The Latest Hollywood Hair Trend Takes 3 Seconds To Master

Last year, it seemed like everyone was sporting super-duper long extensions. Referred to by many Hollywood hairstylists as "Cher hair," the look was a nod to the insane lengths the icon sported in the early '70s. Celebs spared no expense to pull off the look: J.Lo's went beyond her waist, Rihanna's touched her backside, Beyoncé's Grammy 'do was as long as some hemlines, and Nicki Minaj's weave went down to her ankles.

Cool? Hell yes, but the look is also wildly impractical for a variety of reasons. (Is it just me, or is it entirely too hot for that 32-inch Brazilian wavy install right now?) The trend did birth another revival that works in any season — and one that's frequently seen on the left coast: the '70s center part.

We've already talked about how the position of your part is an instant facial game-changer. But there's something about a center line that makes your look fresher and edgier, no matter what your length or texture is. See some of our favorite summer '18 examples, ahead.

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Margot Robbie: the middle part MVP. Celebrity stylist Kylee Heath topped off this look — and that perfect smoky eye — with loose tendrils to frame the actress' face. If you're a parting beginner, try this look first.
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But there's no rule saying your middle part has to be perfect. Take J.Lo's, for example: textured, messy, and the perfect rendition of coiffed bedhead.
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The famous faux bob just got an upgrade from Olivia Munn on the red carpet. From the back, that loose part trails right down to an even looser ponytail.
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It's rare to catch Meghan Markle without her perfect middle part — we dare you to find one hair out of place. Her secret to achieving that smooth royal hair? Kérastase Bain Oléo-Relax.
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Zazie Beetz kept her middle part tight for a few inches before letting her curls fly free.
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Gigi Hadid knows it, you know it, we all know it: Long, messy waves and a clean part are a match made in heaven.
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Kendall Jenner's go-to: wash-and-go hair parted right down the middle. We could all take a page out of her book on our laziest days.
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Ponytails and middle parts are the unexpected hair trend of summer — just look at Tiffany Haddish's pony from the MTV Movie & TV Awards. The only thing that could make it better are her laid edges.
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Priyanka Chopra might have a new boo, but her first love will always be these beach waves.
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A quick tuck behind the ears and this middle part goes from throwback homage to red-carpet glam.
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Yep, Bella Hadid's '90s bob is back and even better with this part.
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