Do you have long locks you love to style? Instead of sticking with a standard updo or letting your hair hang loose, consider a new look you are sure to love – the side-swept style!
This look is popular among celebrities and hair professionals because it is elegant, classic, and feminine. Show off your style with this low maintenance look. No matter the length of your hair, a side sweep is possible.
Welcome to our photo gallery featuring 100’s of side-swept hairstyles for women.
When it comes to side-swept hairstyles, you will be baffled to find out just how many ways there are to go about it. But there’s no need to worry. With just a little help, you too can rock this style easily.
Check out our extensive gallery featuring celebrity-approved side-swept hairstyles and haircuts for women. With numerous examples and countless ideas, you are sure to find one that suits your taste and preference.
The Neat Side-Part
Whether you have silky straight hair naturally or use a straightening iron to get the sleek look, Jessica Biel’s simple and sophisticated, neat side-part is a good style to consider.
Mila Kunis looks exquisite beyond words in this slick and gelled side-swept hairstyle that resembles a thick black spring hanging at the side. It’s a bold and daring style that must be taken into account if you want to set yourself apart from the crowd and look really captivating.
Big and Bouncy Side-Swept Curls
Amanda Seyfried’s side-swept hairstyle comprises of a bunch of big and bouncy curls all rested on one shoulder. All it takes is a few minutes of curling, and you have an elegant hairstyle with minimal effort.
Low Side Bun
Worn by Amy Adams, this side-swept hairstyle for women comprises of a low side bun at the nape of her neck coupled with a well-defined swirl of hair at the front. This orderly hairstyle is suitable for numerous occasions including both, formal and casual events.
This side-swept hairstyle for women features a layered cut that the singer/ actress, Miley Cyrus, simply wears down on one shoulder to let the natural beauty of her long blonde hair take center stage. A few baby lights further up her glam game.
Felicity Huffman proved that side-swept hairstyles go well on women of all ages and are a timeless style in every possible sense. For instance, she combined a traditional upstyle hairstyle with long side-parted bangs to look like a classic beauty.
Cameron Diaz dropped some great tips for women who love bangs and/or short haircuts. The long, pointy side-swept bangs that cover her forehead are a good way to bring out the angles of her face whereas a well-arranged bun gives the illusion of short hair.
This side-swept haircut for women comprises of nothing but a really carefully planned movement of scissors. Viola Davis looks extremely stylish in this extra choppy and extra deep pixie cut that reaches far below her eyes.
Glamorous Red Waterfall
Julianne Moore looks gorgeous beyond words flaunting her naturally red hair in this glamorous side-swept style. She has trimmed her hair in a prominent step cut and then slightly curled the tips to add some more volume and texture.
Simple but Stylish
Amy Adam looks really charming in this simple but stylish side-swept hairstyle for women. This style is ideal for those who have an alluring hair color such as her auburn red hair because the hairstyle is otherwise very simple and straightforward.
Adriana Lima attended the June 2016 Fragrance Foundation Awards at Lincoln Center, New York with her gorgeous earrings on display complemented by her sophisticated side-parted wavy black hair with a slight tousle.
Laurin Lapkus provides a brilliant side-swept hairstyle that comprises of prominent wavy locks all cascading down her right shoulder. Although the style is itself very simple, what sets it apart is the texture and volume provided by the thick waves.
Model Heidi Klum rocks a very classic look showcasing her blonde hair in big curls. Her bangs were placed in a side-swept style creating a cleaner look.
Amy Adams seems to be in love with the side-swept hairstyling ideas, and it’s probably for the right reasons too. Gathering her gifted red hair on one side enables her to flaunt her natural hair color and is a surefire way to catch every eye from afar. Here she has knotted the side-swept hair into a low ponytail to look young and energetic.
Kate Winslet’s vintage hairstyle is a (side) nod to the old-world charm. From the half-up hairstyle and the inward curled tips to the side-swept bangs and gelled-in-place touch, this vintage style hairstyle is a major throwback to the ‘80s fashion glory.
