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For Your Hair Bucket List: 20 Side-Swept Bangs

Few things complement a great haircut or a superb color more than a side-swept bang. They can truly be the finishing touch to your style. In this article, I will delve into 20 different styles with side-swept bangs and teach you how to create the looks!

#1 Eye Catching

Written by Carly Bowers

This sleek and sophisticated hairstyle is brought up a notch with these lovely bangs. The length of the bob is cut right at the chin so the long bangs help break up the overall look.

Sleek Bob Hairstyle with Bangs

Style by Hailee Swore, Blaze Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

Sleek Bob Hairstyle with Bangs Side

Style by Hailee Swore, Blaze Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

How To Style:

  1. Part hair deep to one side and comb through.
  2. Iron out the hair under so it lays sleek and smooth.
  3. Use the flat iron to flip the bangs out at the tips to add a fun contrast.

Recommended Products:

Moroccan Oil Treatment is a serum that comes in regular or light, depending on the hair type you have.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round or square shaped faces on ladies with thick, straight hair are great candidates for this hairstyle.

Tip:

These bangs are so long you could part them on the opposite side or even in the middle for a totally different look!

#2 Party Girl

Written by Carly Bowers

Usually side bangs are angled or rounded, but this style breaks the rules by keeping a more square shape. This is a great option for those that are growing out straight-forward bangs!

Hairstyle with Curls and Bangs

Style by Laquan Fields, Ultimate Creations Salon, Beaufort, SC

Hairstyle with Curls and Bangs Side

Style by Laquan Fields, Ultimate Creations Salon, Beaufort, SC

How To Style:

  1. Make sure to dry your bangs forward and to the side so you can style them more easily.
  2. Use a medium-sized curling iron to style strands with some tight, bouncy curls.
  3. Use the same iron for the bangs, or opt for a flat iron to bump the bangs slightly.

Recommended Products:

Spray on some Enjoy Texture Spray and scrunch it into your curls for some fun texture and grit.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round shaped faces will be flattered by this style. This look will work great on ladies who have naturally curly hair.

Tip:

Keep up your bang maintenance by scheduling a trim in between regular color or haircut appointments.

#3 The Stand Out

Written by Carly Bowers

These bangs are the highlight of this hairstyle — literally! The fringe on this pixie is bleached out to stand out and make an awesome dramatic statement.

Pixie Hairstyle with Highlighted Fringe

Style by Kelley Danford, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Pixie Hairstyle with Highlighted Fringe Side

Style by Kelley Danford, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How to Style:

  1. Use a comb to push strands forward and part bangs to the side.
  2. Blow dry hair in the same direction as you combed so it will lay forward and soft.

Recommended Products:

Herbal Essences Naked Sheer Shine Mist will help give incredible shine to your blonde and brunette locks alike.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart shaped faces look best with a pixie cut. Straight hair or hair with a slight wave can achieve this style easily.

Tip:

Even though all pixie haircuts are considered short, they can definitely vary in style and in color. There are tons of options for you to choose from, so don’t think you’ll be boxed in by going short.

#4 Punky Princess

Written by Carly Bowers

Give your haircut some attitude with flipped out, fuchsia bangs!

Short Hairstyle with Fuchsia Bangs

Style by Nakia Boykin, Mane Inspirations, Columbia, SC

Short Hairstyle with Fuchsia Bangs Side

Style by Nakia Boykin, Mane Inspirations, Columbia, SC

How To Style:

  1. Create a deep side part with a comb so you get a nice, crisp line.
  2. Flat iron all of your hair and bump the ends under. Leave the bangs out.
  3. When you are ready to flat iron your bangs, bend the iron out and away from the face to create that distinct flip. If you can’t quite master the flip with the flat iron, use a larger sized curling iron instead.

Recommended Products:

Oribe Superfine Strong Hairspray is like a miracle mist that will lock hair in place without flakes.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Narrower shaped faces or smaller faces would look nice with this hairstyle. Thin to thick amounts of hair on the straighter side is best.

Tip:

Flip out one side for an asymmetrical look or flip out both sides for a fun, dramatic style!

