Are you tired of your long hair but hesitant to chop it off? Side bangs could be the perfect solution to update your look without losing length. In this article, you’ll get some amazing tips from stylist Alex Carbonell and see pictures of side bang ideas to inspire your next haircut. Whether you prefer curtain bangs or wispy fringe, keep reading to learn how to rock side bangs with long hair.
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According to Alex, getting side bangs with long hair requires balance and proper communication with your stylist. In my interview, Carbonell shared his go-to-rule for women considering this cut, “I always consider the balance in any haircut. They are all connected and must have balance. When hair is long, therefore, add long layers and lighter or softer sides to create a balance movement.”
One of the biggest benefits of long hair and bangs is versatility. “There is versatility in having long hair and adding quirks like fringe and wisps, curtain bangs or veil bangs,” Carbonell said. He added that “anyone with any face shape can wear bangs” if they carry it well. So talk with your hairdresser about this.
However, Carbonell also shared some potential drawbacks to getting this style. These include issues with texture, cowlicks, and a lack of density in the bangs area. Carbonell recommended wearing the fringe longer or opting for veil bangs to overcome these issues. He also advised that communication with your stylist is key to avoiding maintenance issues and ensuring proper styling. It’s important to discuss with your stylist whether your desired bangs require blow-drying or styling and whether the bangs will interfere with your daily activities.
Get ready to swoon over these stunning pictures of long hair with side bangs that will inspire your next haircut!
#1: Stellar Long Thin Hair and Side Bangs
The best long hairstyles for thin hair have lots of texture. A prim and proper haircut doesn’t have to mean dull and boring. Long fine hair with long bangs softens up any subtle style.
#2: Beautiful and Full Long Hair with Side Fringe
Beautiful long hair with a side fringe is easily achieved with the right hot tools and hair products. Use a curling iron and curl away from your face to keep your hair natural looking. Use a good hold hairspray to keep your hair looking voluminous and full all day!
#3: Long Blonde Hair with Big Swoop Fringe
Looking for all the glamour in your new hairstyle? Look no further because this long hair with a big fringe is bringing all the major Hollywood glamour. Coloring most of your hair a golden blonde and keeping the roots a few shades darker will give your hair a blended, yet dramatic, contrast appearance. The perfect way to recreate this style is by using a curling wand and pinning your curls to set and cool. Afterward, use a tousle spray and gently comb out your curls with a wide-tooth comb.
#4: Delectable Long Brown Hair and Side Bangs and Waves
This simple light brown long hairstyle is made steamy by some layered cuts and waves. Add the chocolatey goodness of hair color and you’ve got an amazing example of long hair with side long bangs.
#5: Long Ash Blonde Hair with Sweeping Bangs
If you have a wider set forehead, the best tip is to try side bangs to camouflage and narrow your shape. Try to part at the arch of your eyebrow. Then angle to the opposite side to balance out your hair’s weight. When cutting side bangs, I like to over-direct them in the opposite direction. I then point cut the ends so my client’s bangs stack and feather down softly. This gives them a softer, fuller look, without making the bangs heavy or choppy.
#6: Dark Blonde Long Hair with Sweeping Bangs
Try dark blonde long hair with sweeping bangs if you want to add some dimension to your long, dark hair. When it comes to maintaining your long locks, make sure you are masking those ends at home once a week. Pre-booking trims and toners every 10-12 weeks will give you best results.
#7: Very Long Blonde Hair with a Sweeping Bang
If you have a blonde color but want your long locks to go with your hair, opt for volume weft extensions. Depending on the length of your torso area, a longer weft would be 20-24 inches long. Volume wefts are tied into beads that anchor your hair. They sit close to the scalp and are pushed up every 4-6 weeks. With proper care, they are your safest way to add in length.
#8: Eye-Catching Long Wavy Hair with Side Bangs
This is a gorgeous long bob with side-swept bangs, which makes a great option when transitioning from short hair. Medium and long cuts create an eye-catching contrast when paired with a fringe and wavy hair.
