45 Hairstyles with Side Bangs, Perfect for Every Face Shape & Length

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Hairstyles with side bangs
Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

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. So grab your brush and learn how to sweep your bangs to the side!

Tips and things to consider when getting side bangs hairstyles:

  • Your face shape will determine which side of 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 shape, especially round face shapes. It offers face framing and delicately highlights your eyes and cheekbones. It’s a small way to freshen up your entire hairdo.

Before your next hair appointment, check out these photos of hairstyles with side bangs!

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#1: Medium Layered Haircut with Side Bangs

A medium layered haircut with side bangs is a refreshing style when you do not want to go with that middle part look that is trending. The side-swept bangs add flair to a medium-length haircut. Ask your stylist to angle your layering around your face in a way that will best suit your face shape.

#2: Swept Fringe on Long Blonde Wavy Hair

One way to make your long blonde wavy hair look longer could be adding a side-swept fringe. Adding shorter cuts around your face creates a look of more volume at the top. This style also stresses the longer length of your hair ends. Use a curling wand to style this look. Don’t forget to apply a good thermal protectant before styling to avoid hair breakage.

#3: Low-Maintenance Gray Hair with Sweeping Fringe

Ask about a grey low-maintenance style with a sweeping fringe. You want to stay within natural color when it comes to maintenance. You’ll also want to maintain your natural hair texture and growth patterns. Side sweeping bangs benefit most face shapes when you watch for any cowlicks.

Thick Side Bangs and Medium-Length Layers on Edgy Blonde Hair with Pink Highlights
Instagram @breezy_image

#4: Thick Side Bangs and Medium-Length Layers

A fuller layered frame will give your look dimension. Whether you have short, long, or mid-length hair, this hairstyle will make faces of all shapes fall in love with it. For best results, use a volumizing mousse to hold your style as you go. When styling side bangs, always blow dry the roots up for maximum bounce and volume. Finish off by spraying Bumble & Bumble Does It All Hairspray for extra lift and shine.

#5: Pink Layered Cut with Side Bangs and Feathered Ends

Try a pink feathered layered cut with side bangs. For a soft, elegant style, ask your stylist for a razor cut to give the ends lightness and movement. An asymmetric style with side-swept bangs for wider foreheads will balance the face. The pink can easily be maintained at home. Use a color-depositing shampoo and touchups for lightening. It will bring you in about every 6-10 weeks.

#6: Side Part Straight Hair with Side Fringe and Choppy Layers

Try an edgy style like this side part straight hair with side fringe and choppy layers. Added texture to your traditional layers is a fun way to keep the shape youthful. This hairstyle is ideal for finer hair types. To create an optimum wispy texture, I recommend a dry haircut. Dry haircutting is the easiest way to de-bulk the hair without over-thinning it. Try some pops of color to wear this hairstyle with confidence!

Short Blonde Bob with Choppy Side Bangs and Layers on Thin Hair
Instagram @koaffyr.se

#7: Short Blonde Bob with Choppy Side Bangs

short blonde bob with choppy side bangs is a great way to brighten facial features. If you have long hair and side-swept bangs and want to give short a try while removing split ends, this is a great option. Be prepared for a bit of styling and a transition period. Short hair is versatile with styling options but takes some time to master. Try side-swept bangs to frame your face.

Short Blunt Hair with Layered Side Bangs for Straight, Blonde Hair
Instagram @virag_hair

#8: Short Blunt Hair with Layered Bangs

Short blunt hair with layered bangs gives you a stunning clean-lined haircut that feels so crisp. Layered bangs diffuses the harshness around the face. It gives it that slightly soft and feminine shape. Pro-tip: adding a little spritz of dry shampoo to your bangs will keep them styled for the rest of the day.

#9: Side Fringe and Messy Layers

Try asking for a side fringe and messy layers for a wash-and-wear haircut that adds movement to your hair. Layered haircuts have a lot more versatility when styling. This makes it easy to obtain any look from romantic to edgy. This style of layering suits curly or wavy textures best.