#5 Helen of Troy

Written by Carly Bowers

This Grecian Goddess looks amazing with a soft blonde hair and a braided crown. The sweeping bangs in the front help frame the face and keep the look youthful, too.

Hairstyle with Braided Crown and Sweeping Bangs

Style by Ivy Hibberts, Makeup by Lauren West, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

Hairstyle with Braided Crown and Sweeping Bangs Back

Style by Ivy Hibberts, Makeup by Lauren West, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Section out the front bangs to leave them out before you begin to braid.
  2. Braid the rest of the hair into a halo or crown and secure with pins.
  3. Part bangs slightly to one side and curl for a soft texture.

Recommended Products:

Velvet Hammer Hydrating Control Cream by Drybar is a great foundation to use on strands before braiding.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

No excuses! All face shapes and hair types are candidates for this boho chic look.

Tip:

Braids are a great option for day two or even day three hair. Dirty hair works great for updos and braids.

#6 Chic Chick

Written by Carly Bowers

This long bob is so on trend. The short, brow grazing bangs are adorable and help frame the face.

Long Bob with Side Swept Bangs

Style and Makeup by Vicki Lynn Kelley, EncoreHD Magazine

How To Style:

  1. Blow dry hair straight and roll it under to frame the face. Use a round brush for best results.
  2. Flat iron any strands that need it to polish the look off.

Recommended Products:

Aveda Light Elements Texturizing Crème is just enough to add shine and separate layers without being too heavy or sticky.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round or heart shaped faces are ideal for this sweet lob. All hair thicknesses that are straight or slightly wavy will work best.

Tip:

Never had bangs? They totally change your look and will give you a whole new attitude! Give yourself a couple of days to get used to seeing yourself with bangs.

#7 Glamazon

Written by Carly Bowers

This bouffant hairstyle is ultra sexy and the long, sweeping bangs help give it that sultry feel.

Sexy Updo with Long Sweeping Bangs

Style by Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

Sexy Updo with Long Sweeping Bangs Side

Style by Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

How To Style:

  1. Curl your entire head of hair with a large-sized curling iron.
  2. Grab a large section at the crown and pin it up. Leave the rest down for that sex kitten look.
  3. Keep the bangs parted to the side for a soft result.

Recommended Products:

Prive Firm Hold Hairspray will do the trick of locking your look into place.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round and heart shaped faces are ideal for this style with height. Curly or wavy long hair is a must.

Tip:

This look could be achieved with a ponytail, too. Soft, side sweeping bangs and other curled tendrils left around the face create a sweet and sexy look.

#8 Rolling Out

Written by Carly Bowers

This sleek hairstyle is given some flair with the pop of color and rolled back bangs.

Sleek Hairstyle with Rolled Out Bangs

Photo Credits EncoreHD Magazine

Sleek Hairstyle with Rolled Out Bangs Side

Photo Credits EncoreHD Magazine

How To Style:

  1. Use a one-inch curling iron and hold it straight up and down while curling the bangs back and away from the face. This will create the tubular curl as shown in the picture.
  2. Spray to hold.

Recommended Products:

Garnier Fructis Style Brilliantine Shine Glossing Spray will give your look a long-lasting, shiny finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes will be broken up by the curving line of the bangs. Thin to thick hair that is on the straighter side would be best.

Tip:

This model proves that a single dramatic style element in your hairstyle goes a long way!

#9 Beautiful Flip

Written by Carly Bowers

This curly hairstyle has slightly feathered bangs that blend into the hairstyle beautifully.

Long Curly Hairstyle with Feathered Bangs

Style by Natasha Phillips, Center of Attention Salon, Fayetteville, NC

Long Curly Hairstyle with Feathered Bangs Side

Style by Natasha Phillips, Center of Attention Salon, Fayetteville, NC

How To Style:

  1. Create a deep side part and comb through strands.
  2. Curl the entire head of hair with a curling iron.
  3. Use the curling iron to flip the bangs away from the face and spray to hold.

Recommended Products:

L’Oreal Elnett Strong Hold Hairspray!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Long, oval shaped faces look great with more forward grazing bangs like these. Curls help soften up square or rectangular shaped faces. Thick hair with natural wave is best.

