If the new year has you itching to update your look but you’re hesitant to do something drastic, then changing up your part might be just what the doctor ordered! The side “swoop” bang is super low maintenance and can give your look a little update that’s a much lower commitment than chopping true bangs. While it’s easy to do yourself, there are a few tricks you’ll need to master if you want to get that perfectly voluminous swoop that we see in magazines. Here’s how to do it…

  1. Part your hair far to the side (past the arch of your brow) so that it will swoop across. Dry all your hair, leaving the bangs for last. Then re-wet the bangs with a little water or spray bottle.
  2. With a large round brush placed underneath the bangs, pull hair straight down in front of you and blow dry on top. Don’t worry about pulling bangs to the side yet.
  3. Once bangs are mostly dry, place the brush in front of bangs and start rolling it back while pulling in a forward motion, as pictured. Blow dry as you roll.
  4. Roll bangs until they’re sitting right at the front hairline. Allow hair to cool by holding brush in place or using a cool blast from the blow dryer — this will set the curl and give the most volume.
  5. Once bangs have set, pull the brush up and let bangs fall to the side. The volume and curl you have created should allow the hair to naturally “swoop”.
  6. Spray the hair underneath the bangs to help them stay to the side or to fight any tricky cowlicks.


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Comments (12)
  1. 1
    Kristen January 4, 2014 at 9:58 am

    love the look….also, what lip color and blush were used?

  2. 2
    Karen kelchtermans January 5, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Lovely look! Did the model use a self tanner or is she naturally that dark? What make up (foundation, blush, bronzer, eyes etc.) idd she use?

  3. 3
    aleandtere January 6, 2014 at 7:18 am

    seriously…. i love this! i’ve had such a hard time with my bangs lately i just up and chopped them off. so once they grow back… let the swooping begin!

  4. 4
    Tiffany January 9, 2014 at 8:45 am

    What brand/size of round brush are you using?

  5. 5
    Malta Notebook January 31, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Looking gorgeous! I can’t believe it, but I just chopped my fringe… Have to wait a while before I can test out this beauty. By the way, this post made the cut for the January Review at http://www.Malta-Notebook.com/pages/january-review. Xo

  6. 6
    Hallie Ann February 14, 2014 at 1:03 am

    I have been growing my bangs out, and they look horrible. I just tried this tutorial – and now I have the perfect “swoop” bangs. Thank you for this tutorial!

  7. 7
    micharla May 10, 2015 at 11:13 am

    What is that amazing hair dryer because I need that in my life right now



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