Alison Eastwood’s sophisticated side-brushed hairstyle for women is composed of a neat side-part that has been further twirled and tousled to create these modish tendrils.
Kate Beckinsale displays her deep brown hair in a side-swept manner but not before getting some vivid highlights and loosely curling her locks to add more dimension and style. This hairstyle will go well on prom nights as well as daytime wedding parties.
The Professional Side-Part
If you are one of those women who are always on their toes to get things done and cannot afford extra minutes in styling your hair, then take some inspiration from the charming Kate Bosworth. She had tied her hair in a regular bun and side-parted the strands at the front before tucking them behind her ears. And just like that, she’s set for the day!
The actress looked charming and sweet in a pink dress that complements her pale pink lipstick. She paired it with a messy updo that was worn on August 9th during the 2009 Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City.
This side-swept haircut will make you look really trendy because it evokes beauty and style. A slightly angular bob sharpens your face profile and makes it look slimmer. Plus, it is an ideal style for many professional ladies because it is a no-fuss haircut that’s is loaded with stylishness.
This style has long been the go-to for brides, but it still never becomes too old or boring. A low chignon coupled with long and tilted, side-swept bangs always look picturesque and is bound to wow all wedding guests. Ahna O’Reilly has opted for a slightly messy look, but you can keep things prim and proper if you prefer.
A Sea of Tresses
Emma Watson flaunts her chestnut brown hair in royal ringlets that have been excessively curled and then pinned in place. Of course, some hairspray is a must for that sparkly shine and luster, but the overall look is really majestic.
Kelly Osbourne’s fascinating side-swept hairstyle will definitely require you to dye your hair, but it’s a style worth considering if you are willing to experiment. A spectrum of mauve, lavender and purple hues is the ultimate way to accentuate a side-falling feathery haircut.
Really Short Side-Bangs
Looking for a really short side-swept haircut? Take a look at the Hollywood charmer, Anne Hathaway’s funky and fashionable pixie cut adorned with uneven, side-swept and airy-separated bangs.
A Small Neat Bunch
Emma Stone demonstrates a hassle-free hairstyle for women that is achieved by tying her hair at the back in a small neat bun and brushing aside the frontal strands to get this luxe look within a minute.
Single Side Wave
Jessica Biel’s retro style side-swept hairdo is formed by brushing most of the hair to one side, then teasing the frontal part upwards before spraying some hairspray to hold the well-defined single wave in place.
Fishtails are perhaps the most classic of all braids but what’s the use if it hangs behind your back? Amanda Seyfried flipped her somewhat messy braid at the front to let the classic plait shine up and front.
Shiny Blonde Side-Swept Bangs
Here we see the famous Kate Winslet oozing beauty and grace in this elegant side-swept hairstyle for women. Securing her hair in a tight bun, the actress has opted for deep and long bangs at the side for a fancier finish.
Caramel Side-Swept Bangs
Last January 23, 2010, the American singer/songwriter was glowing with elegance and sophistication with these side-swept brown waves and soft curls for the 16th Annual Screen Actor Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA.
Side-Swept Bangs to Blonde Waterfall
Mariah Carey had her long ombre beach waves swept to one side perfectly complemented by her diamond earrings during her Hand and Footprint Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX last November 1, 2017.
Silky Side-Swept Curls
The singer looked positively fierce with her side-swept brown curls and black dress at the AFI FEST 2009 Screening of ‘Precious’ held at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, USA.
Side-Swept Bangs and Highlights
Mariah Carey made an appearance last August 5, 2015, t the Hollywood Boulevard where she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was wearing an elegant dress with a pair of sunglasses and an effortless, loose hairstyle parted slightly on the side with highlights.
Dark Side-Swept Curls with Highlights
It was on the night of October 26, 2009, when the actress attended the 13th Annual Hollywood Awards wearing an elegant black gown with her sexy dark curls, swept to one side.
Michelle Monaghan was at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium last January 23, 2010, wearing a saucy gray dress to go with her side-swept wavy hair with subtle highlights.
