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.
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.
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.
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.