If you’ve been sticking to the same part since you were old enough to pick up a hairbrush, today’s primp tip is dedicated especially to you! So many of us don’t give a second thought to how we part our hair, letting it fall naturally where it may. But to make the most out of your look, you must give this simple and often overlooked styling detail a little more attention. Believe it or not, perfecting your part is an art; it can bring life to your best features, draw attention away from your worst, and introduce you to cheekbones you never even knew existed! Behind every good hair day is a woman who understands her face shape and structure – and parts her locks accordingly! Reach for your comb, loves, because it’s time to master the art of the part.
The trickiest part of the process (no pun intended) is identifying what shape your face actually is. But you didn’t think we’d leave you ill prepared, did you, darling? Never! If your beautiful bone structure has left you perplexed, this just might help. Once you’ve determined your face shape, it’s on to the next step…
If you have a round face, part your hair down the middle or to the deep side, highlighting your best side. It will elongate your face while creating symmetry. Unsure which side is your best? Hold a piece of paper in front of half your face while looking in a mirror, then switch sides. Which side do you prefer? There’s no right or wrong answer. Part your hair on the side you think showcases your better side.
The strong angles of a square face can be both a blessing and a curse. Your part should soften your features, rather than highlight them. A side-swept part is key to softening your look, as it offsets the defined jaw line that characterizes this face shape. Your part should be before or in line with the arch of your eyebrow. Any deeper and it can exaggerate the square angles of your face.
When it comes to the art of parting, an oval face is the crème de la crème of face shapes. Oval-faced ladies can pretty much pull off any part desired – middle, side, zigzag, you name it. Play around with different parts, switching it up occasionally. It would be a shame to waste such versatile beauty, so take advantage of your many options!
If your hair is long, a center part is most complimentary to a heart-shaped face. If your hair is on the shorter side, stick to a side part instead. It will balance your more prominent features, such as your forehead or chin, and soften your cheekbones to give the illusion of a thinner face.
Pro Tip: For a flawless, natural looking part that won’t fight back, start your part with wet hair. For a weightless hold, cocktail together Support Solution with Blow Dry Lotion and apply a small amount to the roots of your part. Blow dry into place. Finish with Mighty Hair Spray to tame any fly-aways and add extra hold. Switching up your part with dry hair can be more trouble than it’s worth, leaving you with uneven volume, flyaways, and a mane that won’t stay in place.