Long or short, wavy or curly, bangs have a panache for making an appearance. They look absolutely edgy and awesome on almost all face shapes. Well, obviously there are variations depending on the facial structure and of course, your own choice. The best thing about bangs is they play a major role in defining your face shape and the way your entire look transitions. Just like eyebrows, thin or thick, have the capability to bring about a significant change in your look, and bangs do the same. The most popular one in trend right now, is side bangs. Casual and chic, side bangs look good on almost all face shapes, but especially flattering on fuller and round faces as it gives the illusion of a sharper, narrower structure.
In this article, we are going to talk all about side bangs, the various types that flatter all face shapes, and of course, we will talk about how you can choose the best one for yourself.
- How do you choose the perfect side bangs for yourself?
- 1. The classic side bangs
- 2. Eye skimming side bangs
- 3. Side bangs with a pixie cut
- 4. Ruffled side bangs
- 5. Wispy side bangs
- 6. Side bangs with long layers
- 7. Long fringe with a ruffled bob
- 8. Side bangs with an edgy bob
- 9. Feathered side bangs
- 10. Side bangs with surface layers
- 11. Long side bangs with a textured haircut
- 12. Flipped side bangs
- 13. Thick side bangs with thinned ends
- 14. Straight layered bob with side bangs
How do you choose the perfect side bangs for yourself?
The million-dollar question. You can have the best hair stylist and the most perfect face shape. But, if you do not know which cut you want for yourself, you may end up with the wrong kind of bangs, at least for a couple of months until they grow out. And trust us when we say that you do not want to be in that situation! The best bangs are the ones that are a perfect balance between what you want and what your stylist manages. Here’s how you can choose the perfect side bangs, by first knowing the types:
These are the most versatile and vivacious bangs that bring out the eccentricity in you. If you want a soft and feminine look, these are your best bet. These are best for straight hair. If you have wavy or curly hair, you may have to flat iron your tresses.
These are the best bet for those with square or round faces, as these bangs give the illusion of an elongated face with sharper cheekbones. This is also a great option if you have a high forehead.
Short side bangs
These are a good option of side bangs for those who stick with short hair. It is good for messy and short hairdos. This is especially good for those who have good neck contours.
Side choppy bangs
If you want a chic hairstyle with messy hairdos, this is your best bet. These bangs are cut chaotically and have jagged edges to give volume. It’s the best bet for those who have short-to-medium hair lengths.
Now that you know how to choose the perfect side bangs for yourself, it’s time to look at all the edgy types that you can pick.
1. The classic side bangs
Well, we always start with the classics. These are simple side bangs which end well above your eyes and yet cover almost 75% of your forehead. If you have a large forehead, this one works best. It is also the easiest to maintain. Just keep a hair spray handy.
2. Eye skimming side bangs
Think about your bangs sexily skimming your eyes, but not exactly coming in the way of your vision. It’s a lazy and casual take and works very well for those with any length of hair, mostly straight. It’s cute and looks super sexy.
3. Side bangs with a pixie cut
Well, why not? Pixie cuts are cool, crazy and edgy. Add side bangs to the equation and you have a bold cut. Also, if you think that a simple pixie cut is boyish, then adding a side bang can give it the feminine perk that you want. Add spunk with the highlights if you so wish.
4. Ruffled side bangs
Well, long bangs? Bring it on! If you have medium or short-medium length hair, this is an amazing option to pick. These side bangs have a tousled, sexy and messy look about them. In case you wish to sweep them off your face, you can obviously pin it up.
5. Wispy side bangs
If you do not want solid bangs that are literally opaque, wispy and delicate side bangs are the way to go. These look quite like beachy waves, just on the forehead and these soften your entire look quite significantly.
6. Side bangs with long layers
If you have long hair, chances are you may not want to experiment that much with your mane. In that case, long layers are your best bet. Adding side bangs to the equation will make the hairstyle a lot more interesting. In case you wish to take the side bangs off your face, you could always pin it up.
7. Long fringe with a ruffled bob
Side bangs go well with all hair lengths and styles. If you have a tousled long bob, adding a long fringe to it works quite well. In fact, you can have your fringe merge with the front layers, giving volume to the entire hairstyle.
8. Side bangs with an edgy bob
Well, an edgy bob is one with textured and clear cut edges. Side bangs, when added to this haircut, are often sculpted and cut into a V-shape. These are mostly brushed to the side and put emphasis on the eyes. The edgy bob ends just below the chin so this highlights the cheekbones as well.
9. Feathered side bangs
A feathered haircut is soft and ‘lifts’ flat hair. A feathered side bang does exactly that to the top half of your face. This kind of side bang is not flat like the others. It is best done with straight and long layers wherein the rest of the hair is simple and all the action takes place in the fringe.
10. Side bangs with surface layers
This one is great for emphasizing cheekbones and gives an illusion of a toned and elongated face. This one is perfect for thinning hair and is good for round faces as it gives a slimming effect.
11. Long side bangs with a textured haircut
Why not go for a long bob with side bangs? This stresses the bone structure and angles of the face and creates an overall softening effect. It also gives the illusion of an elongated neck with the tapered edges of the cut.
12. Flipped side bangs
If you have fine hair and want to add oomph to the look, nothing does it like a flipped bang with flicked-up ends. It will need a little maintenance with a ceramic round brush and a thermal protectant.
13. Thick side bangs with thinned ends
This one is another take on the classic cut. If you like to sport short hair, these side bangs can add an edge to a simple haircut. These layers are chunky in nature with feathery ends, giving an overall mussed-up look, especially with the rest of the hairstyle sleek.
14. Straight layered bob with side bangs
If you are a fan of gothic hairdos, this one's for you. It’s usually perfect for those with straight hair who want an edgy side bang to add some quirk to it.