Michelle Monaghan wore this romantic side-swept hairstyle with highlights and soft curls at the “The Path” Season 2 Premiere last January 19, 2017.
Sweet Side-Swept Highlights
Michelle Monaghan arrives at the In Style Golden Globe Party on January 13, 2013, in Hollywood wearing a golden outfit that perfectly complements her side-swept dark curls with subtle highlights for a bit of depth.
Sleek and Neat Blonde
Heidi Klum attended the “America’s Got Talent” Live Show Red Carpet held last September 4, 2018, with this chic side-swept hair and a glossy silver dress. It was glammed up by a pair of statement earrings and a nice makeup.
Heidi Klum exhibits a cool and dainty look showing off a cool side-swept hairstyle that’s truly captivating. Chandelier earrings and a coral pink off-shoulder dress complete the look.
Charming Side Bangs
The model flaunts a chic red dress with a layered necklace and a side-swept hair with subtle curls on its ends. This look was worn on April 26, 2006, during the US Weekly Hot Hollywood Awards.
Malin Akerman showcased her blond hair with a half-up hairstyle and wavy side-swept bangs at the “Nobody Walks” Los Angeles Premiere last October 2, 2012, in Los Angeles.
Bob and Side-Swept Style
Last January 11, 2015, Akerman attended The Weinstein Company/Netflix Golden Globes After Party with her long blond pixie haircut that is almost a short bob with side-swept bangs.
Nicole Scherzinger rocks a high ponytail hairstyle incorporated with wavy side-parted hair that’s gathered on the left side. She paired it with a chic black dress that she wore during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival in Antibes last May 15, 2018.
Side-Parted Waves and Smoky Eyes
Freida Pinto arrived at the 44th NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium last February 1, 2013, in Los Angeles. She was turning heads with her sophisticated green dress and long side-parted waves.
Tousled Side-Swept Waves
Freida Pinto showcased her sophistication at the 25th Annual Elton John Academy Awards Viewing Party held last April 13, 2017, with her wavy raven hair tossed to one side and classy red lips.
Straight and Side-Swept
During the 2014 GQ Men of the Year awards, Jessie J looked stunning in her green silk dress and her straight raven side-swept black hair.
Thick and Curly
Last July 22, 2018, Jessie J, an English singer and songwriter, performed live at Electric Castle Festival. She wore a sexy black two-piece outfit with her thick curly shoulder-length hair that is parted on the side.
Nikki Reed looking all classy and posh in a pleated halter dress paired with a side-swept updo hairstyle. This look was worn during the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala Presented by Paul Mitchell last November 9th.
The actress looked charming on a side-swept hairstyle that’s partially permed at the WE Day California 2016 at The Forum on April 7, 2016.
Brushed Up Pixie
The actress was seen at the ELLE Women in Hollywood last October 14, 2019, rocking a pixie haircut that’s brushed on the side. The look was completed with natural makeup and ear piercings.
Mila Kunis was stunning and elegant in her sexy red dress complemented by a vintage look to her slick side-swept wavy hairstyle at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ held at the Regency Village Theater in Westwood last July 25, 2018.
Simple and Casual Tousle
Mila Kunis spoke at the Seth MacFarlane Star Ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last April 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. She had a side-swept medium-length hair with a slight tousle and soft waves.
Elegant Waves with Highlights
She went for elegant and sexy loose curls swept to the side when she attended the gala premiere of “Midnight in Paris” last May 11, 2011. She paired this with a shiny detailed silver dress and bold makeup.
Sweet Curls with Highlights
Salma Hayek’s long and wavy hair was side-parted to pair her bright and sunny yellow dress at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles last January 29, 2017.
Model Miranda Akerman slayed the WB/In Style Golden Globe Party on January 13, 2013, with a side-swept hairstyle incorporated with soft and bouncy curls. She finished the look with a burgundy dress and gorgeous chandelier earrings.
Elegant Wavy Layers
Cameron Diaz was simply stunning in her goddess-cut golden dress with her side-swept wavy and layered hairstyle during the 82nd Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood last March 7, 2010.
