How to Style: Side-Swept Bangs

We show you how to achieve some very simple yet stunning side-swept bangs!

Side-sweeping is one of the most popular ways to style bangs and is a great choice to make if you are trying bangs for the first time.

Side-swept bangs are soft, flattering and versatile enough to suit any hairstyle or be styled out of the way with hair clips or a headband when you want to alternate with a bang-free look.

For a quick and easy way to achieve this great option, give these how to style steps a try.

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Apply Hair Styling Products

The secret to achieving and maintaining side-swept bangs are hair styling products. To get the style of your bangs off to a great start, use a hair product such as a straightening balm and apply it by squeezing a small amount into your palms and then distributing it evenly through your bangs.

Use a Radial Brush

Next, you'll need to make sure you have a radial brush on hand. A radial brush is perfect for styling bangs because it allows you to pull your hair straight and also curl your ends under to achieve the right look. Radial brushes come in all different sizes and the size you’ll need will depend on the thickness of your hair.

Blow-Dry Your Bangs into Shape

To blow-dry your bangs to the side:

  1. Clip the back and side sections of your hair up and away and just leave your bangs out.
  2. Place your brush beneath your bangs and hold your hair to the side, remembering to hold some tension between your hair and the hair brush.
  3. With your blow-dryer on a low setting, apply heat to your roots and then move your blow-dryer along the length of your bangs while stretching your hair out to the ends with your brush. Repeat until your bangs are dry and finish with a shot of cool air to seal your style into place.

Apply Hairspray

To finish your side-swept look, hold a can of hairspray at arm’s length and apply a minimal amount of hairspray to your bangs.

And there you have it! Easy how to steps for achieving side-swept bangs.

For more bangs hairstyle inspiration, get some great tips with our blogs, Hair Stylist Tips: Bangs and Hair Style Makeover: Bangs.