#10: Blowout Hairstyle with Face-Framing Layers and Bangs

A fun new trend has been the blowout hairstyle with face-framing layers and bangs. If you’re tired of the soft beachy waves, a blowout might be the best option for you. This type of style is literally the easiest way to add bounce and fullness to your hair. My favorite tool for a nice blowout would be a blow-dry round brush in one. Be sure to redirect the tool forward and draw it close to your face. This will create a soft volume around the cheeks and cover the unwanted areas around the chin.

Medium-Length Soft Waves and a Wispy Side Fringe for Women with Round Faces
Instagram @hair.by.trianna

#11: Medium-Length Soft Waves and a Wispy Fringe

If you’re looking for a better way to camouflage your longer forehead, ask your stylist for side bangs. Also, ask for textured ends to make it appear more feminine and soft. This look is seen on many celebrities. It can be achieved by adding side-swept bangs to your hairstyle. To make this style work, it’s best suited for those with straight or wavy hair with a medium thickness. By adding subtle layers to thicken your fringe, you’ll create a more dramatic look. It will emphasize the shape of your face. Use mousse or styling cream while blow drying. Both will help lock in the wave pattern and keep it looking natural all day long.

#12: Side Fringe and Wispy Layers for Straight Hair

If you are seeking a new look to soften your facial features, I suggest a feathered side bang and frame. For any textured cut, using a razor to create the layers will help create texture and movement. While the fringe will help to soften and frame your face. Finish your style with a round brush to get a more flipped-out look.

Voluminous Soft Waves and Side Bangs for Round-Shaped Faces and Brown Hair
Instagram @nuvida_jiwoo

#13: Voluminous Soft Waves and Side Bangs

If you’re looking for delicate bangs like a frame, try a wispy textured side bang. Your fringe should be cut in a way that creates soft movement and flows outward like a frame. While the waves should be more defined and voluminous at the base for an overall look of texture and body. To create this look, start by curling your hair in one-inch sections. Use a large-barrel curling iron. Once your hair is curled, use your fingers to separate the curls and create a soft wave.

Layered Cut and Side Fringe for Natural Curls and Women with Fuller Face Shapes
Instagram @dezamundo

#14: Layered Cut and Side Fringe for Natural Curls

Adding over-directed bangs are a great option for curls and women with fuller faces. It adds dark, fancy, extra volume to your look without going too over-the-top. This style works best on medium-textured hair. It can be easily tamed by styling products like gel or mousse. When it comes to face shapes, this hairstyle looks especially flattering rounder faces. It frames the features nicely.

#15: Choppy Lob Cut with Thin Side Bangs

A long blunt bob cut with angled bangs is an ideal beauty choice. This hairstyle works great on square faces and fine tresses. It creates plenty of volume and texture that will highlight your features in all the right ways. To get this look, ask your stylist for soft layers and side-swept bangs that frame your face.

Layered Side-Swept Bangs on Short Bobbed Cut for Thick Hair
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#16: Layered Side-Swept Bangs on Short-Bobbed Hair

If you’re looking for a stylish and fresh cut that shapes your thick hair, add textured side bangs and layers. Use a round brush when blow-drying your bangs to give them extra volume and lift. When styling, use a heat protectant spray and a flat iron to get that sleek, polished look. To keep your style looking fresh, don’t forget to use hairspray to hold the shape of your side bangs.

#17: Sleek Shoulder-Length Cut with a Long Fringe

A shoulder-length cut with a long side fringe is a hairstyle that works perfectly for any occasion. For those with straight locks, this style adds smoothness and shine. It draws attention to your facial features, too. With a little bit of product for hold, you can have side bangs that will compliment any face shape or length. Try using a volumizing spray like Redken Root Lifter Volumizing Spray. It’s for extra body when styling your layers into place.

Side Part Mid-Length Hair with Swoopy Side Bangs on Square-Shaped Faces with Dark Hair
Instagram @savanziegler

#18: Side Part Mid-Length Hair with Swoopy Bangs

Look at this amazing side part mid-length hairstyle! It’s perfect for square-shaped faces, as the swoopy bangs frame the face and draw attention to the eyes. They are a fun way to add drama to your look. Bangs for medium hair can be styled in a variety of ways. You can add some texture to the bangs so they don’t get too heavy or bulky. I recommend using hairspray to keep them in place throughout the day.

