102 Side-Swept Bangs Hairstyles & Haircuts for Women

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Women with bob haircut and side-swept bangs.

Bangs are an integral part of any haircut for women.  You have many bangs styles to choose from. One such style is side-swept bangs, which we feature here.

Below is our gallery setting out many examples.

These types of bangs work with long hair, medium-length hair, bobs and in some cases short hair.

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This short wavy cut is a perfect style for summer. Added by the stylish bangs and you're ready to slay even on the beach.

What are side-swept bangs?

They are usually longer bangs that sweep to the side.  It’s not an up side-part, but instead, the hair hangs down over the forehead and casually sweeps either left or right.  While there is often a part, it’s not necessary.

You can have short side-swept bangs, but I don’t think they look as good because much of the forehead is exposed.

In addition to the many examples above, here are two distinct examples.

Women with bob haircut and side-swept bangs.

Women with bob haircut and side-swept bangs.

Woman with long hair with side-swept bangs.

Woman with long hair with side-swept bangs.

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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