20 Flattering Hairstyles with Side Bangs for Every Face Shape & Length

Hairstyles with side bangs

Getting side bangs is a great way to completely change up your style! Plus, it’s a super sly way to alter your face shape without being too drastic.

Some tips and things to consider when getting side bangs hairstyles:

  • Your face shape will determine which side if your face your bangs will suit you best.
  • 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 shorter bangs is to have it cut in an inverted ‘V’ shape so you can wear it to either side.
  • Longer bangs 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 these looks are universally flattering.

Any way you choose to style it, side fringe hairstyles are a great accent to any face. It offers instant framing and delicately highlights your eyes and cheekbones. It’s a small way to freshen up your entire hairdo.

Get inspired by these super stylish hairstyles with side bangs that will keep you looking good all year round!

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Short, Layered with Side Fringe

Short, Layered with Side Fringe
Instagram @hair_by_katie

Stylist Katie made sure to chop towards the back and leave full, long strands towards the front for a sassier short layered hair with side fringe.

Long Hair Angled Side Bangs

Long Hair Angled Side Bangs
Instagram @excellencebbb

Q&A with style creator, Excelsior Cerezo
Licensed Barber @ Bedlam Beauty & Barber in San Jose, CA

How would you describe this?

These long angled side bangs are glamorous, sexy, and fun. The layers frame the face and the added side bangs are just another great feature. Even if they were long side bangs it still would look amazing.

Side bangs give the haircut more of a pop. This kind of haircut will look great on any girl with that sleek hair who is looking for something fun!

What’s your best advice?

Remember side bangs haircuts require you to style them i.e. blow dry them. If they aren’t styled then it just sits there waiting for something to happen to them. Also, if you tie the hair in a pony you can create a different ‘do as well like a sleek ponytail with side bangs.

If you’re an air dry type that’s totally fine. You can use the Bumble and Bumble “don’t blow it” air dry cream. It’s a great product since, and they have it for thick or fine hair. You just towel dry the hair really well, part to the desired side, and then use about a nickel to quarter size amount and run it through mids to ends. You smooth it or scrunch it through to add some more texture. Whatever you choose just know you have styling options. It’s a versatile haircut.

Feminine Layers with Long Side Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Michaela O’Keefe
Hair Colorist @ Revive Salon & Spa in San Diego, CA


How would you describe this?

This is a very soft and feminine side bangs hairstyle. The layers and fringe flow nicely together and the color ties it all in because it is more of a sunkissed and very natural feel.

What’s your best advice?

To maintain and recreate this layered hair with side bangs, use something that gives volume and smoothes at the same time to reduce frizz. For example, L’Oreal professional Liss & Pump. It gives that needed volume and smoothes at the same time.

This cut is ideal for thicker hair because the layering takes out the weight. Less dense of hair wouldn’t have this same effect on side bangs styles like this.

As for the color, this was created by using a balayage technique that is suitable for everyone.

Pixie Bob with Side Bangs for Fine Hair

Pixie Bob with Side Bangs for Fine Hair
Instagram @louiblunthair

Q&A with style creator, Loui Blunt
Stylist / Colorist / Blonde Specialist @ Mie Mani in London, UK


How would you describe this?

This is a pixie bob with side bangs perfect for a heart face shape. It’s cheeky and has the perfect bedhead. These are what make wispy side bangs special. Smooth or wavy hair will express themselves freely.

What’s your best advice?

This style is suitable for thick hair types, as the top is disconnected from underneath, showing an undercut. The layers were created with a razor. If the hair is thin then it would be possible to design something similar. Just texturize the hair rather than doing layers.

Shoulder-Length Hair with Side Bangs

Shoulder-Length Hair with Side Bangs
Instagram @jemhair

Q&A with style creator, Jenna Erin Murray
Hair Artist @ Salon Edge of Yorba Linda in Yorba Linda, CA


How would you describe this?

This is a balayage with a side fringe. It’s blended to perfection and it sits right along the eye area.

What’s your best advice?

