Side-swept bangs highlight a variety of face shapes, and easily blend in to short or long hair. Those with fine hair often prefer them to blunt-cut bangs, as they have more volume and don’t fall flat as easily. The easiest way to style side-swept bangs is with a trusty straightening or flat iron. The hot tool eliminates frizz, adds shine and creates a lasting shape with one sweep.

Step 1

Tie or pin back all of your hair, leaving only your bangs loose.

Step 2

Heat the flat iron on low heat.

Step 3

Brush your bangs to remove any knots.

Step 4

Grasp your bangs at the root with the flat iron, getting all of them at once. Work with the entire bangs -- as opposed to separate sections -- to avoid a flat look.

Step 5

Slowly move the flat iron through your bangs while pulling them to the side that you’d like them to fall. Release the iron when you get to the ends.

Step 6

Grasp your bangs with the flat iron at the roots only and hold it there for five seconds before releasing, if more volume is desired.

Step 7

Allow your hair to cool and brush the bangs again to soften the look.

Step 8

Pull the rest of your hair down to see how your bangs blend, and spritz with hairspray to hold them in place.