Taking on many guises, the side sweep is a style you can reinvent no matter the occasion. For party glamour, look to Amanda Seyfried’s loose, glossy ringlets at the London Premiere of Les Miserables, or Jessica Chastain’s retro curls.
Soft waves make for a more casual, daytime take on the trend, as Jessica Alba and Blake Lively show. Or if its something a bit edgier you’re after, try grungy glam a la Kristen Stewart or an undercut like Alice Dellal’s (bravery required!).
Obviously, we don’t all have hair down to our hips like these ladies, but Scarlett Johansson proves that a side sweep can work with shorter styles too. And we love how Amber Veletta has steered clear of the usual textures and opted for straight and sleek locks.
Keep this trend in your bag of hairstyle tricks, it’ll be one you can call upon time and time again.