How to Rock a Middle Part

April 8, 2011
Oh the middle part.
We have a love/hate relationship.  Mostly love though.  Honestly, the middle part isn't for everyone, but if it's done right it can be extremely pretty and flattering.  So here are a few tips to help you rock your middle part-

Tip #1. If you have bangs, I recommend growing them to at least the bottom of your eye before you try a middle part.  Once they've grown out a little, round brush them slightly so the ends curl back into your hair. This will cause your bangs to brush your cheek bones slightly, accentuating them.

Tips #2. You don't have to part it exactly in the middle, perfectly straight, and all the way to the back of your head.  The might look good on the runway, but I know I can't pull that look off.
Instead try parting it a little uneven.  Use your finger to part it instead of a comb, or flip it upside down and dry it without a part, letting it fall naturally when it's dry.

Tip #3. If you're going to wear it straight, a middle part will look sleek and slimming IF your layers are soft and long (not short and choppy).

Tip #4. If you're going to wear it wavy, softly curl it away from your face, starting the wave at eye level or lower.   

Happy middle parting!