#9: Blunt Fringe For Long Haired Women
A blunt fringe for long-haired women is a great option to add movement around the face. Long hair can sometimes be overwhelming to a smaller face. But with a blunt fringe, it draws attention back up towards the face and gives the hair a more styled finish.
#10: Long Hair with Curled Ends and Blunt Bangs
Inject some glamour into long hair with curled ends and blunt bangs. The fringe works beautifully on long hair to break up the length. You can opt for blunter bangs to keep fullness in the ends. To add some curly ends, try blow-drying with a large round brush. If this is too difficult, try leaving your hair to set in large Velcro rollers for a blow-dry effect.
#11: Long Ombre Hair with Highlights
Long ombre hair with highlights can be done with balayage to break up the base color and make it look fresher. This technique is not so high maintenance but can be noticeably different. When choosing the best color to wear, stick with natural ones to match the skin tone. Also, choose a stylist who specializes in different variations of balayage.
#12: Long Layered Bob Haircut with Wispy Fringe
The beauty of a long layered bob haircut with a wispy fringe is that it’s so versatile. The layering brings out a dimension to soften the strong length. The textured fringe sweeps the eyes enough that it’ll work on most face shapes.
#13: Long Haircut with Straight Bangs
A long haircut with straight bangs may look simple, but it offers a maximum impact. Sleek hair is still sexy, with low effort and high effect. With straight bangs swept to the side, they contour out the cheekbones for a structured look. For a final touch, add drops of Aveda Brilliant finishing gloss for a shine.
#14: Parted Bangs for Longer Hair
The parted bangs for longer hair make a soft and very feminine style. It’s done using the dry-cutting method “to create volume, texture and hidden layers. This type of fringe is a perfect combo with a tousled style. “It’ll always look incredible with volume and a little bend. To finish it off, she suggests powder root lifter and dry texturizing spray.
#15: Prettiest Side Bangs and Curls for a Round Face
This pretty asymmetrical blunt cut and long layers with side-swept bangs give the round face some clear edges. Then, added styling like curls and layers moves the hair cut even more.
#16: Chic Side-Swept Bangs on Long Blonde Hair
Simple curling can make long straight hair come to life! Manage some motion in your long blonde hair by keeping full side bangs in place. Sweep the long bangs over the forehead to control facial framing.
#17: Bangin Long Blonde Hair with Side Bangs
This long and luscious cut with side bangs will make you look like a modern-day goddess. Perfect for any occasion, the long length and subtle layering throughout the style create a look that is both timeless and elegant. To achieve this look, begin with towel-dried hair and apply a volumizing mousse throughout. Blow-dry with a round brush for a glossy finish, then use a flat iron to smooth out the layers and add subtle bend to the ends. To complete the look, use a curling iron to add body to the side-swept bangs. With the right product, you can keep the style looking freshly-cut for days.
#18: Lovely Long Layers and Bangs for Fine Hair
These beautiful side bangs on long hair sweep seamlessly along the face to create soft long layered hair. Youthful and easy to maintain, layers add texture to thin hair.
#19: Stylish Long Layered Cut with Side Fringe
The best thing about this stylish long hair with side-swept bangs is how effortless it looks while still being very put together. Go for a red-brown color that looks like it should be your natural color. Add some tape-in extensions (VoMor) to add fullness and create a long layered hair style. The side bangs keep the cut from being too heavy around the face and blend in very nicely to the layers. The side part bangs are great because they don’t require a lot of maintenance or trims in between services.”
#20: Fantastically Long Choppy Hair with Side Bangs
This dark sleek long haircut with side bangs screams Egyptian goddess. The bangs are very thick and don’t fuse into the length of the hair, but it still compliments most face shapes. Side bangs for long hair can be a battle. Whether your hair is short or long, it’s thicker hair or fine hair, there is a bangs style for you! Think of the shape of your face, your daily routine, and most importantly, your style. Maybe some edgy micro bangs or soft 70’s curtain bangs? Don’t turn away from side bangs long hair before searching for a choppy style just for you!
