14 Side Swept Hairstyles for Short and Long Hair

PJ Gach | 02 March 2018
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Who knew picking sides would be this chic?

Side swept hairstyles can be dramatic and subtle, and you can create side swept hairstyles for long and short hair alike. When you flip your part, it’s like giving yourself a makeover! They can also work for day and night; go ahead and play with accessories too, as they can up the glam factor in seconds. Get ready to play with any of the fab inspirational looks below:

14 Crazy, Sexy, Cool Side Swept Hairstyles

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Short Hair don’t care.

1. Side Swept Demi Pomp

Rawk out your pixie with a side part and height. To create the gravity defying and über cool side and upswept bangs, apply Bed Head by TIGI Hard Head Mohawk Gel. It dries quickly, and the spikes last forever.

BED HEAD by TIGI HARD HEAD MOHAWK GEL
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Curl your bangs and direct them to one side.

2. Pixie with Curls

Create a deep side part, and with a curling iron create gorg curls. Keep hair in place with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Extend Hold Level 4. Styles don’t droop, and your hair feels soft.

TRESemmé COMPRESSED MICRO MIST HAIRSPRAY EXTEND HOLD LEVEL 4
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Classy cool. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Classic Bun with a Twist

After making a deep side part for your side swept hairstyle, use a small amount of S Factor by TIGI Creamy Molding  Wax on your hair for shine and hold through your hair. Then make a classic bun at the nape of your neck, or angle the bun to one side. Leave ends untucked so that they fan out. For the front, pick out a few baby hairs or wisps to frame your face.

S FACTOR by TIGI CREAMY MOLDING WAX
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Gather up Ghana braids into a side swept hairstyle.

4. Ghana Braids

Style your hair with Ghana braids. Make a deep side part for that side swept look, and finish off the style with a braided bun.

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A-List.

5. Half Up Beehive

All eyes are on you when you enter the room with this modern take on the Beehive. Because you’ll be back-combing (teasing) your hair, you’ll want to protect it first with Nexxus Oil Infinite Nourishing Hair Oil. The oil will also make your hair glossy-looking.

NEXXUS OIL INFINITE NOURISHING HAIR OIL
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Day or night.

6. Side Low Bun

This is one of the side swept hairstyles that you can wear day and night. Pair a messy low bun with a side swept part, and boom!

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#wokeuplikethis #Yaass Photo Credit: Indigitalimages.com.

7. Side Swept Half Up

Messy side swept hairstyles can be rocker chic and glam too. When creating the side swept part, don’t aim for perfection, but aim to make it more #Iwokeuplikethis. Then gather some strands into a mini-bun at the back of the head, and the rest of the strands are loose and long.

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The pin makes it. Photo Credit: Indigitalimages.com

8. Messy Bun and Bobby Pin

This side swept hairstyle works for bobs to long tresses. First create a side swept part, then make a low bun at either one side or at the nape, but leave a few strands loose on one side. Then simply pin the pieces with a bobby or jeweled hair pin. Love Beauty and Planet Purposeful Hydration Cleansing Conditioner cleanses and conditions hair at the same time. It smells amazing and makes hair incredibly soft and shiny.

Love Beauty And Planet Purposeful Hydration Shea Butter & Sandalwood Gentle Cleansing Conditioner
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Big guns at a big event. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

9. Side Swept Part and Chingon

Use our tutorial on how to create a chignon, and go full-on royal family with a sparkly tiara.

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Direct hair to one side with just one braided accent.

10. Side Swept Half French Braid

After making a side swept part, create one side swept French braid. Spray on Dove Style+Care Smooth & Shine Heat-Protection Spray on your remaining locks, let dry, and then use a curling iron for beautiful loose curls. It doesn’t get more romantic than this!

DOVE STYLE+CARE SMOOTH AND SHINE HEAT PROTECTION SPRAY
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Show off your skillz.

11. Side Swept Fishtail Braid

Using our side swept Fishtail braid tutorial, create a messy fishtail braid. Secure with a clear ponytail holder and you’re golden.

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Instant glam.

12. Side Swept Ponytail

This is a look that’s classically glam. After combing hair back, separate it into sections, and then curl each section. After hair is curled, gather tresses into a side ponytail and secure with a hair accessory.

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Dreadlocks on the side.

13. Dreadlocks

Gather dreadlocks to one side, and pin into place with hair pins. Go sparkly by adding hair rings to individual dreads.

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Even when it’s windy, this side swept French braid will look awesome.

14. Messy Side Swept French Braid

For a beachy, romantic vibe, create a messy side swept French braid. Before braiding, spritz on Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray to prep hair for this fun and undone done style. Gather hair to one side, create the French braid, and it’s time to party.

Want more looks to try? 39 Beautiful Wedding Braids to Try this Season gives you more style inspo and hours of playtime fun.

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