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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 jawline 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 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. The honeyed tones in her hair bring out the brown warmth of her eyes, making her look stunning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kelly Osbourne with a purple hairstyle matched by her purple dress. She looks gorgeous here at the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards Arrivals, Nokia Theater, Los Angeles, California, 23rd of September.
Emilia Clarke at the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, USA on January 11, 2018.
Selena Gomez was at the Rock & Shop ‘Til You Drop INTERMIX benefit for VH1 Save the Music Foundation, INTERMIX store in Los Angeles, CA on July 11, 2008. She had a casual look at her outfit and a straight half-up hairstyle with highlights.
On June 1, 2008, Emma Stone flashed her brilliant smile with her layered side-swept hairstyle at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA.
Emma Stone’s stunning and sexy black dress emphasized her lovely neckline along with her red layered straight hairstyle at the Critics’ Choice Awards 2016 on December 11, 2016, in Hollywood, CA.
Kim Kardashian incorporates her high ponytail with long curtain bangs during the Los Angeles Premiere of “Unknown” held at the Regency Village Theatre on February 16, 2011.
Halle Berry attended the 2014 CBS Upfront at Lincoln Center on May 14, 2014, in New York City. Her casual gray outfit was complemented by her sexy pixie hairstyle with side-swept bangs.
Jennifer Lawrence flashed her lovely smile when she arrived at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards on January 24, 2015, in Century City, CA. She wore a sexy white dress that paired well with her messy upstyle incorporated with wavy side-swept bangs.
Beyonce Knowles arrived for the ‘Dreamgirls’ premiere at the Martinez Hotel during the 59th International Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2006. She pulled off a glam updo that’s incorporated with long side-swept bangs.
Beyonce Knowles flaunted her straight layered hair with side-swept bangs at the launch 0f her Heat! Fragrance by Coty held on February 3, 2010, in Macy’s Herald Square Department Store, New York, NY.
Singer Rihanna was at the 2006 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards at UCLA, Los Angeles on April 1, 2006. She was lovely in her simple and colorful floral dress to pair with her pinned side-swept hairstyle with long bangs over one eye.
Angelina Jolie paired her simple black outfit with a charming ponytail hairstyle paired with long curtain bangs at the “Kung Fu Panda 2” Los Angeles Premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on May 22, 2011, in Los Angeles, CA.
Kristen Bell looking as lovely as ever in a patterned bodice dress along with a beachy wave hairstyle that she wore at the People’s Choice Awards 2017 last January 18th.
Natalie Portman went with a vintage look to her black dress and upstyle with long side-swept bangs at the 2007 Vision Awards from JTN Productions at the Beverly Hills Hotel in New York, NY on October 08, 2007.
On February 3, 2018, Margot Robbie arrived for the “Peter Rabbit” Premiere at the Pacific Theaters at The Grove. She wore a messy loose bun hairstyle incorporated with tendrils.
Kate Hudson was at the Time’s 100 Most Influential People held at The Frederick P Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City, NY on May 5, 2009. She came wearing a white smart casual outfit with her highlighted messy hairstyle with loose side-swept bangs.
Vanessa Hudgens was quite fashionable and lovely in the simple coral dress that she paired with her side-swept layered wavy hairstyle with a tousled finish at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards Arrivals held at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City on May 31, 2009.
Demi Lovato wore a black outfit and leather jacket with her blond shoulder-length curls with long side-swept bangs and highlights when she attended the 2013 Fox Upfront at Wollman Rink on May 13, 2013, in New York City.
On January 8, 2017, Reese Witherspoon wore a stunning yellow dress that paired quite perfectly with her neat bun hairstyle with loose side-swept bangs at the 74th Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles.
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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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.
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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.
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.
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 this upstyle with side bangs.
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?
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.