Long hair can get an instant update with a side bang. However, it's important to know which cut is the most flattering for you. Make sure you're choosing the best long hair styles with side bangs for your face shape
.If you have a round face
, you'll want deeper side bangs. This will give the illusion of a longer, thinner face. Model your bangs after stars like Kirsten Dunst and Ginnifer Goodwin. View our gallery of hairstyles for round faces
for more inspiration. If you have a heart-shaped face
like Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Love Hewitt, cut your side bangs at an angle to balance out your chin. This will soften your features while showcasing your eyes. If you have an oval-shaped face
, almost any style of side bang will work for you. Try thick and tapered for side bangs that can double as blunt bangs. Lea Michele and Carey Mulligan have both tried variations of the side-swept fringe to complement their oval face shapes. If your face is square
, layered bangs will help to soften your features. Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine often varies between wearing her bangs straight and sweeping them off to the side.
For more inspiration, check out our gallery of long hair styles with side bangs