What side-swept hairstyle is right for me?

/ 07.07.2014
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  • The piecey side-swept look for mid-length hair
  • Messy side-swept hair for a side ponytail or braid
  • Eye-skimming side-swept bangs
  • The glossy side-swept look

There's no easier way to update your hairstyle that by giving yourself a sweeping side part. It changes the proportions of your face, and can really inject some attitude into your look. We've put together four different ways of styling your side-swept look, depending on the result you're after!

Piecey side sweep

Great for mid-length hairstyles in search of a new edgy look, the piecey side sweep falls into the effortless-yet-cool category of hairstyles.

Get the look: Arrange your hair into a comfortable side part (where none of the hair falls over your eyes) then add one extra inch of hair to the side part. This will fall naturally down towards your eyes. Close your eyes, then spritz with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.

Top tip - for volume from the roots, like in this image, give yourself a give scalp massage using your fingertips.

Messy side-swept style

This look is ideal for braids or ponytails, especially for naturally do-what-I-want hair!

Get the look: Use a tail comb to give yourself a side part, braid (or tie in a ponytail) down one side, then use your comb to pull out small sections of hair on both sides until you reach the desired level of messiness!

Top Tip - adding a ribbon to a braid is a fun and flirty way to make your look stand out from the crowd.

Eye-skimming sweep

Have you got short hair and bangs? By parting your fringe ever-so-slightly at the side, you put the focus entirely on your eyes.

Get the look: Push your hair forward and over to one side with a comb, then run a small amount of putty or gel through the front sections for a piecey, textured look that will hold.

Top tip - pair a boyish hairstyle with strong eye makeup and a nude lip for the perfect pixie look.

Glossy side part

In a daring mood? This ultra glossy side-swept look can be created using different products, depending on how much shine you're after.

Get the Look: Use the 'tail' of the tail comb to define a very neat side part, then use a wet look gel for a high-shine effect, or Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum for a more subtle look. Apply at the line of the part, then distribute across the top of the head, following the direction of the hair using your comb.

Top tip - A wet look hairstyle looks best with a neutral or natural-looking makeup palette

Which look are you going to part-ake in?!

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