Side parts, extreme side parts, and middle parts – you may have tried them all, but have you figured out which looks best on you? Maybe you’re still struggling to find the hair part for you, but it’s really simple and we’re here to help. All you have to do is know your face shape and learn what hair part and hairstyle would complement your face shape. So, keep reading to learn more!
Why Do Hair Parts Matter?
Hair parts may seem like they won’t do anything to your overall appearance, but it actually does! By switching up your hair part into something that suits your face shape, you can elongate your facial features, highlight your cheekbones, soften any sharp angles, and many more.
Take this photo as an example:
You can see that with a simple change of her hair part and hairstyle, she could somehow look like a different person! This applies to everyone else, including you, so we’re here to help you figure out which hair part and hairstyle would flatter your face the most.
How To Part and Style Your Hair
Middle parts are great for those with round and oval-shaped faces. This elongates the face as your hair flows evenly on both sides of the face. To make a middle part, simply position your comb right at the center of your brows or the bridge of your nose then run the comb backward to separate the hair.
The side part is great for those with square and diamond-shaped faces. These face shapes usually have strong jawlines, so wearing a slight side part will help soften your face angles and features. To make a side part, position your comb at the center of one of your eyebrows then run it back to separate the hair.
If you feel like amping up your look, then try using the Schwarzkopf OSiS+ Dust It Mattifying Volume Powder (₱ 1,200) as you style your hair. Apply the powder to dry hair and fluff up your locks to bring volume onto your roots and hair – now you can get the natural-looking hairstyle of Vanessa Hudgens!
Extreme Side Part
The extreme side part is great for those with inverted triangle and heart-shaped faces. These face shapes also have defined features, like a sharp chin and high cheekbones, so using a middle part will only draw attention to the middle of your face, making your pointy chin seem harsher. Instead, wear an extreme side part to help soften the angles of your cheekbones and widen the look of your chin. To make an extreme side part, position your comb at the end of one of your eyebrows then run it back to separate the hair.
Since wearing an extreme side part can be new to you and your roots, chances are your hair part won’t stay in place and will just fall back into its original hair part. So, generously apply a small amount of the Schwarzkopf OSiS+ Mess Up Medium Control Matte Paste (₱ 1,200) onto your dry hair to keep your hair in place and help you recreate Jessica Alba’s tousled look!
Now that you’ve learned more about hair parts, this is your sign to grab a comb and face the mirror! Feel free to explore and try out these different hair parts to figure out which works best for you. You can also check out more of our hair styling products here. If you have any questions, send us your questions and our HairMNL experts will get back to you for a free consultation!