Sophisticated Wavy Highlights
Cameron Diaz wore an Oscar de la Renta gown, smoky eyes and an elegant wavy side-swept hairstyle at 82nd Annual Academy Awards Oscars Ceremony, The Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles last March 7, 2010.
Side-Swept with Headband and Curls
Gwen Stefani wore a dazzling short dress during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Bryant Park on November 21, 2017. Her long side-swept hairstyle was incorporated with a sparkly headband and had curls at the tips.
Elegant Loose Side Swept
In Monté Carlo, Principality of Monaco last September 26, 2019, Gwen Stefani attended the 3rd Monté-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean. She was a goddess in her gray gown and elegant side-swept blond hairstyle.
Sleek and Long Side Bangs
Jennifer Aniston flaunting her blonde side-parted hair incorporated with long side bangs that almost covered the side part of her face. This was taken at the “She’s Funny That Way” Red Carpet Premiere 2015 held last August 19th.
Tousled Side Swept
The actress stands out at the ‘We’re The Millers’ European Premiere last August 14, 2013, with a tousled side-swept hairstyle complementing her floral halter dress.
Side-Parted with Curls
Alyssa Milano looked gorgeous in a deep V-neck dress that she wore during the Variety’s Power Of Women: Los Angeles on October 12, 2018. She complimented it with a side-parted hairstyle that’s curled at the ends.
Alyssa Milano’s auburn mane was styled with side pinned half and some big loose curls to one side for Anti-Bullying Alliance Launch on April 29, 2010. She wore a matching necklace and earrings along with a black spaghetti dress.
Julia Roberts was a goddess at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6th showcasing his side-parted tresses with some highlights and waves.
The talented actress swept her long, glossy brunette curls to one side when she attended the 86th Annual Academy Awards back on March 2, 20014. She paired this with an elegant navy blue dress and gorgeous earrings.
Gwyneth Paltrow looked charming and sweet in a pinned side-swept hairstyle paired with a white textured dress. This was taken at the Hollywood Boulevard where she was honored with the 2,427th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame held on December 13, 2010.
Sophie Turner appeared at “Game of Thrones” Season 3 Premiere at the Chinese Theater on March 18, 2013, with a sleek side-swept hairstyle letting all her wavy tresses sit on one side.
Sandy Blond Waves
Blake Lively’s shiny red sequined dress went perfectly well with her loose and tousled sandy blond waves at “The Town” Premiere Screening at Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto back on September 11, 2010.
During the 2011 Pride Of Britain Awards, at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London on October 4th, Emma Bunton had loose side-parted hair paired with a star-patterned dress.
Side-Swept Highlighted Tousle
On February 12, 2018, Gigi Hadid walked the runway at the Anna Sui Fall Winter 2018 fashion show during New York Fashion Week. Her beautiful hair was styled into a tousled wavy side-swept hairstyle with highlights.
Side-Swept Highlighted Curls
Tyra Banks’s sexy black dress was complemented by her long and wavy side-swept hairstyle at the CBS, CW, and Showtime 2012 Summer TCA party at Beverly Hilton Hotel Adjacent Parking Lot on July 29, 2012, in Beverly Hills, CA.
Alexandra Daddario attends ‘Burying The Ex’ Premiere during the 71st Venice Cinema Festival on September 4, 2014, in Venice, Italy.
Purple Side-Swept Curls
Kelly Osbourne looking stunning with her side-swept purple hair and the red dress. She’s posing on the runway at The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection on the 6th of February 2013.
Emilia Clarke at the 2015 Screen Actor Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015, in Los Angeles, CA.
Long Side-Swept Bangs
The singer made an appearance at the premiere of “The Giver” at the Ziegfeld Theatre on August 11, 2014 with her mid-length tresses incorporated with long side bangs.
Side-Swept Blond Pixie Undercut
Miley Cyrus wore a black sheer outfit to show her black leather bikini top underneath that went quite well with her side-swept highlighted undercut pixie hairstyle at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, Hollywood. August 11, 2013, Los Angeles, CA.