#21: Simple Long Straight Hair with Bangs to the Side
This fabulous long one-length haircut is what hair dreams are made of! A long haircut with side bangs helps to create some softness and frames the face. To recreate this long style with side bangs, you’ll need to use an anti-frizz smoothing cream before blow-drying with a paddle brush. Then a few quick passes with a flat iron and some shine spray will give you that extra smooth finish. If you are considering long hairstyles with side bangs, it’s important to keep your long locks strong and healthy. Hair of this length may require a little extra attention. Having a healthy hair routine, including regular trims and treatments, will ensure your hair looks silky smooth in all its natural beauty!
#22: Vibrant Long Red Hair with Long Side Bangs
This fantastic long hair with long side bangs has two factors, the cut and the color. The cut is one of the signature cuts from Oribe haircare, which embraces the movement and fluency of the hair without having lots of layers. This look is suitable for most of the women who looking for movement and lightness without cutting short or being thinned out. The long swipe bangs create the soft diffuse illusion so your face looks slimmer. To style this long hair with bangs and layers use all Oribe products. Prep with Supershine the unbeatable leave-in conditioner, blowout with grandiose plumping mousse, smooth the ends with royal blowout oil (heat protecting and smoothing the hair shaft), and then finish with impermeable spray to create light hold with shine and anti-humidity.
#23: Cutest Face-Framing Side Bangs on Long Hair
This stunning long cut with side bangs was created by hair artist Jasmine Murillo of Charlotte, NC. “Use Aveda volumizing tonic and Phomollient to help add body to your long hair,” she says. “Ask your stylist for long layers with bangs to give you movement, and soft face-framing layers to accentuate your face.”
Side bangs on long hair is a universal style and a great option for women looking for a layered haircut! It’s long enough to pull up and still give you some short fun pieces to pull out for a cute ponytail. This shoulder-length hair with layered bangs is a pretty low-maintenance cut and easy to style with a round brush, blow dryer, and some volumizing products.
#24: Attractive Bangs for Long Curly Hair
This cool long cut is the ultimate curly shag with loads of height and long curly hair with bangs and bits! I suggest you find a curly hair specialist and one who potentially cuts with the straight blade razor. As for styling, curly hair women should go home with Undressed and Hair Balm by Hairstory and Y.S. Parks soft metal mesh sock diffuser.
#25: Stunning Long Shaggy Hair with Side-Swept Bangs
Cheers to the ’70s! This eye-catching long shag haircut with side bangs has the versatility of all the classic ’70s styles all in one. Wanting the trendy “curtain bangs“? Looking to wear a middle part? Maybe your goal is maximum movement with your hair parted on the sides? Cascading layers upon layers is the answer. This long haircut allows preserving length on the hair, or not. It’s even suited for the low-maintenance lady. It can be worn “air dried”, and no styling needed if you don’t want to!
#26: Gorgeous Formal Updo Hairstyles with Side-Swept Bangs
This cut long hair updo with side bangs can be achieved in about 30 minutes using clip-in extensions, blow-drying, Hollywood waves mousse, and a one-inch barrel curling iron. Jac suggests keeping your natural texture, such as your curly hair, to create the look and ensuring your hair will stay looking beautiful on your special day.
#27: Lovely Wavy Long Hair with Side Bangs
This lovely wavy long hair cut with side bangs is perfect for those looking for volume and texture. It features long layers with soft transitions and texturizing throughout to create an effortless look. The bangs are swept to the side, adding a subtle frame to the face. To style, use a volumizing mousse on damp hair and tousle gently with a diffuser for extra volume. To finish, use a pick to gently fluff the roots for extra texture. With this cut, you can achieve a full-bodied look with ease.
#28: Wonderful Long Thick Hair and Bangs
Go for a chic long hairstyle with side bangs. It’s a very modern, classic look. The long layers are perfect for almost all women and adding the angles helps to frame the face. This thick hair cut could easily be customized to any face shape, so any woman would be able to pull off this modern long haircut with side bangs.
When you have longer layers and angles it makes it easier to style your hair. Naturally curly-haired women could let their hair go natural and the layers would help the curls get curlier! If they didn’t have the layers there would be more weight on the hair and the curls would be straighter. If you have straight hair, adding layers, angles, and the fringe would help add texture, movement, and depending on your hair, body! This long haircut with thick bangs is a very easy style!