Use a leave-in conditioner like 7 Seconds by UNITE.

All hair types are suitable for this side fringe haircut except really curly hair. Curly side bangs are hard to achieve.

Mid-Length Bob with Long Side Swoop Bangs

Mid-Length Bob with Long Side Swoop Bangs
Instagram @theresaprzybyla

Q&A with style creator, Theresa
Hairstylist/Makeup Artist/Creative Director @ Jose Luis Salon in Austin, TX


How would you describe this?

This is a blunt bob with long side swoop bangs with internal texture. The bob is a classic cut for all face shapes and hair textures.

What’s your best advice?

Swoopy bangs are best achieved with a pea-sized amount of Oribe Gel Serum. This product provides a flexible hold for your swoopy side bangs. It can be applied throughout the entire head from roots to ends for an effortless style.

Layers with Long Side-Swept Bangs

Layers with Long Side-Swept Bangs
Instagram @emanuelrodhair

Q&A with style creator, Emanuel
Specialist Hairdreams Extensions/Calligraphycut/Color Expert/Celebrity Hairstylist @ Color Salon in Las Vegas, NV


How would you describe this?

These layers with long side-swept bangs are a modern day “Farrah Fawcett.” The long layers with the long swept bangs showcase the angles in the front which give the option to play with different looks when styling.

What’s your best advice?

Try Perfect Hair Day line by Living Proof. It’s good for volume, texture, and shine. Also try the hairspray by Living Proof. A large round brush is a must when styling long hair with side bangs.

This style works best for anyone with normal to thick hair due to their natural ability to achieve more volume. The cut itself is universal because side swept bangs are flattering for all face shapes and lifestyles.

Long Hair with Side Bangs for Thick Hair

Long Hair with Side Bangs for Thick Hair
Instagram @beautybyaudreyy

We’re loving this simple, natural long hairstyle that proves what keeping your hair healthy and shiny can do to your whole look. Some layers and side bangs would flatter a length like this.

Side Bangs on a Choppy Bob

Side Bangs on a Choppy Bob
Instagram @onaresalon

Ditch your side bangs long hair with this wonderfully made layered jaw-length bob ideal for thin hair. The wispy side fringe haircut only makes the whole look gorgeous with how it frames her face and enhances the eyes.

Long Bob with Bangs to the Side

Long Bob with Bangs to the Side
Instagram @meltedbymiranda

This glossy trendy lob for women paired with a side fringe hairstyle is totally on-point! You can add texture even to smooth hair like this for more structure and depth. Who wouldn’t want side bangs hair cuts?

Inverted Bob with Side Fringe Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Eduardo Neves
Hairstylist @ Mie Mani Hairdressing in London, UK


How would you describe this?

This inverted bob with side fringe bangs is full of texture. It’s this texture actually that makes this haircut look modern, soft, and “alive”. The asymmetry paired with that splash of color popping in gives it personality and makes it fun.

What’s your best advice?

This side bangs haircut is very versatile. Even in curly hair, it would look nice because it has some layered side bangs and lots of texture. It can be straight, wavy, or even rough dried and it always looks nice.

Blunt Bob with Side Fringes

Q&A with style creator, Ellie George
Junior Stylist @ Hope Hairdressing in Fife, Scotland


How would you describe this?

This is a timeless blunt bob with side fringes. A classic haircut that can be made unique with the help of this vibrant copper color.  The graduated bangs add a modern, contemporary feel to the classic bob.

What’s your best advice?

This style is also a great option for women with fine hair. The length and shape of the cut gives the appearance of thicker hair.

Medium-Length Hair with Side Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Nichole Olmstead
Cosmetology Student @ Avalon School of Cosmetology in Phoenix, AZ


How would you describe this?

This is a classic and elegant hairstyle with bangs to the side. My best thing about it is you can use different products to add texture and make it chunky for an alternative look or wear it soft for a more glam vibe. You can also do a cute twist and pin it back when needed.

What’s your best advice?

