103 Examples of Long Side-Swept Bangs for Women (Photos)

Woman with long side bangs

So you like the long side bangs hairstyle for women?  It’s an elegant look but works best with straight or wavy hair.

Below is our gallery featuring over 50 examples of various lengths, hair colors, and ages.

Bangs are making a strong comeback since they are really elegant and give you a fresh look. They provide volume to your hair and demand attention. There are many different hairstyles that you can make with bangs and every one of them is sure to take your breath away. Here are the 50 best hairstyles with long side bangs.

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The long side bang is swept to one side with the rest of the hair in a tightly clipped bone. The bangs are straight and sleek, adding attention to the cheekbones.

The long side bang is swept to one side with the rest of the hair in a tightly clipped bone. The bangs are straight and sleek, adding attention to the cheekbones.

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The long side bang is curled tightly so that it adds some texture to the hair. The rest of the hair is perfectly molded into tighter curls that look lovely with the soft brown highlights.

The long side bang is curled tightly so that it adds some texture to the hair. The rest of the hair is perfectly molded into tighter curls that look lovely with the soft brown highlights.

The long side bang is tucked under the curls of the hair. It is paired with a cute, chic headband that completes the entire look. The hair has soft waves which accentuate the bright red lipstick and dark eye makeup.

The long side bang is tucked under the curls of the hair. It is paired with a cute, chic headband that completes the entire look. The hair has soft waves which accentuate the bright red lipstick and dark eye makeup.

The side bangs are swept to one side, so that the hair looks like it is flowing in the wind. The messy waves in the hair paired with the blond tones look elegant.

The side bangs are swept to one side so that the hair looks like it is flowing in the wind. The messy waves in the hair paired with the blond tones look elegant.

Twisted into a tight curl, her long side bangs is the perfect way to make sure that the forehead doesn’t look too big. The rest of the curly hair is swept into a bun in an unruly way that looks perfect.

Twisted into a tight curl, her long side bangs is the perfect way to make sure that the forehead doesn’t look too big. The rest of the curly hair is swept into a bun in an unruly way that looks perfect.

The side bangs are swept on the side with free-flowing hair. The tighter waves of brown hair would make anyone look effortlessly elegant.

The side bangs are swept on the side with free-flowing hair. The tighter waves of brown hair would make anyone look effortlessly elegant.

Tucked under the soft curls, the straight sleek long side bangs are the perfect hairstyle for any event.

Tucked under the soft curls, the straight sleek long side bangs are the perfect hairstyle for any event.

Emma Stone manages to look exceptionally effortless with the straight long side bangs ending in the perfect curl against her blond hair.

Emma Stone manages to look exceptionally effortless with the straight long side bangs ending in the perfect curl against her blond hair.

Chrissy Teigen has her hair up in a messy bun with a straight side bang to frame her face perfectly. The soft honey tones in her brown hair look absolutely gorgeous.

Chrissy Teigen has her hair up in a messy bun with a straight side bang to frame her face perfectly. The soft honey tones in her brown hair look absolutely gorgeous.

Ellen Page is supporting a side bun complimented by the side long bang. The soft brown color looks wonderful and brings out the warmth of her brown eyes.

Ellen Page is supporting a side bun complemented by the sidelong bang. The soft brown color looks wonderful and brings out the warmth of her brown eyes.

The long side bangs frame Jennifer Lopez’s face perfectly and ends at her cheekbones. They are paired with a puffy hairdo and bun that looks messy and unruly.

The long side bangs frame Jennifer Lopez’s face perfectly and ends at her cheekbones. They are paired with a puffy hairdo and bun that looks messy and unruly.

The elegant bob cut with the pinned side bangs would look heavenly on anyone but Emma Watson truly does it justice. The bob ends in a tight curl which looks super cute and helps elevate the look.

The elegant bob cut with the pinned side bangs would look heavenly on anyone but Emma Watson truly does it justice. The bob ends in a tight curl that looks super cute and helps elevate the look.

Some strands of Taylor Swift’s long side bangs have been pinned to the side but some strands still flow freely. The rest of the hair is in a messy cut and looks stunning.

Some strands of Taylor Swift’s long side bangs have been pinned to the side but some strands still flow freely. The rest of the hair is in a messy cut and looks stunning.

The tightly curled bangs frame Taylor Swift’s face perfectly. They divert the attention to her eyes and will do the same for you. The rest of the hair looks heavenly since it is pinned perfectly into a messy bun.