Elegant Side-Swept Waves
Miley Cyrus was quite stunning in the black coat that she wore at the 61st Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles, CA. She paired this with a stylish side-swept long wavy hair with highlights.
Black Side-Swept Waves
The singer had side-parted black waves to pair with her red halter gown at the 9th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on December 3, 2013.
White Side-Swept Layered Waves
Lady Gaga looked quite classy in her black and white leather dress that she paired with a white-blond hairstyle that has side-swept waves when she arrived for the The Daily Front Row 5th Annual Fashion LA Awards on March 17, 2019, in Beverly Hills, CA.
Emma Stone looked quite sophisticated and stunning in the detailed sheer dress that she paired with her gorgeous loose red hair with subtle waves at the red carpet of the movie ‘The Favourite’ during the 75th Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2018, in Venice, Italy.
Emma Stone was quite fashionable and stylish with her gorgeous yellow dress, accessories and tousled side-swept hairstyle with a half-up look at the 30th Annual Producers Guild Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on January 19, 2019.
On January 12, 2014, Emma Watson attended the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. She caught everyone’s attention with her simple and lovely red-orange dress that paired well with the highlights of her slick side-parted hairstyle.
Kim Kardashian gathered her wavy locks on one side and styled it with a deep side part during the Midori Makeover Parlour at Fred Segal on September 25, 2012.
Scarlett Johansson paired her silver shiny dress with a slick side-parted hairstyle to emphasize her lovely smile and earrings at the premiere of “Rough Night” at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater on June 12, 2017, in New York City.
Scarlett Johansson attended the ELLE Women in Hollywood on October 14, 2019, in Westwood, CA. She stunned everyone with her black dress, smoky eyes and elegant low bun hairstyle with long side-swept bangs.
Jennifer Lawrence attended the photo-call of the movie ‘Mother!’ during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2017, in Venice, Italy. She wore a lovely black patterned dress that totally complimented her side-swept blond hairstyle with a loose and tousled finish.
Beyonce Knowles looking sleek in a blonde straight hairstyle with a deep side part at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 31, 2010. She finished the look with a textured geometric dress and gold statement earrings.
Rhianna was at the exclusive after party of the launch of the Rihanna for River Island collection at DSTRKT, London on March 4, 2013. She was charming with her casual outfit and side-swept wavy hairstyle with a shaved side.
Cara Delevingne partnered her silver sequined dress with a pinned side-swept hairstyle that has highlights and side-swept wavy bangs at the ‘The Search’ premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2014, in Cannes, France.
Kristen Bell in a colorful dress along with a side-swept updo as she attends the Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019.
Natalie Portman paired her bold red lips and stunning black dress with a straight side-swept hairstyle that has highlighted at the “Vox Lux” Los Angeles Premiere at the ArcLight Hollywood on December 5, 2018, in Los Angeles, CA.
On May 15, 2013, Cara Delevingne was quite sexy in her black sheer dress, red lipstick and tousled side-swept hairstyle with a wet-look finish to its highlighted waves at the 66th Cannes Film Festival – Opening ceremony and Great Gatsby premiere, Cannes, France.
Natalie Dormer wore her blonde locks with deep side-parting and left it in loose shoulder-length with slight waves during the Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – UK film premiere on November 5, 2015.
On January 18, 2014, Natalie Dormer attended the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium. She channeled her inner badass with an edgy side-swept hairstyle where the left side of her head is shaved.
Margot Robbie looked fabulous in a fur dress that contrasts her loose blonde locks styled with a deep side part during the ‘Birds of Prey’ world premiere at the BFI IMAX last January 29, 2020.
Margot Robbie with her short loose hair pinned to one side at the Producers Guild Awards 2018 held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 20, 2018.
Kate Hudson stole the show with her lovely black dress with floral patterns that she paired with her side-swept wavy blond hairstyle that has long side-swept bangs at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Sunset Boulevard on March 2, 2014, in West Hollywood, CA.