#19: Heavy Bangs and Subtle Layers

When deciding what style to get with bangs, try a heavy side bang and subtle layers for a fantastic look. The fringe can frame the face while making the hairline appear fuller and voluminous. Let your hairstylist know that you want the side fringe to blend into the face framing. It will allow it to blend seamlessly with the rest of your haircut.

#20: Sleek Bob Cut with Side Fringe

A sleek bob cut with side fringe is a classic take on a bob. The side fringe is a great way to add some personality to your bob and play around with fringe. The sleek look of the bob keeps it professional for work, but is always a classic style for going out as well.

korean side bangs
Instagram @miel_bykorea

#21: Korean Side Bangs

Korean side bangs work well for difficult to manage Asian hair texture. Side bangs hairstyles can be difficult to recreate with some types of Asian hair because of how pin-straight it can be. Seek a stylist who specializes in creating seamless blends of layers and texture.

soft blonde bob with side bangs for older women
Instagram @soubecas

#22: Soft Blonde Bob with Side Bangs for Older Women

Blonde, older women looking for a transformative cut should try a soft bob with side bangs. Typically, shorter cuts can make you look ten years younger, but with the addition of a side bang? Take off 20 years! Side bangs help to hide thinning and receding along the hairline, contributing to the youthful illusion of this style.

short, layered with side fringe
Instagram @merlot_rd

#23: Short, Layered with Side Fringe

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

swoop bangs on long hair
Instagram @zhair_studio

#24: Swoop Bangs on Long Hair

Swoop bangs on long hair are the perfect thing to try if you’re bored with your long hair but don’t want to go short. Hairstyles with side bangs soften the facial features and frame the face in the most perfect way. Make sure to ask your stylist if they think this style would work for you and your hair texture.

Side Bangs for Short Hair
Instagram @alisonallvess

#25: Side Bangs for Short Hair

Try side bangs for short hair if you love your short hair but feel like you need to try something new. Side bangs can completely change the look of your haircut without taking any length off. It can also help you get more volume while framing your features in the best light.

#26: Long Side Bangs

Long side bangs are the perfect option to spice up any haircut. Side bangs softly frame the face and help to give volume right where you need it most.

Long Hair Angled Side Bangs
Instagram @excellencebbb

#27: Long Hair Angled Side Bangs

These long angled side bangs were created by licensed barber Excelsior Cerezo of San Jose, CA. “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,” says Cerezo.

Long and short side bangs give any haircut more of a pop. This kind of haircut will look great on any girl with sleek hair who is looking for something fun!

Cerezo says to remember that 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,” he says.

“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,” says Cerezo. “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. Smooth it or scrunch it through to add some more texture.”

#28: Feminine Layers with Long Side Bangs

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

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 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
Instagram @louiblunthair

#29: Pixie Bob with Side Bangs for Fine Hair

A pixie bob with side bangs is perfect for a heart face shape. This pixie bob was created by stylist Loui Blunt of London, UK. “It’s cheeky and has the perfect bedhead. These are what make wispy side bangs special. Smooth or wavy hair will express themselves freely,” adds Blunt.

Blunt believes this style is suitable for thick hair types, as the top is disconnected from underneath, showing the undercut. “The wispy bangs and 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 Curly Bangs
Instagram @jemhair

#30: Shoulder-Length Hair with Curly Bangs

Hair artist Jenna Erin Murray of Yorba Linda, CA created this balayage with a side fringe. “It’s blended to perfection and it sits right along the eye area,” says Murray.

She recommends you 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,” she adds.

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

#31: Mid-Length Bob with Long Side Swoop Bangs

This is a blunt bob with long side swoop bangs and internal texture. It was created by hairstylist Theresa of Austin, TX. “The bob is a classic cut for all face shapes and hair textures,” she says.

Theresa says 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
Instagram @emanuelrodhair

#32: Layers with Long Side Swept Bangs

These layers with long side swept bangs are a modern-day “Farrah Fawcett.” They were created by celebrity hairstylist Emanuel of Las Vegas, NV. “The long layers with the long swept bangs showcase the angles in the front which give the option to play with different looks, such as creating curtain bangs, when styling,” he adds.

