Side-Swept Bangs That Hide Your Forehead

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Side-Swept Bangs That Hide Your Forehead
Sweep fringe to the side to conceal your forehead. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Sweep your fringe to the side, or pull them forward, to conceal your forehead and create a dramatic new look. Side-swept fringe work with any hairstyle -- long or short -- to update your look or to add appeal to an otherwise bland hairstyle. Front fringe add texture and coverage to your entire forehead area. Plan your hairstyle based on your personal style and the amount of forehead coverage you want to achieve.


Show your dramatic side by sweeping your fringe to the left or right side of your face, and allow the hair to cover one eye. Sweeping fringe to the side allows you to choose where to part your hair; therefore, you can have a lot of hair across your forehead and over one eye if you part your hair deep to the opposite side, or you can have thinner hair, with minimal coverage, by parting your hair somewhere around the centre of the head. Add dramatic eye make-up to play up the hairstyle, which will also draw attention away from your forehead.

Choppy Side

Choppy, blunt fringe that hit horizontally across the centre of your forehead will hide your forehead. Blunt fringe will never go out of style; in fact, they get trendier each year. Add texture to a straight-across style by cutting upward on the ends of the hair with sharp scissors, or have your stylist take a razor blade to the front of your fringe. Bangs with texture add movement and take away from the stark boldness of the thick, straight-across bang. Once you achieve the front bang, use a comb to pull it slightly left or right to achieve the side-swept look.

Standard Side Swept

Sweep fringe to the side of your face, and spray them into place. Side-swept fringe are different from over-the-eye fringe because the hair is not as long as the over-the-eye fringe. Cut the fringe just short enough so you can tuck them behind your ear, or slightly shorter. Spray your hair with a texturising gel, and part your hair to the side. Pull your fringe across your forehead, and secure them into place using a hair clip at the ends or a light-hold hairspray.

Barrel Roll

Barrel roll your fringe, and pull them to one side, for volume and coverage. Cut the fringe so they hit just below your brow lines. Bangs can be either choppy or straight-across. Roll your fringe under using a barrel roller or large roll curling iron. The hair will curl and give you volume in the bang area. Spray the curler or curling iron with a light-hold hairspray to maintain the roll after you remove the roll curler or hot curler. Gently comb the fringe to the side, and spray again with a light-hold hairspray.

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