On August 24, 2014, Demi Lovato was quite lovely with her red dress, red lips and red nails to pair with her highlighted side-swept chin-length hairstyle with a shaved side of the head at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at the Forum in Los Angeles.
Vanessa Hudgens matched her charming pink dress with her short wavy loose hairstyle that has a slight side-swept finish at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA on May 21, 2017.
Jessica Alba attended the Nickelodeons 2013 Kids Choice Awards on March 23, 2013, in Los Angeles, CA. She was quite lovely in the colorful dress that she paired with her long side-swept highlighted hairstyle with a slight tousle.
Amanda Seyfried attended the Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again film premiere on July 16, 2018, in London. She came wearing a black suit with embroidered flowers that she paired with a long and side-swept blond hairstyle with layered waves at the tips.
Demi Lovato wore a cool black leather jacket to complement her long side-swept highlighted tousled hairstyle with a shaved side and long side-swept bangs at the American Idol Season 13 Finale at Nokia Theater at LA Live on May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles, CA.
Jessica Alba attended the “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” Comic-Con Red Carpet at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront on July 26, 2014, in San Diego, CA. She wore a lovely two-piece dress with her side-swept straight and tousled hairstyle incorporated with braids.
Carrie Underwood gathered her voluminous curls on one side during the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 22, 2013.
Jennifer Lopez sported a neat side-parted hairstyle during the 91st Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2019.
Michelle Rodriguez shimmers in a silver steel strapless gown and sensually pulled back her sleek side-part hair into a classic ponytail braid as she attends the premiere of “The Fate Of The Furious” on April 18, 2017.
Mel B wears a zebra-patterned top paired with wide black trousers and pinned her dark hair up in a quirky side-swept half up half down style at the NBCUniversal TCA Press Day Winter 2016 on January 13, 2016.
Rachel Weisz styled her loose, brunette tresses with a subtle side-swept during the 2009 Film Independent’s Spirit Awards on February 21, 2009.
Sienna Miller overflowed with posh and class in an embroidered dress along with highlighted side-swept curls at the Los Angeles special screening of ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise Of The Cobra’ held on August 6, 2009.
Ariana Grande gathered her long, voluminous hair on one side during the New York premiere of ‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2’ on July 11, 2011.
Gal Gadot attended the PSIFF Creative Impact Awards & “10 Directors to Watch” at Parker Palm Springs on January 3, 2018, in Palm Springs, CA. She wore an all-pink outfit to pair with her shoulder-length tousled wavy hairstyle with highlights and a side-swept finish.
The gorgeous actress showed off her glossy side-swept loose curls at the 16th Annual Screen Actor Guild Awards on January 23, 2010.
On February 18, 2019, Keira Knightley attended the premiere of “The Aftermath” at the Picturehouse in Central, London. She was quite lovely in her black dress with silver accents to match with her side-swept wavy dark brown layers with a slight tousle.
Victoria Justice was at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at the LA Live on August 28, 2011, in Los Angeles, CA. She wowed everyone with her stunning dress and long straight and loose dark hair that is layered and highlighted incorporated with long side-swept bangs.
Ashley Benson was at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson Amphitheater Universal on August 11, 2013, in Los Angeles, CA. She wore a stunning black dress with her highlighted side-swept hairstyle with beach waves and a brown tone.
Sarah Hyland was at the 2014 Billboard Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas, NV. She was wearing a colorful jacket over her black dress paired with a bun hairstyle that has loose side-swept highlighted bangs.
Chloe Grace Moretz attended the 5th Annual PSLA Autumn Party on October 8, 2014, in Culver City, CA. She wore a black leather dress to pair with her side-swept sandy blonde hairstyle that has subtle highlights, layers, and waves.
Lily James was at the Pride And Prejudice And Zombies Premiere at the Harmony Gold Theatre on January 21, 2016, in Los Angeles, CA. She was charming in a white dress that she paired with red lips and curly brunette shoulder-length hairstyle with side-swept bangs.
Rose Byrne was at the “Adult Beginners” Los Angeles Premiere at the ArcLight Hollywood Theaters on April 15, 2015, in Los Angeles, CA. She emphasized her red lips with a navy blue floral dress and a tousled shoulder-length bob hairstyle with long side-swept bangs.