This style is great for a woman who’s thinking about getting bangs, but is afraid of a full heavy bangs style. It creates a softer feel to girls who want to add some softness around their forehead or accentuate their eyes.

Layered Haircut with Side Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Katrice Condon
Stylist @ The Clip Joint Salon in Fayetteville, NC


How would you describe this?

This is a long layered haircut with long side bangs for women. (See more long layered haircuts with bangs here)

The long side fringe gives the locks lots of movement and the bangs create lift and softness around the face so the hair is not lying flat to the head.

What’s your best advice?

Use Oribe Volumista. It’s a great root lifting product to help give volume from the scalp. Also use Oribe Straight Away on the mid-shaft to ends to create this smooth blowout, without weighing the hair down. To finish it off, use Oribe Superfine Hairspray to help hold the style.

Side bang hairstyles are very versatile, especially for those who want bangs but still need to be able to pull their hair back. This look can go with most face shapes because it creates softness and is not a harsh bang.

The woman in the photo has very naturally curly hair, so it helps create volume when she wears her hair natural. This cut can go with most hair textures as well.

Collarbone-Length Hairstyle with Side Bangs

Collarbone-Length Hairstyle with Side Bangs
Instagram @ramseytobey

Q&A with style creator, Ramsey Tobey
Hairstylist @ Beauty Bar Boutique in Wilmington, NC


How would you describe this look?

This haircut lives right below the collarbone and has bangs to the sides that blend seamlessly with lots of face framing layers.

In this haircut, the layers are tapered down toward the back, so while it still has lots of texture and movement, it hasn’t lost its density in the back.

What’s your best advice?

Try R+Co’s Chiffon Mousse. It’s lightweight, but still gives tons of memory and shine. Then finish this style by using a bit of R+Co’s Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste at the root for some extra lift.

Oh and by the way, this collarbone-length hair is perfect for ponytails.

Short Pixie Cut with Side Bangs

Short Pixie Cut with Side Bangs
Instagram @corrinndoeshair

This short pixie cut with side bangs can be both cute and edgy. It has that androgynous style that works with any outfit.

Deep Side Part with Swoopy Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Emily Cooper Tonner
Owner / Stylist / Colorist @ Salon Bugatti., LLC in Woodlands, TX


How would you describe this?

This is a modern take on the classic shag haircut with a deep side part and bangs. The fringe draws attention to your eyes and cheekbones.

This trendy and versatile haircut can be worn smooth and sleek for an edgier feel, curled and tousled (as shown here), or even naturally and undone.

What’s your best advice?

For a blowout, apply Oribe Featherbalm and Maximista and use a round brushed until smooth. Thenn lightly spray Oribe Soft Lacquer.

This can truly be worn on girls with all different hair types. It’s the perfect haircut for either the low maintenance woman or the woman who likes to have fun styling their hair in all different ways.

Shag Haircut with Side Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Teddy Baker
Master Stylist @ Taboo Hair Care in Los Angeles, CA


How would you describe this?

This voluminous medium shag haircut with side bangs is great for the low maintenance wash-and-wear woman because it works well with natural textures.

What’s your best advice?

The trick to recreating this shag is to focus your fringe and shortest layers to the cheekbone. The loose bangs can be worn down or swept aside for two different looks. In this picture, we blew out the fringe and shortest layers with a round brush and rough dried the rest while scrunching in the waves.

Product choice is key to maintaining the texture and volume. Try Kevin Murphy Bedroom.Hair inside and out for hold, then, scrunch in Shimmer.Shine.

Shag layers typically work on almost every face shape!

Short Hair with Side Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Brittany Mcgowan
Hairstylist @ Festoon Salon in Berkeley, CA


How would you describe this?

This short hair with side bangs is edgy. It has lots of texture, cool shaved sides, short side bangs and a little punk rock. Super fun!

What’s your best advice?

To bring the texture out, try Oribe’s Dry Texture Spray, as well as a sticky styling cream or pomade to really piece it out.

This cut is good for women who have really thick hair.  It’s also a haircut where you can just wake up and go! It is super low maintenance.