Side swept bangs are a type of hairstyle where the hair is cut shorter in the front and swept off to the side. This is a very popular hairstyle because it looks good on many different hair types and face shapes. In general, it is a good idea to allow a stylist to cut the side swept bangs, rather than trying to create them on one's own. Those with very curly hair might want to avoid bangs as a general rule, however.
Side swept bangs will generally be cut with the shortest pieces of hair towards the middle of the forehead, and the longer pieces off to the side until the bangs blend seamlessly back into the rest of the hair. This is different compared to blunt bangs, which are generally cut in all one length straight across the forehead. Blunt bangs are a more severe hairstyle, and tend to look the best on people who have longer faces or larger foreheads. Side swept bangs are only cut on one side of the head.
Side swept bangs are also a better choice for many people than blunt bangs because they grow out more easily, and do not need to be maintained as often. Though some people choose to get their bangs trimmed every two weeks, this is typically not necessary with longer bangs such as these, and it may be possible to wait a month or so in between trims. Some salons offer bang trims for free as long as the customer returns every six to eight weeks for a larger hair trim that they pay for.
There are many different ways to wear side swept bangs. They look particularly nice when the rest of the hair is pulled back into a bun or ponytail, or they may be left down with the rest of the hair. The bangs do not take long to dry, and most people choose to by a small straightener to make sure the bangs do not wave or curl. It may be helpful to apply a small bit of hairspray or styling cream if the bangs are particularly unruly, or if the weather is humid.
Another benefit to longer bangs is that they may be easily pulled back for a more formal hairstyle, or even when one is exercising and needs to keep the hair out of the face. Simply use hair clips to pin the bangs to the side, or brush them straight back and smooth them down. Side swept bangs are an excellent choice to accentuate cheekbones or a pretty jawline.