The tightly curled bangs frame Taylor Swift’s face perfectly. They divert the attention to her eyes and will do the same for you. The rest of the hair looks heavenly since it is pinned perfectly into a messy bun.

Here, Kim Kardashian has parted her bangs through the middle and swept them elegantly to the side. The rest of the hair is in free wavy curls while on top some backcombing has been done for a puffed up look. This is a great look for longer, slim faces.

Here, Kim Kardashian has parted her bangs through the middle and swept them elegantly to the side. The rest of the hair is in free wavy curls while on top some backcombing has been done for a puffed-up look. This is a great look for longer, slim faces.

Emma Watson has swept her bangs to the side in a messy way. This pairs well with her perfect earrings, red lips, and fierce eye makeup perfectly. The rest of her hair is tied back in an untidy pony, which actually compliments her outfit and makeup in the best way possible. This look will definitely make you look effortless as well.

Emma Watson has swept her bangs to the side in a messy way. This pairs well with her perfect earrings, red lips, and fierce eye makeup perfectly. The rest of her hair is tied back in an untidy pony, which actually compliments her outfit and makeup in the best way possible. This look will definitely make you look effortless as well.

While the rest of the hair is in an elegant twisted updo, the bangs are straight but curled at the tips. The blond color gives her a warmer look and emphasizes her green eyes.

While the rest of the hair is in an elegant twisted updo, the bangs are straight but curled at the tips. The blond color gives her a warmer look and emphasizes her green eyes.

The platinum hair with the long side bangs is the perfect hairstyle for long faces. They frame the face in the perfect way while the rest of the locks flow freely down.

The jet black hair is pulled into tight curls and the straight bangs are tucked into the side. The curls look intense enough to give your hair the much-needed volume.

Beyonce can be seen here with her hair parted in the middle and swept into perfect waves. The sidelong bangs end at the jawline and the honey-golden color of the hair looks great.

Beyonce can be seen here with her hair parted in the middle and swept into perfect waves. The sidelong bangs end at the jaw line and the honey-golden color of the hair looks great.

Taylor Swift is sporting really tight curls in this photoshoot. The long side bangs are pinned onto the side and are straightened as opposed to the rest of her hair.

The messy hair is complimented perfectly by the side swept long bangs by Jennifer Lopez. The bangs are completely straight and look absolutely gorgeous in blond tones. If you have blond hair, you can absolutely rock this hairstyle.

The messy hair is complimented perfectly by the side-swept long bangs by Jennifer Lopez. The bangs are completely straight and look absolutely gorgeous in blond tones. If you have blond hair, you can absolutely rock this hairstyle.

Kim Kardashian can be seen here with lovely, soft brown highlights in her completely straight hair. The long bangs are swept aside so that the whole look feels freeing. It will look perfect on you for any event as well.

Kim Kardashian can be seen here with lovely, soft brown highlights in her completely straight hair. The long bangs are swept aside so that the whole look feels freeing. It will look perfect on you for any event as well.

One side of Natalie Portman’s bangs has been straightened and then curled at the end. It compliments tightly curled hair in the perfect way. The other side of her bangs has been clipped in a slightly puffy way.

One side of Natalie Portman’s bangs has been straightened and then curled at the end. It compliments tightly curled hair in the perfect way. The other side of her bangs has been clipped in a slightly puffy way.

Emma Watson lets her long bangs frame her face perfectly while the rest of her hair is fixed in an elegant bun. It looks simply perfect since it accentuates her makeup and jaw line in the best way.

Emma Watson lets her long bangs frame her face perfectly while the rest of her hair is fixed in an elegant bun. It looks simply perfect since it accentuates her makeup and jaw line in the best way.

The sleek, straight long side bangs are neatly tucked into the rest of Taylor Swift’s hair. The hair is straight from the top but ends in a big curl that looks perfect on her.

The sleek, straight long side bangs are neatly tucked into the rest of Taylor Swift’s hair. The hair is straight from the top but ends in a big curl that looks perfect on her.

The heavy, thick side bang swept to the side pair perfectly with the messy bob framing Kim Kardashian’s face. The untidiness of the hair adds to the volume and will attract attention to your cheekbones and jaw line.

The heavy, thick side bang swept to the side pair perfectly with the messy bob framing Kim Kardashian’s face. The untidiness of the hair adds to the volume and will attract attention to your cheekbones and jawline.

Jennifer Lopez can be seen here sweeping her long bangs to the side. They honeyed tones in her hair bring out the brown warmth of her eyes, making her look stunning.

Jennifer Lopez can be seen here sweeping her long bangs to the side. The honeyed tones in her hair bring out the brown warmth of her eyes, making her look stunning.

