Ways to Style Wavy Hair With Long Bangs and a Side Part

Sanaa Lathan wore her wavy hair and side bangs down to Charlize Theron’s Africa Outreach Project October 2011.

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Sometimes finding new, stylish things to do with your hair can be tough. If you've got a wavy coif and long side bangs, there are plenty of ways to switch your look up and leave you hair looking fab. From up-dos to equally as beautiful down 'do hairstyles, making your wavy hair and bangs versatile is a cinch.

Down and Wavy

No need to spend tons of time on your hair every day, especially when it can look just as fantastic down as it does up. Just make sure that your waves are sleek and frizz-free. Nailing the look is as simple as applying a bit of frizz-fighting serum or styling cream to your tresses.


Pull your wavy locks into a ponytail, and instead of wearing yours in the middle, pull it over to the side. Apply a bit of dry shampoo if you want to make your wavy hair look a little more organic. Then, pull hair to the side and secure in a ponytail at the nape of the neck with an elastic band.

Messy Side Braid

Wavy hair is a perfect fit for the messy side braid. Just part your bangs and sweep them to the side. Then pull your hair to the side too. Your braid can be on the same side as your bangs or the opposite side. Braid your hair starting a couple of inches from the nape. If a few pieces fall loose, don't worry. The idea is for the style to look messy so a few stray pieces will only make it look better.


Make your wavy hair tres chic by pulling it into a chignon. Sweep your long bangs over as usual. Then pull hair back and gently twist it into a bun, securing in place with bobby pins. Make your bun elegant by wearing it at the nape of the neck, or try pulling yours up to the crown of your head to get a little more trendy.

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