Tip:

Keeping the bangs sleek and only flipping out the ends keep this look modern and not dated.

#10 Long Side Sweepers

Written by Carly Bowers

I love long, side-swept bangs. They can highlight a fun color and really add that little extra something to an otherwise normal ‘do! The style shown in the photos below features a chin length bang, which is especially great for those long-haired gals out there.

Long Side-Swept Bangs Pretty Style for Long Hair

Style by Acacia Cronic

Long Side-Swept Bangs Pretty Style for Long Hair View 2

Style by Acacia Cronic

How To Style:

  1. After washing and shampooing, comb out your hair and part it to the desired side. Add desired products.
  2. Using a flat paddle brush, begin blow drying the bangs the OPPOSITE way of which you want them to lay. For instance, if you usually part your hair on the right, you will blow dry your hair as if you part it on the left. This will add volume and smooth out any cowlicks.
  3. Style the rest of your hair as desired.

Recommended Products:

A root boosting spray or a mousse is an excellent product to add volume at the scalp. I love Body Builder Mousse by Kevin Murphy.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is perfect for those who have a longer face shape and want to soften any harsh features.

#11 The Medium Length Madame

Written by Carly Bowers

Medium hair and side-swept bangs are a great combination. The bangs shown in this style are short, sweet and match perfectly with the collarbone length hair. These even have a little flip at the end which softens the look even more.

Medium Length Brunette Side-Swept Bangs

Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, IA

How To Style:

  1. After washing and shampooing, comb out your hair and part it to the desired side. Add desired products.
  2. Using a flat paddle brush, begin blow drying the bangs the OPPOSITE way of which you want them to lay. For instance, if you usually part your hair on the right, you will blow dry your hair as if you part it on the left. This will add volume and smooth out any cowlicks.
  3. Using a large barrel curling iron, curl only the ends of the bangs.
  4. Style the rest of the hair as desired.

Recommended Products:

A smoothing serum is crucial for giving your bangs that silky soft sheen. I like Super Skinny Serum by Paul Mitchell.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style of bangs is great for those who have a small forehead. Any hair type will work great for this style.

Tip:

If you have extra frizzy and unruly hair, don’t be afraid to bust out your flat iron to put the final smoothing touches on your bangs. Just be sure to keep the heat low!

#12 The Swooped Shorty

Written by Carly Bowers

With short hair, you can easily spice up your look with a swoopy bang! I love this specific look because the bangs pictured are short, which goes perfectly with the haircut.

Swooped Shorty Blonde Style Long Front Pieces

Style by Kara Safranek

Swooped Shorty Blonde Side-Swept Bangs Style Tapered Front

Style by Kara Safranek

How To Style:

  1. After washing and shampooing, comb out your hair and part it to the desired side. Add desired products.
  2. Using a flat paddle brush, begin blow drying the bangs the OPPOSITE way of which you want them to lay. For instance, if you usually part your hair on the right, you will blowdry your hair as if you part it on the left. This will add volume and smooth out any cowlicks.
  3. Finish with a smoothing serum.
  4. Style the rest of your hair as desired.

Recommended Products:

To smooth out your bangs, I advise using a flat paddle brush and a blowdryer. I love Paul Mitchell’s flat brush.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work great for those ladies with short hair and for anyone who wants to soften harsh features.

#13 The Curled Up, Flipped Out Swoopy Bang

Written by Carly Bowers

I love this look because it adds a little extra flair to an otherwise dull swoopy bang. These bangs are the perfect finishing touch on a curled look for a fancy evening.

Curled Up Swoopy Side-Swept Bang

Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, IA

How To Style:

  1. After washing and shampooing, comb out your hair and part it to the desired side. Add desired products.
  2. Using a flat paddle brush, begin blow drying the bangs the OPPOSITE way of which you want them to lay. For instance, if you usually part your hair on the right, you will blowdry your hair as if you part it on the left. This will add volume and smooth out any cowlicks.
  3. Using a large barrel curling iron, curl the ends of the bangs away from your face.
  4. Curl the rest of your hair section by section with a 1¼ inch curling iron.

Recommended Products:

A light holding spray will keep those bangs in tip top shape all day and night. I love Light Hairspray by Moroccan Oil.

