkly headband.

FOCAL POINT

Long hair gets enough attention, so wear a short, playful fringe that shifts the focus up to you.

Focal Point Long Dramatic Side Bangs Look with Highlights

How To Style:

1. Prep damp hair with a light volumizing mousse.

2. Blow dry hair with a paddle or round brush for a smooth finish.

3. Create a deep side parting. Smooth the fringe and gently sweep off to one side.

4. Curl large strands vertically using a large barrel curling iron. Rake fingers through hair for light separation.

5. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy YOUNG.AGAIN treatment oil for smooth, shiny hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, round or heart-shaped faces. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Create a crown braid by separating hair into two large sections. Braid each side then sweep over the opposite side and pin into place. This is a great look to show off side bangs!

HONEYED HAIR

Long hair creates a lean profile. Create balance by accenting your look with a softly swept fringe that grazes your eyes.

Honeyed Hair with Sideswept Fringe

How To Style:

1. Prep damp hair with a light volumizing mousse.

2. Blow dry hair with a round brush for a controlled finish.

3. Create a side parting. Smooth the fringe and sweep it over softly.

4. Gather hair into two to three large sections to create large barrel curls using a large barrel curling iron.

5. Accent face-framing layers with smaller curls for a soft finish. Sweep the length over to one side.

6. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy BODY.BUILDER Volumizing Mousse to boost hair with flexible fullness and hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round shaped faces. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Gather hair into a messy top knot on day two or three.

INVISIBLE MINK

If you’re not committed to a short fringe, try this ‘invisible’ fringe that blends seamlessly into face-framing layers.

Invisible Mink Sleek Long Look with Blended Fringe

How To Style:

1. Prep damp hair with a light smoothing lotion.

2. Blow dry hair with a paddle or vent brush for a smooth finish.

3. Use a straightening iron for a silky smooth finish.

4. Create a deep side parting. Style hair inward to highlight those face framing layers.

5. Keep the fringe soft and blend into longer layers to accent your cheekbones.

6. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy YOUNG.AGAIN treatment oil for smooth, shiny hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round shaped faces. This style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Gather hair back and sweep it up into a French twist for a different look.

ASYMMETRIC FRINGE

This shattered bob look benefits from a heavy side fringe that’s cut diagonally across the face for versatile styling.

Asymmetric Fringe Short Blonde Look side bangs

How To Style:

1. Prep damp hair with a light volumizing mousse.

2. Blow dry hair with a paddle or vent brush for a smooth finish.

3. Create a heavy side parting. Style this versatile fringe whichever way you prefer.

4. Smooth with a straightening iron for extra control.

5. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try DermOrganic LEAVE-IN treatment to repair and protect hair with improved shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round shaped faces. This style works best on fine hair.

Tip:

Step back in time and style this bob into a decadent, finger-waved look.

GLAMOUR WAVE

Thick hair looks great with soft layers and a chin-length fringe that can be worn any way you like.

Glamour Wave Thick Brunette Look

How To Style:

1. Prep damp hair with a light volumizing mousse.

2. Blow dry hair with a round for a soft  finish.

3. Create a deep side parting. Take one to two inch sections and loosely curl them in opposite directions.

4. Curl the fringe up and away from the face. Style your bangs so that they softly over one eye for a vintage touch.

5. Lightly rake fingers through hair for light separation.

6. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy MOTION.LOTION to enhance curl and control frizz.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round shaped faces. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Accent hair with a vintage hair comb or brooch to give it that extra “pop”.

PLATINUM POMP

Big hair can feel overwhelming on a small face. A heavy side-swept fringe offers great contrast and really opens up your features.

Platinum Pomp Heavy Side Fringe Platinum Pomp Heavy Side Fringe View 2

How To Style:

1. Prep damp hair with a light volumizing mousse.

2. Blow dry hair with a round brush for a voluminous finish.

3. Create a deep side parting. Backcomb base of the crown for major volume.

4. Smooth the surface layers and sweep fringe over so it gently grazes over one eye.

5. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy ANTI-GRAVITY volumizer and texturizer for control with oil-free shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round shaped faces. This style works best on fine hair.

Tip:

Accent this bangin’ style with a small headband, scarf or bow.

BOMBSHELL BEAUTY

Voluminous curls balance a face with larger features. If you need to ‘hide’ a large or high forehead, go with a heavy fringe.

Voluminous Beauty Full Style with Side Fringe

How To Style:

1. Prep damp hair with a light volumizing mousse.

2. Blow dry hair with a round brush for a major volume.

3. Create a deep side parting. Curl hair using a medium barrel curling iron in alternating directions to enhance body and volume. Rake fingers through hair to create light separation.

4. Smooth the fringe down over to one side. Curl ends lightly so they tuck under for a controlled finish.

5. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Oribe APRES BEACH for touchable waves with beautiful shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, round or heart-shaped faces. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Accent these romantic curls with a beautiful flower.

FRINGE DELIGHT

Fine hair needs an extra boost. Opt for a layered cut with soft side bangs that caress your cheekbones.

Fringe Delight Layered Cut for Fine Hair with a Fringe

How To Style:

1. Prep damp hair with a light volumizing mousse.

2. Blow dry hair with a round brush for a voluminous finish.

3. Create a soft, messy side part. Lightly curl hair using a medium barrel curling iron.

4. Curl hair in alternating directions (towards the face and away from the face) for extra movement.

5. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy SESSION.SPRAY for flexible hold with anti-humidity protection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round shaped faces. This style works best on fine hair.

Tip:

Sweep hair back into a soft, messy chignon.

Any way you choose to style it, a fringe is a great accent to any face. It offers instant framing and delicately highlights your eyes and cheekbones. This minor change is a super way to freshen up your entire look. Call your stylist today and get a new set of side bangs snipped!