20 Side Bang Hairstyles

By on November 27, 2013

When it comes to updating your current hairstyle, you simply can’t go wrong with side bangs. Versatile, feminine, and flattering for most face shapes, side bangs look great with almost every hairstyle. We’ve chosen 20 Side Bang Hairstyles, worn by the hottest celebrities, to inspire you and give you some fresh ideas for your next hairdo.

1. Jennifer Lawrence Side Bang Hairstyle: Pixie with angular bangs

We’re loving Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence’s hot new pixie cut! JLaw looks stunning with her short hair, and we love the short, angular bangs that give her feminine look a bit of an edge. This hairstyle is all about a fantastic cut – ask your hair stylist to cut your hair with a razor for a soft and spiky effect.

Actress arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

2. Jessica Alba Side Bang Hairstyle: Chestnut tresses with long bangs

Actress and beauty icon Jessica Alba wears her medium chestnut tresses loose with long, side-swept bangs that softly frame her face. Long side bangs are extremely versatile, as you can pull them back into an up’do for a polished look, or keep them loose to make your hair more dynamic.

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3. Emma Stone Side Bang Hairstyle: Fiery side fringe

Actress Emma Stone looks radiant with her fiery, medium-length hair and a sweeping side-fringe. The subtle, face-framing layers give her fine hair some texture and a bit of body. To recreate Emma’s sexy side fringe, either blow dry it straight or use a straightener to get your fringe/bangs sleek and smooth.

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4. Reese Witherspoon Side Bang Hairstyle: Long tousled waves and angled bangs

Actress Reese Witherspoon wears her long blonde hair in loose, tousled waves with little angled bangs. This is a great hairstyle for long, wavy hair, as it makes the most of your hair’s natural texture. Angled bangs are very flattering for heart-shaped faces as they draw attention to the eyes without accentuating a strong jawline.

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5. Leighton Meester Side Bang Hairstyle: Middle-parted side bangs 

Gossip Girl actress Leighton Meester rocks the girl-next-door look with a ponytail and middle-parted side bangs. We love ponytails because they can be worn in so many ways – slicked back and classy, loose and romantic, casual with side bangs, or even pumped full of volume.

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6. Rose Byrne Side Bang Hairstyle: Simple yet sexy

Australian born actress Rose Byrne keeps it simple with her medium-length brunette hairdo. Her smooth side bangs accentuate her immaculately made up eyes, and they also draw attention away from her high forehead.  Take inspiration from Rose and add some high- and low-lights to your hair for a more vibrant hair colour.

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7. Ashley Greene Side Bang Hairstyle: Half-up, half-down ‘do

Twilight actress Ashley Greene looks phenomenal with her stylish half-up, half-down ‘do. Her hair has been teased at the crown for impressive volume, and secured at the nape of her neck in a sexy undone ponytail. We love the seductive side-bangs that skim her eyes and softly frame her face.

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8. Rachel McAdams Side Bang Hairstyle: Super sexy swooping bangs

Actress Rachel McAdams is smoking hot with her sexy, swooping bangs. We’re not sure if she can actually see though them, but that’s besides the point – they look divine. We simply love her hair colour – the delicate blend of honey blonde and platinum brightens up her complexion and brings out her beautiful blue-green eyes.

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9. Emma Watson Side Bang Hairstyle: Cute curled side bangs

Harry Potter actress Emma Watson looks elegant and poised with her gorgeous curled up’do. We especially love how she’s tried something different with cute, curled side bangs. To recreate this look, blow dry your hair straight and then gently curl your bangs with a thin-barreled  curling wand. Add some hairspray, and you’re done!

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10. Vanessa Hudgens Side Bang Hairstyle: Sultry side-swept bangs

American actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens keeps her look simple, wearing her raven tresses loose with sultry side-swept bangs. Side-swept bangs are very flattering for heart shaped faces, as they draw attention to the middle of the face and away from a heavy jaw and pointed chin.

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 11. Taylor Swift Side Bang Hairstyle: Loads of romantic curls

 Country singer Taylor Swift looks effortlessly glamorous with her romantic curls and flippy side bangs. Her long, ash-blonde locks fall about her face in structured curls, and her wavy side bangs frame her eyes beautifully. To recreate Taylor’s perfect, romantic curls, invest in a high quality curling iron and plenty of hairspray.

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12. Hayden Panettiere Side Bang Hairstyle: Smooth and sleek

Nashville actress Hayden Panettiere looks stunning with her low bun and smooth, sleek side bangs. Her super-long bangs end just below her jawline, framing her face beautifully and making it look slimmer. This is a great hairstyle for fine, straight hair as it makes the most of your hair’s natural texture.

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13. Olivia Wilde Side Bang Hairstyle: Long, luscious locks

Actress and model Olivia Wilde looks picture perfect with her long, luscious locks and a little side fringe. This hairstyle is very flattering for Olivia’s square face, as it breaks up the “boxy” outline of her face and softens her features. Update your long hairstyle with some soft ash-blonde streaks and long, wavy layers.

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14. Zooey Deschanel Side Bang Hairstyle: Playful ponytail

New Girl actress Zooey Deschanel looks gorgeous with her hair pulled back into an undone ponytail. She sports thick side bangs that hide most of her forehead and accentuate her bright blue eyes. This is a great hairstyle for thick, wavy hair as it’s super easy to maintain by trimming your bangs regularly.

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15. Michelle Williams Side Bang Hairstyle: Soft, feathered bangs

Actress Michelle Williams looks ethereal with her pixie crop and soft, feathered bangs. Michelle has embraced the growing-out period of her short hair and wears her bangs super long. This hairstyle suits her round face perfectly, as it draws attention to the middle of her face and accentuates her eyes, rather than the “circle” outline of her face.

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16. Kirsten Dunst Side Bangs: Perfectly sculpted

Actress Kirsten Dunst looks elegant and glamorous with her perfectly sculpted side bangs. We love how she’s combined short, angled bangs and rounded, wispy bangs to frame her face. This is a great hairstyle for fine hair, as the bangs are light and don’t need a lot of volume or thickness to look great.

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17. Jessica Biel Side Bang Hairstyle: Straight and sexy

Actress Jessica Biel (a.k.a, Mrs. Timberlake) looks stunning with her hair loose, straight, and sexy. We love how her signature blunt bangs have grown out, making her hairstyle more carefree and dynamic. For super-shiny hair like Jessica’s, lay off the heat styling for a while and pamper your hair with damage repair treatments.

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18. Julianne Hough Side Bang Hairstyle: Voluminous ponytail

Professional ballroom dancer and actress Julianne Hough looks super sexy with her voluminous ponytail. Her hair has been teased to create eye-catching volume, and her sweeping side bangs neatly frame her face. Brighten up your hair with blonde highlights for a breezy, summery feel.

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19. Rachel Bilson Side Bang Hairstyle: Rounded bangs

American actress Rachel Bilson looks gorgeous with her super-sleek up’do. Take note of the long, rounded bangs that skim her eyes and taper off into wispy strands. We love how she’s added some caramel highlights to her mahogany locks to give her look a modern and playful twist.

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20. Ashley Olsen Side Bang Hairstyle: Tousled side bangs

Actress and fashionista Ashley Olsen looks gorgeous with her wispy, piecey bangs. We love the varied length of her bangs, and the texture created by her flyaway hairs. For an overall romantic look, keep your eye makeup toned down and choose natural, and nude lips.

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So there you have it – 20 Side Bang Hairstyles to suit every face shape and hair type! Have fun experimenting with different styles, and you’re sure to find your next fabulous hairdo.