Long Loose Waves With Side Swept Bangs and Brunette Highlights

Added: 05 Mar 2014
This gorgeous long straight hairstyle will have you turning heads. With side-swept bangs and brunette highlights, this look is ideal for many occasions. This look is perfect for summer as it is light, cooling, and softly textured.

Our beautiful model looks stunning in this hairdo with her sharp facial features. She is flaunting this hairdo with nude lips and silver-shade eye shadow. Brunette highlights complement her side-swept bangs and long curls. For the haircut technique, these long locks are left out to show off the blunt cut ends and soft movement through the mid-lengths to ends. The deep side part makes this hairstyle great for balancing a long face. These long loose waves look cute on all face shapes thanks to the side-swept bangs and brunette highlights. It is a warm, inviting, and versatile color that can accommodate women who can wear it any season. Long loose wavy hair layered to one side and highlighted with blonde streaks gives an easy, effortless look and added texture. This style works well at the office or out on the town.

A volumizing blow dry helps to add body and texture while maintaining a natural appearance. This cut is an excellent option for fine, wavy hair that needs to be transformed the most. This hairstyle is perfect for fashion-savvy women with slim faces and lean figures, with side-swept bangs arranged in an elegant updo and brunette highlights. The style also requires regular trims every 4-6 weeks to prevent split ends and help the hair stay in shape. You can also use your smoothing shine to add a small amount of gloss and to reduce flyaways.

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Hairstyle Type

Hair Color
and Brunette Highlights

Haircut Technique

Blunt Cut


Face Shape
Hair Density
Hair Texture

Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, and 41 - 50

Forehead Height
Neck Length


20 minutes
Use your smoothing shine to add a small amount of gloss and to reduce fly-aways.
moisturizer, smoothing shine, hair spray
blow dry, curling iron

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Styling Steps

step 1

Apply a small amount of hair moisturizer to the palm of your hand and distribute it evenly through the mid-lengths and the ends. Moisturizer will help your hair to maintain good condition and protect your strands from heat as you style.

step 2

Using the corner of your comb and standing in front of a mirror find the middle of your left eye and then drag the comb straight up slowly until you reach your hairline and then continue back in a straight manner to achieve an even left part. A side part is great for longer face shapes because it creates the illusion of width.

step 3

A medium radial brush is used on medium to long hair types to smooth out wavy or curly hair textures or to add body to straight hair. When selecting a radial brush, always use one with a pure bristle as this will not tear or damage the hair.

step 4

To blow-dry under, start at the nape/back and place your brush under the section of hair close to the nape. With the dryer held up over the hair, pull the brush from the roots and continue to the mid length's, keeping the blow-dryer following over the top. Once you reach the ends, curve them under. Repeat this step until the section is completely dry.

step 5

To blow-dry the sides, take out a small section of hair from the front and clip the rest of the hair away. Next, place the brush under the section and then pull the brush and hair forward around your face (this curving motion creates body). Place the hair-dryer on top of the brush until you reach the ends and then turn the ends under. Repeat until dry.

step 6

Take a section of your hair no wider than the diameter of your brush. Place your brush under and at the roots of your section. Then with your blow-dryer above, drag the brush up through the mid-lengths and ends of the hair following with your blow-dryer and pulling the hair to the right. Repeat until your hair is completely dry.

step 7

A large curling iron is used to create large soft curls and can be used to add body.

step 8

Take a small section of hair and place the ends at the base of your curling iron barrel and then wrap the hair up around the barrel until you reach your mid-lengths. Hold the hair for 5 to 10 seconds and then release the hair by unwinding the strands backwards.

step 9

Apply a very small amount of smoothing shine to the palms of your hands and then run it through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Be careful not to add any to the roots or a large amount to any section of the hair as smoothing shine can be very heavy on the hair, weighing it down and making it appear oily.

step 10

To finish, apply a minimal amount of hairspray from an arms length distance to the top, sides and back. Take care not to use too much or you will end up with a white, flaky residue which looks like dandruff.

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