Best Hair Type and Face Shape:

This style is great for those who love wearing curled hair and want to add some flair to their bangs to match! Any hair type will work well with this style.

#14 The Pieced Out Side Bang

Written by Carly Bowers

“Pieced out” hair is a term that is thrown around quite frequently in the salon and it can be a very trendy and stylish look, if done properly. With a little product and a tiny bit of technique, you are well on your way to a cool, new way to style your bangs!

Pieced Out Side Bang

Style by Folicle Salon and Spa, Charlotte, NC

Pieced Out Side Bang Side View

Style by Folicle Salon and Spa, Charlotte, NC

How To Style:

  1. After washing and shampooing, comb out your hair and part it to the desired side. Add desired products.
  2. Using a flat paddle brush, begin blow drying the bangs the OPPOSITE way of which you want them to lay. For instance, if you usually part your hair on the right, you will blowdry your hair as if you part it on the left. This will add volume and smooth out any cowlicks.
  3. With a small amount of wax or texture cream, separate your bangs into a few individual pieces. Use the product sparingly! It’s easy to overdo it.
  4. Style the rest of the hair as desired.

Recommended Products:

A great wax is key to this look turning out perfectly. I love Styling Wax by Bumble and bumble.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This pieced out look is great for those with a small forehead and works well for those who have thicker, coarser hair.

Tip:

Go easy on the product! A little bit of a waxy or greasy product goes a long way.

#15 The Pixie Bang Princess

Written by Carly Bowers

Michelle Williams really has this look down. Although this is a longer pixie, she shows that a side bang can be not only the complementary piece to a haircut, but it can also be the focus of your cut!

Pixie Bang Princess Blonde Side-Swept Bangs Style

Photo Credit: Shutterstock

How To Style:

  1. After washing and shampooing, comb out your hair and part it to the desired side. Add desired products.
  2. Using a flat paddle brush, begin blow drying the bangs the OPPOSITE way of which you want them to lay. For instance, if you usually part your hair on the right, you will blowdry your hair as if you part it on the left. This will add volume and smooth out any cowlicks.
  3. Style the rest of the hair as desired.

Recommended Products:

This style has plenty of fluff and body, so a root lifting product will be your friend! Try Boosta Spray by Unite.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is ideal if you have short hair that’s on the thicker side.

#16 The Bob Bang Babe

Written by Carly Bowers

With a little side fringe your otherwise average bob can go from ordinary to extraordinary! A heavier, more daring side bang is a great accessory to this everyday haircut.

Bob With Side-Swept Bangs Pale Blonde Look

Style by Lauren McDonald Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

Bob With Side-Swept Bangs Pale Blonde Look Side View

Style by Lauren McDonald Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

How To Style:

  1. After washing and shampooing, comb out your hair and part it to the desired side. Add desired products.
  2. Using a flat paddle brush, begin blow drying the bangs the OPPOSITE way of which you want them to lay. For instance, if you usually part your hair on the right, you will blowdry your hair as if you part it on the left. This will add volume and smooth out any cowlicks.
  3. Finish styling the rest of your hair as desired.

Recommended Products:

A frizz minimizing product or a serum is great for this sleek look. Try Biosilk to get that silky soft mane!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is great for those with a longer face and any hair texture will work well for this look.

#17 The Braided Boho Bang

Written by Carly Bowers

Braids are all the rage this season, so why not bring that trend to your bangs? This look is super easy to create and is a fun, simple way to get those bangs out of your face!

Braided Boho Bangs Long Style Side View

Style by Landen Gallagher, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Braided Boho Side Bangs Long Style Front View

Style by Landen Gallagher, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. After washing and shampooing, comb out your hair and part it to the desired side. Add desired products.
  2. Using a flat paddle brush, begin blow drying the bangs the OPPOSITE way of which you want them to lay. For instance, if you usually part your hair on the right, you will blowdry your hair as if you part it on the left. This will add volume and smooth out any cowlicks.
  3. Begin the braid by separating your bangs into two sections. Proceed with a braid and secure the end of the braid with either a hair tie or a bobby pin.
  4. Style the rest of the hair as desired.