Angelina Jolie can be seen here supporting loose curls with a straight, long side bang. The dark brown hair ends in blonder tips giving it an irresistible gradient.

Angelina Jolie can be seen here supporting loose curls with a straight, long side bang. The dark brown hair ends in blonder tips giving it an irresistible gradient.

With the long bangs swept elegant to the side, Jennifer Lawrence looks absolutely stunning. The bangs start off straight but end in the perfect curl that compliments the whole look.

With the long bangs swept elegant to the side, Jennifer Lawrence looks absolutely stunning. The bangs start off straight but end in the perfect curl that compliments the whole look.

The silvery grey bangs of Jennifer Lawrence have been swept aside to frame her face in the perfect manner. They emphasize the jaw line so that it looks sharper than ever which can be quite a powerful look.

The silvery grey bangs of Jennifer Lawrence have been swept aside to frame her face in the perfect manner. They emphasize the jawline so that it looks sharper than ever which can be quite a powerful look.

Angelina Jolie’s side bangs are parted in the middle with the hair right above it puffed up. The rest of the hair is loose and slightly wavy.

Angelina Jolie’s side bangs are parted in the middle with the hair right above it puffed up. The rest of the hair is loose and slightly wavy.

The frosted colored short hair with swept side bangs has become a really popular look, with Miley Cyrus do her part by contributing to the popularity. The shaved sides of her head also accentuate the cheekbones since it pulls back in an elegant way.

The frosted colored short hair with swept side bangs has become a really popular look, with Miley Cyrus do her part by contributing to the popularity. The shaved sides of her head also accentuate the cheekbones since it pulls back in an elegant way.

Miley Cyrus started the trend of sweeping your hair in one swoop onto the side. She looks absolutely stunning with the red lipstick, long lashes, and thick eyebrows.

Miley Cyrus started the trend of sweeping your hair in one swoop onto the side. She looks absolutely stunning with the red lipstick, long lashes, and thick eyebrows.

Natalie Portman can be seen here with an elegant, messy side bun and a straight side bang. The hair on the other side has been pinned tightly to accentuate her cheekbones.

Natalie Portman can be seen here with an elegant, messy side bun and a straight side bang. The hair on the other side has been pinned tightly to accentuate her cheekbones.

Julia Roberts has nailed the perfect messy look. Her long bangs are swept to the side in a messy way and tucked behind her ear.

Julia Roberts has nailed the perfect messy look. Her long bangs are swept to the side in a messy way and tucked behind her ear.

The frosty highlights make Jennifer Lawrence’s bangs stand out perfectly. They compliment round faces and accentuate the eyes in the best way possible.

The frosty highlights make Jennifer Lawrence’s bangs stand out perfectly. They compliment round faces and accentuate the eyes in the best way possible.

This iconic look by Rihanna is loved by many. The hair is slicked to one side so that it looks sleek and shiny. The rest of the hair is pulled into a straight pony which looks super elegant.

This iconic look by Rihanna is loved by many. The hair is slicked to one side so that it looks sleek and shiny. The rest of the hair is pulled into a straight pony which looks super elegant.

Model Adriana Lima attended the Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Fantasy Bra debut last November 13, 2014 in Las Vegas with a gorgeous side-parted long dark hair complemented by her stunning blue dress.

Model Adriana Lima attended the Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Fantasy Bra debut last November 13, 2014, in Las Vegas with a gorgeous side-parted long dark hair complemented by her stunning blue dress.

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The Brazilian supermodel attended the ‘Sicario’ premiere during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival last May 19, 2015. Her dress was a pitch black sophisticated piece that goes well with her one-sided black wavy hair and bold lips.

The Brazilian supermodel attended the ‘Sicario’ premiere during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival last May 19, 2015. Her dress was a pitch-black sophisticated piece that goes well with her one-sided black wavy hair and bold lips.

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Malin Akerman was at the October 5, 2009 Los Angeles Premiere of “Couples Retreat” held at the Mann Village Theater in Westwood, California. She showcased her tan skin and sun-kissed beach waves with highlights and side-swept bangs.

Malin Akerman was at the October 5, 2009 Los Angeles Premiere of “Couples Retreat” held at the Mann Village Theater in Westwood, California. She showcased her tan skin and sun-kissed beach waves with highlights and side-swept bangs.

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The actress an appearance with a high-fashion white romper and a side-swept, straight hairstyle to emphasize her earrings. The event was held last October 1, 2013 at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood, California, United States.

