Hi, I'm new and I want side swept bangs :)

(cross-posted on the newbies branch)

I have shortish hair, an inverted bob, and a sad attempt at sideswept bangs that looks like a pathetic tuft on the side of my forehead.

If I straighten them, it looks bad as it's a stark difference to the rest of my hair (and not really the look I'm going for) so what I'm trying to do is figure out a way to get my not-so-curly bangs to cooperate and properly *sweep*.

Any tips?

Pictures that I could take with my to my stylist would also be most appreciated.

Thanks!
I have an inverted bob with side swept bangs. Don't know if any of the pictures on my fotki would help. I use a claw clip in the corner of my forehead while my bangs are drying--and let them do their "thing." If they drop into my eyes, I use a tiny clip to stabilize that piece, otherwise not. My personal opinion is that straight bangs look foolish with curly hair.
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Clipping back while they dry is a good method.

Also make sure next time you get your hair cut that they dry cut the bangs. Most times stylists, unless curly specialists, will pull hair straight and then cut. Cutting while the bangs are dry and curly ensures that they will fall right
My stylist is a great stylist--curly or straight haired people leave his chair with fabulous hair. He always cuts my hair wet, including the bangs. In almost 30 years of cuts (every 5-6 weeks) I've never had a problem.
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kathymack, I like your haircut - your hair is BEAUTIFUL!!! I wish I had your perfect curls!!! And from what I can see of your bangs, that's what I'm going for. What technique does your stylist use to cut them? I am guessing he doesn't cut straight across...does he cut up into the ends to give them an 'uneven' and natural fall? I'm curious.

I'm not sure what you mean by a claw clip in the center of your forehead when your bangs are drying. What are you clipping?
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My stylist cuts my hair wet. My front pieces are about an inch below chin length when dry. He cuts my whole head the same way. Pulls out what he's cutting between two fingers and cuts on an angle.

Drying. After I've scrunched with the curl cloth, I put the part in my hair. I take a claw clip and clip my bangs, in the corner opposite of the part, to the side. I have a widow's peak (don't know if it matters) and pull the curl loosely up to put the clip in. It's hard to describe.

curlpro gave someone the link to the hair cutting instructions recently. If I come across it, I will try to remember to put it here.
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modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
thanks for the tips! I'm looking to get my hair cut/reshaped soon, and am hoping it turns out as gorgeous as yours. The pics you have are very helpful for the sides and back.

If you happen to have or know of any pics that also show the sideswept bangs, please post them for me so I can show them to my stylist. This cut seems to throw her for a loop (no pun intended) and I inevitably have to go back after I wash & dry at home for her to fix it. I want it perfect..... *sigh*

Thanks again for your help!!

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