Recommended Products:

Before beginning your braid, give your hair a little “grit” so you have something to work with. Try spraying a little medium hold hairspray near the roots. I really like Elnet by L’oreal.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is perfect for anyone with a small forehead or a round face shape. Any hair texture/type will work well for this look.

Tip:

Braiding can be frustrating, but practice makes perfect! Give yourself a few tries before you give up on this one. If you’re an expert at braiding, step it up a notch and go for a French braided bang!

#18 The Lovely Layered Bang

Written by Carly Bowers

Nothing complements a lovely layered haircut more than a swooping side bang. It brings the whole cut together and does an excellent job of really framing your face.

Long Brown Casual Style with Front Bangs

Style by Jennifer Carr, Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL

Long Brown Casual Style with Front Side-Swept Bangs and Red Highlights

Style by Jennifer Carr, Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL

How To Style:

  1. After washing and shampooing, comb out your hair and part it to the desired side. Add desired products.
  2. Using a flat paddle brush, begin blow drying the bangs the OPPOSITE way of which you want them to lay. For instance, if you usually part your hair on the right, you will blowdry your hair as if you part it on the left. This will add volume and smooth out any cowlicks.
  3. Style the rest of your hair as desired.

Recommended Products:

Really getting those layers in the perfect spot is crucial for this look to come together. Try round brushing the layers around your face with the Sam Villa Medium Boar Bristle Brush.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is absolutely perfect for those wanting to frame their face as well as those with an elongated face. Any hair texture will work perfectly with this style.

Tip:

If you have extra unruly hair, the round brushing might not get the job done with a look like this. Don’t be afraid to finish off the look with your flat iron, just don’t turn up the heat too high!

#19 The Bangalicious Side Pony

Written by Carly Bowers

In a world of side ponies, what sets that special pony apart is a gorgeous side-swept bang that flows perfectly into the rest of the look! This is a super fun way to fancy up your daytime hair.

Long Wavy Blonde Side-Swept Ponytail

Style by Flonnie Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Long Wavy Blonde Side-Swept Ponytail View 2

Style by Flonnie Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. After washing and shampooing, comb out your hair and part it to the desired side. Add desired products.
  2. Using a flat paddle brush, begin blow drying the bangs the OPPOSITE way of which you want them to lay. For instance, if you usually part your hair on the right, you will blowdry your hair as if you part it on the left. This will add volume and smooth out any cowlicks.
  3. Secure the rest of your hair in a low side pony. Curl small sections with a 1¼ inch curling iron.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

After you have completed the look, give everything a little spritz with Bumble and bumble Classic Hairspray! It will give some hold but won’t make your hair feel crispy or crunchy.

#20 The Fancy Fringe

Written by Carly Bowers

An updo is a classic fancy style, but with a lovely fringe to frame your face, you can kick your classy ‘do up an extra notch! I really love the look of a soft bang framing your face when the rest of your hair is pulled back.

Fancy Fringe Pretty Updo with Side-Swept Pieces

Style by Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

Fancy Fringe Updo Back View with Curls

Style by Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

How To Style:

  1. After washing and shampooing, comb out your hair and part it to the desired side. Add desired products.
  2. Using a flat paddle brush, begin blow drying the bangs the OPPOSITE way of which you want them to lay. For instance, if you usually part your hair on the right, you will blowdry your hair as if you part it on the left. This will add volume and smooth out any cowlicks.
  3. Secure the rest of your hair back in a ponytail in the middle of your head. Curl sections with a 1¼ curling iron and begin pinning them up in various spots around the ponytail. There’s no rhyme or reason to this, just be sure to cover the ponytail holder!
  4. Finish with a light hairspray.

Recommended Products:

A good curling iron is key to create those perfect curlyQs, so try the 1¼ inch curling iron by Hot Tools. You won’t be disappointed! Be sure to adjust the heataccordingly.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will soften harsh features when the rest of the hair is pulled back and it’s great for any hair type.

Now that you have some insight into how amazing and spectacular side-swept bangs can be, don’t hesitate to have your stylist cut you a little fringe next time you are in their chair! They are very versatile and can be worked into almost any style. As I mentioned before, they truly are the cherry on top of a fantastic haircut or style.