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

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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.

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.

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.

Here, Beyonce has really right curls, which look amazing on her. The side bangs end at her cheekbones and looks perfect in the blond dye. If you have tight curls, this look is wonderful for you.

Here, Beyonce has really right curls, which look amazing on her. The side bangs end at her cheekbones and looks perfect in the blond dye. If you have tight curls, this look is wonderful for you.

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 complimented by the side long 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 which 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 jaw line 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 photo shoot. 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.

This iconic look by Jennifer Lopez in her music video ‘On the Floor’ has made side-swept bangs really popular. They are straight bangs that look as if they are flowing freely in the wind and the slightly platinum tones bring out the brown color of the hair.

This iconic look by Jennifer Lopez in her music video ‘On the Floor’ has made side-swept bangs really popular. They are straight bangs that look as if they are flowing freely in the wind and the slightly platinum tones bring out the brown color of the hair.

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 jaw line.

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. They 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 jaw line 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.

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

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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