Are Middle Parts The New Side-Parts?

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When we talk about hair trends, we tend to look at cuts and styles. But, this year's mane inspiration is as easy to achieve as pulling out your old-school rattail comb. All over the runways, models have been sporting middle parts — and there's a '70s, glam-rock feel to it that we're very into.
For years, face-softening side-parts have reigned supreme. Why? The middle part opens up your face and makes it appear wider. Since it's such a severe accent, it can make your features look, well, severe.
So, what makes its return different this time? If runway styles are any indication, it has everything to do with the rest of your hair — the models all had tousled, relaxed tresses. This is not the time to whip out your flat iron and go to town — a rumpled look makes the part more flattering.
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Not gonna lie: We're digging this trend because it's incredibly easy to create. If your hair is rebelling, take your blowdryer and train it to fall the way you want it to. Think you're ready to split it down the middle? Click through to see some inspiration.
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Slicking down the hair around the part is attention-grabbing — but leave the rest of your strands naturally textured to offset that severity.
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Instead of parting the hair completely, try stopping midway and teasing the crown. It will give you a vintage, cool-girl vibe.
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Flyaways and fuzzies in a low ponytail keep this look modern instead of matronly.
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Beach-babe waves pair perfectly with a center part, because they frame the face in a flattering way.
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Even if you adore your sleek, straight blowout, try leaving the ends a little bended or curled. It will give your hair more movement.
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Loads of volume around your crown can help add a chic, IDGAF element to your center part. Try working a bit of texture spray into your roots to amp things up the day after a blowout.
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Even short-haired ladies can rock a middle part. Try tucking the sides behind your ears for a slightly androgynous feel.
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Your mane doesn't have to be totally woke-up-like-this to make a center part work. A tango with your curling iron will deliver just the right amount of texture to keep the look current.
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When in doubt, work with as much of your natural texture as possible.
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Worried that your half-updo will look childish with a center part? Opt for a gelled texture. It will look more runway than eighth-grade.
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Although a sharp, straight-back part is trending, letting a few pieces of hair fall wayward can be a good way to test-drive this style.
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