Middle Part Hairstyles

Middle Part Hairstyles

Middle Part Hairstyles
 

Want to change up the way you part your hair? Instead of the usual side part, why not try parting your hair down the middle. The middle part works on almost all hair types and is great for creating a causal look or adding some glamour. You can even incorporate it into an updo for a little drama.

Creating Volume

Whether your hair is short, medium or long, you can wear a middle part. It is especially great for adding volume. To achieve this look, start by spraying your hair, from the middle length to the ends, with a heat resistant styling spray. You can also use hair spray if you have one that offers flexibility.

For a wavy style, use a 1-inch curling iron to curl vertical sections of your hair. Don’t wrap the hair any higher than ear level. Let the curls cool and then finger tussle them to finish off your look. To create smooth, volumized bangs, use either a round brush and a hair dryer or a flat iron to add volume at the roots and smooth ends.

Lauren Conrad with a Middle Part

Lauren Conrad

Bar Refaeli with a Middle Part

Bar Refaeli

Eva Longoria with a Middle Part

Eva Longoria

Jennifer Aniston with a Middle Part

Jennifer Aniston

Rachel McAdams with a Middle Part

Rachel McAdams

Megan Fox with a Middle Part

Megan Fox

Going Sleek & Smooth

One of the great aspects of the middle part is how well it works when creating a smooth sleek look. Parting your hair down the middle can transform your look into something glamorous, no matter how long or short your hair might be, and it even works great with bangs.

To achieve this look, you can either start with damp hair and blow it out straight, or you start with dry hair and run a flat iron through each section. Remember to spray your hair with heat resistant styling spray or a spray designed to keep your hair smooth. Finish off the look with a few drops of styling oil to keep fly-aways at bay.

Kim Kardashian with a Sleek Middle Part

Kim Kardashian

Beyonce with a Sleek Middle Part

Beyonce

Julianne Hough with a Sleek Middle Part

Julianne Hough

Jessica Biel with a Sleek Middle Part

Jessica Biel

Keke Palmer with a Sleek Middle Part

Keke Palmer

Jessica Alba with a Sleek Middle Part

Jessica Alba

Cheryl Cole with a Sleek Middle Part

Cheryl Cole

Rihanna with a Sleek Middle Part

Rihanna

Gwen Stefani with a Sleek Middle Part

Gwen Stefani

Olivia Palermo with a Sleek Middle Part

Olivia Palermo

The Updo

The middle part can also be incorporated into a fun or red carpet worthy updo. You can opt for a dramatic look, like parting your hair down the middle and then creating braids that start on either side or your part and connect in the back of your head. If braids aren’t your thing, you can show off your features with a severe, smoothed middle part down the front part of your hair, and then add drama with a loose topknot. Or you can work a middle part into a loose, fun and flirty updo that’s full of lots of wavy, beachy style curls.

Stana Katic with a Middle Part Updo

Stana Katic

Maria Menounos with a Middle Part Updo

Maria Menounos

Julie Bowen with a Middle Part Updo

Julie Bowen

Kim Kardashian with a Middle Part Updo

Kim Kardashian

Olivia Culpo with a Middle Part Updo

Olivia Culpo

Eva Longor with a Middle Part Updo

Eva Longor

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