The actress an appearance with a high-fashion white romper and a side-swept, straight hairstyle to emphasize her earrings. The event was held last October 1, 2013, at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood, California, United States.

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Freida Pinto looked sweet and stylish with her side-swept wavy hairstyle and simple make-up for the NYLON Magazine 13th Anniversary Celebration, April 10, 2012.

Freida Pinto looked sweet and stylish with her side-swept wavy hairstyle and simple make-up for the NYLON Magazine 13th Anniversary Celebration, April 10, 2012.

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The actress wore a sunny yellow dress to match with her thick and wavy bob at the Inaugural Variety and WWD StyleMakers Event last November 19, 2015.

The actress wore a sunny yellow dress to match with her thick and wavy bob at the Inaugural Variety and WWD StyleMakers Event last November 19, 2015.

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Jennifer Aniston went with a classic ponytail incorporated with long side bangs at the “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film” Premiere at the Pacific Design Center on April 16, 2013.

Jennifer Aniston went with a classic ponytail incorporated with long side bangs at the “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film” Premiere at the Pacific Design Center on April 16, 2013.

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Bangs are the perfect hairstyle to use to frame the hair so that your jawline and cheekbones stand out. They are a great way to freshen up your whole look and give your hair some volume.

 
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Beautiful ash blonde on a two-layer haircut with side long bangs.

A messy, top knot style with side-swept bangs. This one is great for casual or lazy days.

Dark, sleek and straight hair incorporated with long-side-swept bangs for extra detail.

A stunningly bright blonde of shoulder length enhanced with some darker tips. The transition of colors is seamlessly gorgeous. This hairstyle is also incorporated with subtle layers and long side bangs.

A shoulder-length shaggy cut with long side fringe that create a soft and sweet aura. This tousled look is perfect for those with thin and wispy hair.

An asymmetric bob with dark violet highlights. Since the base color is black, the violet tones only resulted into a subtle finish, yet the impact is there indeed.

Growing the front and boosted the color today #hair #pixie

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This classic asymmetical cut looks good on women with round faces. The side bangs lengthens the face while the stacked strands at the upper back part creates enough volume to balance out the look.

The actress slayed at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival with this stylish upstyle with a curled side bangs.

The actress slayed at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival with this stylish upstyle with a curled side bangs.

During the 2013 Glamour Women of The Year Awards, the actress proved that a way to elegance and beauty is simplicity. She attended with a formal bun, incorporated with long side bangs.

During the 2013 Glamour Women of The Year Awards, the actress proved that one way to elegance and beauty is simplicity. She attended with a formal bun, incorporated with long side bangs.

During the 2012 American Music Awards, the actress portrayed a sunny and bubbly personality with her upstyle with side bangs.

During the 2012 American Music Awards, the actress portrayed a sunny and bubbly personality with this upstyle with side bangs.

Balayage ⚡️ Styled by @aarontheking 🙌🏼😍 Haircut by @hair_byjoseph 😉😘

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Breathtaking bob cut in a dirty blonde balayage incorporated with long but thin bangs swooped to one side.

A short and angled shaggy cut enhanced with some highlights on the front part of the hair for that edgy and confident aura.


What are long side bangs?

It’s a hairstyle whee bangs are long and swept or combed over to drape down on the side.  It’s often a shorter hairstyle, but in many ways, because the bangs are so long, it doesn’t look so much like a short cut.

What face shapes are best for long side bangs?

Longer face shapes work best.  The side angle of the hair widens the face and the typical shorter hair, often similar length of bangs with rest of the hair also give perception of a wider face.

What types of hair works best for side-swept bangs?

Fortunately, they work well for most types of hair including fine or thick hair.

They also work for wavy and straight hair.  They may be a bit more challenging for curly or coily hair and in some cases not possible to get that sweeping effect.

How long should side-swept bangs be?

As you can see from above examples, they can vary tremendously inly length.  Also, the steeper the sweep, the longer the bangs you can have without them falling over your eyes.  Personally, I think the directly above example with really long bangs covering one eye is a bit long.  While it looks okay, it’s pretty annoying having one eye covered.

How do you keep side-swept bangs in place?

This is where you need to apply a little styling.

  • First, start with wet bangs and split into four equal sections.
  • Second, apply gel to each section.
  • Third, blow-dry the bangs sweeping hair gently to the side.
  • Finally, once dry, apply a little hairspray to hold in place.

While gel and hairspray is needed, you want to use both in moderation to prevent the wet, slick look.  Side-swept bangs should look natural.

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