The Subtle Hair Trick That Makes A Huge Difference

If you need photographic proof that switching up the part of your hair can make a huge difference to your overall appearance, just ask Ryan Gosling: His ever-moving part is so significant, it's warranted its own visual history. For the rest of us, the simple act of moving a few inches of hair from one side to the other can feel more refreshing than chopping off a full 12 inches. It's a quick trick that's both lazy and cheap, but it pays off in a big way. Now that's what we call a win-win.

But if you're thinking you've already exhausted all the options for changing up your part (to the side, in the middle, to the other side), don't be so sure. There's one more method you may not have tried just yet — and it's so hot on Pinterest. The latest trend buzzing through the streets of London, the runways in Paris, and the red carpets in Hollywood is about as risk-taking as a side part gets. It's deep, it’s dramatic, and, right now, it’s popular as hell.

A representative for Pinterest tells Refinery29 that searches for "low side parts" are up over 88% in the past year — and we’re not all that surprised. Essentially, a "low side part" is a regular side part, but angled more toward the front of your face to offer an asymmetrical effect. And the allure of this new look makes a lot of sense: Unlike some of our other favorite hair trends this year, this one doesn’t require going to the salon, and it works on your existing texture and length.

In fact, you can try it right now — like, this second. If you like what you see, then you’ll really love the looks we’ve rounded up ahead. Click through to check out every way you can rock the low side part trend today.

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Naturally, Paris is ahead of the curve. The deep part could be seen on almost every ready-to-wear runway for Fall/Winter 2018/19. At Olivier Theyskens, models rocked bare skin, straight brows, and the kind of slicked-down side part that we're sure will redefine our wake-up-and-go routine.
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Spotted on the Sacai runway: wind-swept hair that doesn't look like your blowout was fully destroyed.
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No styling required, this long side bang at the Balmain show proves that just parting your hair a few inches closer to the right makes one huge difference.
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Not just for long hair and updos, this overgrown pixie accomplishes the trend without even really trying.
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Just like that, the look moved from the runway straight to the cobblestone streets of Paris. Here, stylist Shiona Turini tries the trend with her deep-parted curls.
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Tucking your hair behind your ear, but leaving a few of the front pieces loose, is the easiest way to master the style in seconds.
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Take a page out of Jessica Williams' book and braid your front pieces to add volume and detail to the trend.
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Although this trend is resurfacing in 2018, Greta Gerwig's S-wave pixie is giving us major '20s vibes.
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Follow Kerry Washington's lead and curl a few pieces of hair at the crown of your head, flip 'em over, and bask in the glory of your new messy part.
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Yara Shahidi is almost always our favorite celeb to style stalk, and this deep part is no exception.
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