No matter your texture or length, these side swept bangs are the perfect complement for a sophisticated ‘do. Unlike short or wispy bangs, for example, there’s no commitment to cut your locks as it’s a longer style that casually frames your face, showcasing that inner girl-next-door sweet vibe.
Featuring a side part, you’ll soon discover that long layered hair with side swept bangs is easy to recreate at home in quick steps. Since prep work makes the dream work, it’s necessary to smooth your mane out with an anti-frizz serum – AKA, the MVP of all magic potions.
So, if you have ever wondered how to blow dry side swept bangs in a flirty, feminine way, look no further. We’ll give you the tea to get it, literally, in minutes!
Prep your wet hair.
Start with your hair slightly wet, and then apply a serum like Suave Anti-Frizz Smoothing Serum to prep your hair in one simple step. What we love about it? Its lightweight formula will keep frizz under control for 24 hours, making it the ideal product to prep and smooth out your mane without that greasy feeling. Focus on mid-ends, as it’s where we usually need a little bit of extra love!
Take a wide tooth comb and run it on your ends first; then slowly move up while simultaneously combing. This technique will help you to get rid of any knots, but in a gentle way. Remember your hair is weaker when wet, so treat it like the true treasure it is! Once your mid-ends are tangle-free, comb towards the roots and all over.
Blow dry straight.
As we want our finish to be straight and smooth, use a large round brush to start blow drying. Roughly divide your hair (no need to clip it up) and blow dry with downwards movements from roots to your ends, one small section at the time.
Work on your front section.
Move onto the front section. Take a large chunk on each side and blow dry it away (towards the back) with counter-clockwise strokes. This will visually create a “frame” for your face, as well as paving your way for the ultimate side swept bangs style.
Now that your hair is in blow dry heaven, let’s add another layer of protection against frizz and humidity. Simply apply a few drops of the Suave Anti-Frizz Smoothing Serum on mid-ends, and brush some more if needed. You’ll be amazed at how soft and shiny your mane is at this point!
The final countdown.
Ready for the masterpiece? Part your bangs to the side of your preference and use a smaller round brush to blow dry it away from your face, making sure you’re creating a slight flip right at the end of the strand. By doing so, you’ll be adding movement and a more modern touch to this look.
A hairstyle that surely can sweep you off your feet! Thanks to the prep work, alongside the smoothing serum, you can say goodbye to flyaways and frizz for hours. No wonder it’s the perfect ‘do from day office meetings to fun night-outs with your pals!
The side swept bangs started as a flirty trend back in the early 2000s, and it has now become an iconic, popular hairstyle. This style is here to stay mainly because of its versatility and the fact that you can blow dry it in minutes, no matter the look you’re going for. If you ask us, this is a total win-win!
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