luckily bangs grow really fast. It's probably only gonna be hard to deal with for a few weeks and then they're be long enough that you can do the sideswept look or at least be able to bobby pin them up.
I sometimes french braid my bangs across, but that probably won't work if they're too short. But when mine were short I would just braid them instead of french braid them and then bobby pin them to the side... if that makes sense.
I also use headbands a lot (like the elastic ones, or just simple black ones and they're really nice. Not very noticable or flashy and it hides your bangs really well. they're awesome for bad hair days :P )
Start training them off to one side, that way, regardless of how uneven they are, they're swept off and look fairly neat. If they still look stupid then part your hair so your bangs are part of the do, not seprate in front... Not exactly sure how to explain it.
Half the battle is thinking you look good. If you're confident and smile then others will be attracted to you, regardless of your bangs.