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Reasons to Try Side-Swept Bangs: How to Style and Wear Them

Do you feel like you’re in a hair rut? Maybe it’s time to try something new! Side-swept bangs are a great way to change your look without committing to a major haircut. They can be styled in lots of different ways to suit your personal style, and they’re easy to wear.

If you’re considering trying side-swept bangs, you’re in luck! They are chic and flattering, but they’re also surprisingly versatile. Whether you have straight, wavy, or curly hair, there’s a way to style side-swept bangs that will work for you. In this post, we’ll share some of our favorite ways to wear side-swept bangs and tips on style them. So, if you’re looking for a new hairstyle to try, read on!

How to rock side-swept bangs like a boss?

give your bangs liftThere are plenty of reasons to give side-swept bangs a try. For one, they can add instant interest and personality to your look. Bangs can also help frame your face and accentuate your features. And if you have a long face, side-swept bangs can help shorten the appearance of your face.

If you’re not sure how to style and wear side-swept bangs, here are some tips:

  1. Start by using a volumizing product on damp hair to give your bangs lift and body.
  2. Use a small round brush to blow dry your bangs in the direction you want.
  3. Once they’re dry, use a flat iron to smooth out any kinks or waves.
  4. To keep your bangs in place, finish with a light-hold hairspray.
  5. If you want to add some curl or wave to your bangs, use a large-barrel curling iron or hot rollers.
  6. When styling side-swept bangs, it’s important to keep the rest of your hair out of the way. Use bobby pins or clips to pin back the sections of hair that fall on either side of your face. This will help prevent your bangs from getting lost in the rest of your hair.

How to cut side-swept bangs at home?

Assuming you would like tips on how to cut side-swept bangs at home:

  1. Decide if you want long or short side-swept bangs. Longer bangs can be more versatile, but shorter bangs are easier to maintain.
  2. Then, section off the front part of your hair where you want the bangs to start. Comb this section straight down over your nose.
  3. Cut the hair in small, delicate strokes following the natural curve of your eyebrow. Try not to take too much off at once, so you can always go back and trim more if needed.
  4. Comb the bangs across your forehead and use scissors to blend them in with the rest of your hair. If they’re too long, you can always trim them shorter later.
  5. Finally, style your side-swept bangs with a hairdryer and a round brush for extra volume and shine.

One more thing to keep in mind when cutting side-swept bangs is that they will need to be styled regularly or start to look messy. You can use a hair straightener, curling iron, or even a good old-fashioned hairbrush to keep them looking their best.


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