Trendy long side bangs have face-framing features that go in a diagonal line across the forehead. They’re perfect for hiding larger foreheads and skin imperfections and are known to have a slimming effect.
The best hair types for longer side bangs are wavy to straight due to the ease of styling with these textures. Curly hair may need a bit more help and product to achieve the desired results.
According to hairstylist Arijana Arci of Louisville, KY, “If you’re more of a wash-and-go type of woman, longer side bangs won’t do you any good. These bangs have high upkeep and need daily styling.”
Arci recommends blow-drying when styling side bangs that are long. Blow-drying amps up bangs in an instant – giving it a relaxed, chic finish. With this, it creates an illusion of prominent cheekbones and well-defined jawline.
So before your next salon visit, check out these popular images of the best hairstyles with long side bangs for your next idea!
Short Hair with Long Side Bangs
Short hair with long side bangs gives a romantic sweep to the eyes. A long-length side-swept fringe softens the corners on a square-shaped face. Great for fine hair and medium-textured hair to help give volume and bounce to the tresses.
Long Hair with Side Bangs
Long hair with side bangs swept perfectly across the bridge of your nose or cheekbones softens your overall face shape. Long-length side bangs are great for square-shaped faces. Ask your stylist to do less layering around the face and focus on the side bangs with long hair. It brings all the attention to the eyes while elongating around the jawline.
Long Layered Choppy Bob with Side Bangs
Go for long layered choppy bob with side bangs if you love a messy texture to your tresses. The longer layers are airy and create width to the bob to enhance the texture in your wavy hair. Side bangs are the perfect addition to give extra shape and movement around the face while keeping the layers longer.
Long Face-Framing Side Bangs for a Round Face
Long side bangs for a round face can be achieved without making your face look more round on a shorter styled chin-length cut. Ask your stylist to keep the length on the sides right below the chin area. To elongate the face, you can ask your stylist not to add any additional face-framing layers other than side-swept bangs cut above the brows.
Long Side Fringe for Women Over 60
Long side fringe for women over 60 accentuates the eyes and frames the face quite well. This is a great cut for long and square face shapes. Long side fringe can help hide a large forehead and balance out the face symmetrically.
Long Feathered Fringe Bangs to the Side
Long feathered fringe bangs to the side are excellent for women who want volume without giving up the hair length. To style this cut, use mousse and dry the hair with a diffuser dryer.
Side Bangs for Older Women
Side bangs for older women give extra style to your tresses while keeping them under low maintenance. The sweeping motion adds life back to the hair regardless of the hair length. The added benefit of side bangs is that they don’t need to be cut as often and grows out with shape that is easy to style.
Flattering Side Bangs for Women Over 50
Flattering side bangs for women over 50 with glasses is a must-try hairstyle to soften and disguise any areas of recession. The hairline near our temples tends to become lighter with age. Giving some long movement to this area draws the eye to the mid-face and away from the forehead. The longer length in bangs also hits the sweet spot at your cheekbones for a youthful-looking appearance.
Longer Fringe for Short Hair
Try a longer fringe for short hair if you want to slim down a wider face. Square and round face shapes are generally widest at the cheeks. Adding long side bangs that sweep across the face, narrows such face shapes.
Long and Curly Side Bangs
Long and curly side bangs create extra fullness, volume and blend beautifully with the rest of your facial features. This allows for a beautiful projection of your curls no matter what your curl type is.
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Long Bob with Side Bangs
A long bob with side bangs helps elongate the face and gives more definition to the cheeks. Bet on a layered and frayed fringe to frame the face perfectly while effortlessly adding some volume into it.
Pixie with Side Parted Bangs
A pixie with side-parted bangs creates a soft swept style. Create the part from the top of the head forward where the hair will naturally fall. Add a few shorter layers in the crown for added volume and texture. To get a soft swept look, use a 1 1/2-2 inch round brush over-directing back so the hair will fall and sweep over your face. Think of pulling the hair in the opposite way from where you want it to fall.
Side-Swept Bangs for a Long Hairstyle
Try long side-swept bangs to enhance your long hairstyle. Ask your stylist to cut your bangs to the lip or nose for the perfect length. These long bangs look great on all face shapes and add a sexy look to the overall appearance. Blow-dry or curl away from your face for a soft finish.
Longer Bangs on Medium Hair
Longer bangs on medium hair work well for framing longer faces. The longer length of the bangs sweep at the middle part of your facial structure and allow shape around the face. This breaks up the length of the face and shoulder-length hair by creating movement exactly where you need it.
Stylist David Bullen of SoHo, NY says, “to style, use a spritz of texture or salt spray. I love Undressed by Hairstory. Comb into place, give the lengths a squeeze, and air dry.”
Long Layered Hair with Side Bangs
Opt for long layered hair with side bangs and amp it up with a lot of waves for added movement and body.
This hair trend was created by stylist Iulian Silviu Timisica of Romania. It’s an iconic layered haircut and an upgraded version of Brigitte Bardot’s. For extra dimension, Timisica added highlights and foil balayage, too!