Milla Jovovich attended the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 16, 2011, in Beverly Hills, CA. She wore a lovely silvery dress that paired perfectly with a side-swept wavy and layered brunette hairstyle.
Christina Ricci attended the ‘Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Of Our Lives’ World Premiere at Radio City Music Hall on April 19, 2017, in New York City. She was stunning in a white dress that she paired with a shoulder-length straight blonde hairstyle that has highlights and side-swept bangs.
On April 14, 2009, Shailene Woodley attended the Los Angeles premiere of “17 Again” at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood. She was lovely in her patterned dress and long tousled brunette hairstyle that is loose and has long side-swept bangs.
On February 23, 2019, Aubrey Plaza was at the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, CA. She was seen wearing a stunning black dress with her long side-swept and tousled dark hairstyle with layers and highlights.
Brittany Snow was at the NBC TCA Winter 2011 Party at Langham Huntington Hotel on January 13, 2010 in Pasadena, CA. She wore a white strapless dress to pair with her long blonde side-swept hairstyle that has layers and side-swept bangs.
Jennifer Hudson was at the EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live at the Barker Hangar on September 8, 2017 in Santa Monica, CA. She wore an all-white dress with her side-swept tousled hairstyle with a shaved side.
Actress Emma Roberts attended Z100’s Jingle Ball 2014 at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2014 in New York City. She wore a white patterned strapless outfit with her side-swept and highlighted wavy blonde hairstyle.
Jennifer Connelly was at the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on April 23, 2018. She was seen wearing a yellow blouse with her long and tousled dark hair with long side-swept bangs.
On January 10, 2016, Maggie Gyllenhaal attended the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. She was stunning in a black and gold dress that she paired with her chin-length curly brunette hairstyle with layers.
Jennifer Garner wore a blue off-shoulder dress and a short side-swept hairstyle during the Jennifer Garner Star Ceremony held on August 20, 2018.
Kate Beckinsale attended the 2020 Producers Guild Awards on January 18, 2020, wearing a sexy plunging dress that she paired with a side-swept wavy hairstyle.
6 Popular Types of Side-Swept Hairstyles for Women
1. Side Swept Free Bangs
One of the hairstyles that go well with the entire side-swept theme is bangs. Bangs have always been a staple when it comes to women’s fashion, and this is something that can change up a person’s look drastically. This kind of a look is also incredibly easy to pull off, since it requires little to no maintenance, especially if you are going in for beach bangs or the messy hair look.
The only thing that one needs to be familiar with this kind of hair is the blowdrying that one needs to do. Because side-swept bangs tend to be thinner than the rest of your hair, they can get dried in an uneven manner rather quick. If you are looking to get something that won’t cause your hair to get out of hand, drying them first is the best way to get the best look.
Bangs are also incredibly versatile to work, which means they are incredibly easy to change if you are tired of the side-swept look.
2. Rocker Girl Bangs
If you are looking out for some of the low maintenance side-swept cuts and hairstyles for women, rocker girl bangs are something that you should definitely consider. This is a look that tends to look better the messier it is, which also makes it one of the best low maintenance hairstyles that one can go in for. These bangs are also great because they work with almost any kind of face shape, and can look great no matter what style you choose to showcase.
The key in this look is the imperfection factor. This kind of look doesn’t need to be prim and proper all the time, which is also why people choose this over traditional bangs that otherwise need maintenance. The length of these is also something that you won’t have to worry about for a while unless you want to change up your look.
3. No Bang Bangs
All of us have wanted gorgeous bangs at some point in time, but having your hair all over your face can sometimes get more annoying than what one would envision. If you want to go in for the side-swept bangs look without actually having bangs, going in for the no bang look is one option for you. In this, the bangs are cut in a way that makes them seem a lot longer than usual, making it easier for you to sweep it to the side and tuck it behind your ear. The result is absolutely stunning and is a look that can be worn for almost any occasion.