Emanuel recommends trying 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.”

Most side bang hairstyles works best for anyone with normal to thick hair due to their natural ability to achieve more volume. The cut itself is universal because a side swept bang is flattering for all face shapes and lifestyles.

long hair with side bangs for thick hair
Instagram @appu_wayne

#33: Long Hair with Side Bangs for Thick Hair

Here’s the stunning long hair with side bangs for thick hair! The feathered layers remove some weight and bulk. The side bangs, meanwhile, would flatter a length like this, which stops at the waist. Try a simple natural long hairstyle such as this one if you want to keep your mane looking healthy.

#34: Side Bangs on a Choppy Bob

The added side bangs on a choppy bob bring more style to the haircut. They can frame the face and accentuate gorgeous facial features. A layered jaw-length bob, styled with texture, matches a wispy side fringe haircut so well.

long bob with bangs to the side
Instagram @trinnie_hair

#35: Long Bob with Bangs to the Side

A long bob with bangs to the side can be pulled off by many different women! This trendy lob for women is paired with a side fringe hairstyle to match most face shapes. Jazz it up by adding texture for more structure and depth.

#36: Inverted Bob with Side Fringe Bangs

Flaunt an inverted bob with side fringe bangs for easy-to-style hair. Aside from the sleekness of the hairstyle, the blonde hue also adds sophistication. What’s fun about this cut is it grows out very pretty even after a few months.

blunt bob with side fringes
Instagram @salsalhair

#37: Blunt Bob with Side Fringes

A blunt bob with side fringes is a style that makes a great option for women with fine hair. Both the length and shape of the cut give the appearance of fuller and thicker tresses. It has side bangs to add a modern, contemporary feel to the classic bob. The platinum blonde shade, meanwhile, offers a more lived-in vibe.

medium length hair with side bangs
Instagram @yunuskarat

#38: Medium-Length Hair with Side Bangs

Craving a medium-length haircut with side bangs? Take this as an inspiration. This style is excellent for ladies who think of getting bangs but are afraid of a full heavy bangs style. You can tuck the fringe behind the ear or pin it back. With the right tool, this medium-length hairstyle with bangs to the side is easy to recreate.

layered haircut with side bangs
Instagram @wendos_

#39: Layered Haircut with Side Bangs

Here’s a layered haircut with side bangs that looks glamorous! When spiced up with waves, the style gives the locks lots of movement. The touch of bangs creates lift and softness around the face, so the tresses aren’t laying flat to the head. This long layered haircut with long side bangs is versatile. For ladies who want bangs but still want to pull the hair back, the side bangs hairstyle is advisable.

#40: Feathered Collarbone-Length Hairstyle with Side Bangs

Featuring a collarbone-length hairstyle with side bangs, amped up with copper! This cut has bangs to the sides that blend with the face-framing strands. They accent facial features very well. The layers are tapered toward the back for a feathered and shag effect.

#41: Short Pixie Cut with Side Bangs

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

#42: Deep Side Part

A deep side part with bangs offers a classic shag haircut that suits most ladies. It can be worn by any woman, whatever hair type she has. This fringe style goes well with any haircuts, as well, whether long or short.

shag haircut with side bangs
Instagram @anhcotran

#43: Shag Haircut with Side Bangs

A shag haircut with side bangs, if pumped up with volume and texture, makes an effortless style. It still works the best with natural texture. The chop has the shag layers that flatter almost every face shape. The secret to copying the style is by focusing the fringe and shortest layers on the cheekbones. The loose bangs can be worn down or swept aside for two different looks.

short hair with side bangs
Instagram @pixierqueen

#44: Short Hair with Side Bangs

Wear this short hair with side bangs if you prefer the edgy styles. Feel free to spice it up with lots of texture and cool shaved sides. When styling it, use Oribe’s Dry Texture Spray and a sticky styling cream or pomade to really piece it out. This haircut is ideal for women who have black, thick locks.

#45: Blonde Pixie with Side Fringe

Blonde pixie cuts with a side fringe are a short and feminine hairstyle for women of any age. To get maximum volume and texture for this haircut, try a mousse on damp hair and a texture cream when dry.