The thing about this kind of hairstyle is that you can actually get out your bangs and style them whenever you feel like getting that dolled up look. Because of that, this hairstyle is something that can work for almost anyone!
4. Layered Bangs
Layering the hair is something that tends to go incredibly well with different kinds of side-swept bangs, and can work well when styled properly. This look is not all that high maintenance but needs a certain amount of tending to if you want to keep it flowing well. For this kind of hairstyle, you can either choose to go in for the messy beach waves look or something that appears more structured and well put together.
One factor that makes layering bangs work incredibly well is the versatility that it offers in terms of hair length. These kinds of bangs don’t only work well when they are done on longer hair, but can also look stunning on shorter hair. No matter what kind of hair length you have, this is one look that you most certainly will be able to pull off.
5. Bob Bangs
Side-swept bangs paired with a bob are a staple that several celebrities have tried out and kept for a long period of time. This kind of hair is something that works well with a number of different looks and can go well with almost any outfit that you choose to wear. The key point to note in this kind of hairstyle is the structure of the bob itself. If you are going in for a sleek bob, keeping your hair at the right length is essential. Just a few strands of hair growing longer can break the entire look. Because of this, the bob with side-swept bangs can be a harder look to maintain.
Going in for a layered messy bob is a good alternative for those who want to keep their hair short, but don’t want to have to go through the trouble of maintaining this look. In a messy bob, you don’t have to constantly worry about the length of your hair, and you can even choose to not style it and go in for the ideal look.
6. Pixie Bangs
With some of the biggest celebrities flawlessly pulling off the pixie look, there is no doubt that this is one classic that is here to stay. The pixie haircut can go brilliantly with side-swept bangs because of the added flair that it provides with this kind of hairstyle. If you are on the lookout for a look that is absolutely low, and which doesn’t require you to put in much effort on a daily basis, this is something that you will absolutely love. The pixie haircut does, however, need to be maintained, which is why you may need to visit your stylist a little more often if you don’t want your hair to grow out in a weird manner.
The pixie haircut also has the look of making the person sporting this look appear younger. It can give you definition to your face and bring out certain features that you may want to highlight. This look also tends to be incredibly versatile and can work for almost any kind of event or occasion, be it a fancy formal night, or a cozy day in.
Best Ways to Side Sweep Your Hair
The trick to getting side-swept hair is making it look effortless while also building it, so it stays in place throughout an event. It is not as simple as pulling your hair to one side and calling it a style.
The first option is to visit a stylist before your big event. A stylist gives you the waves you want and is also able to accommodate shorter hairstyles with deep parts.
- First, you need to dry your freshly cleaned hair. The idea is to focus the heat downward, so your hair dries smoothly and flat. If your hair tends to be unruly, use a round brush during the smoothing.
- Apply hairspray to your dry hair. Hairspray gives it hold for curling it and keeps it in place throughout the day.
- Create a hidden ponytail on one side of your head. Pull your hair to the side and only tie up a portion of it. The ponytail keeps everything pulled to the side throughout a day.
- Use a curling iron or wand to build loose waves into the hair you have left out of your ponytail. Inch wide sections of your hair are a good size for full waves. For variety, curl in different directions.
- If you prefer the straight look, you can skip the previous step in your styling.
- Hit your hair with another spray of hairspray and then separate some of your curls.
Side-Swept Bangs for Your Daily Style
Another way to add a swept look to your hair is with bangs. Wispy bangs that are long and brushed to the side. If you are on the fence about getting bangs, this is a great transitional option to give bangs a shot.
Just cut your hair into long bangs and brush them to the side for daily wear. If bangs aren’t right for you, they are easy to grow out because they aren’t too short. It is important to note, bangs to require regular trims if you want to keep the style for the long-run.
Bridal Hair Adding the Side Sweep
If you don’t want the standard updo but still want to maintain an elegant look, a side-swept look is a strong option for your wedding day. This look doesn’t get dated because it is a classic hairstyle that is feminine and stunning. Show off your hair while still managing it by choosing this look.